Tim O'Shea Killed by Morris Plains Police Department

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Old Crime Scene Address:
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Police got a 911 domestic call from an older woman at a Morris Township home who said Timothy O'Shea had a gun and had cut himself around 4 p.m. They got the caller, Tim O'Shea's mother, to safety before encountering him in the driveway. He was reportedly holding a pistol and bleeding. Officers from the Morris Township, Morris Plains, and Morristown police departments were all there when one of them fired and killed O'Shea. He was holding an airsoft gun that looked like a real firearm.

Agency: Morris Plains Police Department

Motive: Erratic behavior (suicide)

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Tim O'Shea

Death Date: July 14, 2020

County: Morris

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 24

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have Actual Weapon

Weapon: toy weapon

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 5996

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