Peter Russell Killed by Evansville Police Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Stringtown Rd. and Reis Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies and officers were trying to serve a federal warrant for narcotics dealing. Peter Russell reportedly sped off in a car, before hitting a deputy's car, and then a telephone pole. Police removed a female passenger. Russell allegedly first waved a machete before picking up a gun and firing several shots. Officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Evansville Police Department, Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Warrant (federal, narcotics)

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Peter Russell

Death Date: November 20, 2020

County: Vanderburgh

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun and machete

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Washington Post Database ID: 6332

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