Stephen Neil Weigand Killed by Lovejoy Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Birdie Rd.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers responded to reports of a drunken driver leaving a bar. Multiple people called police stating they were the victims of hit and runs. Police eventually stopped Weigand and attempted to place him in cuffs. Weigan allegedly jerked away from officers, hitting an officer in the face, and getting back into his vehicle and fleeing. Officers began a pursuit and eventually cornered Weigand's vehicle. Police claim Weigand exited the car and pointed a handgun at officers. Two officers shot and killed Weigand.

Agency: Lovejoy Police Department

Motive: traffic violation, dui

Confrontation Type: Traffic Stop

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Stephen Neil Weigand

Death Date: June 5, 2021

County: Spalding

Gender: Male

Age: 29

Race: Unknown race

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: car

Washington Post Database ID: 6913

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