Joel R. Weldon Killed by Dallas County Sheriff's Department

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Dallas 232 and Dallas 235
Mapping Police Violence:

Two Dallas County Sheriff's deputies were on patrol and attempted to pull over Weldon. Weldon allegedly fled and deputies began chasing him. Weldon allegedly stopped and began shooting at deputies, and one deputy began firing back. The chase then continued until Weldon stopped again. Deputies ordered Weldon to show his hands and Weldon allegedly did not comply. A deputy shot into Weldon's vehicle, killing Weldon.

Agency: Dallas County Sheriff's Department

Motive: traffic stop

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joel R. Weldon

Death Date: March 7, 2021

County: Dallas

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6692

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