Desmond Willis Killed by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
2515 Manhattan Blvd
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Detectives attempted a vehicle stop of Mr. Willis on suspicion of drug dealing. Willis initially stopped but drove away. Detectives chased. Willis drove to an area of retail businesses, wrecked his vehicle and fled on foot. Witnesses say Willis pointed a gun at deputies and fired. A gun battle ensued. Willis was eventually killed. A gun was found near Willis' body with another gun in his pocket.

Victim's Name: Desmond Willis

Agency Responsible: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 25

Race: Black

Date of Death: April 6, 2015

County: Jefferson

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 318

Geography: Suburban

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