TBR News June 12, 2020

Jun 12 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. June 12, 2020: Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not
the place to discuss it.
Comment for June 12, 2020: “When Biden says Trump, if defeated, will not leave the White House on his two feet. Biden is correct. Around the White House, Trump has made it very clear that as God has appointed him to his elevated office, he will not leave. Of course he will but he doesn’t know it. We are dealing here with a mentally disturbed individual whose delusions can prove very dangerous, especially if, like Trump, he has power. Do let us see what happens in November!”

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The Table of Contents
• Biden predicts military will intervene if Trump refuses to accept election loss
• Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters
• Deutsche Bank Involved in Vast Russian Money Laundering
The Silent Jew- An Open Letter
• Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2013
o Part 4
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons

Biden predicts military will intervene if Trump refuses to accept election loss
Biden says biggest fear is Trump will ‘try to steal the election’
• Democratic challenger leads president in opinion polls
June 11, 2020
by Oliver Milman in New York
The Guardian
Joe Biden has predicted the military will escort Donald Trump from the White House should the president lose November’s election but refuse to leave office.
Biden, speaking to the Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, said that his single greatest concern is that the president will “try to steal this election”.
The Democratic presidential nominee cited Trump’s baseless linking of mail-in ballots to voter fraud, even though he has used this method of voting himself, and his accusations, without evidence, that Democrats are trying to rig the election.
Before the 2016 election Trump claimed the poll was rigged against him and even after he triumphed over Hillary Clinton he asserted, again with no evidence, that millions of people voted illegally against him. He estimated this cohort to consist of 3 million votes. This was the number Clinton beat him by in the popular vote, as opposed to the electoral college system that determines who ascends to the White House.
Biden told Noah that he has thought about a scenario where Trump would refuse to relinquish power after losing the election but said he was confident top military figures would intervene. “I am absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden said.
Trump is trailing Biden in most opinion polls, with the president’s election campaign demanding that CNN retract a “stunt and phony” poll that found the incumbent is trailing his challenger by 14%. CNN has said it stands by its poll.

Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters
June 11, 2020
by Rebecca Kheel
The Hill
The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment aimed at blocking President Trump from deploying active-duty troops against protesters.
The amendment, from Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), was approved in a voice vote during the committee’s closed-door markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, the senator’s office said Thursday.
“My other priority was something I would never have thought I needed to do until last week: prevent the use of military force against peaceful protesters,” Kaine said in a statement Thursday. “I was pleased my colleagues voted to include my amendment in the defense bill. This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”
Kaine announced last week he would offer the amendment after Trump threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act, an 1807 law that creates an exception to the general prohibition on using the U.S. military to enforce domestic laws.
Trump made the threat amid the height of the protests against police violence and racial injustice that were sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. The officer has since been charged with second-degree murder.
Protests around the country were largely peaceful, but a small number turned violent and looting was reported. Trump threatened to deploy troops if governors did not “dominate” the protesters.
Kaine’s amendment would block the Pentagon from using funding and personnel against peaceful protesters, his office said.
A separate amendment, offered by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), to amend the Insurrection Act was not approved. That measure failed on a party-line vote, according to a news release from his office.
Blumenthal will continue to push for his amendment when the NDAA is considered by the full Senate, according to the release, though few amendments are typically voted on when the bill is on the Senate floor.
“Our armed forces swear an oath to protect our constitutional freedoms, not to limit them. I’m disappointed more of my Senate Armed Services Committee colleagues don’t agree that the use of military force against Americans at home should demand at least the same Congressional oversight that applies to his use of force against adversaries abroad,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “I’m going to keep fighting for these provisions when the NDAA comes to the Senate floor and as it makes its way through the House.”

Deutsche Bank Involved in Vast Russian Money Laundering
Deutsche Bank is widely recognized as being the largest creditor to real-estate-mogul-turned-politician Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, holding more than US$360 million in outstanding loans to the candidate in the months prior to his 2016 election.
As of December 2017 Deutsche Bank’s role in, and possible relevance to, Trump and Russian parties cooperating to elect him was under investigation by Robert Mueller of the FBI.
As of March 2019, Deutsche Bank’s relationship with Trump was also under investigation by two U.S. congressional committees and by the New York attorney general.
Tim Wiswell, an American whose father worked in oil and gas in Soviet Russia and who spent a year at the Anglo-American School in Russia, took over the post of Russian equities at Deutsche Bank, which was the only bank that would loan Donald Trump any significant amount of money.
Wiswell worked at Moscow’s Alfa Bank before moving to Deutsche Bank Moscow. Under Wiswell, the bank’s profits in the Russian equities section skyrocket, enough to draw scrutiny.
Christopher Barter, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Moscow, suspected that illicit financial maneuvers were going on under Wiswell’s leadership. Barter later recalled being approached by “broker types, not very senior,” wishing to do large, unexplained numbers of trades with his firm on behalf of unnamed major Russian clients.
Barter examined the deals, and determined that the identities of the Russian partners were hidden behind layers of shell companies, making due diligence impossible.
Barter turned down these proposals. Wiswell welcomed them. Between 2011 and 2015, Wiswell oversaw what investigators later determined to be a vast money laundering scheme on behalf of numerous Russians, many with ties to the Russian mob.
Over $10 billion was shifted from Russia to selected institutions in the West. The method is simple but effective. In Moscow, a Russian client bought blue-chip Russian stocks from Deutsche Bank Moscow in companies like Gazprom or Sberbank. The payments were in rubles.
The size of a typical order was $2 million to $3 million. Shortly afterward, a non-Russian ‘customer’ sold exactly the same number of securities to Deutsche Bank in London, paying in dollars.” There is no economic reason for these “mirror trades,” the investigators determine.
The entire idea was to move illegally gained funds from Russia and convert them into dollars, where they can be used without fear of exposure. Wiswell and his clients used banks in offshore territories such as Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands.
Wiswell handled any questions by giving other banks soothing reassurances, while threatening and berating his colleagues to keep their mouths shut and speed the transactions along.
Wiswell also was tasked with keeping his Russian clients happy, which involved things like skiing trips, island getaways, and visits to elite nightclubs. Wiswell’s Russian wife became the owner of two offshore companies, in Cyprus and the BVI, and began accepting lavish payments for “financial consulting.”
Investigators call those “undisclosed compensations” to be bribes, cleared by Deutsche Bank in New York. In August 2015, Deutsche Bank suspended and then fired Wiswell, who promptly disappeared from public view. Some reports have said tha he is now in Moscow again. In a wrongful dismissal suit, Wiswell painted himself as a fall guy for the bank’s senior executives. The money laundering scandal did terrific harm to Deutsche Bank’s reputation, and cost the bank $475 million in fines. Later examinations determined that the bank’s Moscow branch had been “taken over” by Vneshtorgbank (VTB), a state-run bank with deep ties to Russian intelligence

The Silent Jew- An Open Letter
by Rabbi Joel Timmerman

Yesterday, I watched with sadness the Challenger tragedy unfold on my television screen and my heart went out to the families of the dead. But later in the day, I had a telephone call from a friend with a bitter comment.
He said that the first few hours of the media coverage of the tragedy dealt with the background and career of an Israeli guest cosmonaut, Colonel Ilan Ramon, and little mention was made of the backgrounds of the American crew.
Another friend, a Jew, called me to say: “Just look at that on the TV! Why CNN is spending all their time talking about an Israeli war hero. Weren’t there any Americans on board?”
Of course there were Americans on board and this is the subject of my open letter.
There are several millions of Jews living in the United States. The bulk of us are Reformed Jews. Nearly all of us consider ourselves to be Americans. We and our children are proud to have served in the American military and even prouder to be citizens of the one nation that has welcomed refugee Jews, fleeing from European persecutions, and permitted them free access to American society.
A much smaller percentage of American Jews are Zionists. They view themselves as Jews first, Israeli’s second and, perhaps, Americans third. Their complete allegiance is to the state of Israel and not to America. They send money to Israel and, when they have access to it, military and commercial secrets. They are the Pollards of this country. They do not represent the rest of us at all.
The State of Israel has always been a Zionist state. It was born in violence and hatred. Jews, mostly from Poland, invaded the Palestine area, killing and maiming anyone who stood in their way: Arabs, British soldiers, civilians and even high UN officials. Bombings, bank robberies, arsons and mass murder attended the birth of this state. One man, Menachim Begin, blew up a hotel full of people and was later made Chief of State!
The Zionists have fastened themselves onto the instruments of power in the United States, feeling, rightly, that American soldiers, and most importantly, money, will nurture their state and protect it from their many enemies.
Instead of making efforts to co-exist with their neighbors, Israel has constantly attacked the impoverished Palestinian Arabs and killed as many of them as they could. The IDF has had no problem murdering Arab men, women and children. It has had no problem destroying the homes and businesses of the reviled Arabs and their sole, stated aim, is to drive the Arabs out of their homes so that Jews can take them over.
How redolent this is of the attacks by the Nazis, the Poles and the Russians in recent times past! It is true that the abused child becomes the abusing parent and Israel has in truth become the National Socialists of the Middle East.
The Zionists have infiltrated the American government to a remarkable degree. They have gained an astonishing hold in the American mass media. CNN, Time Warner, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and Time magazines and a host of other media giants are either owned outright by Jews or are under the control of Jews.
These mighty organs daily pour out a great stream of pro-Israel commentary while Jewish organizations such as the ADL and various other pressure groups, make constant, threatening demands on a subservient American legislative entity.
The fact that there are many Jews in America that view such blatant and ruthless manipulationwith horror is never reported in the media.
We are the silent Jews although we outnumber the loud ones twenty to one. Our views, those of tolerance and moderation, are never seen in the media but the frantic, fanatic views of the hysterical Zionists receive daily, slavish attention.
The American pubic is not stupid but it has no voice to express its concerns. Faked opinion polls, pious statements about Israel as “America’s best ally” can be seen daily in all the major branches of the media.
Believe me, Israel is not America’s best ally. Through the Israel lobby, American leaders and legislators do as they are told. The consequences of refusal or worse, opposition to Zionist demands is orchestrated oblivion. Furious because President Harry Truman blocked the sale of weapons of destruction to the rampaging Zionists in 1948, Jewish money backed Thomas Dewey. An assassination attempt was launched by the Stern Gang against Truman but failed.
The British, the United Nations and the United States eventually let the Zionists have their murderous way in Palestine because they grew tired of the constant acts of savage terrorism which seemed to inspire the terrorists to even greater infamies.
These miserable, vicious and ideological creatures have nothing to do with the great majority of American Jews. We deplore their savage, manipulative behavior because we know from bitter experience that eventually the American public will become aroused and infuriated. When that dismal day comes, and it will come, all the rest of us will be held to account for the savage brutes like Sharon and his butchers. We will become the eternal victims of a population enraged by the ruthless and self-serving manipulations of a small, detestable handful of chronic fanatics. We will, at last, lose the respect of our colleagues, our neighbors and our friends and again, the eternal wandering will begin.
Note here that Israel is afraid of Saddam Hussein. He has attacked Israel before, just as Israel has attacked him even earlier. Why should valuable Jewish youth be sacrificed in a war with Iraq when expendable American youth can accomplish the same thing? Perhaps, and I have learned this from a close friend in the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Israel and America can also attack Saudi Arabia and thereby gain military control of two major oil producing areas.
The American President is not an intelligent or reasonable man but those who control him are and they, and the Israeli lobby can see that if both America and Israel can wrest control of oil from the Arabs, both countries will be better off…from the Zionist world view. Jews can make money from the captured oil fields and some of this can be stuffed into the pockets of America’s notoriously corrupt legislators…and bureaucrats.
This is a suicidal, very short-term policy. By catering to American religious fundamentalists, Jewish groups and the oil industry, Bush is digging the grave, not only of his own erratic and fanatic administration but also of very loyal American Jews.
The President may be a stupid man but his handlers are not but they are all so myopic that they cannot see that they are rushing in haste towards the top of a very high cliff.
If only it were the guilty, the stupid and the vicious that would plunge down to their deaths, nothing would be lost and much gained but they will drag with them tens of thousands of completely innocent people.

Joel Timmerman
Director, Holocaust Survivors Association
New York

Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2013
Part 4

Below are lists of people killed by law enforcement in the United States, both on duty and off duty for 2010. Other years are in preparation
Although Congress instructed the Attorney General in 1994 to compile and publish annual statistics on police use of excessive force, this was never carried out, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not collect these data either
The annual average number of justifiable homicides alone was previously estimated to be near 400. Updated estimates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics released in 2015 estimate the number to be around 930 per year, or 1240 if assuming that non-reporting local agencies kill people at the same rate as reporting agencies

January 2013

2013-01-30 Morales, Ronette (30) Colorado (Denver) Two plain clothes officers attempted to arrest Morales for charges of burglary, assault and harassment. Morales shot one officer in the hand and was subsequently fatally shot.
unnamed male Texas (Fort Worth) Officers responded to a police report that a fugitive was behind a building they happened to be at. Upon discovering the suspect, he opened fire wounding an officer. The officers returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.
Muhammad, Ishmael (29) Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) Officers responded to a report that Muhammed had assaulted his girlfriend. He barricaded himself inside the apartment and using a machete kept a 2-year-old and a disabled 26-year-old as hostages. Officials report that Muhammad “was obviously under the influence of some drugs.” After a standoff of a few hours he was fatally shot twice when his waving of the machete prompted officers to fear for the lives of the hostages.
Schroeder, Thomas E (50) Missouri (Craig) Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 29 for speed. After noticing an odor of alcohol, Trooper began asking about DUI and the driver tried to flee. During a struggle, subject was pepper sprayed and when not subdued and still struggling, he was shot fatally.
2013-01-28 Harris, Anthony (38) Florida (Jacksonville) Responding to a call for a domestic dispute, officers encountered the subject who tried to take one officer’s weapon. During the struggle, he was killed by the second officer.
Anderson, James D (32) Washington (Seattle)
Subject was ejected from a club, after which he returned and shot two people, including his girlfriend. When responding officers contacted him as he was leaving, shots were exchanged and subject was killed.
Culpepper, Brandon (30) Illinois (Homewood) Police were called to an apartment building for a disturbance. On arrival, there was a confrontation with the subject who was shot by officers.
2013-01-25 Combs, Douglas (16) Washington (Vancouver) Authorities with Vancouver Police and Clark County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a home invasion shooting that injured one and two armed robberies from earlier that day when they confronted Douglas E. Combs and another 16-year-old near East 19th Street and E Street in Vancouver. Officers believe Combs is the primary suspect in the three crimes.
After attempting contact with the two 16-year-olds, police say an officer shot Combs. Officers said Combs had been armed at the time of the shooting, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
2013-01-25 Unnamed Male Maryland (Baltimore) mAuthorities said two officers who are part of a gun and drug enforcement group in that area approached a group of people. One of those men started walking in the opposite direction, and when one of the officers tried to approach him, the man turned and started shooting at the officer, police said. Investigators said the officer chased the man on foot for six blocks while the man continued to fire shots at the officer. Officials said the officer eventually returned fire and shot the man, who later died at a hospital.
2013-01-25 Davis, Willie Jr (23) Arizona (Tucson) An officer responded to a report of an armed robbery. A suspect matching the description was chased in a vehicle until the suspect crashed. An altercation ensued during which the officer fatally shot the suspect.
2013-01-24 Grassley, Jabob Michigan (Kalamazoo) Grassley was killed when Sergeant Sean Gordon shot him twice in the back at a Best Western hotel. Police had lodged his girlfriend and daughter there after a domestic abuse complaint, but the girlfriend told him where they were. Grassley had a handgun in the car, but was not armed when Gordon shot him. This shooting was ruled justified on May 24, 2013.[14][15]
Hatcher, Jordan (22) Texas (Grand Prairie) Grand Prairie, Texas, police responded to a felony theft call around 3:50 p.m. at the Target store at Camp Wisdom Road and State Highway 360, police said. One of the suspects fled on foot and crossed city lines into Arlington, according to Arlington police spokesman Sgt. Christopher Cook. During the chase, the man ran across a freeway and into a parking lot at the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus. The man got into a physical altercation with police that ended when a Grand Prairie officer shot him, Cook said.
2013-01-22 Walters, Kathryn (46) Nevada (Boulder City)
Killed along with her son during a domestic dispute incident by her husband who was a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Lieutenant. Subject then set fire to the house, called 911 and waited for officers to arrive after which he stepped inside and shot himself.
2013-01-22 Walters, Maximillian (5) Nevada (Boulder City)
Killed along with his mother during a domestic dispute incident by his father who was a Las Vegas Police Lieutenant. Subject then set fire to the house, called 911 and waited for officers to arrive after which he stepped inside and shot himself.
2013-01-22 Bondo, Craig (20)
Colorado (Woodland Park) Officers pulled over a suspected stolen vehicle. When the officers attempted to detain the suspect, he drove away, hitting one of the officers with the vehicle. An officer opened fire on the vehicle, fatally wounding the suspect. A witness reports hearing five shots and that the back window of the vehicle was shattered.
2013-01-21 unnamed male Louisiana (Addis)
Officers responded to a report of robbery in progress at a store. The suspect took a customer hostage at gunpoint and stole a police cruiser. The suspect crashed the cruiser at a police roadblock. As officers approached the vehicle, the suspect threatened to kill the hostage and himself. An officer fired three times, killing the suspect.
2013-01-18 unnamed male Alabama (Oxford) Officers responded to a report of a burglary suspect with several arrest warrants who was spotted in a store. When the officers asked the suspect to step outside, the suspect produced a knife and began slashing at the officers. A Taser was ineffective and the officers fatally shot the suspect when he charged at them.
2013-01-18 France, Jesse J. (28) Washington (Vancouver) Members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force shot Mr. France through the windshield of his car after he “escalated the situation” when the marshals located him. One witness claimed Mr. France’s face “was kind of blown off.”
2013-01-17 Ramsey, Eric (30) Michigan (Mount Pleasant) Officers were searching for Ramsey as the prime suspect in a recent abduction, rape and arson. Ramsey rammed his vehicle into a squad car and fled in a stolen garbage truck. He was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy.
2013-01-17 Lopez, Angel (27) California (San Diego) Officers surrounded an apartment complex after receiving a report that two wanted parolees were there and at least one was armed. After several hours the men fled and one was cornered. One was fatally shot after refusing to show his hands and reaching into his pockets. The other suspect was arrested after an hours-long search.
2013-01-16 Gamble, Karvis (19) Florida (Orlando) Gamble was shot in the stomach after drug-enforcement officers said someone in the building reached for a gun. Witnesses dispute the police account.
2013-01-16 unnamed male Arizona (Buckeye) An officer fatally shot a man after he shot at police.
2013-01-15 Weber, Todd S Missouri (Kansas City) Officers attempted to stop Weber’s vehicle. Weber led officers on a low-speed chase at no faster than 35 mph. Stop sticks slowed the vehicle, but it continued for several miles. Weber eventually stopped, exited his vehicle, pointed a gun at officers and began firing. Officers returned fire, killing him.
2013-01-15 unnamed male Hawaii (Honolulu) Officers responded to a truck driving fast the wrong way. Police fired multiple times when the driver rammed five marked police cruisers. The deceased suspect was a U.S. Army soldier at Schofield Barracks.
2013-01-15 Jimmy Ray Phea (35) California (Fresno) An officer attempted to stop a pedestrian suspected of being a wanted parolee. The suspect fled, jumped several fences, then confronted the officer with a knife. After a short fight, the officer stepped back and shot twice, fatally wounding the suspect. Later identified as Jimmy Ray Phea
2013-01-14 Roberts, Karlando (32) New Jersey (East Orange) Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in progress. Roberts was found to be stabbing his father-in-law and refused to drop the knife. Officers shot Roberts who died at a local hospital.
2013-01-14 Swilling, Wesley (31) South Carolina (Greenville) Swilling was in the Law Enforcement Center parking lot and approached an officer and deputy in a “threatening manner” with what appeared to be a weapon. Fearing for their safety, they both shot at Swilling, hitting him at least once. Swilling fell down, but continued to approach them, so they took cover behind a vehicle and both fired again, hitting him at least once more. Swilling was pronounced dead at the scene. After further investigation, it was revealed that Swilling was “armed” with a hot glue gun.
2013-01-14 unnamed male Tennessee (Memphis) Officers responded to a report of loud music. They found a man slumped over inside a vehicle. As officers approached him, he pointed a gun at them and they fatally shot him.
2013-01-12 Vasquez,Johnathan (21) California (San Diego) Officers attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding. A high speed pursuit ensued. After the suspect drove into a vacant lot, he U-turned and drove towards the officers. The officers opened fire, fatally wounding the driver and injuring a passenger.
2013-01-12 Saylor, Robert E. (26) Maryland (Frederick) Three off-duty officers moonlighting as security guards confronted Saylor, a man with Down’s Syndrome, when he refused to leave the theater after a movie. He was handcuffed when, according to police, he became “medically distressed.” His death was ruled homicide by asphyxia due to officers sitting on his chest while subduing him.
2013-01-11 Moretz, Chad Georgia (Savannah) Officers approached Moretz at his home to question him about a missing man who was a friend of his. A standoff ensued which ended when Moretz walked out of his house with a rifle in hand and was fatally shot by a SWAT sniper. The dismembered remains of the friend were found in the house.
2013-01-11 unnamed male California (Santa Ana) Officers on patrol attempted to speak to a suspicious person in the back seat of a car. The suspect jumped into the front seat and drove towards the officers who then fatally shot him.
Dempsey, John Edward (37) West Virginia (Logan) Officers pursued Dempsey as the prime suspect in a recent murder and carjacking. Dempsey was fatally shot after “pulling a gun on troopers.”
Ozeir, Rabih (18) Oklahoma (Cushing) Officers responded to a gym after an employee reported Ozeir confronted gym staff. When officers arrived, they report Ozeir confronted them with a handgun and refused commands to put it down. The officers shot Ozeir who died in a hospital the next day.
2013-01-09 Simons, Kelly Fay (38) Utah (Salt Lake City) Shot and killed by police after allegedly driving toward a JCAT (Joint Criminal Apprehension Team) officer. Police say she was a suspect in a series of robberies. Miss Simons was unarmed, there was no warrant, and had no criminal record.
2013-01-09 Gary, Robert (31)
Florida (Tampa) Gary was shot by undercover officers buying crack cocaine.
2013-01-08 unnamed female (24) Florida (Palm Beach) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. They found a woman holding a knife to the throat of her boyfriend. The officers shot her when she refused commands to drop the knife and “turned to stab him.” She died from her injuries.
2013-01-07 Jimenez, Vincent Arizona (Phoenix) Officers attempted to stop a driver who seemed impaired. The driver fled and led officers on a chase that ended at the suspect’s home where he crashed into a retaining wall. When officers approached the driver, the suspect rammed two cruisers and accelerated towards officers who opened fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. A five-year-old child was discovered unharmed in the passenger seat.
2013-01-07 Autenrieth, Daniel (31) Pennsylvania (Coolbaugh Township) Officers responded to a report that the suspect had abducted his 9-year-old son and was armed. A 40-mile chase ended following unspecified police intervention. Officers and the suspect exchanged gunfire which killed one officer and the suspect.
2013-01-07 Flores, Juan (Johnny) Reyna (35) California (Fresno) Fresno Police Department officer spotted a parolee Monday afternoon and attempted to talk to him. The man fled and the officer pursued him over several fences. When the man confronted the officer with a knife, the officer fired at him. Neighbors reported hearing two shots. Flores died at a local hospital.
2013-01-06 Mims, Spencer Rollins III (55) North Carolina (Charlotte) Officers responded to a report from Mims stating that he was having trouble with his son. When officers arrived at his home, they found Mims holding a box-cutter to his own throat. An officer fired a stun gun intending to prevent Mims from harming himself. Mims instead lunged at the officers with the box cutter. An officer shot Mims at least once. Mims died at a local hospital.
2013-01-05 unnamed male Colorado (Aurora) Officers responded to a report of multiple homicides. A woman had escaped from a home and called police after discovering that three people in the home appeared to be dead. A six-hour standoff ensued with the home surrounded by SWAT officers. A man in the home was killed when he shot at police.
2013-01-04 Banks, Darrell (47) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Plain clothes officers in an alley were investigating an armed home invasion when they spotted a man who matched the suspect’s description. The man fled. Police report they fatally shot him when he pointed an object at them. No weapons were recovered at the scene. Family members report Banks was walking home from a birthday party.
O’Donnell, Seth (26) Pennsylvania (Mt. Pleasant) Police responded to a report of a disturbance at a store. The suspect had a pair of scissors and was acting violently. O’Donnell slashed an officer’s head with the scissors and was then fatally shot.
2013-01-01 Gurrola, Abel (26) California (Bakersfield) About 12:05 AM, January 1, Bakersfield Police Department officers responded to reports of gunfire at an apartment complex. They saw Abel Gurrola with a .22 rifle. Gurrola refused to drop the weapon as ordered and he fled. Officers shot Gurrola and he died later that day in a local hospital. The shooting was later ruled justified by the Department Review Board.
2013‑01‑01 Chavez, Mark (49) New Mexico (Farmington) An officer responded to a report by Chavez that he had killed a woman. Chavez aggressively approached the officer with a blunt impact weapon. The officer used a Taser, which was ineffective. The officer then shot Chavez in the leg and torso. Chavez died at a local hospital. Investigators could not find evidence of a woman having been killed and suspect that Chavez made the call to lure police to his residence.
2013-01-01 Fuentes, Victor (22) Texas (Tyler) Officers responded to reports of numerous gunshots at a home on New Year’s Eve. Officers arrived and heard more gunshots. A man was seen with a weapon and commanded to drop it. He instead went inside the house. After again refusing commands to drop the weapon, Fuentes pointed the handgun at an officer who fatally shot him.
2013-01-01 Tavares, Christopher (21) Colorado (Pueblo) Officers were investigating a neighborhood after hearing gunfire. They pursued a suspicious vehicle that crashed after a short chase. A passenger in the vehicle shot an officer in the shoulder and three people fled in different directions. Officers found the shooting suspect less than an hour later. They fatally shot Tavares when he refused to listen to the officers’ commands and attempted to flee. The two other persons in the vehicle were arrested.
Roberts, Karlando (32) New Jersey (East Orange) Police found Roberts stabbing his father-in-law. He refused to drop the knife and was shot. He died a short time after in a hospital

February 2013

2013‑02‑28 Shreckengaust, Richard (37) California (Guerneville) Police received a call from a woman whose friend was sending her text messages saying she had been kidnapped. Police located the vehicle and attempted to pull it over. Shreckengaust, the driver, refused to stop, and eventually crashed into an embankment. A deputy shot Shreckengaust several times, killing him, when he allegedly leaned to the right of the car. Police did not find a gun. The woman, an acquaintance of Shreckengaust, was not harmed.
2013‑02‑26 Jurgen, Adam (24) South Carolina (Columbia) Police were responding to report of a man assaulting a woman. The man, Jurgen, fled the scene and then fired at officers, striking deputy Sheila Aull. Aull and at least four other officers returned fire and killed Jurgen.
2013‑02‑26 Keewatinawin, Jack (21) Washington (Seattle) Police were responding to a call that a man was armed with a knife and holding his father hostage. When officers arrived, Keewatinawin used his father as a shield and attempted to flee, police say. Three officers shot and killed Keewatinawin when he allegedly threatened an officer with a steel pipe.
2013‑02‑26 ,Goulet, Jeremy (35) California (Santa Cruz) Goulet was shot and killed during a police pursuit after allegedly fatally shooting Santa Cruz officers Sgt. Loran Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler. Baker and Butler had come to Goulet’s home to follow up on sexual assault allegations. The officers killed were the first in the Santa Cruz Police Department’s history to die in the line of duty.
2013‑02‑25 unnamed male (39) California (Riverside) The man was shot to death by officers in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Police were responding to a report of a car theft in progress. Police say they shot him when he rammed a police cruiser with the stolen vehicle.
2013‑02‑24 Parker, Christopher J. (33) Washington (Spokane) Mr. Parker called 911 to report he was diabetic and had ingested methamphetamine. Responding police arrested him on an outstanding warrant, and while in the county jail deputies used a Taser on him when he allegedly became uncooperative
unnamed male Nevada (Reno) Police were responding to a domestic disturbance call. An officer shot and killed a man from whom he “perceived a threat.”
2013‑02‑22 Potts, Martin Y. Missouri (Springfield) Police were investigating two burglaries and attempting to execute a search warrant on a property when they encountered Potts, who fled. Potts was killed by members of a Special Response Team after allegedly firing at officers.
Taylor, Christopher (19)
California (Long Beach)
Officers spotted a stolen vehicle and pursued it until it crashed into a garage. Taylor was shot and killed by officers after he allegedly fired at them. Police say they recovered a handgun at the scene.
2013‑02‑21 Thompson, Clifton (72) Pennsylvania (Conewago) Thompson called a crisis line to say he was armed and suicidal, and police were contact and sent to his home. Officers were allegedly trying to negotiate with Thompson when he fired one shot at them with a rifle and ran outside. He encountered another officer who fired at him four times with a patrol rifle, killing him.
2013‑02‑19 Bowie, Carl Richard, III (25) Alaska (Anchorage) Police received a call about a man looking into cars in a parking lot. When they arrived he fled in a stolen truck, and a chase ensued. Two officers opened fire on Bowie after he allegedly hit two police cars with the truck.
2013‑02‑18 Sellars, Taft (30) Virginia (Alexandria) Police arrived at a home and shot and killed Sellars, who they say had a gun. The Alexandria Police Department refuses to release any other information about this incident, citing department policy.
2013‑02‑15 Franco, Emmanuel (25) California (Monterey Park) Police were responding to a domestic disturbance between a couple at a motel. The couple left in a vehicle, and police followed them and initiated a traffic stop. Officers shot and killed Franco after he allegedly exited the vehicle and brandished a handgun at them.
2013-02-19 John Parker Florida (Jacksonville) In a car being chased by police, the police fired, killing him.
2013-02-12 Kayla (Xavier) Moore California (Berkeley) After being handcuffed… Moore “continued to scream and kick,” so the other officers used the ankle strap of a WRAP device to secure his ankles. “Moore continued resisting for a short period of time before appearing to calm down… Once he calmed, we rolled him onto his side, and Officer Brown confirmed that he was breathing and had a pulse.” About a minute later, Brown said that Moore was no longer breathing and no longer had a pulse.
2013-02-08 Torres, Robert Antonio (33) Nevada (Las Vegas)
Torres was killed during an exchange of gunfire with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Joseph Parra and Detective Scott Thomas in an apartment parking lot. Two bystanders were hit by gunfire; one was hospitalized and in critical condition.
2013-02-05 Dorfman, Jacob (52) Washington (Spokane)
An eyewitness claimed he saw a shirtless man pacing in the street and screaming for help before firing one shot from a handgun. After a short car chase, officers shot and killed Mr. Dorfman.
2013-02-04 Dykes, Jimmy Lee (65) Alabama (Midland City) Six days earlier, subject killed a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy, then took refuge in an underground bunker on his property. After negotiations broke down, FBI SWAT team raided the bunker killing the subject.
2013‑02‑03 unnamed male (80s) Texas (Harlingen) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. They arrived to witness a man shoot a woman in the chest. The officers fatally shot the man.
2013‑02‑03 Gagliardi, Kristofer Charles Texas (Copperas Cove) Copperas Cove officer Billy J. Ray III shot and killed Gagliardi while responding to a domestic violence call. Police say Gagliardi had a knife


2013-03-30 Huggins, Broderick (32) California (Oakland) Huggins, from Modesto, was fatally shot by an Alameda County sheriff’s deputy after he refused to get out of the vehicle and drove off, dragging one of those deputies, who had been trying to undo Huggins’ seat belt.
2013-03-29 Larry Albert Bohannon New Hampshire (Walpole) Bohannon, a suspect in a Vermont armed robbery was pursued and killed by gunshot wounds to the head, chest, and abdomen.
2013-03-26 Stahl, David “D.J.” W., II (20) Ohio (West Lafayette) Three officers in two vehicles attempted a traffic stop on Stahl who was driving at a high rate of speed. Stahl allegedly rammed one of the cruisers. Two officers from the other cruiser approached Stahl’s vehicle on foot in an attempt to arrest him. Sheriff’s Deputy Ernest Snyder shot and killed Stahl when he accelerated toward them, police say.
2013-03-22 Smith, Russell (51) Washington (Seattle) Members of the Bellevue Police Department SWAT team were serving a warrant at a Seattle home for the arrest of suspects in a series of robberies in Bellevue.
2013-03-19 Acre, Jeremy (35) Alabama (Deatsville) Police responded to Acre’s residence after receiving a call from a third party who claimed that there was a domestic dispute. When they arrived at the residence, the deputies knocked on the door and was met by Acre who was welding a handgun, Franklin said. Acre was told repeatedly to put his gun down, but he refused to comply. At some point during the exchange, a deputy deployed his Taser, which sent Acre to the ground, he said. But, before deputies could disarm Acre, he removed one of the probes and got back on his feet.When again Acre wouldn’t put his gun down or be subdued, the supervisor fired his service weapon one time hitting Acre in the upper torso, Franklin said. Acre died at the scene.
2013-03-18 Meija, Elias (27) California (San Jose) Police were looking for Meija in connection with a homicide and spotted him in a stolen vehicle and blocked his car. Meija allegedly tried to ram his way out. San Jose officer Bruce Barthelemy shot and killed Meja after getting out of an unmarked police vehicle when Meja drove toward him.
2013-03-18 Alvarez, Jared Albert (32) Texas (Houston) Two Houston Police officers were on patrol when they observed Alvarez driving erratically. The officers initiated a traffic stop, but Alvarez refused to stop his vehicle and drove into a cul-de-sac at 600 Saddle Rock Drive. When Alvarez reached the end of the street he attempted to reverse his vehicle but became stuck on a large rock. One of the officers exited the squad car and began to approach Alvarez’s vehicle on foot. As the officer was approaching, Alvarez pulled out a gun and shot the officer in both arms. The second officer discharged his weapon, fatally striking Alvarez.
2013-03-17 Bailey, Kevin M. (22) Ohio (Solon) Bailey was shot four times by officers after fleeing a traffic stop, crashing his vehicle, and shooting at officers still in their cruisers.
2013-03-13 Jones, Wayne Arnold (50) West Virginia (Martinsburg) Jones was stopped by police while walking on South Queen Street. He told officers he was carrying a weapon. Jones did not comply with a search for the weapon and reportedly threatened the officers with a knife.
2013-03-12 Johnston, Daniel (58) Connecticut (Willimantic) Police were responding to a report of a man acting in a threatening manner. Officers arrived and found Johnston armed with a hatchet, and after a confrontation where Johnston refused to drop the hatchet, they shot and killed him.
2013-03-10 Whiting, Horace (61) Tennessee (Memphis Police responded to a call reporting an armed person. On arrival they found Whiting standing in the street holding a shotgun. Police stated that Whiting refused to drop the gun and, in fact, fired it instead, at which point they shot and killed him.
2013-03-10 Salameh, Taleb Hussein Yousef (28) Iowa (North Liberty) Police responded to a 911 call reporting domestic violence. When they arrived at the scene gunshots were exchanged, and Salameh was shot and killed.
2013‑03‑10 Rawls, Anthony (49) Georgia (Warner Robins) Police allegedly received a call that Rawls had a gun and was threatening his wife. Officers shot and killed him outside his home.
2013‑03‑10 Dixon, Arthur, Jr. (43) Florida (St. Petersburg) Police were responding to a 911 call from a woman who said her son was threatening suicide. Two officers shot the man to death after he allegedly threatened them with a pair of scissors.
2013‑03‑10 Gilkerson, James L. (42) Ohio (Middlefield)Gilkerson was pulled over for a routine traffic stop when he got out and began shooting at two officers with an AK-47, police say. Both officers returned fire and killed him.
2013‑03‑10 Allen, Clinton Texas (Dallas) Police were responding to a disturbance call involving Allen, whom they had dealt with before. Officer Clark Staller shot and killed Allen during a struggle between the two.
2013-03-09 Gray, Kimani (16) New York (Brooklyn) Gray and some other people were standing outside a building when they were approached by plainclothes officers. The officers stated that Gray attempted to leave the area when he saw them. They stated that he adjusted his waistband and “continued to act in a suspicious manner.” The officers said that Gray then drew a gun and pointed it at them, at which point they shot and killed him. However, witness reports seem to contradict this story.
2013‑03‑09 Wright, Jeffrey Allen (55) Florida (Navarre) Wright was shot and killed by SWAT members Sgt. Nathan Hall, Deputy Brian Miller, and Detective Jerry Nash after allegedly pointing a pistol at them inside his home. Police were attempting to serve a felony warrant for counterfeiting. Wright barricaded himself in his home, and SWAT was called in.
2013‑03‑08 Donohue, Adam (20) Florida (Boca Raton) Officers attempted to pull over a taxi cab that was alleged to have been stolen by Donohue. A struggle then ensued, where Donohue was shot and tasered. One of the officers suffered minor injuries.
2013‑03‑08 Saenz, Daniel (37) Texas (El Paso) An officer shot and killed Saenz, an inmate he was escorting to a hospital for a medical release. The two men allegedly got into a struggle before the officer shot him several times. Saenz was handcuffed at the time.
2013-03-07 Clifton Joel Day Florida (Jacksonville) Trying to repeatedly smash his ex-wife’s car, the SWAT officers came to the scene. She told police he was trying to kill her. He had a gun, police told him to put it down, and later when he tried to reach for it they fired at him six times, killing him.
2013‑03‑06 Ayala, Ramon (27) Washington (Sunnyside) Officers responded to a report of a man shooting a gun into the air on a busy street corner. An officer shot and killed Ayala when he ignored their commands and allegedly pointed the gun towards them.
2013‑03‑06 Eckel, Brandon Wesley (27)California (Livingston) Police pulled Eckel over after witnessing him littering and threatened to tow his truck because of a suspended license. Eckel drove away and a high-speed chase ensued, ending when Eckel crashed his truck. Police say he pulled out a rifle and pointed it at officers, who fired at him. Officers later stated that Eckel shot himself when the police began firing at him.
2013‑03‑06 Kelley, Troy (47) Georgia (Columbus) Police were responding to a domestic dispute. Officers shot and killed Kelley after he allegedly fired a weapon at them.
2013-03-05 Dennison, Parrish (41) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Dennison ran from police after being confronted while allegedly trying to sell stolen property. Police claim that he pointed a handgun at them as he was running. The Albuquerque SWAT team locked down the area. Police stated that when they located Dennison he ran toward them with a gun in his hand, at which point they shot and killed him.
2013‑03‑04 Cisneros, Santiago A., III (32) Oregon (Portland) Cisneros was shot and killed by Officers Brad Kula and Michele Boer in a parking garage after allegedly firing a shotgun at them.
2013‑03‑04 Garza, Jimmy James, Jr. (31) Texas (San Antonio) Garza was shot after a SWAT standoff when he reportedly bolted from his home toward officers while holding a rifle. Police were responding to a report that he had assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
2013‑03‑04 Meeks, Anthony Desean (22) North Carolina (Concord) The U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, and local police were responding to a tip about a wanted suspect and allegedly found Meeks at a window with a gun. They shot and killed him after he reportedly came out of the window with the gun.
2013‑03‑03 Stoddard-Nunez, Shawn Joseph Jetmore (19) California (Hayward) Stoddard-Nunez was riding with 24-year-old Arthur Pakman to a friend’s house when police attempted a traffic stop and Pakman allegedly rammed his car into a police cruiser. The officer fired into the vehicle and hit Stoddard-Nunez twice, killing him. Police say they seek to charge Pakman with his friend’s death.
2013‑03‑02 McMillan, Jesse Ray (26) Washington (Kelso) Police were investigating a hit-and-run incident where the driver, McMillan, had fled into a nearby residence. He eventually came outside and allegedly began firing, striking Kelso officer Ralph Hines in the leg. Hines and Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny O’Neill shot and killed McMillan.
2013‑03‑02 Smith, Amos G. (26) California (Union City) Smith was pulled over by officers and attempted to flee, police say. Police shot and killed him after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers.
2013‑03‑02 Aduddell, Ronald (28) California (San Jose) Police attempted a traffic stop when they felt a vehicle looked suspicious, and a chase ensued. After reportedly ramming several police cars, Aduddell got out of the vehicle and was shot to death by Officers Ian Cooley and Adam Jenkins, who say his hands were on his waistband area. Police did not locate a weapon at the scene.
2013‑03‑02 Sawyer, Aaron (23) California (San Francisco) Daly City police spotted Sawyer behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle and chased him into San Francisco. Sawyer eventually abandoned the car and fled on foot. After Sawyer allegedly raised a gun at officers, a Daly City officer shot him in the torso, killing him.
2013‑03‑01 Patterson, Marcus Dewayne (35) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Police say they were responding to a call about a possible drug deal when Sgt. Charles Schamel, an undercover officer, shot and killed a person driving a car. Patterson, the driver, allegedly attempted to run over Schamel.
2013‑03‑01 Schaefer, John (70) Texas (Austin) Schaefer called police to report being attacked by a pit bull in his yard that was not his. Officer Jonathan Whitted shot and killed Schaefer when he refused to surrender his pistol to the officer and allegedly pointed it at him. Schaefer was an instructor at the Austin Rifle Club.
2013‑03‑01 Myers, Daniel John (47) Texas (El Paso) Myers was killed in a shootout with El Paso police and a US Border Patrol Agent. He was wanted for robbery charges in Michigan.


2013‑04‑30 Vigil, Jesse (19) New Mexico (Tularosa) An officer checking on an elementary school during a blackout claimed to recognize Vigil, believing there was a warrant out for his arrest. The officer shot Vigil to death after the teenager did not obey the officer’s orders to stop walking and was allegedly digging in his pockets. A .22 Cricket rifle was reported to have been recovered at the scene. This case is being presented to a grand jury for investigation.
2013-04-30 Todd Jones Florida (Jacksonville) In an argument with his step-father, he ambushed his step-father, stabbing him. SWAT arrived, Todd Jones approached them, and was hit with 11 bullets. Deemed a suicide by cop.
2013‑04‑29 Darkis, Ross (42) Indiana (Vincennes) Officers trying to subdue a man with a gun fatally shot him Monday night on his front porch. Police say Ross Darkis, 42, threatened them with the gun and was shot multiple times. He later died at the hospital.
2013‑04‑29 unnamed male (32) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police say they responded to a domestic violence call to find a man with a knife to his girlfriend’s neck. An officer shot and killed the man after he allegedly lunged at officers with a knife.
2013‑04‑27 TaVontae Haney (19) Indiana (Fort Wayne) Haney was a passenger in an SUV that police pulled over, and fled the scene. Police pursued, ordering him to drop a handgun he was carrying. Witnesses say he refused to do so and even pointed it toward the officers, who fatally shot him. Prosecutors declared the shooting justified in self-defense and declined to file charges. In a wrongful death lawsuit, Haney’s mother claims he was unarmed and posed no immediate threat to officers.
2013‑04‑24 Ball, Cary (25) Missouri (St. Louis) Ball was shot after allegedly pointing a gun at officers. Police say they recovered a loaded .40 caliber semi automatic gun with an extended magazine at the scene.
2013‑04‑24 Smith, Rick Illinois (Manchester) Rick Smith shot and killed five people (3 adults and 2 children) and wounded another person. After driving away, he engaged into a gunfight with police. Smith was killed in the shootout.
2013-04-24 Lopez, Robert (33) Arizona (Tucson) Lopez was hiding in a doghouse in the backyard of a woman’s residence. The police officers attended the scene, saw that he was armed with a handgun, and opened fire.
2013-04-22 Johnson, Victor (22) Indiana (Calumet City) Shot during foot chase when police say he drew a handgun.
2013-04-21 Clark, Dennis III (27) Washington (Federal Way) Mr. Clark was shot to death by Federal Way police after having killed his girlfriend and three apparently otherwise unrelated witnesses.
2013‑04‑19 Tsarnaev, Tamerlan (26) Massachusetts (Watertown) A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with officers. Police say that his younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ran him over with an SUV in an attempt to escape, but ER doctors who treated him said he did not appear to have been run over. A medical examiner stated the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the torso and extremities and blunt trauma to the head and torso.
2013-4-13 Perez, Alexis (19) New Jersey (Pleasantville) Perez was shot a killed by several Pleasantville police officers as he approached them with a knife in hand. Perez refused all commands to drop the weapon.
2013-04-09 Stout, Christopher Lee (23)Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Stout was shot and killed by OKCPD officers after attempting to flee the scene where a warrant was being served by US Marshals.
2013-04-09 Stout, Stacy (20) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Stout was shot and killed by OKCPD officers after attempting to flee the scene where a warrant was being served by US Marshals.
Courtier, Mark (50) California (Los Angeles) Courtier was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and allegedly attempted to flee the scene. He was tasered and also suffered a facial laceration in a struggle with officers to arrest him. Courtier became unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead after arriving at a hospital.


2013‑05‑30 unnamed male California (Santa Ana) Officers suspected four men of suspicious activity and approached them. A fight ensued between an officer and one man, and the officer shot and killed the man. The other three men fled, and officers pursued them by vehicle. The chase ended when the men crashed, killing a pedestrian.
2013‑05‑29 unnamed male Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police shot and killed a man who allegedly refused to drop a weapon. This incident marked the seventh person shot by police in Philadelphia in one week.
2013‑05‑29 Harper, Douglas (62) Montana (Helena) 62-year-old Douglas Harper was shot and killed by a deputy who was conducting a welfare check. Harper pointed a handgun at the deputy and failed to comply with orders to drop his weapon, and the deputy fired his handgun as a result.
2013‑05‑29 Peters, Bernard Jr. California (Oakland) An unarmed man was shot multiple times by officers in an incident that began as a vehicle chase.
2013‑05‑29 Scott, Mhai (38) Virginia (Sterling) Two deputies were responding to a disorderly conduct complaint in a Costco store. Officers say Mhai advanced on them with a knife and scissors. They first used a stun gun and then fired several shots, killing her.
2013‑05‑29 McRae, Nathaniel (34) Washington D.C. McRae was killed in an alleged exchange of gunfire with officers who were pursuing him as a suspect in a carjacking.
2013‑05‑28 Waller, Jerry (72) Texas (Fort Worth) Officers were responding to a burglary alarm when they encountered Waller armed with a gun in his garage across the street from where the alarm was sounding. Feeling threatened, at least one officer shot Waller multiple times, killing him.
2013‑05‑26 unnamed male Colorado (Salida) A man was killed after allegedly firing at officers who arrived at a home in response to a disturbance call.
2013‑05‑26 Cruz, Samuel New York (New Rochelle) Police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who wouldn’t let a relative into his apartment. When the man refused officers’ attempts to talk him out, they first tasered him and then shot him when he allegedly lunged at officers with a knife.
2013‑05‑25 Toretti, John (42) California (Sacramento) Police were called when a man frightened a Metro PCS employee with “intelligible(sic) statements.” A struggle ensued with the officers, and the man was pepper-sprayed, kicked, and repeatedly beaten with batons. Officers noticed he had stopped breathing once he was in police custody.
2013‑05‑25 unnamed male (23) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police were responding to a report of a man in the middle of the street holding a knife. They used their vehicle to knock him down and then pepper-sprayed him. He then ran toward them, and they shot and killed him.
2013‑05‑25 Mitchell, Ajani (21) South Carolina (Columbia) Mitchell was shot by officers who felt threatened when he refused to drop a gun he was holding. Police had been called by Mitchell’s grandmother.
2013‑05‑25 Foote, Jeff (39) Utah (Washington Terrace) Foote was killed by officers after allegedly firing a shot at them with a small handgun he was brandishing in his parent’s front yard. He was threatening to shoot himself.
2013‑05‑24 Tovar, Adolpho Vargas (47) California (San Diego) Tovar was fatally shot by officers after he drove a car in reverse towards them. He had allegedly robbed a nearby gas station.
2013‑05‑24 Valluzzo, John (75) Connecticut (Ridgefield) Police were responding to a domestic incident when an officer shot and killed Valluzzo, head of the Military Museum in Southern New England. Police say an officer fired on Valluzzo after he allegedly refused to drop a weapon and raised the weapon at police.
2013‑05‑24 Hilger, Thomas (49) Montana (Worden) Hilger was killed by sheriff’s deputies Martin Stuart and Tony Watson behind the bar he owned. Police were responding to a report of suspicious activity and questioned Hilger, who allegedly pulled out a gun. Investigators later found Hilger’s girlfriend’s body in a vehicle.
2013-05-24 Thomas, Leonard (30) Washington (Fife) Mr. Thomas was drunk and despondent due to the recent death of a close friend. His mother called police, who summoned a SWAT team when Thomas refused to come out of the house. After a four-hour standoff, Thomas agreed to send his 4-year-old son home with his mother, and he and the boy were standing on the front porch getting ready to send the boy down the sidewalk to his grandmother. Around the same time as this pending resolution, the SWAT team used explosives to blow open the back door and Thomas reacted by grabbing the boy. Sniper Brian Markert then fatally shot Thomas from across the street. Other SWAT team members also fatally shot a dog.
2013‑05‑22 Todashev, Ibragim (27) Florida (Orlando) Ibragim Todashev interview and death
2013‑05‑19 Labaki, Naim “Keith” (43) Wyoming (Evanston) Labaki was shot after allegedly pointing a rifle at an officer from inside a vehicle. Labaki had allegedly fired one shot outside a home and another into a store earlier that day and was fleeing in an SUV when he lost control and was rear-ended by an unmarked police vehicle.
Laffitte, Terry (50) California (Los Angeles) Police say officers saw Laffitte riding a bicycle while intoxicated and holding a handgun. They confronted him, and a struggle ensued in a driveway. Officers shot and killed Laffitte when he allegedly pulled a gun from his waistband. Multiple witnesses say that Laffitte was unarmed. Police say they recovered a revolver at the scene.
2013‑05‑17 Smith, Dalton (30) New York (Mineola)Andrea Robello was at home with three other people when Dalton Smith, wearing a ski mask, entered and demanded valuables. He allowed one woman to leave to withdraw money from an ATM, and she called the police. Officers arrived and found Smith with Robello in a headlock, holding a gun to her head. Smith allegedly threatened the officers who fired eight shots, hitting Smith seven times and Robello once in the head. Both were killed.
2013‑05‑17 Robello, Andrea (21) New York (Mineola) Andrea Robello was at home with three other people when Dalton Smith, wearing a ski mask, entered and demanded valuables. He allowed one woman to leave to withdraw money from an ATM, and she called the police. Officers arrived and found Smith with Robello in a headlock, holding a gun to her head. Smith allegedly threatened the officers who fired eight shots, hitting Smith seven times and Robello once in the head. Both were killed.
2013‑05‑17 Brozek, Brent E. (43) Wisconsin (Madison) Brozek was shot and killed by Officers Ryan Finnegan, Ryan Orvis, and Scott Templeton after allegedly charging at them with a sword. Police say bean bag rounds were fired first. The shooting concluded a day-long standoff that began when sheriff’s deputies tried to evict Brozek from his condo.
Cairns, Justin (21) Washington (Nine Mile Falls) Mr. Cairns was a suspect in the killing of another man earlier in the day when officers tracked him to a house, confronted him, and he allegedly ignored their unspecified commands.
2013‑05‑16 Darden, Jermaine (34) Texas (Fort Worth) Darden, a 300-pound man with breathing problems, died after being tased multiple times during a drug raid. Police say he resisted them, while his mother, who witnessed the incident, said he was trying to lie on his side because lying on his stomach made him unable to breathe.
2013-05-16 Blackburn, Caleb Wade (33) California (Oildale) Kern County Sheriff deputies, investigating a stabbing, were directed to Blackburn inside an apartment in Oildale. When they entered the apartment and confronted Blackburn, he was shot at least once by a deputy. Blackburn died at a local hospital
2013‑05‑14 unnamed male Colorado (Denver) Police say a suicidal man was holding a gun to his head in the middle of a street. Officers killed him after he allegedly threatened a firefighter.

2013‑05‑11 Arceo, Rigoberto (34) California (Cudahy) Rigoberto Arceo was killed by a Sheriff deputy in the city of Cudahy, on May 11, 2013, Mothers Day. The engaged 34-year-old young father was returning home from a party, celebrating Mother’s Day, when a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy, L Mendoza, ordered Rigo to the ground. Rigo with his hands raised in the air, was telling Deputy Mendoza that he did not have to do anything, when the deputy shot him once in the chest. In order to try and justify the shooting Deputy Mendoza is claiming that Rigo was trying to grab his gun. However, independent percipient witnesses who saw the shooting, describe Rigo as having his hands raised over his head when he was shot and that he was approximately 10 feet away from the deputy when the deputy shot and killed him.
2013‑05‑10 Romero, IvaMinnesota (Minneapolis) An officer, responding to the shooting involving Terrance Franklin, ran a red light and struck Romero’s motorcycle, killing him and injuring his passenger.
2013‑05‑10 Franklin, Terrance (22) Minnesota (Minneapolis) Franklin, a burglary suspect, was cornered in a basement by officers after fleeing police. A struggle ensued between Franklin and at least five officers and one K9, during which Franklin allegedly pulled the trigger on Officer Mark Durand’s gun, shooting Officers Michael Meath and Ricardo Muro in the leg. An unidentified undercover officer shot Franklin multiple times, killing him.
2013‑05‑09 unnamed male (21) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police killed a man when he allegedly pulled out a gun while they were pursuing him for an unspecified reason.
2013‑05‑08 Silva, David Sal (33) California (Bakersfield) Silva was repeatedly beaten by several officers with batons as well as bitten by a K9 dog in front of multiple witnesses. He was intoxicated, and officers say they were attempting to subdue him after he resisted arrest. A coroner listed the primary cause of death as hypertensive heart disease and ruled the killing as accidental. Kern County, in May 2016, agreed to pay $3.4 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit by Silva’s family
2013‑05‑06 Saeteurn, Saan Pao (32) California (Suisun City) Saan Pao Saeteurn was shot and killed by police after brandishing a pellet gun at them. The pellet gun was designed to look like an authentic rifle.


2013-06-23 Noah Burford Silva (26) Houston, Texas
Silva was arrested following an attempted theft at a Home Depot in Pearland, Texas. During the arrest Silva attempted to evade officers on foot. After a short chase Silva was arrested and taken to Memorial Hermann Southeast hospital for injuries he received during the foot chase. While Silva was at the hospital he attempted to leave his room and escape the hospital. A Pearland officer that was guarding Silva’s hospital room gave Silva verbal commands to stop, which Silva ignored. Silva and the officer then began a foot chase though the emergency room and out the hospital. When Silva got outside the hospital he jumped into a retention pond and began to swim across. The officer followed Silva into the pond and became to swim after Silva. When Silva made it to an embankment, he turned toward the officer, who was still in the pond. The officer discharged his weapon, fatally striking Silva.
Cooper, Kenneth Dewayne Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Cooper was shot and killed after officers responded to a possible disturbance call
2013-06-18 O’Meara, Patrick (28) Washington (Tillicum) Mr O’Meara was shot to death by Lakewood, WA police after allegedly pulling a gun, ignoring police commands, and making a move the officers found threatening.
2013-06-18 Walker, Jaquaz (17) North Carolina (Charlotte)
Walker was shot by an undercover officer during a drug sting operation. The officer and an informant were meeting Walker and another teenager at an elementary school for an alleged marijuana deal. Police say Walker shot the informant in the shoulder, prompting the officer to shoot and kill him.
2013-06-11 Premo, Zachary (26) Minnesota (Duluth) Police officers shot Zachary Premo following a confrontation that began while officers looked for a driver who had fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash.
2013‑06‑08 Morales, Urbano Moreno (48) California (Windsor) Urbano Moreno Morales stabbed and seriously wounded the mother of his adult son with a knife outside a Starbucks store in Windsor’s Town Green neighborhood. Morales walked away from the neighborhood, and started stabbing himself before police approached him. An officer first used a stun gun on Morales and he then charged at the officers with the knife and was then shot 18 times by two Windsor police officer. The Sonoma County DA announced on December 29, 2014 that no charges would be filed against the officers.
2013-06-08 Witham, Renee (24) Arizona (Tucson) Witham was suicidal and called 911 to report that she was going to kill herself. The police officers attended the scene and found her outside with a man. They reported she took a gun out of a holster, and the police officers told her to frop the weapon. After she refused police officers opened fire, killing her and injuring the man.
2013‑06‑07 unnamed maleGeorgia (Acworth) Officers were responding to a domestic dispute where they were told shots had been fired. They encountered a man who was allegedly armed and uncooperative with their commands. Officers shot the man, killing him.
2013‑06‑07 unnamed male California (Santa Monica) A man was killed in a shootout with officers in the Santa Monica College Library following an alleged killing spree that left four people dead and at least five wounded. Witnesses said the man wore body armor and a helmet and carried several firearms.
2013‑06‑07 unnamed male Nevada (Reno) Police were responding to a home invasion when at least one responding deputy shot and killed the suspect.
Mayes, William Daniel (37) California (Escondido) Police received a report of elderly assault and suspected Mayes of abusing his father. They also received information that Mayes was building explosives, so they used undercover officers to lure Mayes to a park-and-ride lot. Mayes attempted to flee and crashed his car. He allegedly got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at officers who then shot and killed him. Police say they found explosives in his vehicle.
Peeler, Shirley Jean (51) California (Mad River) A realtor was showing a property to prospective buyers when they encountered Peeler, whose parents had once owned the property, armed with a rifle. Police say Peeler had been ordered off the property when it went on the market. Peeler allegedly fired a shot at the realtor who then called the police. Officers shot and killed Peeler after they say she threatened them and fired a shot.
2013‑06‑04 Hartman, David (32) Texas (Highland Park) Hartman was killed by officers after allegedly escaping handcuffs and pointing a pistol at them. Police had tracked him after a woman reported a suspicious man on a motorcycle.
2013-06-04 Presnall, Demetrice D. (22) Flint, Michigan Presnall was shot 10 times in the back by Flint Area Narcotics Group officers William Huey and Anthony Easlick.
2013‑06‑03 Wilkins, Tyler W. (16) Missouri (Kansas City) Officers shot Wilkins multiple times after he allegedly brandished a handgun at them while they pursued him on foot. Police say Wilkins matched the description of someone wanted in a recent crime.
2013‑06‑03 Murillo, Pedro (25) California (Huron) An officer approached Murillo, who was on a bicycle, for an unknown reason. Murillo fled on the bike and then on foot. The officer shot and killed Murillo after he allegedly pointed a small handgun at the officer.
2013‑06‑02 Zeferino, Ricardo Diaz California (Gardena) Diaz-Zeferino, unarmed man, was killed by three police officers while slowly removing his hat. He was struck eight times. Another man was injured by police gunfire. The city settled a lawsuit with Zeferino’s family for $4.7 million.
2013‑06‑01 Cargnoni, Giacomo (21) California (San Diego) Police were responding to a report of a man threatening to shoot another man. They pursued the suspect’s vehicle and pulled him over. Officers shot and killed the man after he allegedly got out of his vehicle and pointed an object at them. Police say they recovered a gun from inside the vehicle but did not state what object the man was holding.
Riedisser, Justin Tyler (26) Arizona (Phoenix) Several officers shot and killed Riedisser after he allegedly pointed a gun at them. Police were initially responding to a domestic violence incident at an apartment. They tracked Riedisser to another location less than a mile away before killing him.
2013‑06‑01 Jacobs, Roy, Jr. (48) Washington (Spokane) Jacobs called police to his apartment to turn himself in on a child support warrant. Family members who were with him in the apartment said that when officers arrived, Jacobs got up and stepped forward and was shot. Police recovered a knife from the apartment, although witnesses say Jacobs was not holding it.
2013‑06‑01 unnamed male (21) Texas (Corsicana) Police were responding to a report of a suicidal man in a trailer park. Officers shot and killed him after he allegedly fired more than one shot towards them.


2013-07-31 McBean, Jermaine (33) Florida (Oakland Park) McBean was carrying an air rifle while having earbuds in his ears, and walking down a busy street. Several people made 911 calls in response to the actions. McBean was shot by Deputy Peter Peraza. Police say that McBean did not follow several demands to drop the weapon. According to McBean’s family’s attorneys, McBean was carrying the rifle from a pawn shop to his home. On December 11, 2015, Peraza was charged with manslaughter.
2013-07-31 Rios, Russell (19) Texas (Conroe) Rios was fatally shot in the back of the head by off-duty officer Sgt. Jason Blackwelder. Officers were detaining Rios outside a Walmart on suspicion of shoplifting when the teen fled into the woods. Blackwelder, who was off-duty, followed him and killed him during an alleged struggle. On September 26, 2013, Blackwelder was indicted on one count of manslaughter, one count of tampering with a government document and one count of false report to a police officer.
2013-07-30 Arellano, Kevin (22) California (Santa Ana) Police officers say the unarmed homeless man got into a “confrontation” with a Santa Ana police officer and took off running. What led to the police officer opening fire is under investigation.
2013-07-28 unnamed male (27) Illinois (Chicago) A man was fatally shot by Chicago police after stabbing and injuring his estranged wife at her home in the Gage Park neighborhood.
2013-07-27 Vargas, Pedro Alberto, 42 Florida (Hialeah) Pedro Alberto Vargas fatally shot six people inside his Hialeah apartment complex and then took two people hostage for about three hours. After negotiations reportedly broke down, a SWAT team entered the building and fatally shot Vargas after a brief shootout; the two hostages escaped unharmed.
2013-07-27 Ocampo, Jose (33) North Carolina (Durham) Police responded to a reported stabbing. Ocampo reportedly refused to drop the knife and was shot by police.
2013-07-27 Wrana, John (95) Illinois (Park Forest) Wrana allegedly threatened the staff at an assisted living center with a shoehorn and a kitchen knife, so a Park Forest, Illinois police officer tazered him, and shot him with five bean bag rounds. One struck his abdomen and killed him. The officer who fired the less lethal weapon, Craig Taylor, was charged with felony reckless conduct in Wrana’s death.
2013-07-27 Rutkowski, Jonathan D. (20) Pennsylvania (Wernersville) 20-year-old Jonathan D. Rutkowski carried two handguns in his pants while walking in Wernersville, a small borough west of Reading. A witness saw Rutkowski, a resident of the borough, carrying the guns and called police. Officers from Western Berks Regional, Lower Heidelberg Township, Sinking Spring Borough, and South Heidelberg Township police departments responded and ordered Rutkowski to drop his guns. Ignoring their orders, he fled on foot. Police chased Rutkowski to an isolated spot along Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks, just south of Route 422 which traverses the borough. Continuing to ignore commands to put down the guns, Rutkowski allegedly pointed the guns at the officers who opened fire. Rutkowski had Aspergers Syndrome, a mild form of autism characterized by social awkwardness and non-compliant behavior that could have contributed to the incident. He sustained multiple handgun and shotgun wounds and died at the scene. Rutkowski never fired the guns, a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver, which were unloaded.
2013-07-26 Jackson, Larry Eugene Jr. (32) Texas (Austin) Jackson was shot and killed by Charles Kleinert, a police detective who was investigating a bank robbery. The detective shot Jackson in the back of the neck after he allegedly fled and then struggled with the officer, according to an initial report. An amended report has since been filed which does not state that Jackson fled or fought with Kleinert. An investigation is pending. In May 2014, Kleinert was charged with manslaughter in connection with Jackson’s death.
2013-07-24 Wheelihan, John (43) Arizona (Tempe) 43-year-old John Wheelihan walked out the back door of a house with a .22 caliber air rifle and approached detectives with it. After officers demanded Wheelihan to drop his weapon down multiple times, Wheelihan raised the rifle. The officers then fatally shot Wheelihan.
2013-07-21 West, Tyrone(44) Maryland (Baltimore) Mr. West died while being detained following a vehicle traffice stop. Some witness accounts a very severe beating of West prior to his death.
2013-07-21 Livingston, Kyam (37) New York (Brooklyn) Cell attendants at Brooklyn’s Central Bookings Jail repeatedly ignored Livingston’s cries for medical attention for a period of seven hours, until finally she died.
2013-07-18 Walker, Kendall (24) California (Vacaville) Walker was shot after he got out of his car and charged towards officers with a hammer and a knife.
2013-07-11 Simms, Brian Jr. (24) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Simms was shot and killed by off duty OKCPD officers working security for a concert. It was reported that Simms had a firearm in his waistband and failed to comply with the officers orders.
2013-07-09 Herman Pickens Florida (Jacksonville) Trying to escape from police while a warrant was out on him for armed robbery, he rammed an undercover vehicle, got out of his car, and ran inside nearby restaurant. Reaching for a gun, he was fatally shot by police.
2013-07-08 mHernan Jaramillo (28) mCalifornia (Oakland) Killed in an unknown manner during an attempt by OPD to detain him for psychiatric evaluation.
2013-07-06 Kou Lee (27) California (Fresno) Kou Lee was killed by Fresno Police as he held his girlfriend at gunpoint, with one gun in each hand pointed at the woman’s and his head. Police had been called to the house on South Fourth Street by report of a domestic dispute.
2013-07-05 Joel Reuter (28) Washington (Seattle) A man fired a pistol at Seattle SWAT team officers. The SWAT team members responded with gunfire, fatally hitting the man.
2013-07-05 Vincent Wood (66) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Officers responded to a call from a security guard reporting that Wood was threatening two kids with large butcher knives. Police arrived and found Wood, suffering PTSD after serving in Vietnam, holding the knives, in a nearby Circle K gas station parking lot. He allegedly attempted to stab officer Jeff Bludworth until Bludworth and fellow officer Katherine Wright shot and killed him, within a minute of their arrival. Witnesses say he was 4-6′ away from officers and an autopsy showed nine gunshot wounds, most going through his back. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed just under two years later.


2013-08-31 Worrell, Vergel Ricafrente (46) California (Union City) A man reportedly fired 10 to 15 gunshots in a neighborhood in Union City. The gunman refused to comply with the officers’ demand and was then shot.
2013-08-29 Geer, John (46) Virginia (Springfield) After police responded to a call of a domestic dispute at a house in Springfield, Geer stood unarmed with his hands up, calmly telling police he didn’t want anybody including himself to be shot. Without warning, officer Adam D. Torres then shot and killed Geer from 17 feet away claiming he thought he saw Geer move his hands down; four other officers saw no such movement. A wrongful death lawsuit brought by Geer’s family resulted in a $2.95 million settlement in April 2015. On August 17, 2015, Torres was charged with second degree murder.
2013-08-29 Allen, John (34) Oregon (Dalles)
After being stopped for speeding on I-84, Allen got out of his car and fired at a state trooper who returned fire. Allen got back in his car and drove away but was found dead a few miles down the road. His three children 10, 13, and 15 were in the car at the time of the incident.[5]
2013-08-27 Germaine, Korey Marcel California (Antioch) Germaine was shot and killed after pointing a gun at officers during a police chase.
2013-08-24 Fair, Edmond (24) Minnesota (Brooklyn Center) Fair was shot during a traffic stop. He was unarmed and witnesses say he was in handcuffs at the time of the shooting.
2013-08-23 Toscano, Angel (39) California (Fresno) Angel Toscano and his brother were pulled over by two Fresno Police officers while riding their bikes about 7:30 p.m. When Angel Toscano fled from the scene one officer pursued him in his car. During the pursuit down an alley the officer’s car struck and killed Angel Toscano. In January of 2017 the City of Fresno settled the family’s lawsuit, agreeing to pay $675,000.
2013-08-30 Procell, Tony (24) Louisiana (Many) Procell was allegedly kidnapped and beaten to death by Robert Barthelemy, a Natchitoches police officer. The officer buried the body in Winn Parish, where it was found on August 25, 2013. The officer and the victim both served in the Louisiana National Guard and apparently had a dispute over a woman.
2013-08-18 Beckham, Seth (19)Maryland (Forest HillP) Seth Beckham broke into a 7-11, a McDonald’s, and a gas station, while displaying aggressive and bizarre behavior. After the police officers drew their guns, Beckham reportedly tried to attack the officers. Seth Beckham was shot by a Harford County sheriff’s deputy.
2013-08-17 Carll, Charles G. (59) Wisconsin (Madison) Charles Carll was armed with a knife and reportedly attacked his wife with the knife. Police officers claim to have employed a taser, but it failed to restrain him. The man ignored the officers’ verbal commands and was fatally shot by the officers. Authorities later determined the subject’s wife was not injured and had never been threatened.
2013-08-15 Alcis, Carlos (43) New York (New York) Alcis died of a heart attack after the police mistakenly raided his home in search of a cell phone thief. Aftermath: Alcis’s family has filed a wrongful death suit against the city and the NYPD for $10 million
2013-08-15 McClanahan, Thomas (46) Kentucky (Fleming County) Fleming County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic call. Thomas McClanahan came out of the house and pointed a gun at the officers. A state trooper fired his weapon, killing McClanahan.
2013-08-15 McNeil, Eric (23) New Jersey (Trenton) As police attempted to serve a warrant in a domestic violence investigation in a home, a man shot and wounded two police detectives. The officers returned fire and killed the suspect.
2013-08-14 Simmons, Donny (37) California (Hayward) A domestic violence suspect was fatally shot by police in his apartment after charging at officers with a knife.
2013-08-14 Alex Cora De Jesus (35) New Hampshire (Weare) De Jesus was running away from the scene of a drug bust when he was shot in the temple by an officer. De Jesus was not armed. The attorney general investigated and was unable to determine if the killing was justified, but did issue a highly critical report. The city paid $300,000 to De Jesus’ family in exchange for them not filing a wrongful death suit.
2013-08-13 Harvey, Allen, Jr. (23) Maryland (Baltimore) A burglary suspect ran into a van and sped off with it, striking and injuring a police officer. Three officers fired at the van, killing the driver.
2013-08-13 Ahmed, Fuaed Abdo (20) Louisiana (St. John) Fuaed Abdo Ahmed took three bank employees hostage inside a bank for several hours. Ahmed released one hostage and, hours later, shot two of the hostages; one died, and the other was injured. Police then shot and killed Ahmed.
2013-08-12 Brill, Steven M. (46) Pennsylvania (Manheim) Steven M. Brill called 911, resulting in officers arriving at his home. Brill pointed an air rifle at the officers and refused to drop it after officers demanded him to. Two officers fired their weapons at Brill, killing him.
2013-08-12 Duckworth, Martin A. (31) Washington (Seattle) Martin A. Duckworth barged onto a bus and shot the driver five times in downtown Seattle. Duckworth then ran on foot and entered another bus, where he was followed by several police officers. Duckworth aimed his gun at officers, which led the officers to shoot the gunman at least a dozen times, fatally wounding him. Two officers were injured and several passengers on the bus were superficially injured from flying glass.
2013-08-11 Donohue, Russell (44) Illinois (Poplar Grove) Russell Donahue attempted to break into a home and shot through the door. Officers were called onto the scene, and two deputies fired at Donohue, killing him.
2013-08-11 Edwards, Wayne (23) Massachusetts (Springfield) Edwards was fatally wounded by a Massachusetts State Police trooper during an altercation. After the officer approached Edwards’s vehicle at a traffic stop, Edwards reportedly became combative. Police began firing. Edwards then attempted to flee and crashed his vehicle. He was brought to Baystate Medical Center, where he died. A female passenger in the vehicle was treated for minor injuries and released the same night.
2013-08-10 DiMaggio, James Lee (40) Idaho (Ada County) On August 4, 2013, an Amber Alert was issued for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her 8-year-old brother, Ethan, after they were reported missing by their grandparents. Their mother was found burned to death along with Ethan Anderson at a house owned by James DiMaggio, in Boulevard, California. James DiMaggio was named a suspect in the murders and abduction of Hannah Anderson, which lead to manhunts being executed across the western U.S. On August 8, DiMaggio’s car was found in central Idaho. On August 10, DiMaggio was found with Anderson at a campsite at Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and was fatally shot by an FBI agent during a confrontation. Hannah Anderson was unharmed.
2013-08-09 Nehez, Michael (68) California (Sunnyvale) Michael Nehez stabbed his 55-year-old wife to death and then called 911. As police officers surrounded his house, Nehez ran towards them and charged at them with a knife. The officers fired at Nehez, killing him.
2013-08-08 Bitters, Michael (44) Missouri (Kansas City) A man wanted for an alleged parole violation was resisting arrest and then was shot by police. Information has not yet been released on whether or not the man shot had drawn a weapon.
2013-08-07 Hendricks, Roudy (21) Massachusetts (Boston) Boston drug control unit Officers Harry Jean and Terry Cotton were observing two men. An alleged shootout between officers and the men ensued. Both officers were wounded by gunfire, and one of the men was shot to death.
2013-08-06 Hernandez, Israel (18) Florida (Miami Beach) At 5 a.m., Miami Beach police officers spotted Israel Hernandez spray-painting the side of a vacant McDonald’s restaurant. After Hernandez saw police officers approaching him, he fled the area, leaving officers on a foot chase. According to Miami Beach police, Hernandez ignored the officers’ commands to stop and then ran towards officer Jorge Mercado. An officer shocked Hernandez with a Taser, and he was unresponsive afterward. Hernandez was sent to a hospital and died at 6 a.m.
2013-08-06 Leija, Hector (61) New Mexico (Carlsbad) Police were responding to a disturbance when they encountered a man who was allegedly armed with a gun. Officers shot and killed the man
2013-08-05 unnamed male Texas (Houston) Officers M. Alanis and M. Newman were responding to a report of shots fired. They located a male suspect who fled on foot and allegedly shot at officers. Officer Alanis shot at the man and missed. Officer Newman located the man with a K-9 and shot and killed him.
2013-08-04 Chipman, Chris (49) Arizona (Mesa) A man in a wheelchair was killed after Mesa police shot him during an altercation. The man pulled out his gun and officers responded by firing shots.
2013-08-04 Douse, Shaaliver (14) New York (New York City) Shaaliver Douse was shot by NYPD after he fired a gun at another fleeing male on a Bronx street.
2013-08-03 Marquez, Eric (26) California (Huntington Beach) Marquez was shot by a Huntington Beach police officer after he was exiting a vehicle while brandishing a firearm.
2013-08-02 Sides, Jon M. (32) Oklahoma (Warr Acres)Jon Sides was shot and killed by a Warr Acres Police officer after a motorcycle chase that began in Warr Acres and ended in southwest Oklahoma City.


2013-09-30 Lawrence, Wendy (45) New Hampshire (Manchester Lawrence fled police following a traffic stop on I-93. She was pursued into a residential neighborhood, where she was shot and killed in her car by police.
2013-09-29 Marion, A.J. (19) North Carolina (Asheville)
Marion was pursued on foot into a wooded area following report of burglary. He was unarmed when shot, but police say he had a gun during the chase.
2013-09-29 Davis, Travis (37) Utah (Grantsville) Officers went to Davis’ home after receiving a request for a welfare check from his family. Davis had threatened to harm himself. When officers arrived at Davis’ home, he was barricaded inside. Davis eventually exited the home through a back door, at which time officers saw that he was carrying a gun. At some point while interacting with Davis, officers opened fire.
2013-09-28 Jones, Austin (34) Maryland (Havre de Grace) Jones was shot by a Special Response Team after he barricaded himself in a room with and “pointed an object at officers” while they were negotiating with him to surrender during a three-hour standoff. A hostage was released prior to the shooting.
2013-09-26 DelReal, John (39) California (Long Beach) DelReal approached an officer in a “threatening manner” reaching for something in his waist. The officer shot him. The object in his waistband was a small silver bat.
2013-09-26 Poore, Eric (27) Indiana (Plainfield) Poore was shot by police during a home invasion.
2013-09-26 Hall, William (57) Texas (Dallas) Hall had shot a burglar, Jerry Wayne Hayle (later died), while defending his home. When police arrived, Hall was standing over the body the burglar and did not drop his weapon on verbal command. Police then shot and killed him.
2013-09-26 Balint, Erick(32) California (Long Beach) Balint was killed exchanging gunfire with police during a foot-chase.
2013-09-23 Bost, Tracy (22) North Carolina (Durham) Authorities say Bost was shot after he fired a shotgun blast at campus police at N.C. Central University who were approaching him. Police said he matched the description of a man wanted by Durham police in connection with a burglary and armed robbery.
2013-09-23 Sprankle, Kenneth (27) Florida (St. Petersburg) Sprankle had a history of mental illness. He was shot by police after chasing people with an ax.
2013-09-23 Watts, Jeffrey (47) Massachusetts (Brockton) Suspected robber Watts was fatally shot after firing at police during chase.
2013-09-23 Nash, Antonio (18) Missouri (St. Louis) Nash was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer during an attempted robbery.
2013-09-22 Castello, Luke (22) Florida (Port Orange) Police shot and killed Castello, a robbery and attempted kidnapping suspect, after displaying a handgun towards the officers during a car chase.
Sharpe, Breanne (19) California (Chico) Believing that the car could be stolen, officers attempted to stop it, but the driver, who was later identified as Breanne Sharpe, kept going. As the suspect accelerated towards officers, several officers fired shots until Sharpe’s vehicle came to a stop, police said.
2013-09-21 Ward, David (66) California (Culver City) Ward followed a police care into a secure parking lot at police headquarters. Police asked him what he was doing and he told them that he had a gun. Officers then shot him.
2013-09-21 Reed, Andrew (58) Colorado (Denver) Reed was shot following a bank robbery by an off-duty police officer.
2013-09-21 Byrdo, Steven (24) Indiana (Indianapolis) Police broke down a door where they heard a woman screaming. Byrdo fatally shot one officer. A second officer then shot and killed him.
2013-09-17 Walker, Derek (26) North Carolina A police officer shot and killed Walker as he waved a gun in downtown Durham.
2013-09-17 Martin, Charles (40) Arkansas (Judsonia) Martin was fatally shot by SWAT team after firing on them during a standoff.
2013-09-16 Harger, Justin (32) California (Bakersfield) Killed during shootout with police. Harger’s mother, said police showed up to her home just days before his death and said they would kill Justin when they found him.
2013-09-16 Ramirez, Jorge (34) California (Bakersfield) Killed during shootout with police.
2013-09-16 Alexis, Aaron (34) Washington, D.C. Alexis was killed in a gunbattle with police during the Washington Navy Yard shooting, which killed 12 people and injured 3 others.
2013-09-14 Ferrell, Jonathan (24) North Carolina (Charlotte) Police were responding to a 911 call of a suspicious man outside a woman’s home. Three officers arrived, and Ferrell allegedly began running toward them. One officer fired a stun gun, which police say malfunctioned, and then Officer Randall Kerrick shot Ferrell several times, killing him. Ferrell was unarmed, and had apparently walked to the woman’s house from his severely crashed vehicle nearby and was looking for help. Officer Kerrick has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
2013-09-14 McGinty, R.T. (27) Arizona (Avondale) McGinty opened fire on police when they tried to stop him at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday as he rode a bicycle. Officers returned fire and fatally shot McGinty.
2013-09-14Jimenez, Hector (50) California (RiversidePolice responded to a call of a man in his yard holding a knife acting bizarrely. He was shot when police claim he lunged towards officers with the knife.
2013-09-10 Brown, William(26) Maryland (Annapolis) Brown was shot dead by police after fatally stabbing his girlfriend.
2013-09-07 Costa, Devon (21) California (Simi Valley) Costa was shot after punching an officer in the face and reaching for her gun.
2013-09-07 Cooley, Lelann (46) Florida (St. Petersburg) Cooley was shot at his home when he pointed a rifle at police responding to a noise complaint.
2013-09-07 Horton, Marion (28) Illinois (Chicago) Horton was involved in an altercation with a security guard when an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot him. The officer said he was concerned that Horton would reach the security guard’s gun.
2013-09-07 Isadore, Monroe (107) Arkansas (Pine Bluff)Police arrived at a residence in response to reports of a disturbance. Isadore confronted them with a handgun and retreated into a bedroom, firing on them when they attempted to enter. SWAT officers arrived as backup and, after failed negotiations, released gas into the room and broke down the door. Isadore fired on them as they entered, and they returned fire, killing him.
2013-09-07 unnamed male California (Port Hueneme) A man was shot and killed by Port Hueneme police during a traffic stop.
2013-09-06 Bates, Charlie (24) Florida (Tampa) Bates was the suspect in multiple home invasions and sexual assaults. He was fatally shot during a shootout following a car chase.
2013-09-05 unnamed male Georgia (College Park) Police said the officer noticed a suspicious man in the area and exchanged fire with the shooter. The gunman, who was not identified, died in the shooting.
2013-09-05 Reynoso, Denis (30) Massachusetts (Lynn) A man was fatally shot by police after they say he grabbed an officer’s gun inside his apartment.
2013-09-05 Bedgood, Kenneth (36) Alabama (Mobile) Following stolen vehicle pursuit, Bedgood abandoned vehicle and fled on foot. Police say he shot at them, and they exchanged gunfire killing him.
2013-09-04 Bennett, Donte (25) Maryland (Baltimore) Following a foot chase, police shot and killed Bennett when, police claim, he pulled a handgun. Witnesses dispute that Bennett had a gun, saying he had a phone in his hand when police shot him.
2013-09-04 Ruelas, Juan (34) California (Sunnyvale)
Ruelas, a drug-dealing suspect, was shot 29 times by six undercover Santa Clara County law enforcement officers when he was standing next to his truck in the Hobee’s restaurant parking lot. Ruelas said that he had a gun on him and put his hand in his pocket, prompting officers to believe he had a firearm on him and that he was going to fire on them. He did not have a weapon on him. An autopsy concluded that Ruelas was high on amphetamine and methamphetamine. In September 2014, the district attorney announced that no charges will be filed against any of the law enforcement officers who shot Ruelas
2013-09-03 Victor, Seth (40) Connecticut (New Britain) Police responded to a disturbance at a third-floor apartment. Victor was throwing items out the window and threatened to commit suicide if police entered. After a several-hour standoff, police entered the apartment, a struggle ensued, and Victor was Tasered. After coming under police control, it was noticed that Victor had trouble breathing and he was taken to a hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
2013-09-02 Rank, Philip (47) Pennsylvania (St. Thomas) Officers attempted to serve a warrant, but Rank barricaded himself in the house. When he came out holding a weapon he was shot.
2013-09-02 Sexton, Ronald (23) Florida (St. Petersburg) Officers were called to the home of Sexton about an argument with his neighbor. When they arrived they say he answered the door holding a gun. He was fatally shot on his porch.
2013-09-01 Tacadena, Brian (46) California (Santa Barbara) Officers confronted Tacadena, holding a knife, ordered him to drop it and he refused. They fired on him, killing him

2013-10-14 McNair, Shaqur (16) North Carolina (Fayetteville) Around 6:00PM Officer Christopher Hunt responded to a domestic disturbance call and entered the neighborhood in his squad car alone. Upon arriving, Officer Hunt made the arrest of a man named in the dispute, when the suspect’s mother, 39-year-old Alfricka Bennett, attacked the officer. Officer Hunt then tried to arrest Bennett, but then her 16-year-old son and several others confronted the officer. Her son, Shaqur McNair, was seen rushing toward the officer reaching for a gun, when the officer fired 4 shots and killed McNair. A stolen gun was recovered from the scene and Officer Hunt was cleared of any wrongdoing.
2013-10-31 Howell, John Wayne (57) Georgia (Taylor County) About 5 p.m. on October 31, three deputies responded to a 911 call from residents on Old Wire Road who said a man, later identified as John Wayne Howell, was acting “erratically” and was threatening people with a machete. When deputies arrived, they tried to get Howell to drop the machete and a fight ensued while trying to get him under control. Howell advanced on one deputy, who tripped while trying to back away. When the officer went down, Howell raised the machete and swung, but missed. Then the other two deputies both fatally shot Howell.
2013-10-28 Pryor, George (61) Georgia (Statesboro) Police were at Pryor’s home dealing with a code enforcement issue. A confrontation ensued and Pryor was killed.
2013-10-28 Peterson, Clinton (27) Texas (Duncanville) Officers approached Peterson during a disturbance call. He led them on a foot chase before being shot and killed.
2013-10-27 Reyna, Amy (35) New Mexico, (Lea County) Police were attempting to arrest Reyna for warrants related to probation violations. She led police on a 20-mile chase with speeds up to 100mph, crossing into New Mexico. Tires blown out, she drove into a farm field and came to a stop but she did not get out. An officer shot first into her engine and then directly at her, claiming he thought she was reaching for something. She died on scene. She was unarmed but an autopsy found methamphetamines in her system.[
2013-10-27 Cosby, Jarmel (28) Florida (Jacksonville) Police were searching for a suspect who had just robbed a convenience store. Cosby matched the description of the robber and was ordered to surrender after being confronted by task force officers. Cosby attempted to flee police but was unable to go over a fence. Police then shot Cosby after he reached for a gun that he had dropped while trying to jump over the fence.
2013-10-27 Murphy, Jake Tennessee (Drummonds) Police were at a home searching for a man wanted on probation violation. The man’s son, Jake, suddenly came towards police and stated he had a weapon. Officers attempted to use a taser to subdue Murphy but he continued approaching them. Officers then shot and killed Murphy.
2013-10-26 Robertson, Jonathan (32) Virginia (Pearisburg) Police were searching for two men who had committed a robbery the previous day. Robertson began shooting at officers after he was pulled over. An accomplice ran from the scene and was later arrested. Robertson fled in his vehicle and continued firing his weapon until police were able to overcome him.
2013-10-26 Collins, Josh Arizona (Yuma) A police chief was investigating a ‘shots fired’ call with a resident at an apartment complex when Collins confronted them. Collins then proceeded to attack both of them. He repeatedly stabbed the police chief before being shot and killed.
2013-10-26 Roland, Ronald (18) North Carolina (Wilmington) Three men forced a Pizza Hut employee who was outside back inside at gunpoint and robbed those inside the restaurant. Police arrived on scene, and the three suspects ignored the commands of the police and engaged into a shootout. Two of the robbers were killed, and a third was wounded. No officers were injured.
2013-10-26 Robinson, Tevin (20) North Carolina (Wilmington) Three men forced a Pizza Hut employee who was outside back inside at gunpoint and robbed those inside the restaurant. Police arrived on scene, and the three suspects ignored the commands of the police and engaged into a shootout. Two of the robbers were killed, and a third was wounded. No officers were injured.
2013-10-25 Parlette, Robert, Jr. (73) Florida (Islamorada) Parlette was shot and killed by police after he fired his gun at deputies.
2013-10-25 Torres-Elizondo,Victor (30) Oregon (Hillsboro) A man fired at least one gunshot at an officer at close range during a traffic stop. Two officers responded by fatally shooting the man.
2013-10-25 Munoz, Sergio (39) California (Ridgecrest) Munoz, suspected of murdering a woman and wounding a man in Ridgecrest, was shot and killed by seven police officers during a car chase in the Mojave Desert. He fired on vehicles and held hostages in his car. The hostages were flown to a hospital in critical condition after being shot by Munoz.
2013-10-25 unnamed male Missouri (St. Louis) After reports of a man wielding a heavy duty semi-automatic pistol were made, police arrived on the scene. The man was killed during a shootout with police officers.
2013-10-24 unnamed male Florida (St. Petersburg) A man walked into an emergency room of A Bay Pines VA Medical Center and reportedly waved a knife around, which prompted Veterans Affairs police officers to shoot him.
Henning, Steven (32) California (Weed) Police were called after an act of arson was committed by a man in front of a bus station. When police made contact with the suspect, Steven Henning, he refused to extinguish the fire acted aggressively and violently resisted arrest. Henning attempted to steal the officers’ police car, and was subdued by pepper spray. Afterward, he violently resisted arrest again, grabbed an officer’s Taser, and then fled on foot. The Weed Police, Siskiyou Sheriff’s office and California Highway Patrol searched for Henning and found him near a freeway overpass. After an attempt to subdue him with a law enforcement canine unit, Henning continued to violently resist arrest and attempted to injure the canine. The officer and deputy discharged their firearms and Henning was killed.
2013-10-24 Styles, Angelique (60) Illinois (Chicago) A woman was shot to death in a home she shared with her brother after refusing to drop a knife while in front of officers.
2013-10-24 Swiney, Matthew Deshune (22)Texas(Houston) Swiney was fatally shot by police after holding a large knife dragging his mother down the hallway. His mother was treated at a hospital for stab wounds.
2013-10-24 Tray, Michael (27) Minnesota (Minnetonka) Tray was shot by police after allegedly pointing a revolver at them in a garage of an apartment complex.
2013-10-23 Lofaro, Matthew Connecticut (Milford) Lofaro was shot and killed by a state trooper after refusing to drop his weapon while committing an armed robbery at a convenience store.
2013-10-22 Lopez, Andy (13) California (Santa Rosa)
Deputies were responding to a report of a suspicious person when they spotted Lopez, a 13-year-old eighth-grader, carrying what they believed to be an assault rifle while walking through a vacant lot. After Lopez did not obey orders to drop the gun, deputy Erick Gelhaus fired eight rounds at him from 20 to 30 feet away. Lopez, who was actually carrying an airsoft replica of an AK-47 which fired plastic pellets, was struck seven times and died at the scene. In July 2014, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch decided not to file criminal charges against Gelhaus, claiming that the deputy fired at Lopez in self-defense and believed that the airsoft replica was a real firearm.
2013-10-22 Salonga, Ryan California (San Bruno) Police shot and killed a stolen car suspect.
2013-10-21 Lopez, Timothy (47) California (Union City) Police shot and killed a man wielding a pipe.
2013-10-21 unnamed male Georgia (Leesburg) A Leesburg Police Officer fatally shot a man who was wanted for breaking into a house and attacking its owner.
2013-10-21 David Long Mississippi (Coffeeville) A police officer accompanied a domestic violence victim to the home she shared with the alleged abuser to remove her belongings and was shot at by this subject. He was wounded but returned fire and killed the assailant.
2013-10-20 Burlakoff, Ian Florida (Boca Raton) Police shot and killed Burlakoff after failing to comply with officers’ orders and tried to reach for a handgun. Witnesses said that Burlakoff shot and killed a woman, who was related to him. Her body was found in an empty lot.
2013-10-19 Walker, Taemarr Ohio (Warren) Police shot and killed Walker after he pointed a handgun at an officer.
2013-10-17 Kerr, Jason (31) Florida (St. Petersburg) Police shot and killed a 31-year-old man.
2013-10-09 Piccard, Thomas (55) West Virginia (Wheeling)Piccard was shot and killed by a Wheeling police officer and a US court security officer. He had allegedly fired over 20 rounds into the federal courthouse building with an assault rifle. Piccard had retired from the Wheeling Police Department in 2000 after more than 20 years as an officer.
2013-10-08 Robertson, Jac Georgia (Waycross) Robertson was shot by police after he allegedly lunged at them with meat fork and knife.
2013-10-03 Carey, Miriam (34) Washington, D.C.Miriam Carey, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, attempted to drive through a White House security checkpoint in her black Infiniti G37 coupe, struck a U.S. Secret Service officer, and was chased by the Secret Service to the United States Capitol where she was fatally shot by law enforcement officers.


2013-11-29 Lorenzo Aguilar, 23 California (Azusa) A man pointed a handgun at police officers during a traffic stop. Officers fired at the man, striking him in the torso. The man died.
2013-11-29 Kalyuzhnyy, Leonid (51) Washington (Seattle) A man was shot and killed after allegedly firing a rifle at officers from an apartment window in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
2013-11-29 Unidentified male Texas (San Marcos) A man took his ex-girlfriend hostage and led authorities on a high-speed overnight chase for 50 miles in a stolen police vehicle. When the suspect stopped during the chase, he barricaded himself and held the woman at gunpoint. He then pointed the handgun at SWAT officers. The SWAT officers opened fire on the suspect, killing him. The hostage suffered a minor injury to her leg.
2013-11-28 Vasquez, Albert Manuel (42) California (San Jose) A man who was suspected of stabbing and injuring three people inside a home fled in a van. As police tried to encountered him, the suspect tried to do a U-turn into the patrol car to hit the patrol car, and the cops started shooting at him. The suspect died.
2013-11-27 Ramirez, Simon P. (30) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Ramirez was shot and killed after allegedly pointing a firearm at officers during a traffic stop.
2013-11-24 Habay, Michael (42) Colorado (Boulder) Police responded to a call about a man with a knife and machete, stabbing a post outside an apartment. When there was no answer at the door police kicked down the door. Habay reported charged officers holding two knives. He was shot three times and died.
2013-11-22 Brown, Robert (26) Washington, D.C. Brown was shot and killed in southeast D.C. by police after taking out a weapon in front of officers. Officers attempted to question Brown regarding a homicide investigation.
2013-11-22 Thornton, Danny (47) Ohio (Columbus) Thornton, a suspect in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend and the child of another ex-girlfriend, was killed during a confrontation with police.
2013-11-20 Murnieks, Andrew (28) New Jersey (South Brunswick) Murnieks, a schizophrenic man off his medications, barricaded himself inside his house and his mother called police. As they approached, he allegedly opened the door and raised a large knife; police retreated. After hours of negotiations failed, police entered the residence where Murnieks allegedly assaulted one of the officers and was then shot in the chest.
2013-11-(6-20) Unnamed New Jersey (Irvington) A footnote to reporting on Andrew Murnieks report this other killing as being within the past two weeks.
2013-11-19 Huerta, Jesus (18) North Carolina (Durham) Huerta died from gunshot wounds sustained while in police custody, handcuffed in the back seat of a patrol car.
2013-11-19 Clay, Larry (44) Arizona (Prescott) Police responded to a suicidal suspect call. Clay was fatally shot when he reportedly charged officers while holding two knives.
2013-11-19 Courtright, Wayne (59) California (Guerneville) Courtright was intoxicated and was threatening his wife, who managed a resort in Guerneville that he was staying at. Courtright exited the resort with a high-powered rifle and fired in the direction of the deputies. The deputies then fired eight shots at Courtright, hitting him once in the chest, killing him. The Sonoma County DA announced in December 2014 that no charges would be filed.
2013-11-19 Whittle, Lennord (25) New York (Middletown) Whittle, 25, was fatally shot Nov. 19 by two City of Middletown police officers — one male, one female — outside Sam’s Food Mart on Academy Avenue in Middletown. Police had responded to a call that Whittle was menacing another man with a knife.
2013-11-19 Hathaway, Joshua (19) Virginia (Lynchburg) Hathaway, a Liberty University student, was attacking a Liberty University Emergency Services Officer with a hammer. The attack prompted the officer to shoot Hathaway.
2013-11-18 Unnamed male Florida (Boynton Beach) A man exited his house while police were arriving outside to respond to a call of domestic abuse at the home. The man pointed his handgun at the police officers, and refused to drop it after officers commanded him to. Police fired three shots at the man, killing him.
2013-11-18 Woods, Tyler Damon (19) California (Long Beach) Woods shot and killed by police while he was standing on top of the roof an apartment building. No weapon was found on him. An arrest warrant issued for Woods described him as an armed and dangerous felon, and Woods was a suspect in an armed robbery and carjacking.
2013-11-18 Unnamed suspect Maryland (Germantown) A man called police saying he had shot and killed two people in a home. When officers arrived at thehome, they determined the man had left the home by foot. Police officers encountered the man carrying a rifle a half a mile away. Police say the suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders, and then shot and killed him. The home where the suspect called police at was searched, and nobody was found shot there.
2013-11-18 Dasrath, Rexford (23) New York (New York City) According to police, Dasrath was banging on the windows of their patrol car in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The officers exited the police cruiser, and Dasrath ran at them with a knife. Police then shot and killed Dasrath.
2013-11-18 Bell, Steven J. (38) New York (Berlin) A man was shot and killed by officers after he was confronted by New York State Police. The suspect who was shot was being questioned for criminal investigation.
2013-11-17 White, Jason (31) Ohio (Columbus) Three Columbus police officers shot a man who was wielding a knife at an apartment complex in Columbus’ Far West Side neighborhood.
2013-11-17 Bandler, Robert (78) California (Los Angeles) An armed man called a utility worker to his Bel Air house, and reportedly threatened him with a gun. Police encountered the suspect at the home and then fatally shot him.
2013-11-17 Unnamed male Florida (Titusville) According to police, the suspect walked towards officers, and officers shot at him with a stun gun. The suspect then took out a firearm from his waistband and pointed it towards officers. The man was then shot and killed by police.
2013-11-15 Unnamed male Minnesota (Orono) A man armed with a handgun was shot to death by police at a house. Another person was found shot to death near the scene.
2013-11-15 Naharro-Gionet, Andrea (61) California (Santa Clara County) Police responded to disturbance call. They encountered a woman holding a knife. She refused to drop the knife and reportedly backed one of the deputies into a corner, whereupon the deputy fatally shot her. Family of Naharro-Gionet say she had multiple sclerosis and did not pose a threat.
2013-11-13 Santellana, Jonathan (17) Texas (Houston)Santellana was shot and killed by Navasota Officer Rey Garza, whom was off duty at the time. Garza claimed he suspected drug related activity going on in Santellana’s car. As Garza approached in street clothes, the passenger in the car said they thought they were being robbed so Santellana put the car in reverse to flee. The car struck Garza who retaliated by discharging his weapon and shooting Santellana twice in the back. Garza was brought before the Harris County Grand Jury but was not indicted.
2013-11-11 Rieves, Shawn M. (17) Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Rieves, a suspect in an attempted carjacking, was shot and killed by police in downtown Milwaukee.
2013-11-11 Montgomery, John W. (59) Ohio (Westerville) Montgomery was shot by police after he was holding a gun as the officer approached his car during a traffic stop.
2013-11-10 Unnamed maleCalifornia (Long Beach) A Long Beach gang member suspect fired multiple rounds at the driver of a dark colored vehicle at a gas station. The man in that car was not hit. Nearby, police officers opened fire on the gang member, killing him. It is unknown if the gang member fired at the police officers.
2013-11-08 White, Don (24) Louisiana (New Orleans) White, a car theft suspect, was shot and killed after driving towards a police officer.
2013-11-07 Brunette, Wayne (49) Vermont (Burlington) Police Chief Michael Schirling said officers were responding to a call from Ruthine “Dolly” Brunette, who said her son was acting irrationally and destroying property at their Randy Lane home. Police discovered the man armed with a shovel and after an undisclosed amount of time, they shot and killed him.
2013-11-07 Anaya, Jeanette (39) New Mexico (Santa Fe) According to New Mexico State Police, Anaya was seen driving erratically, and fled when police attempted to pull her over at 1:15 AM. A 5-minute high-speed chase ensued, whereupon the police executed a pursuit intervention maneuver, causing her to crash into a residential wall. When the police officer approached Anaya, she “began to aggressively and immediately back towards the officer” in her vehicle, according to police statements. The officer opened fire, killing Anaya. A 34-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries.
2013-11-06 Quinonez, Jose (22) New Jersey (Newark) The 22-year-old Newark man was the target of a drug investigation. When Quinonez tried to flee from the veteran detectives conducting the investigation, police shot and killed him. Eyewitnesses stated Quinonez was unarmed and walking to his mother’s house when an unmarked police car drove up behind him. However, police claim he was armed after finding a gun on the body.
2013-11-05 Traylor, Deonte (24) California (Fairfield) Traylor, a parolee suspected of stabbing his girlfriend more than 30 times, was shot and killed by multiple Fairfield police officers on Highway 12 after he lunged at officers with a knife.
2013-11-04 Comstock, Tyler (19) Iowa (Ames) Comstock was shot dead by Officer Adam McPherson, an 8-year-veteran of the department, at the end of an at-times high-speed pursuit through the city’s streets that ended on the college campus.
2013-11-03 Cambra, Lawrence (88) Oregon (Oregon City) Police were responding to a house fire and a report of an armed person at the scene. After a responding officer was shot, more officers including two SWAT units responded to the scene. The alleged shooter fled to a nearby house and was eventually found and shot by SWAT team members, though he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


2013-12-28 Garnett, Mario Edward (40) Arizona (Phoenix) Garnett was a suspect in a spree of attempted bank robberies that began in Atlanta, followed by another in Mississippi hours later, where two officers were shot and one was killed. Nearly a week later, Garnett was shot to death by a detective after allegedly shooting at officers while robbing a bank in Phoenix.
2013-12-29 Singh, Jaspal (45) California (Bakersfield) Singh was holding a gun and confronted Bakersfield police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call. When he pointed the gun at the officers they shot him several times. He died at a local hospital.
2013-12-27 King, Darnell (22) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Darnell, an escaped inmate from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, attempted an armed robbery of an off duty Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper at his home. After both individuals entered the home the trooper pulled his firearm and killed the suspect.
2013-12-21 Goodblanket, Mah-Hi-Vist (18) Oklahoma (Clinton) Goodblanket was shot and killed after Custer County Sheriff Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a residence. Goodblanket was alleged to have been armed with a knife.
2013-12-13 Beaird, Brian (51) California (Los Angeles) Police shot Beaird 12 times after a high-speed chase. The Los Angeles Police Department chief found that officers violated the department’s policy on use of deadly force, and the department paid a $5 million settlement to Beiard’s family, but none of the officers faced criminal charges.
2013-12-12 Harris, Robert J. (43) Washington (Wenatchee)A Wenatchee police officer shot and killed Harris in a parking lot after a controlled drug buy that went bad.
2013-12-08 Olin Jr., Milton (65) California (Calabasas) The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas in December, officials announced.
2013-12-07 Unger Heki Patrick (26) Nevada (Las Vegas) Police were responding to two 911 calls about a possibly suicidal and armed person. Officers encountered Unger, who was allegedly armed with two rifles and a handgun, and they shot and killed him.
2013-12-06 Redus, Robert Cameron (23) Texas (San Antonio) A man was pulled over for a traffic stop. The officer fired multiple shots at the man who was later pronounced dead at the scene.[13]
2013-12-04 Rodriguez, Dixon (32) New Jersey (Perth Amboy) Rodriguez, schizophrenic and off his medications, was brandishing a knife and his mother called police. With the knife, he lunged at the officers, who shot him dead. The prosecutor’s office determined the shooting was justified

The Encyclopedia of American Loons

David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter is a Florida-based celebrity doctor (neurologist) and author in the tradition of celebrity quacks and frauds like Dr. Oz (indeed, Perlmutter serves as medical advisor for The Dr. Oz Show), and is partially responsible for currently popular and myth-based gluten nonsense fads and for the pseudoscientific basis for popular paleo-diet advice. In particular, Perlmutter advocates a functional and holistic approach to treating brain disorders, and the false main claim of his 2013 pseudoscientific magnum opus Grain Brain is that gluten causes various neurological conditions. The book successful enough for Perlmutter to produce several equally shoddy sequels. He has also contributed to the Huffington Post,The Daily Beast, and Mind Body Green. Perlmutter used to be president of the Perlmutter Health Center until it was sold in 2015, and has also, tellingly, received numerous awards from various quack organization, such as the 2002 Linus Pauling Award of the Institute for Functional Medicine and a 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association thing, as well as a 2015 “Communications and Media Award” from the American College of Nutrition. He also made it onto this list.
It is no exaggeration to call Grain Brain enormously influential; it topped bestselling lists for an unnervingly long period of time (there is a decent explanation for its success here) and really made its author something of a star in the altmed pseudoscience community. In the book (good reviews here and here), Perlmutter ostensibly revealed “the surprising truth” that gluten is a “silent germ” responsible for declining brain health. This is demonstrably complete and utter bullshit. Even pseudoscience advocate David Katz called it a “silly book” that exhibits “the raw power of pop culture repetition, not the staying power of truth.” There is a decent, though sympathetic, summary of Perlmutter’s claims (and the rather serious problems with them) here, and a short summary here.
Meanwhile, real scientists, such as microbiome expert Jonathan Eisen, were not impressed with Perlmutter’s 2015 sequel Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain – for Life: “To think we can magically heal diseases by changing to a gluten-free diet and taking some probiotics is idiotic … It resembles more the presentation of a snake-oil salesman than that of a person interested in actually figuring out how to help people.” The book was the result of his 90-minute TV special, Perlmutter’s “BRAINCHANGE”, which was aired on over 110 PBS affiliates and has continued to air on a regular basis since then. The book promises to help readers harness “the power of gut microbes to heal and protect your brain – for life,” and offers ostensibly groundbreaking preventative measures and treatments for allergies, autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, dementia, Parkinson’s, and cancer. The claim, though false, is actually not particularly new; Perlmutter has for decades offered readers “miraculous” treatments that can prevent and remedy all sorts of medical problems, and claimed that the various supplements and “detoxification” regimens he sells on his website are crucial to optimizing brain health. Needless to say, the data do not bear his claims out (there is for instance a fact check of some of his claims here). But then, Perlmutter is not really a scientist – he had a couple of solid publications (unrelated to his current efforts) four decades ago; the more recent stuff are either case reports or published in scam or bottom-feeding journals like the Journal of Applied Nutrition (listed here). He’s got anecdotes, though. His anecdotes do sound miraculous, we’ll give him that. Miraculous-sounding anecdotes is not exactly a credibility boost. It is worth pointing out that the anecdotes in his 2000 book BrainRecovery sounded equally miraculous (and exhibited a similar complete lack of actual evidence to back them up), only this time around cholesterol and saturated fat were culprits, things he recommends in his later work – in the previous work, nonsense like hyperbaric oxygen chambers (he even ran his own “Perlmutter hyperbaric oxygen center”) and special, proprietary supplements were the order of the day (the FDA was not impressed), including glutathione: it’s effectiveness in Parkinson’s patients, he claims, “is nothing short of miraculous”. His stock of anecdotes is at least remarkably flexible.
Glutathione, by the way, is demonstrably useless (Perlmutter displayed a momentary lapse of judgment and actually contributed to real research showing that it is useless; he seems to have learned), a conclusion Perlmutter conspicuously aggressively neglected to mention in subsequent recommendations for it. Criticism of his recommendations were (and are) predictably dismissed as Big Pharma trolling.Meanwhile, Perlmutter was himself shilling for Protandim, testifying to its undeniable efficacy for treating and preventing many brain orders; the producer, LifeVantage, eventually revealed that it was a scam and wasn’t, as claimed, developed by a biochemist but cooked up by a business executive. So it goes.
Beyond conspiracies, Perlmutter is also fond of another familiar, general response to his critics: “Each progressive spirit,” he tweets, “is opposed by a thousand mediocre minds appointed to guard the past.” He is, in other words, just like Galileo; indeed, Perlmutter explicitly pulls the Galileo comparison, failing to notice the rather crucial bit of asymmetry that Galileo wasn’t opposed by the contemporaneous scientific community.
And of course, as his empire grows, so does the amount of bullshit. Perlmutter has pushed everything from “empowering coconut oil” to demographically tailored supplement blends (such as a $90 “Scholar’s Advantage Pack” for “young adults seeking to optimize cognitive function,” and a $160 “Senior Empowerment Pack”), his own organic foaming hand soap, as well as a $8,500 brain detoxification at a retreat he runs, which includes shamanic healing ceremonies. Recently, Perlmutter has been a devoted champion of the toxins scare.
To top it all, Perlmutter has also made appeals to the antivaxx community. In particular, he has advocated the “alternative vaccine schedule” nonsense (i.e. advising parents to ask their pediatricians about scheduling childhood vaccinations separately), which would put children and communities at greater risk of contracting preventable diseases. Of course, Perlmutter is advocating this against better judgment, but it resonates with his target audience, and Perlmutter is a disgusting excuse for a human being who apparently wouldn’t think twice about a few hundred dead kids a year if it pads his wallet.
Diagnosis: A remorseless snake oil pusher, and one of the most dangerous and vilest of those in the US today.

Tom Perkins

Tom Perkins is a rich venture capitalist and founding partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Perkins is also delusional, and in a way that seems to have become rather common. In response to a Matthew Yglesias column, Perkins stated that “[w]riting from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’” The persecution complex is strong with this one – “This is a very dangerous drift in our American thinking. Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendent ‘progressive’ radicalism unthinkable now?” – and although we generally shy away from discussing fiscal policies here, it strikes us as important to emphasize how lunatic Perkins’s Godwin venture actually is. Asking Perkins to pay more in taxes is not “like genocidal anti-Jewish rioting orchestrated by Hitler”.
Perkins followed up by revealing his own take on an ideal democratic system: “You don’t get the vote if you don’t pay a dollar in taxes. But what I really think is it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars, you get a million votes. How’s that?” Now, Perkins followed up by stating that he was just “trying to be outrageous,” before doubling down on the rich people/Holocaust comparison (“the parallel holds”), adding that progressive taxation is persecution and “if Germany had American gun laws, there would have never been a Hitler,” which is not only stupid but reveals an almost stunning lack of understanding of the social and political situation in Germany at the time (including details about whoand how many people supported Hitler). Other subjects Perkins discussed were how the Koch brothers are victims of “persecution”, the evils of “child labor laws” and the non-existence of racism. On the question of whether he felt that he might have lost touch with the real world, Perkins responded that “philosophically,” he said, “nobody can prove that they are connected to reality,” an answer that must be characterized as a marvel of delusional hubris.
Apparently he has also written a book.
Diagnosis: Good grief. “Conspiracy theorist with a persecution complex” doesn’t even begin to suggest the inane delusions of Tom Perkins. At least we have to assume that he hurts rather than helps his cause. The notion that one is being persecuted, however, is a very common among lots of different interest groups, from antivaxers to evangelicals. Use Perkins as a mirror.

Shelley Penney

The alkaline diet is a diet fad and type of nature woo that has recently gained quite a bit of popularity. The guiding idea is that altering your blood pH through diet change to make it more alkaline is a means to health benefits. As an idea, it is as stupid and insane as they come, because i) ) changing your blood pH will quickly lead to alkaliosis and death and certainly no health benefits, but ii) it doesn’t matter since it is impossible to change your blood pH through diet anyways. There is, in short, no evidence (not even the slightest) for any of the claims made by proponents of the diet, and the dietary recommendations – which are usually related to alkaline pH values at a rate little better than random chance – are often harmful for different reasons. Facts, however, tend to be of minimal importance to promoters of the idea, who often push it as part of some MLM scheme. It is of course common to mention that diet can alter urine pH (which may reduce the impact of kidney stones), something that is unrelated to your blood or the rest of your body.
One ardent promoter of the alkaline diet, is Shelley Penney, who runs the blog Real Water Health. RWH pushes in particular alkaline water, which ostensibly contains “millions of added electrons” to make the water alkaline and improve cell hydration. The blog does contain a list of 17 “Peer Reviewed Articles on Alkaline Water”, but a quick scan shows that these are articles discussing research on acidosis; none of them mention any benefits from actually drinking alkaline water. So it goes.
Penney herself is a retired nurse with interests in “health, peace and abundance”. Apparently she skipped the chemistry classes one would have hoped nurses (or any student with a highschool diploma) should have had. Penney claims, for instance, that “because it is very alkaline, ionized water may dissolve accumulated acid waste and return the body to a balance.” (The notion of “balance” involved is presumably this one.) She also claims that “keeping our body fluid pH in an alkaline state may be the first line of defense in fighting any disease,” which is technically true since an arterial blood pH much lower than 7.35–7.45 would quickly kill you. Of course, ionized water (which has a pH around seawater in any case) will not have the slightest effect on your body fluid pH.
Diagnosis: A disgrace to her profession, currently wasting her life on pushing harmful nonsense. A sad and sordid affair.

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