Kevin Costlow Killed by Frank Pruitt

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Olney Laytonsville Road and Fieldcrest Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 8 a.m., Montgomery County police received several 911 calls that a man in a Volkswagen sedan was driving erratically. Two cars were struck by the driver before the deputy arrived. Deputy Frank Pruitt arrived and saw Kevin Costlow approaching two people with a large stick. He and Costlow began fighting, and Costlow struck him with it. The deputy attempted to shock Costlow with his Taser, but he failed to incapacitate him, and Deputy Frank Pruitt shot and killed Costlow.

Killer: Frank Pruitt

Agency: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Kevin Costlow

Death Date: February 6, 2021

County: Montgomery

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 52

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: piece of wood

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6569

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