Stephanie B. Owens Killed by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
547 Bear Creek Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies responded around 3:34 a.m. after a woman called 9-1-1 and gave dispatchers accounts of events taking place in the home. When deputies arrived, the woman was seen with two guns in her hand as she paced in and out of her home, threatening to harm herself and deputies, police said. When she activated the laser sight on a weapon, four of the five responding deputies shot and killed her.

Victim's Name: Stephanie B. Owens

Agency Responsible: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Female

Age: 41

Race: White

Date of Death: August 26, 2018

County: Cherokee

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3996

Geography: Rural

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