Saheed Vassell

On April 4th, 2018 Saheed Vassell was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38721
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Apr 11th, 2018
Date Updated Apr 11th, 2018
Victim
Age 34
Gender Male
Race African-American/Black
Incident Location
Address Montgomery St and Utica Ave
City Brooklyn
State NY
County Kings
Incident Details
Date April 4th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Officer
Name -
Agency -
Summary
Saheed Vassell was waving a metal object at passersby when he was fatally shot by police when police responding to 911 calls for a man with a gun said he "took a two-handed shooting stance" and pointed the object at them. Neighbors and family said police were aware that Vassell was mentally ill, and he was a harmless fixture in the neighborhood.
Sources

NYPD cops shoot, kill black man holding metal pipe in Brooklyn

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/nypd-cops-shoot-kill-mentally-ill-black-man-holding-metal-pipe-article-1.3914960

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