Arther McAfee Jr. Killed by Harrison County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
5400 Curtis Black Road
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Arther McAfee Jr. died after a welfare check at his rural home turned violent. His sister called 911, said he has a mental disability, and a deputy arrived about 10:30 a.m. She let the deputy inside the house. McAfee came out of his bedroom, fighting, and the deputy used a stun gun on him, and he fell to the floor. After McAfee fell to the floor, the sister held his legs while the deputy held his torso and tried to handcuff him. "He tried to turn (McAfee) onto his belly," she said. "The cop unsnapped his gun and shot him two times. He was on the floor."

Victim's Name: Arther McAfee Jr.

Agency Responsible: Harrison County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 61

Race: Black

Date of Death: January 20, 2018

County: Harrison

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: unarmed

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3329

Geography: Rural

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