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How did Peter Russell die? Cause of death
A man killed after he fired at law enforcement officers Friday has been identified as Peter Russell, 43, by the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office.
- Date of death: November 20, 2020
- Age: 43-year-old
- Cause of death: shot dead
Officers with the Evansville Vanderburgh Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration were trying to arrest Russell when they spotted him driving in the area. He then saw officers and tried to flee. A marked law enforcement vehicle was coming down the road in the opposite direction when Russell reportedly crossed the center line, striking the vehicle and a telephone pole, according to the Evansville Police Department.
After the crash, Russell reportedly brandished a machete. A female passenger complied with orders to leave the vehicle.
Russell then discarded the machete, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at an officer and fired before turning and shooting at more officers, according to police.
Multiple officers returned fire, hitting Russell, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
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