Doward Sylleen Baker Killed by Dothan Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Trim St. and 3rd Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers pulled over Baker's vehicle for not having a license plate. The officer conducting the stop allegedly saw a gun in the front scene of the vehicle. Baker allegedly drove away from the stop and stopped a short distance later. Officer then claim Baker exited the vehicle with a gun. An officer used a taser on Baker, and police allege Baker shot the officer in the leg. The officer and a backup officer then shot and killed Baker.

Agency: Dothan Police Department

Motive: traffic stop (no license plate)

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Doward Sylleen Baker

Death Date: April 19, 2021

County: Houston

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6791

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