Jeffrey W. Appelt Killed by Corvallis Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1113 Northwest 9th Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Days Inn motel staff called the police, saying a man was armed with a knife acting in an aggressive manner. Police arrived at the motel before 3:30 a.m. Jeffrey Appelt reportedly had a knife when an officer made contact with him. The officer fired a Taser at Appelt, who went back toward the motel entrance. A second officer tried to take Appelt into custody as he reentered the motel, but he was able to get away. A third officer pulled into the parking lot, and Appelt reportedly continued to approach while holding the knife. The officer shot and killed him.

Agency: Corvallis Police Department

Motive: person with a knife

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Jeffrey W. Appelt

Death Date: April 3, 2021

County: Benton

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 32

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6745

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