Joseph W. Denton Killed by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Category: Police - Federal
Old Crime Scene Address:
5000 W. National Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 8:40 p.m. a man was stopped by VA police outside the east entrance of the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. Police told the man to drop his shotgun, but he refused. After he threatened VA police, they shot and killed him.

Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Motive: Person with a gun

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon (gun)

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joseph W. Denton

Death Date: July 6, 2020

County: Milwaukee

Geography: Undetermined

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 5970

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