Ryan Shirey Killed by Catasauqua Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
100 South 14th St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Three officers responded to a home after an apparent dispute between Ryan Daniel Shirey and his ex-girlfriend. Shirey allegedly fled into the basement when officers arrived and retrieved a revolver. The officers followed Shirey, and one officer shot and killed him.

Agency: Catasauqua Police Department

Motive: domestic disturbance

Confrontation Type: Domestic Disturbance (intimate partner violence)

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Ryan Shirey

Death Date: February 19, 2021

County: Lehigh

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6642

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