Terrence Coleman Killed by Boston Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
245 Shawmut Ave
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Boston EMS and Boston police responded to an apartment after a mother called 911 reporting her emotionally disturbed 31-year-old son was out of control. Police said the man was suffering from paranoia and schizophrenia. While trying to help the man, a struggle ensued and the man armed himself with a knife. Officers ran in to assist, and police said the man swung repeatedly at the officers and EMTs as they struggled to get the knife away. After failed attempts to disarm the man, he was shot and killed.

Victim's Name: Terrence Coleman

Agency Responsible: Boston Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Black

Date of Death: October 30, 2016

County: Suffolk

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

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 1999

Geography: Urban

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