Kent Police officer Davis’ statement about Joseph-McDade shooting

Kent Police released several documents about the June 24 shooting death of Giovonn Joseph-McDade on the East Hill after a short vehicle pursuit.

Kent Police officer William Davis, who has been with the department for five-plus years, drove one of the patrol vehicles that pursued Joseph-McDade. Davis responded to the call to assist officer Matthew Rausch. Davis is the officer who fired the shots that killed the Auburn man and former Kent-Meridian High School student-athlete when Joseph-McDade drove his vehicle toward Davis.

After pleas from relatives and friends of Joseph-McDade to release more information about the case, Police Chief Ken Thomas decided to release documents to the family and the media. Both officers have returned to duty.

Davis wrote the following statement about his involvement in the case to Thomas:

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