Marco Antonio Benito Killed by San Juan County Sheriff's Office

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Set Up On:
Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
Rd 3100 & Rd 3177
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies shot and killed Marco Benito around 9:15 a.m. in the area of the San Juan County landfill. Benito allegedly threatened deputies, stating he had a firearm and refused to show his hands.

Agency: San Juan County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Assault/battery

Confrontation Type: Other Crimes Against People

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Marco Antonio Benito

Death Date: August 31, 2020

County: San Juan

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 36

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Other

Washington Post Database ID: 6136

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