Joshua Van Machado Killed by Visalia Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
S Court St and W Beech Ave
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers were dispatched after receiving calls of a bank robbery. A patrol officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's, and pulled the vehicle over. The suspect got out of the vehicle, and was allegedly armed with a handgun. Officers allege the suspect began to move the gun towards them, and fired several rounds at the suspect after commanding him to drop the weapon.

Agency: Visalia Police Department

Motive: Robbery

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Joshua Van Machado

Death Date: January 13, 2021

County: Tulare

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6498

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