Billy Barker Killed by Bessemer City Police Department

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Officers were serving felony warrants to Barker and another individual at Barker's home when he allegedly ran off on foot. Officers caught up to him two blocks away. Officers allege Barker made movements to appear he was retrieving something from his waistband. Police shot and killed him.

Agency: Bessemer City Police Department

Motive: felony warrant (type unknown)

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Billy Barker

Death Date: June 16, 2021

County: Gaston

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6937

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