Efren Gomez Killed by Pinal County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Thompson Road and Hunt Highway
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies were dispatched in response to a reported domestic violence incident between Gomez and his wife. When deputies arrived, Gomez was apparently stabbing himself with a knife and scissors before becoming aggressive towards deputies. Deputies claim Gomez lunged at them with a pair of scissors, and they shot and killed him.

Agency: Pinal County Sheriff's Office

Motive: assault/domestic disturbance

Confrontation Type: Part.1 Violent Crime/Domestic Disturbance (intimate partner violence)

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Efren Gomez

Death Date: May 26, 2021

County: Pinal

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 80

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unclear

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: scissors

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6890

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