Paul Peraza Killed by Wichita Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
N Webb Rd & E 13th St N
Mapping Police Violence:

Around 3:40 p.m. officers responded to a robbery at the Golden Plains Credit Union. Paul Peraza allegedly entered the bank, walked behind the counter, and demanded money. Employees did not see a weapon. Peraza took the money and left the bank in a Toyota Tundra. The Tundra was reported stolen on December 14. An officer saw the Toyota and pursued at high speeds, occasionally into oncoming traffic. Peraza turned east on 13th Street and struck a 2001 silver Chevy Suburban that was stopped at a red light. The driver received minor injuries. Peraza then put the Tundra in reverse and rammed the officer's vehicle. The officer was not injured. The officer shot and killed Peraza whose vehicle moved forward and struck a Honda Accord, which was also stopped at the intersection.

Agency: Wichita Police Department

Motive: Robbery

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Paul Peraza

Death Date: December 21, 2020

County: Sedgwick

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 50

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Car

Washington Post Database ID: 6435

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