Jeff Melvin Killed by Lee County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Lee Road 206
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies responded to reports of an individual armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival, a stand-off reportedly ensued. Police ran the plates of a nearby vehicle, and spoke to the owner, Melvin's mother. She stated Melvin had mental health issues. Officers were negotiating with Melvin, and allege he continued to point the gun towards officers. Police claim Melvin eventually pointed the gun directly at officers, and they shot and killed him.

Agency: Lee County Sheriff's Office

Motive: person with a gun/mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Jeff Melvin

Death Date: June 19, 2021

County: Lee

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 20

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Washington Post Database ID: 6952

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