Melissa Halda Killed by Brett Knippel

Blast Zone No. 38999 - 0 Comments
Set Up On:
Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
1518 20th Avenue South
Mapping Police Violence:

Police were called to a residence shortly after 7 Tuesday evening for a report of a suicidal female with two knives. Reportedly the woman ran at the sheriff's deputy armed with a knife in each hand. Deputy Brett Knippel shot and killed her.

Killer: Brett Knippel

Agency: Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Sheriff's Office

Motive: erratic behavior, person with a knife

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Melissa Halda

Death Date: August 4, 2020

County: Webster

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Female

Age: 39

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6034

Login to Comment using a Cop Blaster Account.


Register if you don't have a Cop Blaster account.