Desjon Jamal Edwards (4819)

6/8/2009: Edwards was at home with his mother and girlfriend, having been discharged from substance-abuse treatment earlier that day, then drinking heavily. The police arrived and found him upstairs, irrational, and armed with a small knife. Two attempts to Taser him had no effect. The confrontation ended with one of the officers stabbed by Edwards, and Edwards with two gunshot wounds that he died of several hours later.

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