Police received a complaint concerning possible drug activity at a hotel. Upon arrival, officers encountered a man in the parking lot. He allegedly displayed a large knife and threatened to harm himself before leading officers on a foot pursuit. Officers continued to give the man orders to drop the knife, but he refused to comply, and he was shot and killed when he allegedly threatened an officer.
Victim's Name: Mark Clinton Harrell Jr.
Agency Responsible: Jonesborough Police Department
Date of Death: March 16, 2018
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Yes
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: other
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 3508