Roy Kenneth Jackel Jr. Killed by Franklin Township Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Union Road and Oak Road
Mapping Police Violence:

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

County: Atlantic

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6766

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