Joshua D. Babb Killed by Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
400 Hickory Hills Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies responded to a call about a domestic violence situation possibly involving gunfire around 7 p.m., police said. When deputies arrived, they saw a man through the front door "with what appeared to be a gun in his waistband." He came out onto the front porch and refused to follow the deputies' commands. Deputies allegedly used a Taser to try to incapacitate the man. He allegedly threatened officers with the gun and was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Joshua D. Babb

Agency Responsible: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: Black

Date of Death: February 22, 2018

County: Hawkins

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3431

Geography: Suburban

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