Patrick Watkins Killed by Pittsburg Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
2300 Loveridge Rd.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to a report of a man holding a gun and banging on an apartment door. Upon arrival, they encountered the man on a staircase and attempted to speak with him. The man went upstairs, and officers claim he was holding a gun. Police ordered the man drop the gun, and allege he turned towards officers and pointed the gun at him. The officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Pittsburg Police Department

Motive: person with a gun

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Patrick Watkins

Death Date: May 20, 2021

County: Contra Costa

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Black

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: 6867

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