Saheed Vassell Killed by New York Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Montgomery St and Utica Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

Saheed Vassell was waving a metal object at passersby when he was fatally shot by police when police responding to 911 calls for a man with a gun said he "took a two-handed shooting stance" and pointed the object at them. Neighbors and family said police were aware that Vassell was mentally ill, and he was a harmless fixture in the neighborhood.

Victim's Name: Saheed Vassell

Agency Responsible: New York Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 34

Race: Black

Date of Death: April 4, 2018

County: Kings

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: metal pipe

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3577

Geography: Urban

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