Michael Ray Townsend Killed by Curtis Brown

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Townsend called police seeking help for his suicidal ideations and told first responders he had a weapon. At one point, Townsend reportedly came near Officer Curtis Brown, and Brown shot and killed Townsend.

Killer: Curtis Brown

Agency: Portland Police Department

Motive: mental health crisis

Confrontation Type: Mental Health/Welfare Check

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Michael Ray Townsend

Death Date: June 24, 2021

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: White

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Threat Level: undetermined

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6971

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