Derek J. Hayden Killed by Seattle Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Alaskan Way and Seneca St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Port of Seattle police contacted SPD with a report of a "man in crisis" who was armed with a knife and had reportedly cut himself. When officers arrived, the man allegedly ran away with the knife. Officers approached the man and attempted to use less-lethal tools to stop him, but they were ineffective. The man allegedly moved towards the officers and they shot him.

Agency: Seattle Police Department

Motive: mental illness

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Derek J. Hayden

Death Date: February 16, 2021

County: King

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 44

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6618

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