Shannon Wright Killed by Denver Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
Alameda Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Wright allegedly entered a liquor store with a rifle slung over his arm and left without paying. Police responded and found Wright walking down the street, and commanded him to stop and put his hands in the air. Wright continued to walk and police stopped him again. Police claim Wright pointed the rifle towards police, and officers shot and killed Wright.

Agency: Denver Police Department

Motive: person with a gun, theft

Confrontation Type: Person with a Weapon

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Shannon Wright

Death Date: May 30, 2021

County: Denver

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: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6901

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