Dwight Brown Killed by Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Abbeville Police Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
1300 Greene Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

A deputy from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office was serving an order of protection with assistance from Abbeville Police Department. Officers were going to pick up Brown and bring him to a local emergency room after a family member reported he wanted to kill people. After police arrived, Brown allegedly began firing at officers. A deputy was struck and returned fire, killing Brown.

Agency: Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office, Abbeville Police Department

Motive: Protective order

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Dwight Brown

Death Date: March 3, 2021

County: Vermilion

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 41

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Washington Post Database ID: 6656

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