Carlos A. Cruz Killed by Independence Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
18926 E 37th Ter S
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Police were called regarding an armed, suicidal man. When officers arrived they encountered a man outside an apartment armed with a shotgun. Officers removed other occupants of the apartment to a safe location. As the officers began to communicate with the man he pointed the shotgun in the direction of the officers and one of the officers shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Carlos A. Cruz

Agency Responsible: Independence Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 50

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: January 7, 2017

County: Jackson

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2202

Geography: Suburban

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