John Earle Barnes Killed by Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Stuckey Road
Mapping Police Violence:

Barnes reportedly called police for help and began arguing with them. He was livestreaming his interaction with them on Facebook. Police arrived and he reportedly exited his trailer with a pellet gun and allegedly pointed it towards deputies. Police shot and killed Barnes.

Agency: Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: John Earle Barnes

Death Date: June 16, 2021

County: Jackson

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have Actual Weapon

Weapon: toy weapon

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6938

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