Rafael Jevon Minniefield Killed by Chris Thompson

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
3143 US-29
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About 12:04 a.m., an officer spotted a 2002 Dodge Ram being driven against the curb of Greenville Street for about 50 yards. The officer believed the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The officer pulled over the driver, and when he began to approach the rear of the vehicle, the driver fled. The chase reached nearly 100 mph, and the Dodge's headlights were off. A deputy knocked the vehicle off the road near Moreland, causing the Dodge to spin out into a pasture. The driver, Rafael Jevon Minniefield, was ejected and killed.

Killer: Chris Thompson

Agency: Coweta County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation (driving while intoxicated)

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Rafael Jevon Minniefield

Death Date: August 13, 2020

County: Coweta

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Vehicle

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: other

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