Earl Robert Caperton Killed by West Virginia State Police

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

Officers responded to a call about a man discharging a firearm around 3:50pm. Officers arrived and found Caperton clinging to an antenna pole and allegedly waving a firearm. After communications with Caperton were ineffective, Caperton allegedly pointed the firearm in the direction of officers, who then shot Caperton.

Agency: West Virginia State Police, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Ranson City Police Department

Motive: Shooting

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Earl Robert Caperton

Death Date: December 10, 2020

County: Jefferson

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 55

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6417

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