James Eugene Burgess Killed by Wilkes County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Congo Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Three Wilkes County deputies went to the home on a shots fired call and ordered Burgess to show his hands, police said. Burgess then began firing at the law enforcement officials, two of which returned fire, killing him.

Victim's Name: James Eugene Burgess

Agency Responsible: Wilkes County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 64

Race: White

Date of Death: August 8, 2016

County: Wilkes

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 1773

Geography: Rural

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