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Timestamp8/27/14 19:42
Date Searched20-Jun-11
StateWA - Washington
CountyLewis
CityNapavine
Victim NameSteven V. Petersen
Victim's Age33
Victim's GenderMale
RaceUnknown
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Shots Fired4
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unarmed
WeaponUnarmed
SummaryThe interaction lasted one minute and 11 seconds; the two were 20 to 25 feet apart, the judge wrote. Petersen paced back and forth, ignored the deputy’s orders to take his hand out of his sweatshirt pocket and then refused to get on the ground. It came to an end when McKnight shot him four times because he thought Petersen was charging towards him and was going to stab him, according to the judge. As it turned out, Petersen didn’t have a knife.
Source Linkhttp://www.lewiscountysirens.com/?p=23813
Name of Officer or OfficersMatt McKnight
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?2
Date of Incident6/20/11
Results Page Number2
County StateLewis WA - Washington
Year2011