Alexander Matthew Collins Killed by Newton County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
3400 Highway 162
Mapping Police Violence:

Collins had a number of outstanding warrants, and Newton County Sheriff's Deputies went to a residence to arrest him. Collins reportedly would not exit the home, and a SWAT team was called to assist. Collins eventually exited the home, and police claim he pulled out a gun and began shooting. A deputy shot and killed Collins.

Agency: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Motive: warrant for arrest (aggravated assault, fake imprisonment, pointing a gun)

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Alexander Matthew Collins

Death Date: June 22, 2021

County: Newton

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 27

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Washington Post Database ID: 6988

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