Ronald Pope Killed by Morristown Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1600 Chestnut Avenue
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Morristown Police responded to a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they found 40-year-old Wendy Lea Pope dead inside of a vehicle; shortly after, officers found 49-year-old Ronald Pope (the victim's husband) inside the couple's apartment. Pope was allegedly armed with a handgun and refused to comply with officers telling him to drop the weapon. Pope reportedly raised the weapon at officers, which then prompted four officers to shoot and kill him.

Agency: Morristown Police Department

Motive: Stabbing

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Ronald Pope

Death Date: July 31, 2020

County: Hamblen

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 49

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6021

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