Justin Lee Tarpening

On October 18th, 2018 Justin Lee Tarpening was killed by police at.
Incident ID 39796
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Jan 7th, 2019
Date Updated Jan 7th, 2019
Age 38
Gender Male
Race European-American/White
Incident Location
Address 7880 E 12th St
City Kansas City
State MO
County Jackson
Incident Details
Date October 18th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Drowned
Name -
Agency -
About 11 p.m., officers spotted a suspect in a domestic assault and burglary case getting into a pickup truck. He fled when police attempted to pull him over, and officers did not pursue him. Later, officers and sheriff's deputies found the man standing outside the truck near the Blue River. The man walked into the Blue River and appeared to be struggling to swim before he drowned.

Man who fled KC police presumed drowned in Blue River