Christopher Michael Straub Killed by Richard "Ted" Lehnhoff

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
100 Templeton Cemetery Rd
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a wanted man. Upon pulling over, the man fled from his vehicle on foot, and two deputies chased him. The suspect ran through vineyards to the Templeton Cemetery and exchanged gunfire with the deputies, wounding one. He attempted to return to his vehicle through the vineyard. Additional deputies arrived and intercepted him as he tried to regain access to his vehicle, and deputies shot and killed him.

Killer: Richard "Ted" Lehnhoff

Agency: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Traffic violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Christopher Michael Straub

Death Date: September 24, 2020

County: San Luis

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 38

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6183

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