Michael Nichols Killed by Mike King

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Kettle Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Roane County deputies responded to a complaint of a man attempting to start a fight with neighbors on Kettle Road. Upon arrival, Deputy Mike King encountered Nichols on the front porch of the home. Nichols did not comply with King's directions and allegedly moved towards a weapon. King then shot Nichols.

Killer: Mike King

Agency: Roane County Sheriff's Department

Motive: Disordely Conduct

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Michael Nichols

Death Date: October 22, 2020

County: Roane

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 63

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6263

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