A crash occurred around 3 p.m. in Buena Vista, and police there responded along with officers from nearby Franklin Township. After a Franklin officer got out his cruiser, Roy K. Jackel Jr. allegedly got in the police vehicle and drove away. Officers pursued the cruiser until it crashed, and an "encounter" between Jackel and police ensued. Police withheld details as to what precipitated the killing, but a Franklin officer shot and killed Jackel.
Agency: Franklin Township Police Department
Motive: car crash
Confrontation Type: None/Unknown
Service Call: Yes
Body Camera: no
Official Disposition: Pending investigation
Victim Name: Roy Kenneth Jackel Jr.
Death Date: April 5, 2021
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Threat Level: other
Washington Post Database ID: 6766