Richard "RJ" James Jones Killed by Missouri Highway Patrol

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Category: Police - State
Old Crime Scene Address:
299 Main St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Troopers were called around 10:30 pl.m. to help the Cass County deputies with a disturbance in Garden City. When troopers arrived, they encountered a man who ignored commands to drop a knife. Richard J. Jones allegedly charged toward a trooper, and at least one trooper shot and killed him.

Agency: Missouri Highway Patrol

Motive: Erratic behavior

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Richard "RJ" James Jones

Death Date: October 24, 2020

County: Cass

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

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