Benjamin Price Cotton Killed by Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
2275 Sherer Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Following multiple encounters with police over two days, Benjamin Cotton was shot and killed when he allegedly approached officers with a knife, after having stabbed his father. Cotton was described as high on methamphetamine.

Agency: Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Motive: stabbing

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Benjamin Price Cotton

Death Date: March 12, 2021

County: Montgomery

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 24

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Drug or alcohol use

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6703

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