DeShund Tanner Killed by Georgetown Police Department

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Police responded to reports of an armed man attempting to break into cars at a gas station. When officers arrived, the man fled to a nearby McDonald's. Police allege Tanner attempted to take a car from others, pointing a gun at them and later police. Officers shot and killed him.

Agency: Georgetown Police Department

Motive: attempted vehicle theft

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: DeShund Tanner

Death Date: April 9, 2021

County: Scott

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Black

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: foot

Washington Post Database ID: 6777

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