Samuel Lorenzo Killed by New York Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Dumont Avenue and Strauss Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Several 911 callers reported a man acting erratic, laying on the ground, damaging parked vehicles and chasing people with a machete around 6:10 p.m. The man allegedly attacked a woman and her dog with the weapon. When police arrived, the man charged at them with the machete, and they shot and killed him.

Agency: New York Police Department

Motive: Erratic behavior

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Samuel Lorenzo

Death Date: December 29, 2020

County: New York

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 18

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: machete

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6463

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