Matthew Wells Killed by Pierce County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
2000 78th St Ct E
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Police were called by Matthew Wells' mother, who told officers her son was holding a butcher knife to his neck inside her home and was cutting his wrists, police said. When officers arrived, they ordered Wells to come out of the room. When he opened the bedroom door, he was armed with a knife. Police said he charged down the hallway at officers, and he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Matthew Wells

Agency Responsible: Pierce County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: White

Date of Death: September 21, 2017

County: Pierce

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 2972

Geography: Suburban

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