Keith Scales Killed by Carmel Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
441 W. Main St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded to a disturbance. A person, who had threatened suicide, was firing shots from inside a house shortly before noon. Officers arriving reportedly could see gunshots being fired from the windows and doors of the home and began evacuating nearby residents to safety. The man, Keith Scales, shot several vehicles during the incident, including a police vehicle. Scales allegedly raised a high-powered rifle toward officers, and officers shot and killed Scales.

Agency: Carmel Police Department

Motive: Mental health (suicidal), shooting

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Keith Scales

Death Date: January 31, 2021

County: Hamilton

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 60

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

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