Keenan Sailer Killed by Mesa Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
W. Broadway Rd. and S. Dobson Rd.
Mapping Police Violence:

Police were called to an apartment complex around 11:30 p.m. after getting information from a mental health crisis line. Police said Keenan Sailer was was reportedly making suicidal threats, and police learned a baby and toddler were in the apartment with him. After 45 minutes, police said Sailer ended the call with the crisis response line and exited the apartment while armed with a gun. Sailer allegedly raised the weapon and did not comply with orders to disarm. Officers reportedly deployed less-lethal rounds, and then shot and killed Sailer.

Agency: Mesa Police Department

Motive: mental health (suicidal)

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Keenan Sailer

Death Date: February 7, 2021

County: Maricopa

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 23

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6584

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