Matthew David Palaita Killed by Lodi Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Pleasant Avenue and Turner Road
Mapping Police Violence:

About 8:20 a.m., a Lodi police officer stopped a vehicle, police said. A man sitting in the backseat of the vehicle allegedly began showing "suspicious behavior." Police said they shot the man after he got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at an officer.

Victim's Name: Matthew David Palaita

Agency Responsible: Lodi Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: October 23, 2017

County: San Joaquin

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: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 3062

Geography: Suburban

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