Clarence E. Coats Jr. Killed by Columbia Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
611 N Garth Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

Columbia police and Boone County sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a man threatening people with a gun and firing shots. Clarence E. Coats Jr., 41, fired several shots at police and deputies when they arrived. He fled on foot and climbed onto a rooftop of a building where police said he fired more shots at officers. A CPD officer shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Clarence E. Coats Jr.

Agency Responsible: Columbia Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 13, 2017

County: Boone

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: 2580

Geography: Urban

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