Michael Battles Killed by Vermont State Police

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
1703 Finel Hollow Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Police were called to a home for a report of a domestic incident. The alleged victim told police her fiance, Michael Battles, 32, physically assaulted her and threatened to kill her. A state police officer responded to assist a Rutland Court Sheriff's deputy. Police said Battles refused to leave the home. Battles showed what they believed was a gun, and a standoff began. Police said he had a silver revolver and pointed it at them. Troopers then shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Michael Battles

Agency Responsible: Vermont State Police

Gender: Male

Age: 32

Race: White

Date of Death: September 1, 2017

County: Rutland

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: toy

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2914

Geography: Rural

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