Steve Newsome Killed by Adel Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
700 Tony St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Two officers respodned to reports about a stolen car. Upon arrival, the officers observed Newsome in the passenger seat of the car. Police claim there was an exchange of gunfire as Newsome exited the vehicle. Newsome was struck muiltiple times and was able to run a short distance. Officers caught up to Newsome, and he later died on the scene.

Agency: Adel Police Department

Motive: stolen vehicle

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Steve Newsome

Death Date: May 22, 2021

County: Cook

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6881

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