Clay Tatum Killed by Oxford Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
County Rd. 215
Mapping Police Violence:

At 11:29 p.m., an officer attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle. The driver, Clay Tatum, failed to yield to stop, and the officer pursued. Tatum continued fled out of Oxford city limits and into Lafayette County. The officer called for assistance and continued the pursuit. Tatum eventually pulled the vehicle over and fled to a nearby residence. Officers pursued Tatum into the home, where he allegedly brandished a weapon, pointing it at an officer, and police shot and killed him.

Agency: Oxford Police Department

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Clay Tatum

Death Date: February 8, 2021

County: Lafayette

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6599

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