Michael Ward

On March 12th, 2018 Michael Ward was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38500
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Mar 15th, 2018
Date Updated Mar 15th, 2018
Age 46
Gender Male
Race African-American/Black
Incident Location
Address Bayview Ave and E Shore Rd
City Great Neck
State NY
County Nassau
Incident Details
Date March 12th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
Around 10:30 a.m., Michael Ward was stopped in a Volkswagen at a stop sign with two vehicles behind him. He allegedly became angry when one of the cars honked their horn. He allegedly hit the driver's side window of the vehicle behind him with a bat. When the victim got out of his car, police say Ward struck him in the head with the bat. Then, police said, Ward went after the driver of the other vehicle, who was in a gray van. He allegedly smashed the driver’s side window on that vehicle as well. When an officer approached Ward, he came at him with the bat. A person who tried to help was also hit in the head with the bat. The officer attempted to use his Taser, but it didn't stop Ward, and he was shot and killed.

Police: Officer fatally shot bat-wielding suspect in Great Neck