Michael Lee McClure Killed by Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
4000 Ridgewood Lane South
Mapping Police Violence:

Yellowstone County deputies attempted to pull over a van because of a traffic violation, but the driver evaded the stop. A few hours after the incident, Laurel Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehcile, the same van from the prior stop. A man was outside of the van and eventually got back into the vehicle and drove away. Another chase ensued. The van eventually crashed into a neighborhood and two individuals exited the van and ran away. Police allege they noticed one of the people had a gun and the pair were attempting to break into a home. Police took one of the individuals into custody, and a standoff began with the other. The other individual got into a home and was allegedly hiding in the attic. Police entered the home and claim the individual charged at them before they shot and killed them.

Agency: Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office

Motive: traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Michael Lee McClure

Death Date: April 23, 2021

County: Yellowstone

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6805

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