Robert Alan Blackburn Killed by Alcorn County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
County Road 742
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Deputies responded to reports of a disturbance at a home. Deputies came in contact with Blackbrun upon arrival, and claim he was armed with a knife. Blackbrun reportedly refused to drop the knife, and one deputy deployed a taser followed by pepper spray. Blackburn then ran off on foot. He eventually returned to the scene and a taser was deployed again. Deputies claim Blackburn then raised the knife and allegedly lunged at them. A deputy then shot and killed Blackburn.

Agency: Alcorn 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: Robert Alan Blackburn

Death Date: June 23, 2021

County: Alcorn

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6994

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