Jesus Perez Killed by Timothy Strano, Leggie Thompson

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
3300 Emerald Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers Timothy Strano, 39, and Leggie Thompson, 45, responded to Emerald Street about 12:30 a.m. They found a crowd gathered on the sidewalk and street, with people fighting. As the fight escalated, Jesus Perez, 43, allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband and fired into the crowd. Strano and Thompson shot and killed Perez. Police have said that Perez's shots -- allegedly fired from a handgun reported stolen in Virginia -- son, Jeremy, 15, and wounded his 17-year-old nephew.

Killer: Timothy Strano, Leggie Thompson

Agency: Philadelphia Police Department

Motive: Disturbance, assault

Confrontation Type: Other Crimes Against People

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Jesus Perez

Death Date: December 25, 2020

County: Philadelphia

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6454

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