Deven Telford Killed by Omaha Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
4107 South 41st Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to an assault in progress call. Telford was apparently upset and had been drinking heavily and began making suicidal comments. Telford allegedly had a handun and repeatedly placed the gun at his temple, stating he wanted to kill himself. A negotiater attempted to speak with Teflord, who stepped out onto an enclosed porch, allegedly holding a gun. Police told him to drop the weapon, and Telford allegedly fired multiple shots before leaving the porch. He allegedly fired again, and five officers shot back, killing him.

Agency: Omaha Police Department

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Deven Telford

Death Date: May 16, 2021

County: Douglas

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 34

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

Washington Post Database ID: 6858

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