Harvey E. Oates Killed by West Virginia State Police Department

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
Horseshoe Run Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded to a man with known warrants who was "agitated" and armed. After a 90 minute negotiation, Oates allegedly charged at a cop and was shot dead.

Victim's Name: Harvey E. Oates

Agency Responsible: West Virginia State Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Race: White

Date of Death: March 27, 2015

County: Mineral

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Justified

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 251

Geography: Rural

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