David Gaines Killed by Grand Junction Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
N 10th St and Gunnison Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

After a fight with his father, Gaines drove away from his house in a pickup truck containing a gun. He sped through Grand Junction, hitting a motorcycle and a car. He left his truck, carrying a gun, and forced a mother and her children out of their SUV. Authorities from several departments converged on Gaines. A Grand Junction officer fatally shot him.

Victim's Name: David Gaines

Agency Responsible: Grand Junction Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Race: White

Date of Death: May 19, 2015

County: Mesa

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: Other

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 465

Geography: Urban

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