Micahel Romo Killed by Justin Deaton, Jirhod Brennan, Max Farren

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
200 E. Malibu Dr.
Mapping Police Violence:

Shortly after 3 a.m. police received a call of a suspicious subject near the Town of Payson Community Development building. The caller stated the subject was acting strange and talking to himself. Police received additional calls from the Bison Cove apartments. One of the callers reported that they could see someone in their vehicle. Officers confronted Michael Romo, who allegedly was at the caller's vehicle. Officers ordered Romo to get on the ground, but he did not comply. He reportedly came toward the officers while holding a knife, and the officers shot and killed him.

Killer: Justin Deaton, Jirhod Brennan, Max Farren

Agency: Payson Police Department

Motive: Suspicious person

Confrontation Type: None/Unknown

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Micahel Romo

Death Date: January 4, 2021

County: Gila

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 28

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6509

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