Abraham Torres Meza Killed by Bakersfield Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Highway 99
Mapping Police Violence:

Police attempted to pull over a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The driver did not stop and led officers on a pursuit, and eventually crashed. Three men reportedly exited the vehicle and ran away, one of which was allegedly armed with a shotgun. An officer shot and killed the man.

Agency: Bakersfield Police Department

Motive: vehicle code violation

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: No

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Abraham Torres Meza

Death Date: June 24, 2021

County: Kern

Gender: Male

Age: 30

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: other

Washington Post Database ID: 6991

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