James Alexander Killed by Philadelphia Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1500 W. Somerville Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 6:45 p.m., two officers pulled over a vehicle and ran the names of the four occupants inside. Two came back wanted for outstanding warrants. Police called for backup. A passenger allegedly started firing at officers from inside the vehicle. The man then exited the vehicle and fired another round at police, who shot and killed James Alexander.

Agency: Philadelphia Police Department

Motive: traffic stop

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: James Alexander

Death Date: April 7, 2021

County: Philadelphia

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 24

Race: Black

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: 6776

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