Justin Pegues Killed by Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
County Road 1111
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies were patrolling the area of County Road 1111 and saw a vehicle on a property. Deputies had been providing extra patrol due to recurring burglaries. Deputies reportedly tried to make contact with people on the property, and deputies shot and killed Justin Pegues. Details as to what precipitated the killing were withheld by police.

Agency: Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation (parking violation)

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Justin Pegues

Death Date: January 15, 2021

County: Cherokee

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: undetermined

Washington Post Database ID: 6523

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