Arcadia Castillo Killed by Nathan Bush

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Police responded to reports of domestic violence. Castillo had reportedly been drinking, and began assaulting members of his family. Castillo's mother told the responding officer, Nathan Bush, that Castillo had a history of mental illness. Bush stood outside of the home and yelled at Castillo through the door. Castillo reportedly did not put the knife down. Bush shot Castillo three times, killing him.

Killer: Nathan Bush

Agency: Salem Police Department

Motive: domestic disturbance (family violence)

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime/Domestic disturbance (family violence)

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Arcadia Castillo

Death Date: July 9, 2021

County: Marion

Gender: Male

Age: 22

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: undetermined

Washington Post Database ID: 7009

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