Robert Lyle Barton Killed by Meridian Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
800 Newport St
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call. A man reportedly was grabbing knives and destroying the home. When police arrived, they found Robert Barton in the backyard of a residence. He reportedly pulled a gun from the waistband of his pants. One officer fired a Taser, and the other shot and killed Barton.

Victim's Name: Robert Lyle Barton

Agency Responsible: Meridian Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 48

Race: White

Date of Death: June 23, 2018

County: Ada

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun and knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3802

Geography: Suburban

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