John Eric Ostbye Killed by Pierce County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
9800 193rd St. E
Mapping Police Violence:

A 11 p.m., an elderly man and his adult son were in a heated arguement. A firearm reportedly was brandished prior to deputies arriving. When deputies arrived, the son exited the trailer allegedly armed with "at least one knife or edged weapon," and deputies shot and killed him when he failed to cooperate.

Agency: Pierce County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Domestic disturbance (armed)

Confrontation Type: Domestic Disturbance

Service Call: Yes

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: John Eric Ostbye

Death Date: January 25, 2021

County: Pierce

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: 50

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6548

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