Garrett Sheppard Killed by Peoria Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
N. 91st Ave. and W. Northern Ave.
Mapping Police Violence:

Police observed a vehicle that had a license plate not registered to the vehicle it was on in a gas station parking lot. An officer went up to the vehicle and allegedly got into a confrontation with Sheppard. The officer claims Sheppard was reaching for a handgun before the officer shot and killed him.

Agency: Peoria Police Department

Motive: traffic stop

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Garrett Sheppard

Death Date: May 17, 2021

County: Maricopa

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 32

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6863

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