James Andrew Iler Killed by Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, Brighton Police Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
100 North Street
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Police responded at 7:04 p.m. to a home in Brighton for a well-being check. Police said a caller, James A. Iler, made an alarming statement in a call to police that warranted a visit by police. Three Macoupin County deputies and one Brighton officer responded. Officers spent about 50 minutes talking to Iler, and police said he charged at one of the deputies while armed with a knife. The deputy shot and killed him.

Agency: Macoupin County Sheriff's Office, Brighton Police Department

Motive: welfare check

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: James Andrew Iler

Death Date: April 1, 2021

County: Macoupin

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 47

Race: White

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: 6748

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