Lantz Stephenson Jr. Killed by Grandview Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
13610 Byard Rd.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to a call around 6:45 a.m. where there was an apparently suicidal person with a gun. Stephenson placed the call. Stephenson told dispatchers that he was armed with a gun and wanted to confront police officers. Three police officers showed up to the Grandview park and saw Stephenson from a distance. The teen allegedly aggressively approached officers with a gun. Two of the officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Grandview Police Department

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Lantz Stephenson Jr.

Death Date: May 16, 2021

County: Jackson

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

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