Rufus James Ramsey Killed by Parkersburg Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2503 Beverly St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to an apartment complex and found a woman outside with multiple stab wounds. The suspect, Ramsey, was found outside his apartment with a large knife. Ramsey initially dropped the knife, but then picked it up and allegedly rushed at an officer, who shot and killed him.

Agency: Parkersburg Police Department

Motive: stabbing

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Rufus James Ramsey

Death Date: May 23, 2021

County: Wood

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 34

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6874

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