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TBR News June 13, 2020

Jun 13 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. June 13, 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 13, 2020: “Now the national media sites have abandoned corona virus and are wailing about racism at the top of their imbecile lungs. Hysterical references to slavery are now seen, swamping the schemes to convince the public that coronoa virus would kill us all. Now we are learning that the dread antifa movement is arming itself with Chinese tanks and French flame throwers to enable them to launch a savage attack on Washington Cathedral when Trump is proclaimed King of America and crowned by his secretary. What will be next? Pseudo scientists will solemly declare that a well-known brand of toothpaste contains the dread scrotum virus that causes earwax to explode and kill the user. Across the nation, statues of Abraham Lincoln will be torn down by people in favor of reinstituting slavery and in Florida it will be revealed that the Governor secretely married his poodle. His supporters, all Republicans, will claim that this is acceptable beause they get a very good price for the puppies. “
Trump Approval Rating
Jun. 8-9
Ipsos Approve Disapprove
39%           57%

The Table of Contents
Bolton book claims Trump committed other ‘Ukraine-like transgressions’
• Trump says chokeholds sound ‘innocent and perfect’ and compares himself to Lincoln
• Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2014
o Part 5
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons

Bolton book claims Trump committed other ‘Ukraine-like transgressions’
Ex-national security adviser also describes attempts to ‘raise alarms about them’, according to press release about memoir
June 12, 2020
by Joan E Greve in Washington and Joanna Walters in New York
Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is set to claim in a bombshell book that the president has committed “Ukraine-like transgressions” across his entire foreign policy, far beyond the alleged misconduct he was impeached for.
He will also describe his attempts and those by “others in the administration to raise alarms about them”, according to a press release on Friday about the forthcoming memoir.
Bolton, a staunch conservative who previously served as Republican president George W Bush’s hawkish ambassador to the United Nations, will criticize the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry for focusing solely on Trump’s alleged bid to pressure the leader of Ukraine into damaging the reputation of Trump’s election opponent Joe Biden, while leaving out much wider accusations of similar wrongdoing.
Trump was acquitted by the Republican-led Senate in his impeachment trial early in 2020.
Bolton will argue in his book, The Room Where It Happened, that the Democrat-led House of Representatives committed “impeachment malpractice” by impeaching Trump over his Ukraine dealings when, it is suggested in the book, the president had committed other “Ukraine-like transgressions”.
The press release for the book teases that Bolton will describe the transgressions.
New York publishers Simon & Schuster boasted: “This is the book Donald Trump doesn’t want you to read.”
The White House has fought to block the book, claiming in January that it contained classified information. The book is now due out on 23 June.
Bolton was ousted last September after months of disagreement over America’s foreign policy approach, especially Trump’s freewheeling ways, amid revelations of searing internal divisions within Trump’s inner circle. Trump said he had “disagreed strongly” with Bolton, who claimed he was in the process of resigning when Trump moved to fire him.
According to the release on Friday, the new book “argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy – and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the administration to raise alarms about them”.
Critics will probably pounce on Bolton for not publicly raising concerns about these “transgressions” while they were occurring – and for later refusing to testify to the House about them. Bolton refused to provide a deposition during the impeachment inquiry.
Bolton also criticizes Trump for focusing solely on his chances of re-election as he made major policy decisions. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by re-election calculations,” he writes.

Trump says chokeholds sound ‘innocent and perfect’ and compares himself to Lincoln
President calls plan for Juneteenth rally ‘a celebration’ despite its location in Tulsa, known for massacre of African Americans
June 12, 2020
by Joan E Greve in Washington
The Guardian
Donald Trump further stoked controversy over race issues and policing by remarking on Friday that chokeholds sounded “so innocent and so perfect”, and once again claimed he has been the best president for black Americans – only partially conceding that Abraham Lincoln may have surpassed him.
The US president also called his choice to resume rallies on 19 June, the Juneteenth day marking the end of slavery, “a celebration”, despite having picked a city known for a historic massacre of black Americans by white Americans and used divisive language over the anti-racism protests spurred by the police killing of George Floyd.
Donald Trump further stoked controversy over race issues and policing by remarking on Friday that chokeholds sounded “so innocent and so perfect”, and once again claimed he has been the best president for black Americans – only partially conceding that Abraham Lincoln may have surpassed him.
The US president also called his choice to resume rallies on 19 June, the Juneteenth day marking the end of slavery, “a celebration”, despite having picked a city known for a historic massacre of black Americans by white Americans and used divisive language over the anti-racism protests spurred by the police killing of George Floyd.
“You saw some very good people protesting, but you saw some bad people also,” Trump said. “And you get somebody in a chokehold. What are you going to do now? Let go and say, ‘Oh, let’s start all over again’?”
Trump later said be believed chokeholds to be theoretically acceptable, but he acknowledged they are often used inappropriately by police.
“I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent and so perfect,” Trump said, adding that “you have to be careful. With that being said, it would be, I think, a very good thing that, generally speaking, it should be ended.”
The remarks followed action by a number of US cities and states towards banning police chokeholds. In the latest such move, the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Friday morning to ban chokeholds in the state.
Trump on police chokeholds: “I think the concept of chokeholds sounds so innocent and so perfect.”
In the interview with Fox News’s Harris Faulkner, Trump had been emphasizing the outbreaks of rioting and looting seen during early nights of unrest after Floyd’s killing, on the fringe of larger, peaceful protests.
When Faulkner asked the president what he would say to the many peaceful demonstrators, he said: “I think you had protesters for different reasons, and then you had protesting also because, you know, they just didn’t know … they’re following the crowd.”
The comments contrasted with millions on the streets chanting “I can’t breathe”, after the dying words uttered by Floyd and Eric Garner, who was killed during a police chokehold arrest attempt in New York in 2014, as well as other victims of police killings.
The president’s remarks also flew in the face of the fresh surge of the Black Lives Matter movement, with the slogan emblazoned on clothing, banners and entire city streets.
Trump offered several equivocal answers on sensitive issues in a time of exceptional national tumult, with the coronavirus pandemic, the resulting economic nosedive and the blight of police brutality all falling disproportionately on black Americans.
The president has also come under heavy fire for announcing on Thursday, two days after George Floyd’s funeral and a day after his brother testified tearfully to Congress about racism in policing, that he will resume election rallying with an event on 19 June in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the scene of one of the worst race massacres in US history, in 1921.
In the Fox interview, Trump said the choice of Juneteenth for a partisan rally was not specific, but “the fact that I’m having a rally on that day, you can really think about that very positively as a celebration because a rally, to me, is celebration.”
A fresh wave of protests is expected that day in many cities and critics have accused him of “racially motivated trolling” and timing akin to “blasphemy”.
Senator Kamala Harris of California remarked on Twitter on the implications, calling the move a “welcome home party” for white supremacists.

Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2014
Part 5

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 2014

2014-01-31 Napier, Michael Paul (33) California (Vista) San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed Napier because he reached for his waist band when they ordered him to show his hands. Four deputies were serving a felony warrant for drug-related charges when they contacted the victim, who was in his garage fixing his bicycle. It is believed that two deputies fired shots.
2014-01-31 Andrews, Zachary Ryan (28) Nevada (Laughlin) Officers Samuel Soloriao Solorio of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Laughlin substation shot robbery suspect Zachary Ryan Andrews. Andrews “allegedly produced a firearm” and the officers “engaged the individual in gunfire.”
2014-01-30 Garcia-Jauregui, Jose Angel (27) Utah (Santaquin) Garcia-Jauregui shot and killed Sgt. Cory Wride when the officer stopped to check on a vehicle he thought was abandoned. Officers caught up with Garcia-Jauregui and exchanged gunfire with him. Garcia-Jauregui and another officer were both shot and hospitalized; Garcia-Jauregui died later of his injuries.
2014-01-29 Spry, Curley (42) West Virginia (Logan County) Allegedly pulled a hand gun on a trooper.
2014-01-29 Turner, Cornelius (19) Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Shot by police after allegedly robbing a beer delivery driver.
2014-01-28 Denk, Gracie Louise (21) North Carolina (Wilmington) She was shot and killed during a confrontation with Wilmington Police Department officers, after her ex-boyfriend called 911 saying she was suicidal.
2014-01-25 Shergill, Parminder Singh (43) California (Lodi) Lodi police officers Cpl. Scott Bratton and Officer Adam Lockie shot and killed Shergill as he charged them with a knife. Shergill was a Gulf War veteran. During his numerous contacts with mental health professionals, he had been diagnosed, to one degree or another, with Schizoaffective disorder (bipolar type) with sometimes paranoia and earlier on, methamphetamine abuse. While there was an eye to determine if his military service may have contributed to his mental health issues, he was never diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). posttraumatic stress disorder. Prosecutors ruled the shooting death justified in December.
2014-01-21 Smith, Thomas (42) California (San Francisco) Detective Sergeant Thomas Smith was accidentally killed by another officer while conducting a probation check. BART will pay Smith’s family $3.1 million settlement.
2014-01-21 Munguia, Jose (21) California (Oakland) Munguia was shot and killed after fleeing from a stolen vehicle with a hand gun.
2014-01-21 Smart, Eldrin Loren (31) Louisiana (Kenner) Smart was shot when a detective fired four shots inside a fleeing vehicle he was driving.
2014-01-21 Mestas, Antonio (19) California (Oakland) Mestas was driving a stolen SUV and was shot when he ran from the vehicle holding a gun.
2014-01-21 Koster, Keith (54) Indianapolis (Indiana) An unnamed officer shot Keith Koster, a mentally ill man, while in the process of a Welfare Check. Koster had picked up a gun in his apartment and began waving it at officers, after a failed takedown with non lethal beanbag rounds and hours of negotiations officers shot and killed Koster.
2014-01-20 Law, Andrew (36) Washington (Seattle) After multiple calls about a man waving a gun around officers found Andrew Law, they say he refused to give up the weapon and was shot and killed. The gun turned out to be fake.
2014-01-20 Braddy, Earl Douglas (76) Alabama (Loxley) Officers were advised shots were fired before arriving to the home of Earl Braddy and his wife Emma. Officers entered residence and the couple were struggling over a pistol, Earl Braddy eventually pointed the weapon toward officers at which time both officers fired upon Earl Braddy.
2014-01-19 Golden, Rodney (41) Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) Golden was shot and killed after slashing a woman’s throat in an apartment complex.
2014-01-18 Surface, Caleb (23) Ohio (Fairfield) Surface was shot by police after allegedly refusing to take his hands out of his pockets after police demanded him to. Police were at Surface’s father’s house to respond to a domestic disturbance. In March 2014, the district’s attorney declined to file charges against the officer who shot Surface.
2014-01-17 Leroux, Blas (34) Colorado (Denver) Leroux died 3 days after he was shot by police after he reportedly held a woman hostage in a Denver 7-Eleven.
2014-01-16 Velasquez, Gabriel (31) Arizona (Apache) Shot and killed by border patrol.
2014-01-16 Jackson, Henry (19) Oklahoma (Ardmore) After wounding 2 federal officers Jackson was shot and killed.
2014-01-16 Roberts, Raymond (28) California (Lake Elsinore) Killed after running an officers foot over.
2014-01-16 Baker, Jordan (26) Texas (Houston) A Houston Police officer was working an off-duty, extra employment job at a strip center located at 5700 W. Little York Road. The strip center had experienced multiple robberies and began to hire off-duty officers to provide extra security. While the officer was working at the location he attempted to stop and question Baker, who he thought was acting suspicious. When the officer approached Baker a brief struggle and foot chase ensued. At some point Baker stopped fleeing, reached into his waistband and began to charge at the officer. The officer discharged his weapon, fatally striking Barker. Further investigation determined Barker was unarmed.
2014-01-16 King, Marie (55) Boren, Kelly (32) Boren, Joshua Jr (7) Boren, Haley (5)
Utah (Spanish Fork) Lindon police officer Joshua Boren (34) did not show up for work one night, prompting his commander to send officers to his home where they found the bodies of Boren’s mother-in-law, wife, and two children, along with his own body. Police say the couple had been experiencing marital problems for several months.
2014-01-15 Adams, Bernard (75) Michigan (Houghton Lake) Adams pulled a weapon and refused to put it down and was shot and killed.
2014-01-15 Bair, Shawn (22) Indiana (Elkhart) Fatally shot after killing 2 people in a grocery store.
2014-01-14 Longoria, Manuel (40) Arizona (Eloy) Shot and later died at a hospital after a car chase.
2014-01-14 Hill Jr., Gregory (30) Florida (Fort Pierce) Shot multiple times though his garage door after he raised a gun at a deputy.
2014-01-14 Marble, William (68) Michigan (Ludington) Started as a 911 hang up, Marble was shot and killed after a confrontation with a Michigan state trooper.
2014-01-14 Pfalzgraf, Steven (24) West Virginia (Parkersburg) Drove car toward officer and was shot and killed.
2014-01-12 Rodarte, Enrique (32) California (Victorville)
Died after not following commands from officers, he was shot in front of his family.
2014-01-12 Mascarino, Anthony (35) Arizona (Scottsdale) Pointed shotgun at police after firing it into air in his home.
2014-01-11 Navarro, Jose (40) California (San Diego) Jose Luis Navarro critically injured on January 9th and died on the 11th. There is a video of the shooting.
2014-01-10 Ragland, Jeffrey (50) New York (Queens) Corrections officer saw Ragland hitting his past girlfriend, which was his current girlfriend and intervened.
2014-01-09 Ware, Michael A (35) Arkansas (Jonesboro) Is said to have opened his door and opened fire on officers, he was shot and killed by officer Eidson.
2014-01-07 Attebery, Ernest (40) New Mexico (Moriarty) Was said to have fired at officer however later reports say he never did. The SWAT member involved had another fatal shooting less the a year of this.
2014-01-07 Blunk, Vernum (47) Florida (Leesburg) Officers were investigating allegations of sexual misconduct with a child. Blunk was armed with a handgun.
2014-01-06 Spencer, Shon Aaron West Virginia (Clarksburg) Shot after trying to run into a sheriff’s vehicle.
2014-01-06 Clark, Deacon (30) Florida (Sarasota) Bike patrol officers shot and killed him after he allegedly refused to drop his weapon.
2014-01-05 Skorev, Igor (23) Colorado (Arvada) Died after a shootout with police.
2014-01-05 Arias, Rocendo (23) Washington (Yakima) An officer was checking on a suspicious vehicle in a car wash’s parking lot. During the contact, the officer shot Arias, the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Vidal, Keith (18) North Carolina (Boiling Spring Lakes) A man called police to help with his stepson, Keith Vidal, who was having a schizophrenic episode. Vidal had a screwdriver in his hand, and when he refused to drop it officers first tased and then shot him, killing him. The officer who shot Vidal, Byron Vassey, was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
2014-01-05 Melton, Brandon Lee (25) Texas (Watauga) Was seen stabbing someone by police who opened fire. He was shot Friday died Saturday.
2014-01-04 Martinez, Frank (66) Colorado (Pueblo) Police say he pointed a gun at SWAT members. Officers shot and killed him.
2014-01-04 Scott, Noah (29) Louisiana (Metairie) After allegedly stabbing his girlfriend he confronted police at his door with a knife, the officers shot and killed him.
2014-01-04 De La Garza, Jerry (51) Texas (Beeville)
2014-01-04 Murray, John (31) New Jersey (Paterson) An officer confronted Murray, believing that he matched the description of a man wanted for a home invasion. Police say Murray was armed with a knife and that a struggle ensued. The officer fired one round, killing him.
2014-01-04 Coleman, Robert (30) Georgia (Lawrenceville) Shot by officers responding to a burglary call, were already in area for a reported stabbing in which Coleman was the suspect.
2014-01-04 Estrada, Michael (49) Arizona (Sierra Vista) Estrada, was in the front yard of the residence brandishing a machete.
2014-01-04 Humphrey, Jesse (30) Washington (Selah) Police had a warrant to search the house. Jesse Humphrey made a shot from a long rifle, which led to the arrival of a SWAT team who killed the man.
2014-01-03 Williams, Joeshawn Edward (21) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City)
An off duty officer hired to act as security outside a strip mall spotted Williams standing near a 7-Eleven store in the area who matched the description of a robbery suspect. The suspect then refused to pull out his ID and ran into a nearby alley. Police Sgt. Jimmy Cortez fired at Williams when Williams allegedly crouched down and charged the officer.
2014-01-03 Martin, Keith (35) Texas (Hondo) Border patrol agent believed he was having an affair with his wife, while on-duty drove 160 miles to shoot him.
2014-01-03 Jones, Patrick (47) Ohio (Columbus ) Jones’ neighbors said no one heard the gunfire as Columbus police Officer Solomon Seng shot and killed Patrick L. Jones, a developmentally disabled man who confronted police with a knife when they responded to a call for help about 9:20 p.m.
2014-01-02 Calhoun, Rasheik (33) Florida (Crestview) SWAT was executing a warrant and suspect was killed after suspects opened fire on officers.
2014-01-02 Maldonado, Wesley (35) Colorado (Thornton) Maldonado was shot and killed after he led police on a high speed chase which ended in a Thornton apartment complex. Some witnesses to the shooting allege that police use of force was “excessive”. Police allegedly found a firearm in the vehicle, after the pursuit, that had recently been fired.
2014-01-02 Schmidt, Michael E. (47) Texas (Dallas) Michael Schmidt, a lawyer at the Schmidt Firm in Dallas, reported that his apartment was being burglarized. He was home with his 11-year-old daughter. Police stated that Michael Schmidt started shooting at police officers and officers returned fire and shot him dead.
2014-01-01 Bridges, Shane (33) Oklahoma (Chelsea) An unnamed Mayes County deputy responded to a call about a suicidal man, when he arrived at Bridges home the deputy found him standing on his porch with a gun, Bridges began shooting at the deputy and the deputy returned fire killing Bridges.
2014-01-01 Reece, Julias Michael (20) Michigan (Redford) An armed man suspected in a series of carjackings in Redford and Detroit was shot and killed by police on New Year’s Day.


2014-02-28 Jones, Marquise (23) Texas (San Antonio) Officer Robert Encina was working private duty (in full uniform) at a restaurant when he approached the drive-through because of an alleged disturbance between two vehicles. Jones was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Police say that Jones got out of the vehicle and displayed a gun, prompting Encina to shoot him multiple times in the torso. Witnesses and family contest this in a lawsuit, claiming Jones did not display a gun and was shot in the back as he tried to leave.
2014-02-28 Striffler, Robert (51) Florida (Brevard County) Robert Striffler was fatally shot by Juan Vargas and Chris Neel of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office after a three-hour stand off prompted by Striffler appearing at the county court house brandishing a toy air soft pistol. Striffler was shot after he attempted to pull his realistic looking air soft gun while being confronted by the SWAT team. The orange safety cap had been removed from his air soft gun.
2014-02-27 Brischetto, Damon (29) Missouri (St. Louis County) An officer spotted Brischetto speeding early on February 27. The car had crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames. Police could see two women inside the car and wanted to help get them out. As officers tried to find a fire extinguisher, a Woodson Terrace officer saw a man inside the burning car holding a gun, police say. Brischetto fired shots, and the officers returned fire. The two women survived the crash. One of the women got out on her own. Police pulled the other woman to safety from the back seat. She suffered severe burns. Neither woman is being charged with any crime in connection to the incident. Police have not identified either woman.
2014-02-23 Ma, Joseph (18) California (Fresno) Ma ran from a vehicle stopped by Fresno Police about 5:30 PM. As he ran into an apartment complex in Southwest Fresno, police officers saw Ma was carrying a handgun. One of the officers chased the suspect and fired at Ma, killing him.
2014-02-22 Alvarez, Armando (44) Arizona (Tucson) Alvarez tried to get away on a bike after robbing the Chase Bank near Broadway and Wilmot. He was found nearby, hiding in a homeowner’s shed. When he came out, officers noticed he had an object in his hand and refused to drop it, according to a news release. All three officers shot at Alvarez and he was later pronounced dead.
2014-02-21 Lopez-Guzman, Antonio (38) California (San Jose) Lopez was walking away from police officers while armed with a twelve-inch cutting saw in his hand, near a college campus, A San Jose State University Police officer fired two shots in Lopez’s back, killing him. In May 2014, Santa Clara County prosecutors cleared the officer in Lopez’s death. The shooting, caught on film, shows Lopez walking away from the officer although police claimed Lopez was charging towards them. Lopez’s family has filed a lawsuit against the department and city.
2014-02-15 Rodriguez, Luis (44) Oklahoma (Moore) Police responded after Rodriguez’ wife and daughter had an argument in the parking lot of the Warren Theater. After Rodriguez refused to show police his identification, they attempted to arrest him and Rodriguez resisted. Two on-duty Moore officers, one off-duty officer and two off-duty state game wardens were present during the altercation. Rodriguez stopped breathing during the beating and paramedics were unable to revive him. “When they flipped him over you could see all the blood on his face, he was disfigured, you couldn’t recognize him,” his daughter told journalists.
2014-02-15 Keeler, Brandon (18) Ohio (Hamilton) Neighbors said Brandon Keeler, 18, was walking around with an AK-47 shooting it into the air. Keeler was also armed with a handgun.
2014-02-14 Roupe, Christopher (17) Georgia (Euharlee) A 17-year-old male, Christopher Roupe, was fatally shot in the chest by officer Nancy Beth Gatny when he opened the door of his home while holding a Wii remote that officers mistook for a gun. Gatny came to the house to serve a warrant for Roupe’s father, who was on probation. The officer told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her as he opened the door. A first Cherokee Judicial Circuit Grand Jury found Gatny not authorized to shoot a 17-year-old while responding to a call in February and recommended that the DA’s office take further action in the case. A second Grand Jury The Cherokee Judicial Circuit district attorney charged Gatny with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, but that grand jury declined to indict.
2014-02-14 Berghardt Jr, D’Andre (20) Nevada (Las Vegas) Unarmed man killed by police.[23] Berghardt died at the scene. His name was released by the Clark County coroner’s office on Sunday, but little has been forthcoming from the police agencies involved. The Highway Patrol has said nothing since the day of the shooting.
2014-02-13 Joseph R. Wharton (48) Washington (Centralia) Man was fatally shot by police after he allegedly confronted an officer with a knife and was also armed with a gun
2014-02-10 Villa, Robert (23) California (Tustin) He was taken to Western Medical Center Santa Ana in critical condition, but he later died.
2014-02-09 Satterwhite, Ernest (68) South Carolina (North Augusta) Satterwhite was involved in a 9-mile slow-speed chase with police and then shot and killed in his driveway by officer North Augusta Public Safety officer Justin Craven. Little information has been released on the case. In August 2014, Craven was formally charged with misdemeanor conduct in Satterwhite’s death. A charge of felony voluntary manslaughter was considered by prosecutors but was not filed against Craven.[28][29]
In April 2015, Craven was arrested and charged with the felony of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.
2014-02-07 Serbus, Matthew (36)Minnesota (Eden Prairie) Matthew V. Serbus, 36, and Dawn M. Pfister, 34, were shot several times by four officers after the car they fled police and crashed in Eden Prairie and they emerged with a knife.
2014-02-07 Pfister, Dawn (34) Minnesota (Eden Prairie) Matthew V. Serbus, 36, and Dawn M. Pfister, 34, were shot several times by four officers after the car they fled police and crashed in Eden Prairie and they emerged with a knife.
2014-02-06 Ross, Stephan (43) Arizona (Glendale) The suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Glendale Thursday morning has died, according to police.
2014-02-04 Walls, William Roy Sr. (78) Maryland (Centreville) Deputies were responding to a report of an armed suicidal man. Walls came outside with a shotgun when they arrived at the residence. After police say Walls fired at the deputies, three deputies returned fire, striking Walls. An autopsy found that Walls died of multiple gunshot wounds, including two gunshot wounds from the deputies and one self-inflicted wound.


2014-03-27 Watson, Antoquan (27) New Jersey (Atlantic City) Antoquan Watson was shot and killed after an exchange of gunfire between him and police.
2014-03-26 Corkery, Stephen (30) Washington (Spokane) 30-year-old armed robbery suspect, Stephen Corkery was shot and killed by Spokane police. Corkery was shot after police say they gave several commands to come out of the home, when he did police say he did so holding a firearm and advanced towards police.
2014-03-25 Redwine, Alfred (30) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Redwine was shot after police were called by a 14-year-old girl who said he threatened her with a gun. Police said he fired a shot during the confrontation.
2014-03-24 Valentino, Michael (27) California (Hollywood Hills) Police converged on a home after receiving a domestic disturbance call. Police exchanged gunfire with the suspect until he was mortally wounded. One LAPD officer was injured during the confrontation.
2014-03-24 Anderson-Starks, Deandre Lloyd (27) Oklahoma, Tulsa At 5:22pm, Tulsa Police Dispatch received a call that the Narcotics unit was serving a search warrant at a residence. At 5:23pm, the second call came in of shots fired. Deandre was shot once when the officer said he reached for a weapon and was moving in a threatening manner. Deandre was sent to St John’s Medical Center and later succumbed to his injuries. In March of 2016, Deandre’s family filed a lawsuit against the Tulsa Police Department, when it was determined that no drugs or weapons were found in the home.
2014-03-22 Nieto, Alejandro (28) California (San Francisco) Officers responding to calls about a man with a gun approached him on a paved pedestrian path at Bernal Heights Park. Nieto appeared to draw a Taser as the officers approached, and the officers opened fire. Nieto was shot 14 times by four San Francisco Police Department officers. The officers believed that the Taser was a real firearm.
2014-03-22 Cooper, Douglas (18) Rhode Island (Providence) Officers on a vehicle patrol happened upon a number of individuals with guns drawn on each other on Canton Street. Several of the individuals fled the scene as the officers identified themselves as police, but Cooper pointed his weapon at the unmarked Providence Police car and fired. Three Providence Police officers took cover and returned fire, killing Cooper.
2014-03-20 Ruiz, Angel Francisco (42) California (Salinas) Police shot and killed Ruiz after he allegedly threatened them with a replica firearm outside a restaurant.
2014-03-19 Chang, Errol (34) California (Pacifica) Chang was shot eight times and killed by a Daly City police SWAT team who were outside the home, after he stabbed an officer in the arm at the end of a six-hour standoff, authorities said.[
2014-03-19 Chaney, Ricardo (42) California (Cleone) Chaney, a suspect in the murder of a 79-year-old acquaintance in Eugene, Oregon and an attempted murder of a store owner, shot and killed Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino with a rifle as he was being encountered by officers. Chaney was then shot and killed by a police officer.
2014-03-06 Roberts, Lonnie (47) Montana (Hamilton) Roberts called officers regarding an issue he was having with his wife, who was not home at the time of the incident. He became agitated and walked across the room towards a shotgun and was warned not to pick it up. He was then shot by Deputy Todd Wofford, Jr., a 3-year veteran of the Ravalli County Sheriff’s Office. He died at the scene.
2014-03-18 Hendrix, Daquan (19) Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police and Federal Agents were preparing to serve a homicide arrest warrant on the suspect when he emerged from a residence firing a handgun and was fatally shot by police.
2014-03-16 Garber, Brian (28) Ohio (Lexington) Sheriff’s deputies were called for a domestic violence complaint and were told Garber had a gun. The deputies shot Garber 14 times after speaking with him for 90 seconds and determining him a threat. He was found to be unarmed but a grand jury returned no indictments against sheriff’s deputies who shot him.
2014-03-12 Swoboda, Kelly (49) Oregon (Portland) Robbery suspect Swoboda was shot and killed by police; family reported that he suffered from mental illness and drug addictions.
2014-03-11 Boyd, James (38) New Mexico (Albuquerque) James Boyd shooting. Albuquerque police fatally shot James Boyd, 38, in the Sandia foothills following an hours-long standoff and after he threatened to kill officers with a small knife, authorities said. He died after officers fired stun guns, bean bags and six live rounds, authorities initially claimed. But a helmet-camera video showed Boyd, who claimed to be a federal agent, agreeing to walk down the mountain with them, gathering his things and having his back turned to the officers when they killed Boyd.On January 12, 2015, Sandy and Perez were charged with murder.
2014-03-11 Keyes, Albert William (53) Kentucky (Louisville) Deputies went to the Bluegrass Mobile Home Park to serve a felony warrant on a wanted individual. Police came into contact with Keyes, who lived at the target residence, and who insisted he was not the intended person of the warrant. When asked for identification, Keyes exited his home and fled the scene in his pickup. Police pursued Keyes until he stopped, left his vehicle and pointed a knife at the responding officers. He was then fatally shot by police. Upon further investigation, the police confirmed to the press that Keyes was not the subject of the warrant. The person of interest was another man who had moved out of the trailer park last year.
2014-03-10 Robinson, David L. (38) Nevada (North Las Vegas) The homeless Mr. Robinson was walking when stopped by Officer Raymond Lopez. Robinson was uncooperative and backed away from Lopez. He was later shot in the head in the backyard of an abandoned home.Relatives of the slain man have filed a civil rights lawsuit against the police department.
2014-03-09 Sambuunyam, Erdenebileg (40) Illinois (Sleepy Hollow) Police went to a domestic disturbance incident and attempted to restrain Sambuunyam, who had attacked and injured two people. Sambuunyam tried to cut the officers with a knife and was subsequently shot.
2014-03-08 Harmon, John (50) California (Sacramento) Police responded to a report of a man wielding a knife aboard a light-rail train. Police confronted Harmon and were unable to restrain him with a Taser. Harmon then charged towards the officers with his knife and was shot several times.
2014-03-07 Canter, Veronica Lynn (48) California (Fresno) Police responded to a 3:30 PM call about a woman behaving erratically near the caller’s apartment. When the police arrived they found Canter inside the man’s apartment. Although the two were acquainted, the woman did not live at the apartment. The two officers, one armed with a taser and one with a handgun, entered the apartment and found Canter armed with a kitchen knife. As Canter approached the officers she was hit with the taser but did not stop. She was then shot two times. She died at the scene.
2014-03-03 White III, Victor (22) Louisiana (Iberia Parish) White, a black man from Iberia Parish, Louisiana, died in police custody. Authorities said the cause of death was a single, self-inflicted, gunshot wound in the back, fired by White while he sat handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. But according to the Iberia Parish coroner, White had indeed shot himself, but in the front, not the back. The fatal wound was a gunshot to the right side of his chest, near the nipple. Federal authorities are currently conducting their own investigation.
2014-03-02 Nevarez, Gabriella Monique (22) California (Citrus Heights) Officers pulled over a suspected stolen vehicle occupied by Nevarez, who allegedly rammed a police car and fled. After a pursuit, police say Nevarez rammed a second police vehicle before officers shot and killed her.
2014-03-02 Shannon, Ryan Matthew (41) California (Antelope) Officers were responding to a report of shots fired when they found Shannon allegedly carrying an assault rifle while walking down the street. Police say Shannon refused to drop the weapon and instead pulled out a handgun and pointed it at them. Two Sacramento County deputies shot and killed him.


2014-04-30 Hamilton, Dontre (31) Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Christopher Manney shot Dontre Hamilton 14 times. Manney was fired from the police department in October 2014.
2014-04-30 Conley, Michael (47) Oregon (Salem) Officer David Baker responded to a domestic dispute and found Conley armed with a knife. Conley allegedly advanced on Baker, who fatally shot him in the head.
2014-04-29 Arnold, Jeremy (37) Washington (Spokane) Arnold returned to the scene of a murder in which he was a suspect, drove through a barricade, and stepped out with what appeared to be a gun. Officers fired and killed him some 20 yards from a group of reporters and photographers.
2014-04-29 Green, Herbert Earl (46) Nevada (Las Vegas) Officers shot down Green during a barricade situation at a home.
2014-04-26 Ramsey, Samantha (19) Kentucky (Boone County) A deputy responding to a field party is hit by Samantha Ramsey’s car. After jumping on the hood of the car he fires four bullets through the windshield, hitting and killing Ramsey. The Ramsey family raised a wrongful death complaint against Brockman and the Sheriff’s Department, in April 2015.
2014-04-21 Hawkes, Mary (19) New Mexico (Albuquerque) A young woman suspected of auto theft was shot and killed by Albuquerque police officer Jeremy Dear following a foot chase. Officer Dear was fired in December 2014 for repeatedly not using his body camera.
2014-04-21 Mayo, Michael (30) Texas (Dallas) After a high-speed chase, SWAT officers shot and killed the armed Mayo.
2014-04-17 Carmack, Kim Indiana (Indianapolis) Sgt. Ryan Anders, an officer on administrative leave for alleged domestic violence, broke into the home of his estranged wife, Kim Carmack, also an officer, and killed her and then himself.
2014-04-13 Anders, Ryan Indiana (Indianapolis) Sgt. Ryan Anders, an officer on administrative leave for alleged domestic violence, broke into the home of his estranged wife, Kim Carmack, also an officer, and killed her and then himself.
2014-04-13 Thomas, Maynard (67) North Carolina (Hampstead) Neighbors say police were called after Thomas crashed a golf cart into his neighbor’s garage. A trooper arrived at Thomas’s house and shot Thomas multiple times after he allegedly pointed a gun at the trooper. Witnesses at the scene reported that officers approached without lights on and did not ring the doorbell, and that Thomas was not aware that they were police.
2014-04-13 Lauro Avechuco (40) Arizona (Sierra Vista) Officer Justin Dannels stopped Avechuco for speeding. After stopping briefly, Avechuco fled into a nearby neighborhood and stopped again in the 3900 block of Mahonia Place. At this point, police say, Avechuco accelerated his vehicle toward Dannels, who fired his sidearm several times, killing Avechuco.
2014-04-13 Ramirez, Richard (38) Montana (Billings) Ramirez was pulled over in a car occupied by three others, in which he was a backseat passenger in. Billings PD Officer Grant Morrison told Ramirez to put his hands up at least twice and claimed that he was moving his hands a lot. Morrison fired three shots at Ramirez, and continued to tell him to put his hands up and lay on the seats. Ramirez later died. Morrison claimed that he thought Ramirez had a weapon on him. On January 7, 2015, a grand jury declined to indict Morrison of a crime, and the shooting was considered by prosecutors to be justified.
2014-04-12 Burdine, Gary (41) Kentucky (Verona) Police responded to a call of an intoxicated man. As they were leaving, he followed them and brandished a gun. An officer fired, killing him.
2014-04-12 Villanueva, Rolando (24) Washington (Yakima) The deceased suspect has been identified as Rolando H. Villanueva, 24, of Yakima. He rammed police cars after his vehicle got free from being stuck in rocks during a pursuit.
2014-04-10 Winkler, John (30) California (Los Angeles) Three deputies fired at Winkler, killing him, when he fled from an apartment where he had been held captive. The alleged attacker, who has been charged with attempted murder and torture, had been holding his roommate and two others in the apartment. Winkler and another man were running out the door when deputies arrived. Police say they found the attacker assaulting the third victim inside the apartment after they killed Winkler. Winkler’s family tentatively reached a settlement with the county of Los Angeles in April 2015
2014-04-10 Van Camp, Robert (23) California (Clovis) Fresno County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a 23-year-old man early Thursday at a home in a rural area east of Buchanan High School.
2014-04-08 Doering, Travis (40) Nevada (Las Vegas) More details have been released into the most recent officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas.
2014-04-05 Jones, Robert Antonio (24) Maryland (Coral Hills) Police heard gunshots and saw Jones walking away holding his side. When they approached him, he reached for a gun in his waistband. One officer shot him; he died in hospital.
2014-04-04 Santiago, Michael (35) mVermont (Brattleboro) On April 4, Santiago, 35, of Brattleboro, was shot and killed by Brattleboro Police Department Sgt. Mark Carignan during the service of a search warrant on Room 301 of America’s Best Inn on Putney Road. The search warrant was obtained as the result of an ongoing drug investigation and authorized police to search the room for drugs and Santiago.
2014-04-03 Spafford, Cody (26) Washington (Seattle) Spafford was suspected of an armed bank robbery earlier in the day. After a two-and-a-half hour manhunt, police located him. According to police, he brandished a knife and charged at them. Spafford was shot multiple times


2014‑05‑31 Ellingson, Brandon (20) Missouri (Lake of the Ozarks) Ellingson was pulled over while boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, suspected of operating the boat while intoxicated. Missouri State Trooper Anthony Piercy handcuffed Ellingson, who then fell out of the boat and drowned in the lake. On December 18, 2015, Piercy was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Ellingson’s death.
2014-05-31 Rock, Tayler (22) Kansas (Dexter) A deputy pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. Tayler Rock and a one-year-old child were inside. As the deputy approached the vehicle, Rock tried to drive away, allegedly dragging and running over the deputy, and Rock was shot. The deputy then removed the child from the vehicle and performed CPR on Rock, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
2014-05-31 Hiatt, Brian Scott (49) California (Turlock) Two Merced County sheriffs’ deputies shot Hiatt dead during a confrontation. Hiatt was a suspect in an incident the previous day in which two women were shot and killed.
2014-05-31 mBaucum, Etoine (44) New Jersey (Paterson) Baucum was armed with an undetermined firearm in the area of 85 Montgomery St. when police arrived at 2:20 a.m., said Michael DeMarco, the chief assistant Passaic County Prosecutor. Detectives ordered him to drop his weapon — but Baucum did not comply. Instead, Baucum pointed the gun at one of the responding detectives — and another detective fired his service weapon at the suspect and killed him with a single shot.
2014-05-31 McCall, Sandy James (33) North Carolina (Raeford) mPolice were investigating a report of a suspicious person when they encountered McCall. Sgt. Samuel Morant shot and killed McCall during an altercation.
2014-05-30 Wadsworth, Danny Michael, Jr. (31) Nevada (Las Vegas) Police began pursuing Wadsworth after two women reported their purses as stolen, tracking him via one woman’s cell phone. When police caught up with Wadsworth, he allegedly began shooting at them. Officers Jeffrey Gentry and Bryce Martines returned fire, killing him.
2014-05-30 Brown, James Andrew (29) Virginia (Norfolk) A Virginia teenager was shot and killed on the way home from a high school graduation, a police officer was gunned down, and another officer wounded by a raging ex-con who was later killed by police, authorities said.
2014-05-30 mBlocker, Mark Anthony (20) mMaryland (Suitland) mOfficers were responding to reports of two men arguing, one with a gun. Cpl. Vincent Tabbs and Officer Andrew Nacin shot and killed Blocker when he refused their orders to drop the weapon, which was discovered to be a pellet gun.
2014-05-30 mJimenez, Brandon Lee Macias (26) California (Woodland) An officer shot and killed Jimenez while he allegedly held a gun to the head of a woman he had taken hostage. Police say they tried to talk with Jimenez, but he refused to release the woman.
2014-05-29 McCoy, Ransom Duane (45) Tennessee (Bristol) Ransom Duane McCoy, 45, of Bristol, Virginia, crashed a green Ford F-150 pickup through a chain link fence at a property on Keith Drive off Blountville Highway, according to Sullivan County, Tennessee Sheriff Wayne Anderson, who said he then “ran at an officer.” McCoy was shot and killed.
2014-05-29 Valerio, Jose (17) mLouisiana (New Orleans) The shooting happened around 2 a.m. in the 2600 block of Dreux Street where three women—ages 23, 24 and 27—were approached by a gunman while stopped to deal with a flat tire, NOPD said. The 25-year-old SUNO officer was with the women after they called him to help fix the flat. A SUNO officer was changing the tire when a car, possibly a Chrysler, approached and a gunman jumped out, pointed a gun at one of the women and demanded her purse, NOPD said in a news release. The woman handed over her purse. At that time, the officer “identified himself as a law enforcement officer,” drew his gun and exchanged gunfire with the robber.
2014-05-29 Vos, Gerrit (22) California (Newport Beach) Police responded to a disturbance at a 7-Eleven store. When officers tried to break up an altercation between the employee and Vos, Vos allegedly lunged at the officers with a sharp object. Officers opened fire on him, and he later died in a hospital.
2014-05-28 Weera, Sanasga (60) Virginia (Portsmouth) Weera was struck and killed by a police car. The officer was not responding to a call.
2014-05-27 Westcott, Jason (29) Florida (Tampa) Several police officers, executing a drug warrant, shot and killed Westcott when he raised a pistol against them, possibly thinking he was fending off robbers. Undercover officers had observed Westcott, dead, of dealing drugs while armed. At the time of his death, Westcott had only $2 worth of marijuana in his possession.
2014-05-25 mSims, Isaac (26) Missouri (Kansas City) On Sunday, May 25, officers were called to his home to investigate reports that he had shot at his father and a neighbor, who were not injured. Officers reported hearing several gunshots inside the home and a standoff began. After about four hours, Sims left the home. Police say he pointed a rifle at officers, who fired. Sims was pronounced dead a short time later.
2014-05-24 Smody, Frank “Sid” (59) Missouri (Neelyville) Smody’s daughter called both the sheriff and her dad to report a prowler on her rural property. A confrontation between Smody and the Sheriff’s officer resulted in Smody being shot and killed.
2014-05-21 Garcia, Raymond (31) Colorado (Greeley) 31-year-old Raymond Garcia was shot by Greeley police inside the lobby of Comfort Inn, 2467 W. 29th Street after he allegedly pulled a gun on officers. Garcia was involved in a prostitution sting at Comfort Inn. Officers fired 17 shots at Garcia, and 7 hit him. The shooting was justified.
2014-05-21 Duncklee, Michael (28) Arizona (Tucson) Two officers responded to a trespassing call. Upon their arrival, they knocked on the front door of the apartment and announced themselves as Tucson police officers. After receiving no response, the officers entered the apartment through the unlocked front door. As they were checking the apartment for any occupants, they came across a closed bedroom door. The officers again identified themselves as Tucson police officers. A male subject then exited the bedroom door and brandished a hockey stick. There was a confrontation between the male subject and the two officers during which time both officers discharged their weapons, striking the male subject.
2014-05-20 Figueroa, Martin (27) California (Fresno)
Martin Figueroa was shot and killed by Fresno Police after threatening officers with a knife, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Figueroa’s family had called 911 for help, saying he was high on methamphetamine. In February 2017 a federal judge ruled that the family’s wrongful death lawsuit may proceed to a jury trial.
2014-05-20 Mejia, Carlos (44)California (Salinas) Officers responded to reports from a resident of Elkington Avenue at 12:14 p.m. that a man, identified as 44-year-old Carlos Mejia, was trying to break into their home and was threatening to kill them, police said. When police arrived, they soon found Mejia walking down Del Monte Avenue holding landscape garden shears, pointing the shears at them and refusing to put the instrument down as the officers, commanded him to do. Mejia backing away down the street lost his footing and fell down. Mejia got up and continued down the street in fear of the officers. The officers attempted to use their Tasers on the suspect to subdue him, but the cartridge from one officer’s Taser missed hitting Mejia and the other officer’s Taser was found to never have been deployed. The two officers decided to use deadly force on Mejia to prevent him from possibly harming people inside a bakery as he approached the entrance to the business at the corner of Del Monte and Sanborn. Mejias body lay in the street for over three hours, as neighborhood children passed on their way home from school.
2014-05-18 DiPiazza, Ashley (26) Wisconsin (Madison) Officers were called to the apartment at 1:20 am for a domestic disturbance and found DiPiazza with a loaded handgun to her head. They spoke with her for about 30 minutes but she refused to put the gun down. When she was deemed a threat to officers, she was fatally shot. The shooting was later ruled justified by the district attorney, and the department says Officers Justin Bailey and Gary Pihlaja did not violate department policy.
2014-05-12 White Jr, James Renee (21) California (Universal City) At 1:15 am, Los Angeles Police Department officers from the North Hollywood Division responded to a report of a group disturbance at the Infusion Lounge nightclub at Universal CityWalk near the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. When the officers arrived, shots rang out within the crowd, and began to take cover. The suspect, James R. White Jr., came out of the club with a gun, who was promptly shot and killed by the officers. Three civilians sustained minor injuries, but while trying to flee the scene and not from gunfire.
2014-05-09 Ford, Jacklynn Rashaun (25) Oregon (Salem) After Ford fled a traffic stop, officer Trevor Morrison pursued and fatally shot her in the head and chest.
2014-05-09 Hernandez, Osman (26) California (Salinas) 911 callers told emergency dispatchers that Hernandez was walking around a crowded shopping center with a knife. Business owners barricaded themselves inside their shops. The fieldworker had walked to the shopping center from a nearby bar. The first officer on scene saw Hernandez was acting bizarrely. Surveillance video showed Hernandez wildly swinging his knife around in the air dancing a Mexican folk dance. He was followed by police to the parking lot. While Hernandez was handcuffed and on the ground a police officer shot him.
2014-05-04 Herrera, Oscar (18) California (Dublin) mPolice came to Oscar Herrera’s home responding to a report of Herrera having a mental breakdown and fighting with his mother. Officers encountered Herrera at the front door of his condominium wielding a baseball bat. According to police, Herrera struck an officer in the hand with the bat and tried to swing at him in an upward motion. He was then shot by a police officer.
2014-05-02 Johnson, Londrell (33) Wisconsin (Madison) Officers were responding to an apartment where three people had been stabbed. Officer Carlin Becker and Sgt. Dave McClurg shot Johnson multiple times after he allegedly advanced upon them with a knife. Johnson later died in a hospital. Two of the stabbing victims also died.
2014-05-01 Caccamo, Dean A. (50) Wisconsin (Primrose) Deputies were called to a home midday and found Caccamo’s mother and stepfather bleeding from injuries caused by Caccamo, who suffered from schizophrenia. On their way down the stairs, Caccamo used pepper spray on the lead deputy, tried to grab his beanbag shotgun, pulled him down, and stabbed him. A second deputy shot Caccamo, puncturing a lung but not stopping him from stabbing a third deputy; the struggle continued. By the time Caccamo was subdued, it was too late for medical care to effectively save his life; he died inside the home. The district attorney ruled that this use of deadly force was permitted under the law


2014-06-29 DelValle, John Omar (44) New Jersey (Elizabeth) DelValle was allegedly threatening a woman with a knife outside an apartment building and shot dead by officers.
2014-06-29 Paul M. Edmunson (43) Washington (Centralia) Edmunson suspected of stealing from restaurant nearby attempted to pull gun on officer with his K-9 partner, K-9 subdued Edmunson allowing the officer to draw first on him, eventually Edmunson was able to pull a pistol from his coat and was fatally shot by the officer.
2014-06-27 Kemp, Paul Ray Jr. (40) California (Inglewood) An unarmed black man was fatally shot and/or tasered several times in the back. A lawsuit alleges he was not a threat to officers.
2014-06-27 Andres Morales (27) New York (Bay Shore) Jumped out of a stopped car from the passenger side in a traffic stop. Initiated a foot pursuit with officers, and was later shot after pulling out a revolver.
2014-06-26 Michael Berry (50) Texas (Sweetwater) Police were attempting to serve a warrant on Berry for allegedly stealing a loader from a scrap recycling business. Berry locked himself in his mobile home, and waved a firearm in a threatening manner from the back door. A SWAT team and bomb squad from Abilene were called in to assist. Tear gas was launched into the trailer, but Berry opened fire. The SWAT officers returned fire, killing him.
2014-06-26 Rodney Hodge (33) Texas (Dallas) Police responded to numerous 911 calls about a man firing a gun in a neighborhood. Hodge was ordered to drop the weapon, but he kept walking forward and pointed the gun at officers.
2014-06-25 Mimi Goldberg (49) Nevada (Las Vegas) LVMPD officers responded to reports of a disturbance at a hotel. Police found Goldberg stabbing another woman She was ordered to drop the knife, but she slashed one of the police car’s windows. Several shots were fired.
2014-06-25 Sameul Johnson California (Los Angeles) Johnson was approached by a security guard who accused him of shoplifting. Johnson then pulled out a pistol, and fired at the guard. LAPD began searching around the neighborhood for Johnson. They eventually found him, but he ran to a home. Johnson died of a gunshot wound as the officers attempted to take him into custody. The circumstances of the shooting are unknown.
2014-06-24 King, Lavon (20) New Jersey (Jersey City) King started an altercation with a police officer and the officer shot him. The circumstances of this struggle are unknown.
2014-06-24 Antoine Hunter (24) California (Compton) LASD deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle that was driving recklessly. A short pursuit ensued, and the driver attempted to run over one of the deputies while they were both out of their patrol car. The other deputy opened fire after witnessing the driver pull out a handgun.
2014-06-22 Marcus Rael (24) Idaho (Post Falls) Shot at a dozen officers, who fired back at him.
2014-06-21 Unknown Male Michigan (Sterling Heights) Police responded to a 911 call of an assault at a residence. The man was holding his wife hostage with a rifle. Officers ordered him to drop the gun, but he turned around and pointed it at an officer.
2014-06-21 Douglas Seaton (35) Kentucky (Madisonville) Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Seaton drove away, and a vehicle pursuit followed. Seaton then exited the car with a gun in his hand. He was ordered to drop the gun, but refused. He was shot as he was approaching the officers.
2014-06-21 Jose Cardenas (22) California (Sacramento) Police responded to a 911 call about Cardenas threatening his brother with a knife. Officers ordered him to drop the knife, but he refused. A taser was initially deployed with no avail. Officers opened fire after being threatened with the knife.
2014-06-21 James Moala Kofu (22) California (San Bernardino) Went up with another armed man to a police vehicle with four officers inside of it, and allegedly pointed a rifle at them.
2014-06-20 Jason Van Buskirk (32) Nebraska (Columbus) Columbus Police Department officers and Nebraska state troopers responded to a domestic disturbance. The officers spotted a Dodge RAM that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle. As a felony stop was being performed, Buskirk shot at a trooper as he was approaching the passenger’s side. Although shots were fired, the pickup initially sped away. The pursuit ended in Colfax County after Buskirk was shot due to him ramming three police vehicles.
2014-06-20 Scholfield, Ray Dakota (23) California (Redding) Redding Police Department officers Jason Rhoads, Josh Tracy and Russ Veilleaux shot and killed Ray Dakota Scholfield, when he brandished a butcher’s knife at them. Scholfield had just killed his cousin, Christen Clark.
2014-06-20 Unknown Male Georgia (Atlanta) Police responded to reports of a man banging on various doors of an apartment and yelling. As the officers were about to confront him, he pulled out a fake gun and pointed it at the officers.
2014-06-19 Darrell Haymon (53) North Carolina (Hope Mills) Police responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon at a bank. Officers confronted Haymon, who had a knife. His wife appeared bloody and had wounds on her body. Haymon was ordered to drop the knife and to release his wife. He then raised the knife, which caused officers to open fire.
2014-06-19 Carlos Hernandez (45) Texas (San Antonio) Hernandez, a wheelchair-bound man, allegedly pointed a gun at officers who were responding to a call of a 39 year old man being shot.
2014-06-19 mThomas Rogers (36) Washington (Port Orchard) Rogers was reportedly armed with a knife and lunged at officers, injuring two of them.
2014-06-19 William Workman Jr. (32) South Carolina (Horry County)Officers were dispatched to 4365 Bayberry Drive to serve an arrest warrant to William Lee Workman, Jr., for third degree criminal sexual conduct. Investigators say the officer-involved shooting was reported to dispatch at 10:39 a.m. There are no other details at this time.
2014-06-19 Jason Carulla (17) Florida (Coral Gables) Police open fired on Carulla, a 17-year-old runaway, when he rammed the stolen SUV he was picking up into an unmarked police car.
2014-06-16 Devaron Ricardo Wilburn (21) North Carolina (Charlotte) Police say 21-year-old Wilburn, who was being sought as a suspect in a previous night’s shooting at police officers, refused to surrender and presented a weapon before being shot.
2014-06-16 Jonathon Whitehead (33) Washington (Seattle) Whitehead was shot by Washington State Patrol troopers after apparently setting his truck on fire and brandishing a knife on I-5.
2014-06-15 Anthony Lynn Skyles (34) Florida (Altamonte Springs) 34-year-old Anthony Lynn Skyles, was shot by the first officer at the scene after investigators said he confronted the officer with a knife.
2014-06-14 Jason Harrison (38) Texas (Oak Cliff) Police say Jason Harrison walked out of the door Saturday armed with a screwdriver. The two responding officers said they fired at the 38-year-old mentally ill man when he refused to drop the screwdriver despite orders to do so and then charged at them. The family filed a lawsuit which was dismissed which claimed Harrison’s civil rights were violated and he posed no threat to police, and a grand jury declined to charge the police with a crime.
2014-06-14 Victor Hernandez (21) Colorado (Greeley) Victor Daniel Hernandez pointed a handgun at the officers as they responded to a report of a “crazy guy with a gun” at a Greeley hotel in the early morning hours of June 14. Hernandez was shot three times by the officers. Hernandez earlier that morning had fled a disturbance at a Greeley bar before police arrived. Just before he was shot, the office says Hernandez assaulted his girlfriend. Before he was shot, Hernandez told one of the officers, “I am out on bond and I am not going back to jail.”
2014-06-13 Frank Rhodes (61) Mississippi (Gulfport) Gulfport Police officers were responding to a shots fired call in the 12400 block of Holliman Circle in Gulfport just after 10 p.m. when they found 61-year-old Frank Rhodes standing outside on the driveway of the house. A preliminary investigation shows Rhodes fired shots at the officers and the officers returned fire.
2014-06-13 Anthony Gustave Nelson (40) Nevada (Reno) A suspect in a Tucson homicide was shot to death by deputies in Nevada after he killed two women near Reno, law enforcement officials said. Anthony Gustave Nelson, 40, was killed June 13 in a shootout with officers in Nevada.
2014-06-12 Timothy Hill (18) West Virginia (Princeton) A West Virginia state trooper says he caught teenagers in his driveway tampering with his cruiser. When he found them and confronted them, he says Hill became combative and attempted to disarm him. The trooper shot Hill twice, killing him on the scene. Hill’s mother said the trooper had a personal history with her son and targeted him.
2014-06-12 Larry Allen Jerrils (58) Louisiana (Bossier) Police responded to a silent alarm at a Payless Shoe Source store. They say that when they arrived they found 58-year-old Larry Allen Jerrils, who had just robbed the store. Jerrils ran from officers and went behind a building. He then turned and brandished a firearm when they approached. The officers opened fire, killing Jerrils. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
2014-06-11 Miguel Moreno Torrez (22) California (Fresno) On June 11, 2014, Miguel Moreno Torrez and his brother got into a fight at their Fresno home and a roommate called 911. The responding Fresno Police officers say Miguel Torrez had a knife. Some witnesses say neither brother had a knife. When Miguel Moreno Torrez did not comply with officers’ commands, he was shot about fifteen times, killing him.[39] The family has filed a lawsuit.
2014-06-10 Broderick Johnson (21) Georgia (Chamblee) Police said 21-year-old Broderick Johnson barged into the Autozone brandishing a weapon and ordered the manager to tie up the workers and to open the safe. One worker escaped and call 911. SWAT was called in but Johnson came out of the building as they were setting up a perimeter. Police gave him verbal commands to get on the ground which he refused. A struggle ensued and an officer shot and fatally wounded Johnson.
2014-06-09 Roc LaRue (33) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Police pursued individual in stolen vehicle who repeatedly ignored commands to pull-over, finally stopping near NW 61st and Shawnee. That’s when police said LaRue got out with a large knife in his hands. Oklahoma City Police said he ignored commands to put down his weapon and surrender so they used Tasers on him. They said they were ineffective and they then used a bean bag shotgun to try and slow him down. It also proved ineffective and they said LaRue was getting closer to officers. That’s when they pulled their firearms. Police say two of their officers and one Warr Acres officer fired their guns to stop LaRue. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.
2014-06-09 Miller, Jerad (31) Nevada (Las Vegas) Jerad Miller shot three people (including two law enforcement officers) dead before an officer gunned down Jerad Miller. His partner and wife, Amanda Miller, committed suicide by gunshot.
2014-06-09 Victor Villalpando (16) New Mexico (Espanola) Possible “suicide by cop”. Police say Villalpando called 911 about a suspicious person, then gave them a description of the clothes he was wearing and said the person was armed.
2014-06-07 Angela Beatrice Randolph (38) Maryland (Glen Burnie) An MTA officer was called over to a bus shelter at the Cromwell light rail station Saturday evening for a disruptive woman. Investigators say the woman began assaulting the officer, choking a female officer and pulling her hair. Several witnesses tried to intervene. The officer was able to remove her gun and fired one shot striking the suspect in the upper leg area. The suspect and the officer were taken to hospitals, and the suspect was pronounced dead.
2014-06-06 David Latham (32) Virginia (Norfolk) When police arrived at the scene of a domestic situation call, an officer encountered Latham, who allegedly threatened the officer with a knife. The officer discharged his firearm and hit Latham. Latham was shot nine times, with two hitting his back. On June 12, 2015, Officer Michael Edington, Jr. was indicted on the charge of voluntary manslaughter.
2014-06-06 Thomas L. White (28) Idaho (Coeur d’Alene) Officers responding to a domestic dispute call were allegedly fired upon by White. Three officers returned fire.
2014-06-05 Glen Griggs (53) California (Sunnyvale) Sunnyvale police intended to confront Griggs regarding the disappearance of his roommate and the possible connection to three other women he had known and who had died under unusual circumstances. He brandished a BB gun and officers killed him.
2014-06-04 Harold Murphy (35) South Dakota (Rapid City) The suspect attempted to run from the officer after being stopped for illegal use of an ATV, and a second officer who was on scene pursued him at a short distance. As the second officer tackled the suspect, Harold Murphy began firing a handgun he had in his possession.
2014-06-03 Serrano-Garcia, Yanira (18) California (Half Moon Bay) Serrano was shot in the chest at least once outside her home by a San Mateo County Sheriff’s Deputy, Menh Trieu, after she charged at him with a kitchen knife in her hand. Serrano’s relatives called the police on her because she was suffering from a schizophrenic episode. In August 2014, the San Mateo County district attorney decided to not file charges against Trieu.
2014-06-02 McCollum, Deborah (52) South Carolina (Aiken) Officers were responding to a call of someone threatening suicide, when McCollum allegedly came to the door with a gun. Deputy Christopher Salley pulled out his gun and fatally shot her. Neighbors said that McCollum’s husband had recently died.
2014-06-01 Kleinbeck, Michael (52) Kansas (Fredonia)Two Montgomery County officers were responding to a report of an armed individual when they shot and killed Kleinback. Police say they believe Kleinbeck was living on the property in a camper or trailer.


2014-07-30 Nelson, Richard (52) Hawaii (Waikiki) After rear-ending a bus Nelson was seen drinking in his car by a nearby police officer. The police officer gave pursuit and Nelson began to drive erratically. According to Hawaii News Now, witnesses were said to have seen him make U-turns, put his car in reverse, and drive on sidewalks. The pursuing officer then shot Nelson to prevent injuries to others nearby.
2014-07-29 Edwards, Josh (25) Illinois (Pana) Edwards was killed in a police shoot out in a meth house. Three others were arrested.
2014-07-28 Charles Mozdir (32) New York (New York) A suspected sex offender, Charles Mozdir, was fatally shot at a smoke shop in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, where he was employed. Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, and may have been wounded by Mozdir’s gun. Mozdir was featured on The Hunt With John Walsh.
2014-07-28 Isby, Steven (53) Illinois (Chicago) A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a 20-year veteran police officer in the Bucktown neighborhood at 3:30 am. The officer and the suspect got into a struggle with the officer’s firearm, and the officer was shot in the arm with his own weapon. The officer claimed he was in fear for his life and fired at the suspect, killing him.
2014-07-27 Robert Henderson (37) West Virginia (Huntington) An armed man, Robert Henderson, was shot and killed at the El Ranchito Mexican Bar. According to officers, Henderson did not comply with the officer’s demands and made a threatening gesture.
2014-07-25 Nicholas Lister (31) Utah (Millcreek) Lister was killed by police after he fired one round at them in his apartment complex, according to investigators. The officers came there to investigate a domestic dispute involving Lister.
2014-07-25 Luis Jobel (33) California (Los Angeles)
Police received a call at 3:30 am of a man causing a disturbance in the Van Nuys neighborhood, throwing rocks and vandalizing property. Police arrived at the scene and shot and killed Luis Jobel.
2014-07-24 Lori Knowles (37) Georgia (Henry County) Knowles was shot and killed by police at her home. According to police, she was armed with an unspecified weapon.
2014-07-22 Joaquin Cibrian (29) Texas (La Joya) Standoff.
2014-07-20 Richard Duncalf (28) Washington (Kent) According to police, Duncalf fired at several officers, and officers returned fire, killing Duncalf.
2014-07-18 Kenneth Johnson (34) Nevada (North Las Vegas) According to Public Information Officer Aaron Patty, about 1:30 a.m., officers were attempting to pull over the man for a routine traffic stop near Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. The rider refused to stop for officers and led them on a pursuit, Patty said. The suspect ditched his vehicle at a home’s front yard in the 700 block of Rio Royal Way and ran away. Police caught up with him in the 6000 block of Revere Street near Tropical Avenue, where an officer fired his gun, striking the man several times. According to NLV police, the man turned at officers at the time, confronted them and drew what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun.
2014-07-17 Eric Garner (43) New York (Staten Island, New York City) Garner had just allegedly broken up a fight between several other men in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, when he was approached by two plainclothes police officers who questioned him about illegal cigarette sales. Garner got angry and the officers proceeded to arrest him. He resisted arrest and officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in an apparent chokehold and slammed his head against the ground. Three more officers showed up and tried to arrest Garner. Garner began saying “I can’t breathe” which he did eleven times. He went into cardiac arrest while he was in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead 1 hour later at a hospital. Use of the chokehold tactic by NYPD officers is prohibited. On August 1, 2014, the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Garner’s death to be a homicide. On December 2, 2014, the grand jury chose to not indict Pantaleo on charges relating to Garner’s death, which ranged from murder to reckless endangerment. Subsequently, the U.S. Department of Justice opened up an investigation in Garner’s death.
2014-07-17 Holt-Singh, Misty(41) California (Stockton Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.
2014-07-17 mRenteria Jr. Gilbert (30) California (Stockton) Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.
2014-07-17 Martinez, Alex Gregory (27) California (Stockton) Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.
2014-07-17 Davis, Justin Maryland (Germantown) Three officers returned fire on Justin Davis, a Kentucky Army National Guard private, who fired on the officers at Cameron Brown Park on Farmington Boulevard. Davis had been sitting in his car with a rifle at the park and was believed to be suicidal and suffering from PTSD.
2014-07-14 Reams, Michael (47) California (Fresno) Michael Reams was shot and killed by a Fresno Police officer who had been called by neighbors. Reams had stabbed his girlfriend multiple times during an argument. Both she and Reams died.
2014-07-13 Brandstetter, David (26) Arizona (Maricopa County) An army veteran was reported walking naked in traffic. Police arrived, but when he opened the patrol car door and jumped on the officer inside, punching him and demanding his weapon, the officer shot him.
2014-07-13 Campbell, Lawrence New Jersey (Jersey City) Lawrence Campbell entered a Walgreens at 4 a.m. and assaulted a security guard there, and then took his handgun. Officer Melvin Santiago arrived at the scene, and was then fatally shot by Campbell. Campbell was shot by other police officers.
2014-07-09 Minch, Steven (45) Illinois (Granite City) A St. Charles man who called 911 early this morning insisting police show up at a Granite City gas station was fatally shot by the arriving officers who say the man pointed a gun at them.
2014-07-08 McKinney, James (29) California (Hayward) McKinney was shot by officers at the Phoenix Lodge motel when they came there to investigate an incident involving McKinney at 4:00 am. According to police, McKinney was involved in a scuffle with people inside a motel room, and a woman suffered a cut to her mouth and scrapes and bruises to her arm and chest caused by McKinney. When police arrived at the scene, McKinney lunged at them and attempted to disarm them of their guns. McKinney was shot three times in the upper body by two officers and died at the scene.
2014-07-08 Riley, Jeannette (35) Idaho (Sandpoint) Riley was acting erratic and armed with a knife outside of Bonner General Hospital. After police were called to the scene and Riley refused to stop approaching the officers she was shot and pronounced dead minutes later inside the emergency room.
2014-07-05 Robinson, Warren (16) Illinois (Chicago) Officers started chasing Robinson because he matched a caller’s description, but lost him for a few minutes when he ducked into a gangway between Morgan and Sangamon Avenue, Camden said. The boy later hid under a car as officers caught up with him, police said. He began getting out from under the car and the officers told him to drop the gun, Camden said. He did not and the officers shot him, Camden said.
2014-07-04 Rios, Pedro (14) Illinois (Chicago) Officers saw him crossing Cicero heading east with something sticking out of his waistband and tried to stop him, police said. Rios took off running and then pointed “a large revolver” at pursuing officers, according to a statement released by the police department. Officers fired and hit him, police said. He was pronounced dead about 10:10 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office..
2014-07-01 Derby, Austin (36) Washington (Seattle) Derby was involved in a high-speed chase with police and crashed his truck near Interstate 5. Derby then ran away into a shed, where police confronted him later. Derby then came out of the shed and pointed at them with a pellet gun designed to look realistic. The officers fatally shot Derby.


2014-08-31 Burch, Justin (21) Mississippi (Hattiesburg) Responding to a domestic violence call, the Marion County Sheriff’s office says “a deputy gave Burch numerous commands to drop a firearm, but the situation escalated” and the deputy shot and killed Burch.
2014-08-31 Bingamen, Royal Shawn (42) Nevada (Reno) According to media reports, a chain of events, triggered by a pharmacy robbery and a vehicle chase, ended with Reno police fatally shooting a suspect.
2014-08-31 Garza, José Walter (30) Texas (Laredo) The Laredo Police Department said they received a report of a man armed with a weapon at a truck stop. “The encounter resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” according to the release, which did not specify if more than one officer opened fire. Surveillance video from the truck stop shows Garza after he was shot at by several officers, over 80 times. A cousin said police shot Garza so many times he “had no face.” “He wouldn’t get aggressive, he wouldn’t hurt anyone,” cousin Andrea Martinez said. “He’s a good kid. “Why didn’t they shoot him in the leg, or the arm or something? Not like that.” Garza had schizophrenia.
2014-08-31 Turner, Eugene (28) Kansas (Kansas City) Kansas Highway Patrol responded to reports of a man wandering the streets with a gun. KHP found an armed individual a block south of initial reports. Eugene Turner fired several shots at KHP who returned fire, killing the suspect.
2014-08-30 Johnston, Stephen (56) Washington (Seattle) According to Seattle Police, a man had been firing a weapon outside of his home. When officers arrived, the man with a weapon in hand, retreated into the house but then came back out and fired on officers. Two officers with rifles returned fire.”Seattle police shoot, kill man after brief standoff in Queen Anne”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 31, 2014.
2014-08-29 Lewis, Jeremy (33) Florida (Orlando) Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said Lewis pointed a gun at deputies who were serving a warrant at an Orlando apartment complex. At least two deputies shot Lewis several times outside the doorway, and he died from his injuries. He was identified to media at the scene.
2014-08-29 Wells, Mark (??) Pennsylvania (Eagleville) Police Officer Mark Wells was found seated in his own vehicle. Lower Providence Township Police Chief Francis Carroll said Wells shot himself with a department-issued handgun shortly after 2:30 p.m. Wells was working the day shift at the time.
2014-08-29 Lebak, Erik Charles (32) California (Redding) When two Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for help about a suicidal man they heard gunshots inside the home. A short time later a confrontation ensued between the man and two deputies, and the man was shot and killed. Lebak was the son of retired Redding police captain Chuck Lebak, officers said.
2014-08-29 Withers, Jayson Matthew (26) Oregon (Pendleton) A corrections officer at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution shot and killed Withers after he and another prisoner wouldn’t stop attacking a third inmate. The guard fired “to prevent imminent serious bodily injury to an inmate being assaulted.” The guard’s name was not yet released.
2014-08-29 O’Connell, John (44) Arizona (Littlefield) Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says deputies spotted a motorcycle traveling without a rear license plate. Deputies attempted to stop the rider, who then abandoned his vehicle and ran into the desert. Deputies found him in some brush and used a Taser twice after he allegedly became combative. The suspect stopped breathing while being led in handcuffs to a patrol car.
2014-08-29 Garcia, Enebelio (45) Texas (Guadalupe County) Guadalupe County Sheriff Arnold Zwicke said Enebelio Garcia of New Braunfels was shot and killed by deputies after reportedly trying to attack them with a carpenter’s hatchet.
2014-08-28 Villarreal, Raymond (43) Texas (Corpus Christi) San Patricio County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call a man had a gun and was going to kill himself. According to a media report, deputies found the man in a pickup in brush behind his house. The man seemed excited and agitated, and at some point he got out of his vehicle with a pistol in his hand, Sheriff Leroy Moody said. At some point, he said, the man fired a shot and deputies returned fire, killing him.
2014-08-28 Sharpe, Mark Jeffery (54) California (Sutter County) Sutter County deputies responded to a request for help for an attempted suicide or assault. Police say they saw a woman and a man armed with a pistol inside the home. The man did not comply with orders to move away from the pistol, so deputies fired a stun gun at the suspect. The suspect then charged at deputies, who responded with gunfire.[21]
2014-08-28 Havenor, Chaz Michael (21) Minnesota (Ramsey) Police officers Jerad Dixon and Richard Webb shot and fatally wounded Havenor outside a day-care center after he pointed a gun at them, said Anoka County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Sommer. Havenor was shot as he ran away from a “suspicious vehicle” parked outside a daycare center. Sommer said workers at the center called police about the vehicle, in which three men were sitting. When Dixon and Webb arrived, Havenor ran from the car, pointing a gun at them, Sommer said. They fired on Havenor, fatally wounding him.
2014-08-28 Sellars, Terry (31) Florida (Manatee) Mother called for help after her son attacked her with a telephone book and then choked her. Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube described the scene, “Before the three deputies got out of the car, the son bolted out the front door with a very large samurai sword and charged at one of the deputies. [Sgt. Brady McCabe], in backing up, fired several shots at the son.”
2014-08-28 Canas, Guillermo (36) Minnesota (St. Paul) Police officer Joseph Sandquist shot and killed a man in a confrontation that one witness said involved the suspect throwing rocks, punching an officer and charging at the cops. Police Chief Tom Smith, explaining why the officer shot the man whose weapons were rocks, said, “You don’t have to always have a firearm or knife to hurt somebody.”
2014-08-27 Rogers, John (61) New Mexico (Bloomfield) Police responded to a domestic dispute call and as they approached the house they say they heard shots fired. Police returned fire killing Rogers. His family says he was not armed, the shooting was unprovoked and there was no “dispute.” Subsequent police investigation concludes it was justified, and that according to a report Rogers reached into his truck, despite warnings from the officer, and pulled out a pistol.
2014-08-27 LeBlanc, Freddie (48) Louisiana (Albany) Deputies responded to a suicidal man with a gun. WAFB reports, “an incident ensued and the man was shot and killed by deputy rounds.”
2014-08-27 Ramos, Sergio (18) Texas (Dallas) Police say Sergio Ramos shot and killed 25-year-old Joseph Roling during a robbery and car chase. An accomplice and witnesses took the car and Ramos left on foot. Off-duty Dallas police officer Jose Gamez followed the car, stopped behind them “and began asking questions.” Ramos got in the car. Seeing a gun in Ramos’ pocket, Gamez told him not to touch it. Ramos went for the gun and Gamez shot and killed him.
2014-08-26 Washington, Cortez (32) Nebraska (Omaha) Restaurant robbery suspect Cortez Washington and COPS television show audio technician Bryce Dion were killed by police.
2014-08-26 Dion, Bryce (38) Nebraska (Omaha) Restaurant robbery suspect Cortez Washington and COPS television show audio technician Bryce Dion were killed by police.
2014-08-26 Wesson, Kerry (45) California (Lynwood) Wesson allegedly shot and wounded an unnamed Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detective in Lynwood. Wesson was later shot and killed by SWAT deputies when he exited his residence while holding a semiautomatic pistol.
2014-08-25 Esquivel, Guadalupe (51) Texas (Lubbock) Police say an officer responded to a report of Esquivel with a gun threatening to shoot a woman. The officer arrived and confronted him, who then turned and appeared to reach for his gun. The officer fired several rounds, striking and killing the man. The shots were fired within 15 seconds of the officer’s first contact with Esquivel, police said.
2014-08-25 Crawford, Joshua Matthew (29) Colorado (Grand Junction) Grand Junction Police Department received a call to remove Crawford from a home on Grand Avenue. Details on what led to the shooting have yet to be released.
2014-08-25 Matheny, Randy (31) West Virginia (Dingess) Police say Randy Matheny was involved in an auto accident and fired a shot before police arrived, then went home with his baby. Troopers say when they approached Matheny he lifted his gun and pointed it at troopers giving them no choice but to shoot him.
2014-08-25 Douglas, Steven (29) Texas (Dallas) Police responded to a domestic violence call on August 23. On the 25th, Douglas chased down and rammed the car of his children’s mother and then took two children in his truck, police say. Hours later, officers chased him down, and witnesses told investigators that he pointed a pistol at Officer Rogelio Moreno, who shot and killed him.
2014-08-25 Salazar, Mark Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) K-9 Sgt. Ryan Stark fatally shot a burglary suspect who stabbed at his dog after it was set to attack him. The dog later died.
2014-08-24 Griffis, Timothy (35) Florida (Lake City) The police report said Griffis was acting strange and wouldn’t come out of a shed, saying he would kill Deputy Bradley Carpenter. “After he failed to comply with the requests to come out he was eventually tased and taken into custody.” Handcuffed, Griffis began having trouble breathing and then stopped altogether. Carpenter took the cuffs off and administered CPR, but Griffis died later at a hospital.
2014-08-24 McMilon, Stephen Andrew (52) Oregon (Medford) Police responded twice to calls, second time contacting McMilon carrying a shotgun, two handguns, and a “substantial” amount of ammunition, according to an agency press release. Four officers responded; McMilon menaced officers with a shotgun. Two minutes later, he fired at least one round at an officer. Police shot back and killed him.
2014-08-24 Jennings, Joseph (18) Kansas (Ottawa) Jennings had just been released from a psychiatric hospital three hours before two Ottawa police officers shot and killed him.
2014-08-24 Herrera-Garcia, Mauricio (39) Arizona (Phoenix) Herrera-Garcia left the scene of an auto accident and then fired several shots into the air when the accident victim tried to contact him. According to police, Phoenix Police Department SWAT team members fatally shot him after he pointed a handgun at an officer as they tried to apprehend him.
2014-08-24 McIntosh, Roshad (19) Illinois (Chicago) A man was fatally shot in a police-involved shooting on the near west side August 24. Police recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene.
2014-08-24 Pittman, Desean (20)Illinois (Chicago) Police on foot patrol say they saw Desean Pittman shoot and kill 22-year-old Amelio Johnson. A police officer fired and fatally struck Pittman, police said.
2014-08-23 Ossorio, Hernan Milton (61) Maryland (Ellicott City) Authorities said suicidal man had threatened to kill occupants of his home in Ellicott City and then confronted Police officers Russell DiAngelo and Susannah Raff with a knife. They shot and killed him.
2014-08-23 Paula, Briant (26) Massachusetts (Methuen) Lowell police officer Eric Wayne was charged August 23 with motor vehicle homicide and drunken driving after Briant Paula was killed and his sister injured.
2014-08-23 Brown, Lamar Anthony (39) Florida (West Palm Beach) Responding to a complaint of a bike robbery, police say Brown tussled with West Palm Beach police officer Jason Rafael Barquin, deflected a Taser strike and opened fire at Barquin who shot and killed Brown.
2014-08-22 Woodard, Vernicia (26) Georgia (Atlanta) Atlanta officer Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23, was arrested August 28 on the charges of murder, arson and kidnapping. He was arrested attempting to get on a flight to Mexico. Police said Woodard was shot multiple times and set on fire in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence.
2014-08-22 Fowler, James Matthew (31) mGeorgia (Adairsville) Lt. Fowler committed suicide by gun in his police vehicle.
2014-08-22 Alvarado, Alex (38) California (San Bernardino) Officer Gabriel Garcia shot in the head during a “protracted gun battle,” trainee returned fire and killed shooter.
2014-08-20 Friedman, Darren (45) Maryland (Ellicott City) Officer Daniel Young and Officer Lara Bradshaw responded to a suicide in progress call shot and killed Friedman in his bedroom.
2014-08-20 Williams, Arvel Douglas (30) Maryland (Perry Hall) Harford County sheriff’s deputies used Tasers on 30-year-old Arvel Douglas Williams “in an effort to safely place [him] under arrest,” Baltimore County Police said Thursday. Police did not say how many deputies used Tasers, or how many times Williams was stunned.
2014-08-19 Ellis, David (29) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Man killed in police shoot out. Officer Steve Korpalski, a 14-year-veteran, grazed in the left side of his head by a bullet.
2014-08-19 Guy, Miranda (28) Tennessee (Harriman) Harriman Police Lt. Dan Schneider and Roane County Deputy Chris White shot and killed Guy, saying later she was a burglary suspect. Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson called the shooting “justified” two days later.
2014-08-19 Cole-Garrit, Darius (21) Illinois (Chicago) A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said.
2014-08-19 Godinez, Maria Fernada (22) Florida (Orlando) A suspect (Kody Roach) and officers engaged in a shootout outside a bar in downtown Orlando. The suspect and a police officer suffered injuries. An innocent bystander woman (Godinez) was struck by an officer’s bullet and died.
2014-08-19 mLeichardt, Chad (40) Kansas (Haysville) A man was fatally shot by police after officers arrived at an apartment complex responding to a domestic disturbance. Reportedly, Leichardt was wielding a knife and refused police commands to drop it.
2014-08-19 Powell, Kajieme (25) mMissouri (St. Louis) mA 25-year-old man with a knife was shot by two officers. The man was reported saying that he wanted to die; family report he was “mentally challenged”. The shooting took place three miles away from the site of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and occurred during Ferguson unrest.
2014-08-18 Towe, Jeffrey (53) California (Woodland) Man lunged at officers with a knife and was shot. Family reported to media a long history of mental illness.
2014-08-18 Bukowiecki, Richard (47) California (Norwalk) Bukowiecki committed suicide in a motel room. He had served on the Cerritos College campus police force for 26 years and was chief for the past eight. In 2012 he was awarded Outstanding Classified Manager.
2014-08-18 Jones, Andre Maurice (37) California (Los Angeles) Jones was killed by the LAPD SWAT team after a “rolling gun battle”. Police accused driver Avel Jowan Turks of attempted murder; an officer was badly wounded.
2014-08-18 Walker, Luther Lathron (38) California (Los Angeles) A SWAT team shot and killed an armed man who had been holding his girlfriend hostage for hours August 18 at an apartment complex in Bellflower. Negotiators were in contact with the unidentified man before the shooting occurred, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
2014-08-17 Piirainen, Steven (52) Maine (Mexico) State Trooper Paul Casey and Mexico Reserve Officer Dean Benson stopped Piirainen, who was suspected of stealing a truck. Piirainen was killed after an exchange of gunfire.
2014-08-17 Love, Levon Leroy (44) Texas (San Antonio) Love was found passed out in his car and naked from the waist down, police said. Paramedics were called, but Love resisted efforts to load him into an ambulance and jumped back into his car instead, police said. He started to drive away with the gurney dragging behind him until he crashed into a pickup. Police said Love would not calm down as they tried to detain him after the crash, so they deployed Tasers.
2014-08-16 Wegener, Travis (28) Tennessee (Knoxville) Police Cadet Michael William Little was shot and killed after he gunned down Travis Donald Wegener, 28, at the home of Little’s ex-girlfriend, police said. Little also shot his ex-girlfriend and her mother, seriously injuring her mother. Ex-girlfriend’s brother, Joshua Womack shot and killed Little.
2014-08-16 Miller, Fred (38) Maryland (Fort Washington) Prince George’s County Police believe Miller shot two adult family members. Police found him driving in a Maryland suburb of Washington, DC; Pursued Miller and killed him. Miller took the life of his 3 year old daughter, Laila, during the pursuit.
2014-08-14 Jennings, Alvin Curtis (61) Iowa (Davenport) Jennings reportedly had a knife and charged police. According to his family, Jennings suffered from mental and physical disabilities.
2014-08-14 Parker, Dante (36) California (Victorville) Sheriff’s deputies found Parker riding a bicycle away from the residence and tried to stop him, but he appeared to be under the influence of unknown substances and became “uncooperative and combative”, officials said. Parker allegedly fought with a female deputy and left bruises on her arms. The deputy used a Taser on Parker “multiple times” during a struggle, officials said. A second deputy helped handcuff Parker and place him in the backseat of a patrol unit, when they saw that he was sweating and breathing heavily, authorities said.
2014-08-14 Wagner, Sonny (52) Kansas (Newton) A single officer responded to a domestic violence call, met Wagner at the front door of his home. The officer reported he told Wagner to put the knife down, but he refused. Wagner then raised the knife and walked toward the officer. The officer then fired his service weapon twice, hitting Wagner in the chest.
2014-08-1 Showman, Diana (19) California (San Jose) A woman was fatally shot by police after she pointed a cordless drill designed to appear as an Uzi firearm. The officer who shot Showman, Wakana Okuma, was CIT trained. Showman had bipolar disorder.
2014-08-13 Zavala, Jacinto (21) Colorado (Greeley) Zavala was shot by police. Family told the media Zavala was a veteran and had PTSD.
2014-08-13 Cusseaux, Michelle (50) Arizona (Phoenix) Michelle Cusseaux, a woman with mental illness was shot and killed by Phoenix Sgt. Percy Dupra after her family and mental health workers called for police assistance.
2014-08-13 unidentified male (??) Texas (Houston) When officers pulled over a driver suspected of driving a stolen pickup, the driver raised a gun at them. Officer Alton Baker then shot and killed the driver. Houston police officer John Calhoun was injured.
2014-08-13 Jones, Reagan Alabama (Muscle Shoals) Reagan Jones barricaded himself in his apartment at Arbor Village Apartments after shooting and injuring his sister. Jones fired a high-powered military-style rifle at officers, and a Florence SWAT officer fired two rounds at Jones, killing him. According to media reports, Jones was angry about a mental health appointment.[92][93]
2014-08-12 DeVito, James (59) New York (Suffern) DeVito was hit by off-duty NYPD officer Richard Christopher who was driving under the influence of alcohol. Both drivers were killed.
2014-08-12 Christopher, Richard (32) New York (Suffern) Christopher, an off-duty NYPD officer, was driving under the influence of alcohol and hit James DeVito. Both drivers were killed.
2014-08-12 Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriel (22) California (San Fernando) Police shot and killed Lopez-Gonzalez who, according to media reports, had held his girlfriend hostage. Online cell phone footage shows police barrage.
2014-08-12 Pifer, Ronald (54) Michigan (Fairfield Township) Pifer reportedly pointed a shotgun at police. According to media reports, Pifer suffered from mental illness.
2014-08-11 Brennan, Daniel (51) New York (Palenville) Parole officer Mroczek killed his estranged wife and boyfriend (Pammi Mroczek, aged 49, and her boyfriend, Daniel Brennan, aged 51; Mroczek committed suicide after a police chase.
2014-08-11 Mroczek, Pammi (49) New York (Palenville) Parole officer Mroczek killed his estranged wife and boyfriend (Pammi Mroczek (49), Daniel Brennan (51)), then suicided after a police chase.
2014-08-11 Ford, Ezell (25) California (Los Angeles) Ford was shot and killed by LAPD officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who say Ford was acting suspiciously when they engaged him in a physical altercation. He allegedly knocked one officer to the ground and was trying to get his gun when his partner fired two shots. The officer on the ground pulled out a backup gun and shot Ford in the back. According to witnesses, Ford was unarmed and on the ground when killed. According to his family, Ford suffered from mental illness, and the officers knew him and knew of that. The police chief and inspector general recommended that the Police Commission find the shooting justified on the basis that Ford was trying to grab the officer’s gun. The police commission rejected that recommendation and found that Wampler was wrong to use deadly force but found against Villegas only on drawing his weapon early in the confrontation.
2014-08-11 Gonzalez, Jose Manuel (18) Texas (Dallas) Neighbors told media Gonzalez attacked his mother, father and grandmother. Officers saw Gonzalez with two knives. The teen refused to drop the knives so Senior Cpl. Kevin Gladden shot and then Tased him. Police said he died at the hospital.
2014-08-11 Davis, Eddie Texas (DeKalb) Officers responding to a disturbance call at residence were fired upon Eddie Davis who wounded one officer in the leg. Gun shots were returned and suspect suffered fatal injuries.
2014-08-11 Harris, Torrez (52) Mississippi (Canton) Harris shot and killed his step-daughter and ran to a nearby laundry where officers shot and killed him. Friends and family were surprised.
2014-08-10 Bandy, Tyrone “Ty” (45) Washington (Burien) Police responded to domestic violence call, got girlfriend out of the house and negotiated while SWAT teams lined up. After midnight the man started shooting with shotgun and handgun. Police returned fire, killing him.
2014-08-11 Taylor, Dillon (20) Utah (South Salt Lake) Police arrived at a parking lot of a convenience store, in response to an anonymous caller reporting that there were several men who appeared to be gang members looking for trouble, in which one of them flashed a gun. In a video released to the public, Officer Bron Cruz’s body camera shows him approaching Dillon Taylor, in front of the store, and repeatedly ordering him to show his hands, which were in his waistband under his shirt. Taylor is alleged to have said “Nah, fool.” Cruz fired two shots at Taylor, hitting him in the chest and abdomen. Taylor later died, and did not have a weapon on him during the shooting. Officer Cruz said he perceived a threat when Taylor made a gesture of reaching for a gun in his pockets. In September 2014, the shooting was ruled justified by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Officer Cruz, in a deposition, stated that although he “wasn’t about to shoot [Taylor] in the back,” he was “100 percent convinced when I saw him turn around it was gonna be a gunfight.”
2014-08-09 Cornelio Morales, Alberto (41) California (Walnut Park) A gunman shot and injured a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy at 4 am., and after a manhunt was found hiding in a dumpster.
2014-08-09 Penderghest, Joseph (40) Pennsylvania (Springfield Township) Officials say troopers approached Penderghest after a car accident. They saw him cutting himself with a knife. Troopers attempted to stop him from harming himself using verbal commands, pepper spray and stun guns, but were unsuccessful. Police say Penderghest advanced toward them with the knife and troopers shot and killed him. Deputies were not identified.
2014-08-09 Brown, Michael (18) Missouri (Ferguson) Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson at 2:15 pm. According to officer Wilson and several witnesses, Brown, who was unarmed, assaulted a police officer, and reached for the officer’s handgun. The officer then shot Brown. Some witnesses stated that Brown did not assault the officer or go for his gun, but that the patrol car door was opened so close and with such force that it bounced off Brown and closed on the officer. Additionally, some witnesses state Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot dead by the officer and others say he did not. All available evidence and subsequent investigations found Wilson’s version of the event and witnesses supporting him credible. Several witnesses, most of them attempting to support Brown, were found to have lied and provided false testimony or simply admitted to investigators they were lying.
2014-08-09 Paulino, Jose, Jr. (38) Pennsylvania (Tamaqua) Paulino was “Running around, yelling obscenities, and the employee of the market and a bystander called 911.” Paulino was unarmed, but he wouldn’t comply with officers, so they stunned with several times with a taser gun, according to State Police.
2014-08-08 Higgins, Justin Wayne (23) Arkansas, (Fort Smith) According to police reports in the media, Higgens was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy after briefly holding a friend at gunpoint
2014-08-08 unidentified (??) Michigan (Detroit) Officer noticed drugs inside a car during traffic stop. Driver took off with officer hanging on to the car. Officer shot the driver in the chest, fell to the ground and was shaken but not injured.
2014-08-08 Uncles, Austin David (26) Colorado (Denver) Uncles, described in the media as having a “long criminal record in Utah” was shot in the torso after he allegedly pulled a gun on troopers while they were trying to arrest him.
2014-08-07 Reyes-Torres, Jose (20) California (Folsom) The first officer to arrive confronted a single suspect who was armed with a large knife. That officer shot the suspect who is believed to have stabbed a woman and an infant located at the scene.
2014-08-07 Wagner, Regan (23) Texas (Longview) Wagner was reportedly driving on his way to work when he was shot to death by a police officer during a traffic stop.
2014-08-06 Dozer, Michael (26) California (Bakersfield) Dozer allegedly poured gasoline on a woman and tried to set her on fire.
2014-08-06 Pickard Jr., James (51) Hawaii (Pearl City) A man in a stolen car advanced towards a police car, and officers fired at him.
2014-08-06 Lake, Jeremy (19) Oklahoma (Tulsa) Jeremy Lake was allegedly shot by his girlfriend’s father, Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, in front of Lake’s home. Kepler, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, turned himself in to authorities afterwards. Kepler was booked on a charge of first-degree murder, and his wife was booked on a charge of accessory to murder. On August 19, the district’s attorney formally charged Kepler with one count of first-degree murder and one count of shooting with intent to kill, for allegedly firing at his daughter. Wife Gina Kepler was arrested as accessory on about August 7.
2014-08-05 Crawford, John (22) Ohio (Beavercreek) Crawford was holding an air rifle he picked up from a Walmart shelf when Beavercreek police officer Sean Williams shot him twice. Surveillance video from the Walmart store shows Crawford was turned from the responding Sgt. David Darkow and Officer Sean Williams. Neither officer recognized the cell phone in Crawford’s hand as he conversed with the mother of his children. Sgt. David Darkow returned to work August 21. According to a prosecutor, charges of murder, reckless homicide, and negligent homicide were considered by the grand jury. In September 2014, a grand jury determined that no charges will be filed against the two officers.
2014-08-05 Rowe, Donyale (37) Ohio (Cincinnati) Cincinnati officers Mark Bode and Thomas Weigard pulled over a blue BMW sport utility vehicle after the driver changed lanes without signaling. Police cameras shows passenger Rowe ran from the car. An officer can be heard shouting, “He’s (expletive) got a gun! Shoot him!” Officers have not been charged.
2014-08-05 Hudson, Tommy (53) Virginia (Hudgins) Recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper Tommy Hudson committed suicide with a gunshot to his chest.
2014-08-04 Flores, Manuel (28) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Man shot after attempting to ram car into Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy Sam Rodriguez’s vehicle.
2014-08-03 Rodriguez, Maria (42) California (Bakersfield) Rodriguez was shot by Kern County deputies after she pointed a realistic-looking BB handgun at them from on top a pile of stones, at a stones business. The Kern County coroner initially identified the deceased as Sarah Bustamante, age 32. Deputies were not identified.]
2014-08-03 Hines, Vincent (58) Texas (Houston) An armed bank robbery suspect was shot by Harris County Sheriff deputies. Officers were not identified.
2014-08-03 Armstrong, Justin (28) Arizona (Pinetop) Armstrong, an armed shooting suspect, shot in Hon-Dah casino parking lot. Officers were not identified.
2014-08-03 Doll, Steve Matthew (40) California (Stockton) Doll was shot by California Highway Patrol officer Officer Ben Schiesser after chase by car and on foot.
2014-08-03 Vang, Yee (20) Minnesota (St. Paul) A carjacking suspect shot at police officers, and officers returned fire, killing the suspect. Police identified the officers involved in the shooting as Laura Finnegan, Dan Gleason, Xiong Yang and Shawn Filiowich.
2014-08-03 Swearingen, Ryan (27) Iowa (Fort Madison) Ryan Swearingen, who was armed with a knife, was shot by Officer Karl Judd during an incident in Swearingen’s home.
2014-08-03 Calhoun, JaCorey (23) California (Oakland) Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Derek Thoms shot JaCorey Calhoun, 23, a possible suspect in a violent home-invasion robbery and pistol whipping early Sunday, hours after he fled from a car stop and hid in the yard of a home.
2014-08-03 Lanza, Mark (23) Arizona (Phoenix) Lanza fired shot at police who arrived at a condominium complex responding to a call of a burglary, and officers returned fire, killing Lanza. Officers were not identified.
2014-08-03 Abrego, Omar California (Los Angeles) Omar Abrego, 37 and a father of 3, was declared dead Aug. 3 about 12 hours after he was arrested by the two gang-unit sergeants, according to officials. The sergeants took Abrego into custody after they spotted him driving fast in South L.A. and nearly striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to the LAPD. Family members and witnesses told media they saw officers beating Abrego. “They were beating him real bad, and he died of the wounds,” said Yair Abrego, the victim’s brother. Names of officers involved were not released.
2014-08-02 Ramirez, Cedric Oscar (24) California (Los Angeles) Seeking to arrest Ramirez on parole violations, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy fought with him in a residential driveway where Ramirez shot at them. The unnamed deputy returned fire, killing bystander Frank Al Mendoza, 54. Ramirez held Mrs. Mendoza hostage for over seven hours before a tactical team shot and killed him.
2014-08-02 Woodson, Tyree (38) Maryland (Baltimore) Police say Woodson’s fatal gunshot wound was self-inflicted. That would mean that he smuggled his gun into a police station after police brought him there for having several open warrants. “Things don’t seem quite right here,” said Baltimore Councilman Carl Stokes. “This person could have a gun, a high caliber gun, that could be used against other officers and then he allegedly kills himself.” Aftermath: Pending.
2014-08-02 Mendoza, Frank Al (54) California (Los Angeles) Mendoza was a bystander to the attempted arrest of Cedric Oscar Ramirez in front of his home when he was shot and killed by an unnamed Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. Ramirez took Mrs. Mendoza hostage before being killed by an LAPD tactical team.
2014-08-01 Calloway, Anthony (27) Georgia (Atlanta) A Fulton County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Calloway in East Point after the man shot at officers and their dog. The deputy who killed Calloway was not identified in the media.
2014-08-01 Pierre, Daniel (42) New Jersey (Winslow Township) Described by relatives having “struggled with drug addiction,” Pierre was shot and killed by Winslow Township police, who declined to say why they’d been called there. The officers who killed Pierre were not identified in the media.


2014-09-30 Kedra, David (26) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex and later died. In 2015, the officer who shot Kedra, Richard Schroeter, was charged with five counts of recklessly endangering a person.
2014-09-30 Williams, Randall (40) Wyoming (Casper) Two Casper Police officers and a Wyoming Highway Patrolman responded to a domestic dispute then shot and killed a man who they claim pointed two handguns at them. According to family, the man was intoxicated and took medications for mental illness.
2014-09-30 Darden, Javonta (20) Georgia (Athens) Police reported Darden and a colleague shot and wounded an ATF agent during “an undercover law enforcement operation.” Officers shot and killed Darden.
2014-09-30 Woodstock, Marlon (38) Florida (Sunrise) Friends of Woodstock called police for help and told them he was suffering from mental illness. Officers said Woodstock ran after being ordered to stop. After failed attempts at subduing him with a Taser and then a K-9, an officer shot him. “Ultimately, one officer was forced to discharge his firearm,” said a police spokesperson.
2014-09-29 Laureano, Rafael (51) New York (Brooklyn) Francisco Carvajal stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend Rafael Laureano before police arrived. He refused to drop his knife and police shot and killed both Carvajal and Laureano.
2014-09-29 Carvajal, Francisco (47) New York (Brooklyn) Francisco Carvajal stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend Rafael Laureano before police arrived. He refused to drop his knife and police shot and killed both Carvajal and Laureano.
2014-09-28 Garrett, Nancy Joyce (68) California (Bakersfield) According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Garrett was killed after a deputy crashed into her vehicle; initial reports show that the deputy was on his way to assist another deputy with someone resisting arrest.
2014-09-28 Gregoire, Oliver (26) Texas (Baytown) An unarmed robbery and assault suspect was Taser’ed twice by Chambers County Sheriff’s Deputy Bradley Hasley. Texas Rangers are investigating.
2014-09-27 Williams, Eugene (38) Missouri (Kansas City) Police used a Taser on Williams; his heart had stopped by the time an ambulance arrived. Afterward police told witnesses he had taken PCP.
2014-09-27 unidentified (42)Florida (Homestead) Police say they shot and killed a man who assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
2014-09-27 Gerken, Shad (34) Maine (Chester) Deputies with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man with a knife walking down Route 116 and acting erratically. After an eight-hour stand-off, the man was shot and killed. Family members describe Gerken as a person with mental illness.
2014-09-26 McGee, Dillion (18) Tennessee (Madison County) A Madison County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed McGee during a car chase.
2014-09-26 Presley, Steven Paul (34) Texas (Paris) Lamar County Sheriff Scott Cass said deputies were confronted by an armed man outside the home, who allegedly started shooting at the deputies. The deputies then returned fire on the suspect who died at the scene from gunshot wounds. Texas Rangers will investigate.
2014-09-26 Dempsey, Cody (25) Ohio (Warren) Cody Dempsey was shot to death by officers after a chase. Media reports witnesses seeing Dempsey shoot at officers. Unidentified officers from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, Weathersfield Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were involved in the chase and shooting.
2014-09-25 Sandoval, Giovany Contreras (34) California (San Francisco) A carjacker, Giovany Contreras Sandoval, stole a woman’s Escalade in Richmond, drove to Marin County, and lead law enforcement on a chase that ended in San Francisco’s Financial District. They pursued him across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, onto southbound U.S. Highway 101 and then over the Golden Gate Bridge. Sandoval crashed the car at a road, and a man who walked up to the scene to try to help was shot and wounded in the chest. CHP and San Francisco Police Department officers arrived at the scene of the crash, and a less-lethal bean bag gun was fired. Sandoval then took out his revolver and fired a shot at police. Six officers returned fire, hitting him 32 times.
2014-09-24 Hooks, David (59) Georgia (East Dublin) Unnamed Laurens County deputies claim Hooks pointed a rifle at them when they tried to search his home. They shot and killed him.
2014-09-24 Majors, Craig (39) California (Los Angeles) Following a domestic dispute, police found Senior Lead Officer Craig Majors of the West Valley Division dead from suicide.
2014-09-24 Navarre, Jacob (25) Louisiana (DeRidder) Louisiana State Police shot and killed a man LSP Sgt. James Anderson said tried to run them over.
2014-09-24 Anderson, Nolan (50) Louisiana (New Orleans) St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a fellow deputy involved in a domestic dispute.
2014-09-24 Stoddard, Matthew (25) Washington (Pasco) Pasco Police officer Tony Haworth shot and killed Matthew Stoddard after a foot chase. Haworth told his superiors Stoddard had a gun.
2014-09-23 Rice, Brian (57) South Carolina (Goose Creek) State Constable Brian Rice pointed four guns at his wife and later at state police who shot and killed him. Later his wife described Rice as having been diagnosed with cancer and taking “several medications” which changed his personality.
2014-09-23 Lee, Joseph (32)Indiana (Elkhart) According to a press release, after a foot chase with a man wanted for a felony warrant Elkhart City Police officers shot and killed the man after he pointed a gun at the officers.
2014-09-23 Klessig, Thomas (23) Texas (University Park) According to police, Klessig was “uncooperative with officers” and was pepper-sprayed. He became unresponsive and was given CPR, then was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
2014-09-23 Tillman, Cameron (14) Louisiana (New Orleans) A high school student was shot and killed by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Deputy who reported finding four juveniles in an abandoned home.
2014-09-23 Jolly, John (23) Kentucky (Louisville) Responding to a domestic dispute an unidentified Louisville Metro Police officer shot and killed a man after he reached for a gun in his car.
2014-09-22 Cave, James (54) Iowa (Davenport) Responding to a call for help with a drunk man threatening suicide, Davenport Police Department officers first negotiated and then shot and killed the man. In August, DPD officer shot and killed a 61-year-old man with mental illness.
2014-09-22 Acosta, Gustavo Segura (36) California (Fresno) Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said his officers “did what they felt they needed to do” for their safety, when they shot and killed a man with “a history of drug use, mental illness” holding a pipe and involved in a domestic dispute.
2014-09-21 Lambert, Shane (39) Ohio (Mansfield) Mansfield Police officers shot and killed Lambert in front of his children when he attempted to jump out of a window.
2014-09-21 Satre, Daniel (43) New York (Ballston Spa) Police say Satre was screaming and walking in front of cars when two Ballston Spa officers called for backup to help arrest him on disorderly conduct charges. Two officers from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office and two state troopers arrived, and all six attempted to apprehend Satre, police said. Stun guns used by officers, and he became unconscious after being handcuffed. Police said officers attempted to perform CPR at the scene, but Satre was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital.
2014-09-21 Beeler, Brian (41) Iowa (Des Moines) Officers Peter Wilson and Cody Willis shot Beeler September 17. Officers responded to a complaint about an argument at the home of Beeler’s aunt. Police confronted Beeler, who had two knives in his waistband. Police said Beeler refused to show his hands and failed to follow officers’ instructions to surrender so they shot him.
2014-09-20 Souter, Kela (49) Florida (Homosassa) Responding to a call for help with a suicidal woman, a Citrus County Sheriff’s deputy responded by pointing a gun at Souter and demanding she drop her gun. She did not and he shot and killed her.
2014-09-20 Miller, Edward (52) Florida (Daytona Beach) Volusia County Deputy Joel Hernandez and his partner were investigating a separate incident at a business when 52-year-old Edward Miller and his son showed up and got into an argument with an employee. Deputies said Miller brandished a gun, and Hernandez perceived a threat and opened fire. Miller, who was deaf and sitting in his car, died at the scene. Hernandez’ action is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
2014-09-19 Parker, Steen Thomas (43) California (Anaheim) An armed-robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Anaheim SWAT officers during a standoff in an auto lot.
2014-09-19 Weaver, Levi (18) Georgia (Cedartown) Weaver’s mother told Polk County jail administrator Jerry Shellhouse that Weaver was “acting crazy” and “tearing things up.” Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats said Weaver approached an officer with a baseball bat and a knife. The deputy shot twice hitting Weaver in his chest killing him.
2014-09-19 Cole, Gerald (54) Texas (San Angelo)Cole threatened a woman via text message on September 11. Officers attempted to stop Cole, who then led them on a low-speed chase. Once stopped, Cole exited his vehicle brandishing a handgun and was shot at least once by San Angelo Police officers. Cole died on September 19.
2014-09-19 Smith, William (33) New Mexico (Las Cruces) A high-speed chase out of Luna County, followed by a multi-hour standoff in Las Cruces ended Friday afternoon with the armed driver shot dead by a New Mexico State Police officer
2014-09-18 Bunch, Ricky Lynn (40) Tennessee (Grainger County) Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office described a stand-off between Bunch and law enforcement personnel, and during that time Bunch got in and out of his vehicle at various time and displayed both a pistol and a shotgun. During the confrontation, Bunch was shot by law enforcement personnel, and was pronounced deceased at the scene
2014-09-18 Smith, Charles (29) Georgia (Savannah) According to police, Smith was put into a police car, where he managed to move his hands to the front of his body, and he kicked out one of the vehicle’s windows. “The officers said, as Smith attempted to exit the patrol car, they saw that he had a firearm. This encounter resulted in Smith being shot and killed at the scene.”
2014-09-18 Willis, Michael (42) Missouri (Jennings) St. Louis County police officers shot and killed a man after he pointed a rifle at them during a chase in suburban St. Louis.
2014-09-17 McClain, Tommy (22) California (Eureka) According to a Eureka Police Department press release, officers were in the area searching for two subjects wanted on felony warrants. An officer observed two men, one of whom appeared to have a handgun. Officers “confronted the man with the gun,” and shot him. According to officers, McClain had a BB handgun in his waistband. In November 2014, Humboldt County’s district attorney declined to file charges against the officers who shot McClain.
2014-09-16 William Buchanan Stingley, Jr, (40) Mississippi (Pelahatchie) Neighbors were shooting at each other when a Rankin County deputy arrived, shot and killed Stingley. Sheriff Bryan Bailey, who was not present at the shooting, said the deputy “did the right thing.”
2014-09-16 Porraz, Matthew (21) California (Fresno) Porraz shot by two plainclothes officers who confronted him when he tried to escape out a back window of an apartment, according to Fresno Deputy Chief Keith Foster.
2014-09-16 Ashford, Kashad (23) New Jersey (Rutherford) Police shot and killed Ashford after a lengthy car chase.
2014-09-16 Brown, Carrey (26) Washington (Lacey) The wife of a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier said her husband “snapped” and had a mental episode when he fired his gun inside their home. Police said 26-year-old Sgt. Carrey Brown exited the house and fired his gun in the street, and after a brief pursuit near the home, an Thurston County deputy responded by shooting him with a rifle.
2014-09-15 Allen, Joel (34) Texas (Dallas) Dallas Police Officer Michael DeWilde said Allen jumped into a car and drove into DeWilde, carrying him more than 50 yards across the parking lot. DeWilde then fired at least three times through the windshield. DeWilde then fell off the vehicle as Allen drove away.
2014-09-15 Bonty, Michael (23) Alaska (Wasilla) Wasilla Police Department police officer Andrew Kappler shot and killed a man early Monday following a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute that ended with an abrupt hang-up. Bonty’s mother told reporters her son was attempting suicide.\
2014-09-15 Mitchell, Chris (37) Ohio (Cincinnati) Two Cincinnati police officers shot and killed a man; but before they pointed their guns at him, he turned one on himself. “When he came out onto the porch he had the gun to his head. That’s when they fired.”
2014-09-14 Adams, Caesar (36) Louisiana (New Orleans) NOPD Officer Jonathan Smith said two passengers got out of the vehicle and shot him three times. Smith managed to return fire, killing Caesar Adams and wounding the other, according to the NOPD.
2014-09-14 Perez, Richard (24) California (Richmond) Perez was shot near a liquor store by a police officer after trying to get a hold of his gun during a fight, which lasted at least 45 seconds. Perez, and several other people, were told to leave the liquor store after they were accused of loitering there.
2014-09-13 Phillips, James Bradley (43) Tennessee (Knoxvill) A Pigeon Forge police officer shot and killed a man wanted for questioning in connection to the murder of a Knoxville man.
2014-09-13 Gibbons, Jesse (29) Kentucky (Richmond) Gibbons had unsuccessfully tried to reconcile with his estranged mother. He took her dog and allegedly pushed the front door against her while leaving. Police stopped him at a Circle K to investigate the altercation, concluding there was enough evidence to support an arrest. Bipolar Gibbons said he wouldn’t go to jail for something his mother said and punched the officer in the left eye. In that struggle, the officer dropped his stun gun into Gibbons’ vehicle. Gibbons then fled to Richmond where another officer began pursuit; officers were told that the stun gun might be in the vehicle. When the chase ended in a car crash, Gibbons got out of the vehicle with the taser and pointed it at officers. They believed it was a gun and fired. A standoff ensued and Gibbons eventually surrendered. At least 8 officers discharged their weapons at least 67 times (total). Gibbons’s father, reviewing the investigation, says he has “no ill feelings for anyone involved in the incident.”
2014-09-13 Morales, Fredi (20) Illinois (Wheeling) An on-duty Wheeling police officer’s vehicle struck and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian Sunday morning in the northwest suburbs of Illinois.
2014-09-13 Hinkle, Ricky (47) Alabama (Birmingham) Hinkle fell to the floor and was unresponsive after a deputy used the Taser on him, according to the statement issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. Hinkle was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the agency. He was in jail for parole violations.
2014-09-12 Jackson, Elijah (33) Tennessee (Knoxville) Friday morning, a deputy spotted Jackson, who was wanted as a suspect for a stabbing, in a Powell subdivision and tried to pull him over. Deputies say Jackson rammed three KCSO cars and tried to run over several officers when they shot at the vehicle.
2014-09-12 Johnson, Jeff (33) Texas (Abilene) Abilene police report they did a welfare check at Johnson’s motel room and fond nothing wrong. Johnson slammed and shot through the door. He later jumped from a second story window and fled in a silver van. Police found him in a nearby cemetery. Johnson ran down a police dog, then was shot and killed by unnamed officers.
2014-09-11 Nicholas, James (48) Texas (Houston) Harris County Sheriff’s Office said 48-year-old James Earl Nicholas was killed after officers with a fugitive task force tracked him to an apartment complex. Authorities say he fired on the officers as they moved to arrest him.
2014-09-11 Trujillo, Inez (42) Texas (Duval County) An inmate who was without his medication died, Duval County officials said. “He destroyed his medication during the altercation with his girlfriend,” the official said. “He has several ailments.” Trujillo was moved to an isolated jail cell Tuesday after he was seen throwing up and coughing profusely.
2014-09-11 Schroff, Benjamin (37) Utah (St. George) Schroff was shot and killed by St. George Police officers after a hostages were taken during a bank robbery, car and foot chase. Schroff’s family released a poignant apology to the community the next day.
2014-09-10 Hunt, Darrien Nathaniel (22) Utah (Saratoga Springs) A 22-year-old Saratoga Springs man was allegedly armed with a samurai sword when fatally shot during a confrontation with officers.
2014-09-09 Miller, Robert (34) Pennsylvania (Radnor) Radnor Police Officer Robert “John” Miller died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was inside of his personal vehicle, parked in the employee parking lot, when he killed himself.
2014-09-09 Brown, Shawn (20) New Jersey (Atlantic City) Police responded to calls of multiple gun shots. Upon arrival, police encountered Shawn Brown who was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, and shot him. Police made no other details available.
2014-09-09 Roskelley, Christopher (38) Utah (Ogden) One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting occurred in Ogden Tuesday afternoon, according to Ogden police.
2014-09-08 Oswald, Michael (38) South Carolina (Charleston County)
Charleston County Sheriff said man who used an AK-47 rifle to shoot and kill a deputy, and injure two other deputies, died after deputies returned fire. The shooting took the life of Deputy Joseph Matuskovic, and injured Deputy Michael Ackerman who was also shot, but is expected to recover.
2014-09-08 Perkins, Alphonse Edward (50) California (Los Angeles) Officers responded to a 2 AM domestic dispute. Perkins allegedly shot a gun and the officers responded, killing Perkins. The officers were not immediately named.
2014-09-08 Gonzales, Benito (45) Texas (San Patricio County) Police say Gonzales drove his truck into the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Office and started shooting. Deputies returned fire, killing him. Family members say Gonzales was depressed after a recent diagnosis of colon cancer.
2014-09-08 Caraway, Tyler (24) Texas (Austin) A suspect in a bank robbery investigation was shot and killed by police officers Monday night.
2014-09-08 LeBlanc, Christopher (40) Louisiana (Pineville) Police said LeBlanc allegedly charged at the officers, with the weapon in hand, and one of the officers drew his gun and fired multiple times.
2014-09-07 Carberry, Thomas (50) Florida (Wilton Manors) Police responded to a call of man who was threatening suicide and who also threatened to kill his two roommates and any police who tried to stop him. Before police arrived, Carberry fired multiple rounds but it is not clear who he was shooting at. Police ordered Carberry to drop his weapon multiple times but he refused and responded “do it! do it!”
2014-09-06 Davis, Thomas (44) Hawaii (Honolulu) An unnamed patrol officer transporting two teenagers hit and killed Davis, a man in a wheelchair. Police said Davis, who friends describe as deaf, was in a traffic lane. There are no streetlights or sidewalks where the accident happened.
2014-09-05 Howell, Steven (23) Tennessee (Dayton) Authorities say a Rhea County sheriff’s deputy has fatally shot a man in the emergency room of the local hospital. The victim, who was injured and arrested during a domestic violence incident, took a weapon from one of the two deputies escorting him, and the other deputy fired the fatal shot.
2014-09-05 Owens, Naim (22) New York (New York) Owens grazed officer John Hirschberger in the left thigh while fleeing cops, according to police. During the pursuit, cops shot Owens once in the upper back. He suffered complications during surgery and died from internal bleeding, the sources said.
2014-09-03 Bowman, James (42) Nevada (Reno) A multi-agency law enforcement team was conducting surveillance on a wanted subject who was possibly armed. During the operation, 42-year-old James Luke Bowman presented a weapon at the officers, and shots were fired.
2014-09-03 Cifuentes, Karen (19) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Karen Cifuentes, 19, died after being shot about 6:15 p.m. near Melrose Lane and Rockwell Avenue, after allegedly trying to hit a sergeant with her car, according to police.
2014-09-03 Henry Jr, Ronald (58) Arizona (Tucson) TPD says they received two 911 calls referencing a suicidal subject at the home. When officers arrived, they found the subject in the front yard armed with a handgun. Police say Henry then pointed the gun at officers. That’s when police fired.
2014-09-02 Brown, Kendrick (35) Ohio (Cleveland) Officers were dispatched to respond for a male who was shooting at another male. A Cleveland Police sergeant was the first to arrive and encountered a suspect who pointed a handgun at the sergeant. The sergeant ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, which he did not. At this time, the sergeant fired three times, hitting the suspect.
2014-09-02 Aceves, Richard Ray (55) Arizona (Phoenix) Several residents reported hearing gunshots and when two officers arrived about 10:15 p.m., they said they heard a loud boom and approached a home where they believed it came from. As they approached the house, someone at a house across the street started firing. Two officers positioned on the top of a house across the street fired and struck the suspect several times.
2014-09-02 Kelley, Mark (45) Oklahoma (Tulsa) Clarence Kelley called police when his brother stabbed himself in the neck with an 8-inch knife just before 4 a.m. after being involved in an argument with his wife. Tulsa police officers instructed Kelley to drop the knife after becoming concerned he would approach nearby businesses or pedestrians in the area. He was shot multiple times when he approached officers while still carrying the knife. Kelley was transported to St. John Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators have not determined whether Kelley died of gunshot wounds or the self-inflicted stab wounds.
2014-09-01 Castillo, Jr, Jesse (45) Oklahoma (Henryetta)The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation says a red Dodge pickup truck was traveling the wrong way on I-40 west of Henryetta, Oklahoma when Creek Nation Lighthorse and Henryetta police tried repeatedly to get the man to stop his truck. According to KJRH, officials say a Light Horse officer eventually fired his weapon, hitting the driver and sending the truck into a ditch.


2014-10-31 Garcia, Jaime (35) California (Salinas)When officers arrived, they contacted Jaime Garcia, 35, who became combative. During the struggle, one officer used his Taser on Garcia who continued to resist. It became apparent to officers Garcia was going into medical distress and paramedics, who were staged nearby, were summoned. Garcia was taken to a local hospital with CPR in progress but was pronounced dead at the hospital.
2014-10-31 Kolata, John (75) Arkansas (Leslie) The gunman involved in a Leslie shooting earlier this month died on Friday.
2014-10-29 Chauvin, Jennifer (33) New York (Au Sable) Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Chauvin was traveling North on Grove Street around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning when a State Police SUV collided with her car.
2014-10-29 Shipton, Roger (49) California (Suisun City) Suisun City police officers shot and killed a man who threatened them with a gun at his home, agency officials said Wednesday.
2014-10-29 Vercher, Robert (26) Louisiana (Natchitoches) Around 3 p.m. officers were alerted to a shooting at the Holy Cross Catholic Church on Second St. According to Natchitoches City Police, the initial investigation revealed that two Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Deputies were at the location to serve a protective order on a subject there. Police said shortly after the deputies located the subject, gunshots were exchanged, and the subject was hit several times.
2014-10-28 Mattingly, William (38) Kentucky (Louisville) The suspect was identified as 38-year-old William Chad Mattingly. The coroner, Rita Taylor, said Mattingly’s cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.
2014-10-28 Frescas, Angel (22) Arizona (Phoenix) Inmate Angel Frescas, 22, died hours after being shot in the head by a Maricopa County detention officer, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
2014-10-28 Martin, Jeremy (29) New Mexico (Las Cruces) Sheriff’s deputy Jeremy Martin was allegedly shot in the back and arms several times and killed by a fellow deputy at a hotel room. The shooting apparently occurred after a heated argument. Deputy Tai Chan was booked in jail and charged with murder, and is being held without bail.
2014-10-26 Ramo, Shaun (36) Louisiana (Bayou Pigeon)A man was fatally shot by at least one Iberville Parish deputy Friday (Oct. 24) evening in Bayou Pigeon after a team of up to 14 officers swarmed a house at the scene of rape investigation, according to Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.
2014-10-26 Holden, Jeffery (18 ) Kansas (Wichita) An 18-year-old gang associate is dead after getting into a shootout with police.
2014-10-25 Hall, Craig (29) Illinois (Maywood) A West Side man was shot to death by police in west suburban Maywood after officers allegedly witnessed a drug deal early Saturday.
2014-10-25 Walsh, Daniel (27) California (Huntington Beach) A man armed with a handgun was fatally shot by a police officer in Huntington Beach on Saturday, officials said.
2014-10-24 Scheuermann, Richard (39) Pennsylvania (Easton) Drunk, Scheuermann wrecked his truck on a utility pole, then backed it “multiple times” into a Palmer Township police cruiser, authorities said. Initially police believed Scheuermann then committed suicide by cutting his throat prior to being shot at six times, but in December, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli announced that a police bullet was the cause of death.
2014-10-23 Cepeda, Cesar (27) Texas (Brownsville) During a pursuit, Cepeda charged at law enforcement officers with an axe that led them to fatally shoot him, according to authorities.
2014-10-23 Roman, Luis (25 Massachusetts (Dartmouth) A fatal police-involved shooting in Dartmouth Thursday night is under investigation, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said.
2014-10-23 Bustos, Jeremy (43) Arizona (Avondale) Avondale police fatally shot a man Thursday morning after he rammed a patrol car while driving a stolen truck then got out of the vehicle with a machete.
2014-10-23 Thompson, Zale (32) New York (Jamaica, Queens) Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.Thompson was shot dead after wounding the two officers, one critically, in Queens on Thursday. Commissioner William Bratton said Thompson was not on any watch lists but had browsed al-Qaeda web sites and watched beheadings. A bystander shot in the incident by a police bullet is now in stable condition in hospital after surgery.
2014-10-21 Calzada, Jose (35) Utah (Roy) Negotiation with the Roy man ultimately failed and shots were fired by members of the SWAT team, police say. The man succumbed to his injuries at 11:15 am. Police identified the man Wednesday as 35-year-old Jose Calzada.
2014-10-20 Lee, Gary (54) Virginia (Colonial Heights) Police tried to negotiate with Lee for more than an hour. That’s when investigators say he began making threatening gestures at the officer and one of the Hopewell officers shot and killed him. There is no word yet on what kind of gestures they were.
2014-10-20 McDonald, Laquan (17) Illinois (Chicago)
2014-10-20 Magdaleno, Julian (29) Texas (Bellmead) A 29-year-old burglary suspect is dead after officers shot him, after a stun gun failed to subdue the man Monday morning in Bellmead.
2014-10-20 Perez, Marco (22) Texas (El Paso) El Paso Police have released the identity of the man killed Monday morning in an officer-involved shooting. His name is Marco Antonio Perez, 22, of El Paso.
2014-10-18 Hook, Tim (38) Mississippi (Southaven) Family members are mourning Sunday night after Southaven, Mississippi deputies shot and killed a Memphis man.
Lucas, Terrell (22) Indiana (Indianapolis) Terrell Lucas, 22, was one of three armed men who tried to rob the Gamestop in the 3700 block of South East Street about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.
2014-10-17 Madison, Adam (28) Alabama (Warrior) Authorities today identified a man fatally shot by a Warrior police officer on Friday.
2014-10-16 Hoke, Dennis (42) Virginia (Staunton) The trooper shot and killed Dennis Hoke Jr, age 42, of Waynesboro, on Interstate 64 between Staunton and Fishersville.
2014-10-14 Jian, Ye Hua (32) Connecticut (Norwalk) 32-year-old New York City resident Ye Hua Jian stabbed and injured two passengers on a bus from Chinatown, NYC bound to the Mohegan Sun casino. The bus driver then stopped near Interstate 95 and flagged down a trooper at a construction site. The trooper allegedly demanded Jian to drop his weapon, but he refused. The trooper then fired on the suspect, fatally wounding him. Another person received minor injuries from a bullet ricocheting off pavement from the officer’s gun.
2014-10-13 Hermes, Jerry Jr. (32) Texas (New Braunfels) A New Braunfels man wanted in the death of his 32-year-old wife was shot and killed Monday in Guadalupe County during a standoff with members of the U.S. Marshal Service’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.
2014-10-13 Cooper, Freddie (36) Oklahoma (Spiro) A man was fatally shot by a LeFlore County sheriff’s deputy after he reportedly pointed a gun at officers during a hostage situation, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation announced Monday night.
2014-10-13 Garcia, Macario (54) Texas (Pleasanton) The family says the deputy used his taser twice on Garcia during the confrontation.
2014-10-12 Johnson, Ronald (25) Illinois (South Side, Chicago) Officer George Hernandez shot and killed armed African-American man Ronald Johnson III on October 12, 2014. On December 7, 2015, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that Hernandez would not face charges for the shooting.
2014-10-12 Sloyan, Michelle (49)Tennessee (Bartlett) Danny Floyd, 63, was driving a grey car when a Bartlett officer driving a police cruiser crashed into his car. Floyd was turning south onto Bartlett Boulevard from Stage Road. He and Michelle D. Sloyan, 49, who was riding with Floyd, both died from injuries sustained in the crash.
2014-10-12 Floyd, Danny (63) Tennessee (Bartlett)Danny Floyd, 63, was driving a grey car when a Bartlett officer driving a police cruiser crashed into his car. Floyd was turning south onto Bartlett Boulevard from Stage Road. Michelle D. Sloyan, 49, who was riding with Floyd, also died from injuries sustained in the crash.
2014-10-12 Jacquez, Jack (27) Colorado (Rocky Ford) Jack Jacquez was fatally shot by Officer James Ashby during an incident at Jacquez’s home. Jacquez allegedly had a skateboard in his hands when he was shot. On November 14, 2014, Ashby was charged with second-degree murder in Jacquez’s death, and he turned himself in at the police station he is employed at. Ashby has been released from jail on bail.
2014-10-12 Gillotti, Alan Sr. (52) Maine (Ludlow) A man was shot to death by police Sunday at his home in Ludlow, Maine, during an investigation into an armed home invasion.
2014-10-11 Glass, Elisha (20) Ohio (Columbus) Twenty-year-old Elisha Glass and 18-year-old Qusean Whitten died in a police-involved shooting out of a robbery at a Dollar General last Friday night, according to the Columbus Division of Police.
2014-10-11 Whitten, Qusean (18) Ohio (Columbus) Twenty-year-old Elisha Glass and 18-year-old Qusean Whitten died in a police-involved shooting out of a robbery at a Dollar General last Friday night, according to the Columbus Division of Police.
2014-10-10 Kerr, Frank (40) Arizona (Tucson) An officer-involved shooting at 10th Avenue and 38th Street has police investigating on this Friday morning. South Tucson Police tell us that a suspect is dead and the officer was not injured.
2014-10-09 Holt, Thomas (51) Minnesota (Minneapolis) Authorities have identified the man who was shot to death by police officers at an RV park in St. Anthony last week as William Thomas Holt, 51, of Ellaville, Ga.
2014-10-08 Reyes, Miguel (20) New Jersey (Paramus) Authorities said the driver, identified as 20-year-old Miguel Reyes of Manhattan, was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
2014-10-08 Rodgers, Jason (35) Oklahoma (Tulsa) Tulsa police said they shot and killed an armed suspect near 16th and Memorial.
2014-10-08 Erwin, Ymauo (41) Missouri (Kansas City) Police said he was brandishing a sword-like item when an officer shot him.
2014-10-08 Myers Jr., Vonderri (18) Missouri (St. Louis) During a foot pursuit, Myers fired three rounds at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing Myers.
2014-10-08 Owens, Reginald (34) Alabama (Huntsville) Man shot, killed by police in Madison County Jail parking lot after allegedly ramming barricade, attacking officer with knife.
2014-10-07 Cross, Aljarreau (29) Nevada (North Las Vegas) Police say the suspect fired his gun at officers, with both officers returning gunfire. The suspect was killed on scene.
2014-10-07 Evans, O’Shaine (26) California (San Francisco) An auto burglar suspect was shot to death by a police officer near the AT&T Stadium, after allegedly pointing a handgun at police. A second suspect was shot and wounded.
2014-10-07 Ochoa, Armondo (36) Texas (Houston) Houston SWAT officers shot and killed a man during the rescue of his estranged wife following a three-hour stand off in which he held her hostage in his SUV.
2014-10-06 Abney, Michael (35) District of Columbia (Washington) Abney was killed inside an apartment Police said D.C. officers and U.S. marshals were trying to arrest him on a warrant charging him with assault with a deadly weapon. Police said Abney had a gun and refused to comply with orders to drop it. D.C. police said one member of the Marshals Service and one police officer fired at Abney. He was pronounced dead at the scene from several gunshots.
2014-10-04 Martinez, Johnny (29) California (Los Angeles) Officials said Martinez was assaulting another man. After using a Taser and pepper spray on Martinez, officers attempted to handcuff him. When he pulled a knife on the officers, he was shot.
2014-10-03 Gilbert, Lashano (31) Connecticut (New London) “Police say Gilbert was in an altered state of mind and acting aggressive, forcing them to deploy a Taser.” Officers attempted to take away a makeshift noose he was fashioning in his cell. When officers opened the cell door, he escaped, and began assaulting officers in the common area when he was Tasered the second time. Jail hospital staff were unable to revive him.
2014-10-03 Blossomgame, Carl (48) California (San Bernardino) mSan Bernardino officers responded to a woman’s call about a man attempting to break into her room and threatening her. When officers arrived, Blossomgame refused to comply and was tasered but without effect. Officers gave pursuit when Blossomgame fled and three officers attempted to wrestle him to the ground. During the struggle, Blossomgame pulled one of the officer’s holster free and was shot by another officer.
2014-10-03 Benton, Miguel (19) Georgia (DeKalb) Benton got DeKalb police officer Phil Cristy’s gun and shot him in the thigh and wrist, according to DeKalb police officer Eddie Stubbs, who then shot and killed Benton, who they were escorting from court to jail.
2014-10-03 Volchkin, Dennis New York (Brooklyn) New York Police officers were called a second time to stop an argument between a man and his mother. Officers found Volchkin sitting on his mother’s couch and refused to drop his knives as he charged at the police officers. Unidentified officers shot him.
2014-10-03 Rose, Michael Daryle (49) Arizona (Flagstaff) Rose called 911, explaining his history of paranoia and hypertension. Officers used a Taser on Rose when he fought with them after refusing to get in an ambulance. He died in a jail holding cell.
2014-10-02 Miller, Larry (69) Virginia (Christiansburg) Christiansburg Police Department and a Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy “engaged the man” when called to “a domestic situation reportedly involving a firearm.” Miller was shot and killed when he exited his home and pointed a gun at the responding officers.
2014-10-01 unidentified (??) Texas (Houston) Three Pearland Police Department officers and a Houston Police officer shot and killed a man who shot at them with a shotgun and handgun.
2014-10-01 Wade, Tracy (39) Kentucky (Louisville) Wade was shot and killed in her home following an 8-hour stand-off and when she pointed a firearm at officers Sgt. Eric Culver, Sgt. Paul Humphrey, Officer Brad Harris and Detective Michael Simpson, who were serving her a warrant for probation violations.


2014-11-30 Escovedo, Fernando (19) California (Carson) An officer shot a mentally ill man who police said was coming at another officer with a steak knife.
2014-11-30 Pirtle, Tabanico (24) Nevada (Elko) Called for a domestic dispute, police found a man and woman struggling over a rifle. The man gained control of it and ignored police orders to put it down. When he turned towards police, raising the rifle, he was shot.
2014-11-28 McQuilliams, Larry Steve (49) Texas (Austin) McQuilliams was shot and killed outside of Austin Police Headquarters after shooting at the building and at the nearby Mexican Consulate.
2014-11-28 Roughsurface, Myles (27) New Mexico (Flora Vista) Responding to a call of a man shooting a rifle, police heard screaming and shots and one shot the suspect when they encountered him.
2014-11-28 Unidentified (59) Michigan (Dearborn) Police encountered a murder suspect at a dry cleaners. When he drew his weapon, the police fired on him.
2014-11-28 Bartlett, Mark Allan (42) Mississippi (Pearl) Police responded to a domestic disturbance and encountered a man they say brandished a gun at them in a threatening way. An officer shot the man.
2014-11-26 Roden, Randall (41) Missouri (Versailles) Officers shocked Roden twice with a stun gun, trying to restrain him, but Roden fired “multiple rounds” from a pistol at the officers, a news release said. One round struck a deputy, resulting in minor injuries. The officers then returned fire, killing Roden.
2014-11-26 Saulsbury, Daniel Cedar (39) California (Point Arena) During their attempt to make the arrest, the CHP officer and two deputies deployed their Taser weapons, the sheriff’s office stated. The news release did not say how many times Saulsbury was shot with the Tasers or provide any other details about the nature of the medical distress that preceded his death.
2014-11-26 Thomas, Davis (22) Texas (Lewisville) Capt. Dan Rochelle said during a phone interview that the suspect had attempted to carjack a woman’s gray SUV that was parked at a gas pump. Rochelle said he did not know if she was inside or outside her vehicle at the time of the attempted carjacking. “Shots were fired and the suspect is deceased,” Rochelle said. The shots that killed the suspect, Rochelle said, were from a responding officer.
2014-11-25 Lewandowski, Sebastian T. (31) Washington (Vancouver) Police reported to the scene of a domestic dispute to find a man with a firearm. When he refused to put it down, officers fired on him. The firearm turned out to be an Airsoft replica of an AR-15.
2014-11-25 Jaquez, Jon (26) Colorado (Pueblo) Pueblo police and sheriff’s deputies were searching at a gas station for a man involved in an assault that left 23-year-old Gilbert Sprague in critical condition earlier that day. Jaquez was found in a stolen Honda near the intersection of East Fourth Street and Troy Avenue about 6:30 p.m. Upon finding Jaquez, officers surrounded the vehicle. Jaquez then accelerated forward striking two officers and then in reverse striking a police vehicle. Pueblo police officer Michael Sincerbox and Pueblo County sheriff’s Detective Michael Hecht shot Jon Jaquez multiple times who died at the scene.
2014-11-25 Eaves, Robert Edwin (51) Tennessee (Cleveland) During an interaction with the officers Eaves produced a knife, came at them and one, or both of them opened fire, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
2014-11-25 Ricks, Eric (30) Texas (Balch Springs) Spokesman Mark Maret says Ricks began fighting with officers, which made it impossible to take him into custody. Maret says Ricks became “extremely violent,” and says officers used Tasers, “but they didn’t stop him.” Balch Springs officers called for help, and Dallas County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Dallas police officers arrived to help. “We don’t know what might have been in his [Ricks’] system,” Maret says. “The Tasers basically had no effect on him. That says a lot right there.” He says officers “didn’t use deadly force” to restrain Ricks. Maret says Ricks was also examined by that CareFlite crew at the scene, but was deemed well enough to be taken by squad car to the Balch Springs Jail. But once they arrived at the jail, Maret says, Ricks was “slumped over” in his seat.
2014-11-24 Enriquez, Juan Jose (27) California (West Covina) Authorities say a suspect in a fatal shooting was shot to death by West Covina police after he opened fire on officers during a foot chase, hitting and wounding a police dog.
2014-11-24 Little, Leonardo Marquette (33) Florida (Jacksonville) A Jacksonville police officer shot and killed a man Monday night during a confrontation during traffic stop, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
2014-11-23 Roady, Justin (33) Arizona (Lake Havasu City) The Havasu Police Department said Roady stepped out of his residence, and raised a handgun in the direction of the responding officers, who fired on him.
2014-11-23 Wendt, Donald (50) Florida (Bradenton) Police arrived for a domestic situation involving a Bradenton firefighter and Iraq War Veteran, Donald “Donnie” Wendt, that ended with a SWAT team response and gunfire. “He came out to his front yard with firearms, threatened to kill himself and threatened to kill his sister,” said Bradenton Police Chief Michael Radzilowski. Police arrived with negotiators, and after talking, Wendt came out of the house with two guns, pointed at officers, Radzilowski said. One officer fired one shot and killed the man, he said.
2014-11-22 Edwards, Pamela (40) Florida (Eustis) The suspect in an officer-involved shooting on Saturday, Nov. 22, died at Orlando Regional Medical Center Monday November 24, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office official.
2014-11-22 Bond, Jennifer (??) Kentucky (Crittenden) The Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills admitted December 1 that Bond was Taser’d prior to experiencing a fatal “medical emergency.”
2014-11-22 Worthington, Ty Elvin (26) Utah (South Jordan) The officer confronted Mr. Worthington in a horse corral and during the confrontation multiple shots were fired. A small caliber handgun was recovered near the deceased, according to a statement from the department.
2014-11-22 Snyder, Bruce Thomas (29) California (Sonora)Snyder left his car, and at some point exchanged gunfire with two deputies from the Sheriff’s Office and at least one Sonora officer, authorities said. Police shot him, and Snyder died before he could be taken to a hospital.
2014-11-22 Cruz-Ciriaco, Nestor (27) California (Seaside) Seaside police responding to a domestic violence call shot and killed 27-year-old Nestor Cruz-Ciriaco, who was wielding a sharp instrument and may have taken a small child hostage.
2014-11-22 Holley, Curtis Wade (53) Florida (Tallahassee) Holley set his house on fire and then shot and killed a deputy, who had arrived to investigate it, with a .40-caliber handgun. The deputy was shot from behind. Holley then took the deputy’s handgun and shot and wounded another deputy. He then was shot and killed by a Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby. Holley was believed to have anti-government views.
2014-11-22 Rice, Tamir (12) Ohio (Cleveland) Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, who stood 5’9″ and weighed 195 lb., was shot at a recreational center by a police officer responding to a 911 call about a black male waving around and pointing a gun at people in the park. The 12-year-old had an Airsoft replica handgun, its orange safety tip removed, tucked in his waistband. As the police car skidded to a halt on the snowy grass, the passenger side officer jumped out of the car and Tamir, standing no more than 10 feet (3.0 m) from the officer, grabbed for his gun. The 6-month rookie officer fired twice, striking Tamir once in the abdomen. The 6-year veteran officer driving the car reported the shooting to dispatch and described the victim as a black male in his mid-20s. Rice died the next day despite surgery in a local hospital. According to Deputy Chief Ed Tomba, the boy did not point the gun or make any verbal threats before he was shot. The officers involved have been criticized for not giving Rice first aid after the shooting. First aid was rendered several minutes later by an FBI agent, who heard about the shooting on his scanner and proceeded to the park to render assistance as needed.
2014-11-21 Loughrey Jr., Elton R. (??) Missouri (Clarkton) Holder said Loughrey stepped from his vehicle and allegedly fired a gun at one of the officers. Holder said one of the officers allegedly fired back, hitting the man.
2014-11-21 Smith-Viramontes, Carey (18) California (Long Beach)Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona, who released few details about the death, said “During the course of the investigation” a man was shot inside a home. A knife was found at the scene, she said.
2014-11-20 Gurley, Akai (28) New York (New York City)
Akai Gurley was shot and killed while in the seventh floor of an unlit stairwell at the Louis H. Pink Houses, a housing project in Brooklyn. According to police, the shooting was believed to be the result of an accidental discharge of a gun caused by NYPD officer Peter Liang, who had 18 months of experience on the job at the time of the shooting. Liang was with a partner and had his flashlight and service firearm out “for safety reasons,” and the partner did not draw his weapon, according to New York Police Commissioner William Bratton. In 2015, Liang was charged with second-degree manslaughter and assault.
2014-11-20 Fresh, Chelsea (29) Oregon (Beaverton) The woman killed by police in Beaverton last week was holding an empty rifle, despite her threats that it was loaded, investigators said Tuesday. Chelsea Fresh, 29, was shot and killed by police on Nov. 20 outside a Beaverton apartment after she pointed a rifle at officers, investigators said.
2014-11-20 mMcCauley, Charles Marcus (35) Louisiana (Shreveport) Shreveport Police Department spokesman Cpl. Marcus Hines said the man—identified as 35-year-old Charles Marcus McCauley of Shreveport—pulled out a handgun during a struggle with two Centenary College Department of Public Safety officers. In response, one of the officers fired at least one gunshot at McCauley in front of the John F. Magale Memorial Library, where he collapsed.
2014-11-20 May, Myron (31) Florida (Tallahassee) Myron May, a graduate of Florida State University, opened fire near the school’s library, wounding three students, one critically. May then fired shots at a campus police officer. The officers returned fire, killing May.
2014-11-19 Crowder, Keara (29) Tennessee (Memphis) Memphis Police Officers and domestic partners Jaselyn Grant and Crowder had apparently gotten into an argument when Grant fired shots at Crowder. Officers found Crowder lying in the front yard of the home. Authorities say that Grant not only fired shots at Crowder but also found out that she allegedly shot at Crowder’s 12 year-old son.
2014-11-18 Martinez, Vincent (34California (Riverside)The man – identified by relatives as 34-year-old Vincent Martinez – led officers on a foot chase before pulling a loaded gun, police said in a news release.
2014-11-18 Case, Michael (34) mFlorida (Dunedin) Two deputies fatally shot a Dunedin man with a knife who disobeyed orders to stop advancing toward them early Tuesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
2014-11-18 McBennett, Charles (45) North Carolina (Fayetteville) A burglary suspect who shot a Fayetteville police officer Tuesday died after a shoot-out with officers at a home on Rosehill Road near Warrenwood Elementary.
2014-11-17 Read, Thomas (36) New Jersey (Phillipsburg) When police arrived about 9:30 Monday morning to the 400 block of South Main Street in Phillipsburg for a person who allegedly sent threatening messages to someone else, they saw Read inside 463 S. Main St. wielding a knife in a threatening manner and refusing to come outside, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office said. The man ignored police orders to drop the knife as they confronted him in a South Main Street building, and police shot Read, the prosecutor’s office said. Read had a history of mental health issues. In February 2015, the county prosecutor’s office ruled that deadly force was justified.
2014-11-16 Horine, Christopher (42) Kentucky (Shelby County) When the trooper arrived, the man fired a shot from a porch, causing the trooper to take cover behind his cruiser, according to police. The man fired again and advanced on the trooper, who returned fire and struck the man, police said.
2014-11-16 Miles, Lenny (34) Oregon (Klamath Falls) Police in Klamath Falls exchanged gunfire with a fleeing grocery store robbery suspect Sunday night and the suspect was killed, Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge said.
2014-11-16 Tinker-Smith, Cecil Chaney (37) Washington (Deming) Officers drove to the scene and saw the suspect, who ran into the home and fired a shot at deputies, Parks said. More law enforcement officers were called to the scene and were preparing to enter the home when the man allegedly fired on the deputies three times. Sheriff’s deputies returned fire and killed the suspect, Parks said.
2014-11-16 Cameron, Dawn (46) Florida (Inverness) A Citrus County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a woman in Inverness after she allegedly fought him, grabbed his taser and pointed it at him Sunday night.
2014-11-16 mSmelko, John (40) Ohio (Dayton) An officer asked a visibly drunk Smelko to raise his hands. Smelko pointed a gun in the officer’s face. One shot to the torso ended Smelko’s life.
2014-11-16 Bermundez, Eduardo (26) California (Los Angeles) Deputies shot one man dead in East Los Angeles when he wielded a replica .45 handgun and another man as he stood in the line of fire, authorities said. On Monday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the man who was said to be wielding the replica gun as 26-year-old Eduardo Bermundez—the passenger in the vehicle—and the driver as 57-year-old Ricardo Avelar-Lara.
2014-11-16 Avelar-Lara, Ricardo (57) California (Los Angeles) Deputies shot one man dead in East Los Angeles when he wielded a replica .45 handgun and another man as he stood in the line of fire, authorities said. On Monday, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the man who was said to be wielding the replica gun as 26-year-old Eduardo Bermundez—the passenger in the vehicle—and the driver as 57-year-old Ricardo Avelar-Lara.
2014-11-15 Arenas, Juventino (33) Oregon (McMinnville) Police said the suspect confronted them with a knife. He was fatally shot by officers and died of multiple gunshot wounds, a medical examiner confirmed.
2014-11-14 Castillo, Wesley (35) California (Chula Vista) Police officials said their investigation, which is continuing, showed that Wesley Castillo, who had a history of mental illness, struggled over his brother’s handgun, then attacked him with two large steak knives. “As Wesley was stabbing Bryan, Bryan fired several times,” Chula Vista police Capt. Roxana Kennedy said in a statement.
2014-11-14 Garcha, Sharrinder (20) Wisconsin (Lafayette) While parked in the parking lot at 16315 CTH J, Sharrinder Garcha assaulted Investigator Gray with a knife causing many injuries from the lacerations administered. During the struggle Investigator Gray managed to retrieve his hand gun and shot and killed Sharrinder Garcha.
2014-11-14 McNulty, William (41) Delaware (Claymont) Police say McNulty continued to accelerate in reverse towards the Troopers in his Toyota. That is when the two Troopers discharged multiple rounds from their handguns, striking the rear window of the Toyota and McNulty who was still located in the driver’s seat.
2014-11-14 Tahhahwah, Christina (37) Oklahoma (Lawton)Tahhahwah had stopped taking medication for bipolar disorder. Her grandparents called Lawton police to help take her for medical assistance. They arrested and took her to jail where she died of cardiac arrest while handcuffed to a cell door. She had been repeatedly Taser’d. Police released a redacted surveillance video.
2014-11-14 Mikelson, Shonda (33) Wisconsin (Boyceville When an officer arrived at the home, they say Mikelson came to the door with a rifle in her right hand. The officer told her to drop the gun, but police say she refused, and then brought her left hand from behind her back revealing a handgun that she pointed at the officer. That’s when the officer fired a round at Mikelson, killing her. Police say they later found out the handgun she used was a replica.
2014-11-13 Anderson, Taneisha (37) Ohio (Cleveland) Tanisha Anderson called out for her brother and mother while an officer repeatedly pressed down on her head to get her into the backseat. After several attempts, the officer used a takedown move to force her to the pavement, Joell Anderson said. The officer placed his knee on Tanisha Anderson’s back and handcuffed her. She never opened her eyes or spoke another word, her brother said.
2014-11-13 Davidson, Andrew Brady (33) Ohio (Butler Township) During a stop in the parking lot of Panera Bread, Davidson refused to comply with officers’ verbal commands and attempted to spray officers with pepper spray and threatened to kill police, according to the statement. According to the statement, Davidson exited his vehicle and advanced toward an officer with a knife in his hand. The officer then shot Davidson in order to defend his own life. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene.
2014-11-13 McCoun, James Christopher (33) Tennessee (Knox County) Deputies tried to arrest him, but instead, they say the man pulled a gun on them firing one round. They fired back and killed him.
2014-11-13 Ramirez, George Armando (35) California (San Bernardino) Undercover Downey police officers were in the area for a narcotics investigation. “As they approached the residence, they were immediately met by gunfire from some suspects that were standing by a car in the front yard of the residence,” San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead said. One suspect was killed.
2014-11-13 Stafford, Darnell (31) New Jersey (Trenton) A man was fatally shot by police after allegedly opening fire on a police cruiser and engaging in a gunfight with officers.
2014-11-13 Villegas, Ramiro James (22) California (Bakersfield) The officers gave commands to Villegas to stop approaching and to raise his hands. Witnesses stated that Villegas refused to comply with the officers’ commands and continued to approach the officers in a confrontational manner and at one point suddenly reached towards his front waistband. Three of the officers immediately fired multiple rounds, striking Villegas, while one officer deployed his Taser. No weapon was recovered at the scene.
2014-11-12 Avalos, Jose (26) California (Concord) A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by a Concord police officer in the Willows Shopping Center parking lot after reportedly slamming his vehicle into a police car, prompting an officer to fire several times at the suspect.
2014-11-11 Forgash, Aaron (38) California (Perris) The man was shot in the front yard of a house along Palma Bonita Lane in the Villages of Avalon near Frank Eaton Park, just west of the Lake Perris dam. He died at the scene. No officers were hurt. It was unclear what prompted the police gunfire. A witness told The Press-Enterprise that Forgash’s hands were empty when he got out of the minivan. She said a motorcycle officer fired when the man, with his hands down, made what she described as a twisting motion with his upper body.
2014-11-11 McBrayer, David (26) Alabama (Jacksonville) The State Bureau of Investigations is looking into a deadly, officer-involved shooting in Calhoun County. It happened late Tuesday night at the Coliseum Apartments, near the Jacksonville State University campus. In video from cameras worn by the police officers, McBrayer, knife in hand, walks forward toward one of the officers. McBrayer can be seen walking to within about 3 feet (0.91 m) of the officer, who continues to yell at him to drop the knife. The officer then fires five quick bursts into McBrayer’s chest before he falls forward and rolls onto his back, the knife lying next to his right hand.
2014-11-11 Do, Trung Thanh (31) Florida (Tampa Bay) According to Plant City police, Officer James Burchett walked out the front door and around to the back. Through a bedroom window, he spotted a man stabbing a woman. He shouted for the man to stop. When he didn’t, Burchett went for his gun and fired a single shot. The assailant fell dead.
2014-11-11 Matheny, Jerry (52) California (Menlo Park) Matheny, a suspected burglar with a gun was shot and killed by three police officers in a neighborhood after they chased him on foot. According to police, Matheny brandished a firearm and fired a shot at Sgt. Jaime Romero, missing him. An officer reportedly hurt his knee during the foot chase.
2014-11-09 Anwar, Ashif (38) Texas (Irving) A man in a car was shot by two police officers after he tried to maneuver around a SWAT vehicle, hitting it and another vehicle, in the parking lot of a hotel. The man had a warrant for his arrest on several felony charges.
2014-11-09 Fuentes, Josue (22) California (Los Angeles) The shooting death in the Van Nuys neighborhood was one of three officer-involved shootings over the weekend.
2014-11-09 O’Neal, Christopher (56) California (Lucerne) A man wielding a knife was shot and killed by two Lake County sheriff’s deputies after they arrived at a home, responding to a domestic disturbance. According to the county district attorney, the man charged at the deputies with a knife.
2014-11-09 Rosser, Aura (40) Michigan (Ann Arbor) Rosser was shot by police twice after she confronted them with a knife. It was the first fatal officer-involved shooting in Ann Arbor in nearly 40 years.
2014-11-09 Trejo, Jorge (34) California (Los Angeles) After a car chase with multiple gunshot exchanges, an LADP spokesperson said Trejo pointed a shotgun at the officers, who shot him dead at the scene.
2014-11-09 Zamora, Daniel (48) Arizona (Phoenix) Officers said they found Zamora, 48, acting paranoid when they found him. Zamora told police he believed someone was trying to hurt him and did not believe the officers when they told him they were members of law enforcement. A confrontation ensued when officers tried to calm Zamora down and, in turn, Zamora tried to punch an officer, police said. Zamora was handcuffed after a brief struggle, and police say he became unresponsive and stopped breathing.
2014-11-08 Atkinson, Keith (23) New Jersey (Manchester) Keith Atkinson Jr., 23, was struck by a police car around 11:15 p.m. while he was walking in the middle of the roadway, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave said. Apparently drunk and confused, he had tried to forcibly enter a home and then was leaving the area when struck.
2014-11-08 Davenport, Carlos (51) Kansas (Kansas City) Devastated family members had their first look at the scene of an officer-involved shooting that left a 51-year-old man dead after police said he charged an officer with a sword. Police said Davenport refused orders to drop the blade and charged at an officer, who fired at Davenport in self-defense. Davenport died on the scene.
2014-11-08 Grayson, David Wyatt (57)Texas (Sansom Park) David Wyatt Grayson was armed with a knife and holding a woman inside the home, Sansom Park police officials said. Grayson refused to let the woman go or to leave the house, so officers went inside the house, officials said. One officer fired shots at Grayson, who was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to police records.
2014-11-08 Hart, Troy (27) Michigan (Westland) A 27-year-old man is dead after an altercation with police in Westland Saturday night. According to the Westland Police Chief, several witnesses said he had threatened to kill people, police, or he wanted someone to kill him. Police say at some point, Hart charged at officers with a hunting knife. That’s when officers opened fire.
2014-11-08 Sherbon, Jeremy Michael (34) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) When Officer Fale attempted to exit his vehicle, Sherbon turned and fired multiple shots at him, missing him but hitting his police cruiser, officials said. According to the police report, Officers Fale and Wallace returned fire as Sherbon continued to fire at them. Sherbon was struck and died at the scene, officials said.
2014-11-08 Sherman, Joy Ann (52) South Dakota (Mitchell) Attorney General Marty Jackley issued a statement Monday night saying 52-year-old Joy Ann Sherman had died in a Sioux Falls hospital. She was taken there after being shot by Patrol Sgt. David Beintema at a motel on Saturday evening. Authorities say Sherman was shot after she pointed a gun at officers.
2014-11-08 Thomas, Adam (27) California (Hemet) An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Adam Thomas after an argument between the two in their neighborhood at 12:45 a.m. The agent, 40-year-old John Demery, was arrested and booked on suspicion of homicide.
2014-11-07 Spargur, William (36) California (Palmdale) “Palmdale station deputies received a call of, ‘a man with a gun who was possibly suicidal,'” Rouzan stated. “Upon arrival, deputies contacted the suspect, who pointed a gun at them.” The man was shot by deputies and pronounced dead at the scene, and a gun was recovered, according to Rouzan. The man was possibly a veteran suffering from PTSD.
2014-11-06 D’Jahspora, Cinque (20) Tennessee (Jackson) Officer Raymond Dewayne Bond shot Cinque D’Jahspora, 20, of Jackson, after D’Jahspora attacked and stabbed him, police said.
2014-11-06 Young, Daniel (26) Idaho (Jerome) In a media release Friday, McFall said the incident began when a deputy contacted three men, one of them Young, walking south on South 100 East. Two other deputies arrived on scene a short time later. Young was armed with a handgun, McFall said. Officials have not said if Young threatened the deputies or released any other information about the events leading up to the shooting.
2014-11-05 Hampton, Robert (33) Nevada (Reno) During a traffic stop, a K-9 deputy and members of the USMS fugitive task force attempted to arrest Mr. Hampton for his felony warrants. Mr. Hampton became uncooperative, ignored the commands of the deputy, backed his vehicle a short distance and accelerated forward striking the deputy in the hand and the leg with his vehicle, causing minor injuries to the K-9 deputy. Fearing for his safety, the K-9 deputy discharged his firearm into the vehicle, striking and killing Mr. Hampton.
2014-11-05 Anderson, William (71) Alabama (Hartselle) The Hartselle Police Officer was traveling south on Sparkman Street, north of Hickory Street, when he struck 71-year-old William Elbert Anderson of Cullman as he crossed the street in front of him.
2014-11-05 Laviolette, Anthony (27) Washington (Yakima) Anthony Duane La Violette, 27, was fatally shot by Yakima County sheriff’s Deputy Matt Steadman following a chase from the Naches area. Officials said Steadman opened fire after being knocked down by the car La Violette was driving.
2014-11-04 McKnight, Ernest (64) Ohio (Kitts Hill) The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office released the name of a man who was killed by deputies during a drug raid. Deputies and officers with the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force said they were serving a search warrant to McKnight when he pointed a rifle at them. Deputies said they shot McKnight who was pronounced dead.
2014-11-03 Unidentified (60s-70s) Florida (Golden Glades) FBI special agent George Piro said members of the North Miami Police Department’s Street Crimes Task Force caught up with the man at the intersection just east of Interstate 95. Authorities exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was shot and killed.
2014-11-03 Ryan, Caleb (24) Alabama (Blountsville) Today, the Blount County Coroner identified the victim as 24-year-old Caleb Joseph Ryan of Blountsville. Deputies said Ryan ran from them when they responded to a call at a home. One deputy followed, the two men got into a fight, and the deputy fired his gun.
2014-11-03 Fulton, Aaron (28) mOhio (Marietta) The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the man hit and killed by a Sheriff’s deputy, is 28-year-old Aaron Fulton.
2014-11-03 Thomas, Raupheal (29) Ohio (Akron) The family of 29-year-old Raupheal Thomas confirms he was shot and killed Monday evening. Two officers had arrived after officers received a call for two suspicious men who could be “casing” on Orrin Street near Roslyn Avenue. They confronted the men. Police say one of the men became confrontational, so the officer attempted to take him into custody. During the struggle, police say shots were fired. Police say they recovered a handgun at the scene.
2014-11-03 Anderson, Christopher (27) Illinois (Highland Park) Christopher Anderson, 27, was shot Monday by Highland Park police officers after he refused to put the gun down, authorities said.
2014-11-02 Collins, William (28) Missouri (El Dorado Springs) Authorities said a deputy with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the driver of a vehicle for a traffic violation at 12:21 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle failed to yield and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, police said a passenger exited the vehicle at the intersection of Hickory and High Streets in El Dorado Springs and fled on foot. The deputy then exited his vehicle and a foot chase ensued, leading to a physical altercation and exchange of gunfire. Police said the suspect who fled from the vehicle, William A. Collins, a 28-year-old man from El Dorado Springs, was pronounced dead at the scene by Cedar County Coroner Bill Neale.
2014-11-02 Logan, Charles Emmett (68) Minnesota (Maplewood) Logan was located three blocks from the hospital with the metal bar in hand, police say. Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputies responded and tried to Taser Logan, but it didn’t work. He was taken to the ground by deputies and became unresponsive moments after being handcuffed, police say. First responders administered CPR, and Logan was taken back to St. John’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police say.
2014-11-02 Luviano, Jesus (20) California (Indio) Officers with the California Highway Patrol attempted to pull over Luviano for suspected DUI on eastbound Highway 111 near Jefferson Street. Luviano didn’t stop at first, but then pulled over and got out of the car with a shotgun, according to the sheriff’s department. Officers said they ordered him to lower the weapon but he refused. According to Deputy Armando Munoz with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the suspect pulled out a shotgun and fired off at least one round, leading officers to return fire, ultimately killing Luviano at the scene.
2014-11-01 Barrett, Richard (62) California (Long Beach) The man shot and killed by a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer on November 1 has been identified by the coroner’s office as 62-year-old Richard Joseph Barrett.
2014-11-01 Brantley, John (43) California (Garden Grove) A male resident armed himself with a shotgun and was later stabbed in the arm, said Stauffer, who added cops managed to get inside and confront Brantley before the officer-involved shooting happened. The shooter has not been identified. Brantley was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he died from his injuries.
2014-11-01 Cabral, Rodrigo (27) California (Visalia) A man is dead after being hit by a Visalia police car early Saturday morning.
2014-11-01 Galvez, Francisco (49) Arizona (Tucson)The Tucson Police Department is investigating the death of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by an unmarked police car.
2014-11-01 Wilson, John (22) Nevada (North Las Vegas)The rifle-wielding man who was shot and killed by a Nevada Highway Patrol officer early Saturday morning was identified Sunday by the Clark County coroner’s office .

2014-12-31 Eric Tyrone Forbes (28) Florida (Miami) An armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by Miramar police officers after a chase into Liberty City. Two Miramar officers are relieved of duty with pay; standard with Miami police shootings.
2014-12-31 Pacini, Joseph (52) Pennsylvania (Upper Darby Township)
Five officers – two from Upper Darby, two from Clifton Heights and one from Haverford – fired their service weapons, killing a man with mental illness who made threats against them on YouTube. According to police, he tried to run them over with his car. “The car was smoldering,” said a bystander.
2014-12-31 Williams, Kaileb Cole (20) Montana (Missoula) A intoxicated man killed by a Missoula police officer was allegedly strangling his girlfriend in a car before the officer fired the lethal shot. “He was non-compliant with the officers’ instructions and negotiation efforts,” a spokesperson said.
2014-12-31 unidentified (??) Kentucky (Olive Hill) According to a press release, Kentucky State Police responded to a domestic violence call shot and killed a man after he shot at them.
2014-12-31 unidentified (??) California (Compton) A woman pointing a gun at the father of her children when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrived. “Deputies gave the female several commands to drop the gun, however she did not comply. Fearing for the safety of the victim, that the female suspect would shoot and kill him, deputies fired at the female suspect striking her.” The woman was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.
2014-12-30 Reid, Jerame (36)New Jersey (Bridgeton) Two officers shot and killed Jerame Reid during a traffic stop. Reid exited the car, apparently with his hands raised, before the officers opened fire.
2014-12-29 Battaglia, Robert (28) California (Paradise) The deceased’s mother called 911 for help with her son who had a long history of mental illness. When Butte County deputies arrived they say Battaglia stabbed one before the other shot and killed him.
2014-12-28 Scott, David (28) Florida (Jacksonville) Jacksonville Sheriff’s SWAT team shot and killed a murder suspect outside his sister’s apartment. “They saw him hold the object like a gun, pointed it like a gun and was shot 21 times, and struck him in the torso and extremities,” said a sheriff’s department spokesperson. Investigators say the object was a box stuffed in a black sock.
2014-12-27 McCloskey, Matt (10) New Jersey (Franklin Township, Gloucester County) Franklin Township police officer Nicholas Locilento hit and killed McCloskey who was crossing a street with another child and two adults. Locilento’a cruiser lights and sirens were not turned on.
2014-12-27 McGehee, Nicholas (28) Utah (Stansbury Park) The deceased’s wife called for help with a medical emergency. Police spotted McGehee carrying a shotgun. They confronted him and he pointed a handgun at them. They shot and killed McGehee, a military recruiter.
2014-12-27 Kindgren, Darren (51) Alabama (Holly Pond) A Cullman County sheriff’s deputy responding to a distress call for a suicidal man shot and killed him. Police say the deceased had a 3-foot sword.
2014-12-27 unidentified (51) Arizona (Dewey) A Yavapai County Sheriff’s officer shot and killed a suicidal man at a Prescott Country Club residence. A statement released to the media said the man pointed a handgun at deputies.
Schiffer, Craig (54) New York (East Islip) Two Suffolk County Sheriff’s deputies responding to an emergency call on Long Island struck a pedestrian who later died.
2014-12-26 Hebebrand, John (43) Ohio (Bedford) Hebebrand’s girlfriend called Bedford police for assistance, “My boyfriend came home drunk, and he’s destroying the whole living room. I need police here now.” Hebebrand told officers he had a gun and was Taser’d. Officers say he then lunged at them with a knife so they shot and killed him. Media reports Hebebrand had multiple convictions for violence against police.
2014-12-26 Smith, Quentin (23) Florida (Cocoa) A Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy Richard Clements shot and killed Smith who had shot up his brother’s apartment on Christmas Day. Clements told fellow officers Smith had threatened him with a gun. Sheriff Wayne Ivey said, “This is someone who had indicated a suicide by cop concept. I perceive this as totally unrelated to anything else we see goin on in the country.”
2014-12-26 Smith, Carlton (20) Texas (Texas City) A Texas City officer shot and killed Carlton Wayne “Chimmy” Smith who the officer said was firing a gun in a night club parking lot and at people leaving the club. Police say the deceased aimed the weapon at the officer, who then shot and killed him. After the shooting, a crowd gathered and reportedly started throwing bottles and rocks at the officers. Friends and relatives told the media Smith had taken the gun away from another person, who had been shooting into the air, and did not aim it at the officer.
2014-12-26 Gilbert, Terrence (25) Illinois (Chicago) Two police officers shot and killed a suicidal man when he charged at them with a knife. Earlier, when confronted, the deceased had stabbed and injured a third officer.
2014-12-25 Cesena, Francisco (40) California (San Diego) After being tasered by a US Border Inspector, a US citizen who was crossing the border into the US from Mexico on foot, died. Police say Cesena jumped over a counter and attacked a border agent. During the fight, Cesena was tasered.
2014-12-25 Rodriguez, Omar (39) California (Coachella) Riverside County Sheriff’s spokesperson said a female officer shot and killed Rodriguez after he tried to take the deputy’s baton. He was identified by the spokesperson as a “suspicious person.”
2014-12-24 Shatara, Khamis (21)Florida (Palm Beach) An off-duty Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy was arrested by Delray Beach police after a shooting and killing his son after a dispute.
2014-12-24 Gray, Gregory (33) District of Columbia (Washington) District officers fatally shot a man suspected in a robbery at after the man reportedly pulled a gun on police who were pursuing him. Police initially misidentified Gray as Raymond Robinson, age 29.
2014-12-24 Jenkins, Robert (55) Oregon (Reedsport) Jenkins’ Subaru was pulled over on a rural highway and on fire. An Oregon Department of Justice investigator who was not on duty stopped to assist, as did Reedsport police and Douglas County deputies shortly thereafter. A Reedsport officer shot Jenkins and he died later in the day at Lower Umpqua Hospital.
2014-12-24 Martin, Antonio (18) Missouri (Berkeley) Police shot and killed Martin after he allegedly pointed a gun at them outside of a gas station in Berkeley, just two miles from Ferguson, Missouri.
2014-12-24 Frazier, Nicholas (28) Montana (Deer Lodge) A Deer Lodge police officer shot and killed a suicidal man after he pointed a gun at officers who were confronting him.
2014-12-22 Leake, Austin (20) Georgia (DeKalb County) A suicidal man confronted by the DeKalb County SWAT team began shooting at officers. They returned fire and killed him.
2014-12-22 mSalas, Jose (29) New Mexico (Las Cruces) Las Cruces police chased Salas into a wide drainage ditch then spent two hours trying to get him out using tear gas. When he emerged, police say he brandished a gun and was then shot and killed by officers.
2014-12-22 Todd, Allen (27) Kentucky (Independence) Police say a robbery suspect resisted arrest after a car chase and was killed by officers. “The subject was apprehended for a short period of time. At that point was when the subject did not reply to verbal commands,” a Kentucky State Patrol spokesperson said. “At that point the subject was shot and pronounced deceased at that point.”
2014-12-22 Monroe, James (61) Florida (Lakeland) A man who had exhibited signs of mental illness including psychosis and suicidal ideation was shot and killed by Lakeland police at the end of a five-hour standoff. “Jim was crazy,” said Monroe’s step-daughter. “It (the shooting) comes as a shock because he talked about how much he loved her, but I never thought he’d harm her.”
Long, James (52) Delaware (Dover) A man with a long history of mental illness was shot to death by police, just hours after telling a state-run crisis hotline operator that he planned to commit “suicide by cop.” The operator sent police officers to his home.
2014-12-21 Corson, William (53) California (Auburn) Placer County Sheriff’s spokesperson say Corson shot over 100 rounds from his home and set a garage on fire. After a five-hour stand off, deputies shot and killed him.
2014-12-20 Locke, Allen (30) South Dakota (Rapid City) Rapid City Police officer Anthony Meirose shot Locke over five times, killing him. A police spokesperson said Locke charged at the officer with a knife inside an apartment.
2014-12-19 Bohatch, Andrew (59) Pennsylvania (Perryopolis) Bohatch was killed after a collision with Perryopolis officer Richard Champion who was speeding on Route 51 with lights and sirens on. Officer Champion died at the scene.
2014-12-19 Champion, Richard (35) Pennsylvania (Perryopolis)
See Bohatch above. Champion was mourned by 400 officers from departments throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
2014-12-19 Vitug, Joanna Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) Officer Christropher Santos shot his girlfriend Joanna Vitug to death and then committed suicide. The shooting occurred when he was on duty.
2014-12-18 Estrada, Richard (17) California (Willow Creek)A California Highway Patrol officer, Tim Gray, was investigating a car accident on Highway 299 in rural Humboldt County, and was attacked by the driver with a machete, Richard Frederick Tis Mil Estrada. Gray received serious wounds to his arm, face, and hand, and then shot Estrada at least once. A second CHP officer arrived to the scene several minutes later and attempted to handcuff Estrada but he resisted arrest and was then Tasered. Two good Samaritans also assisted in helping handcuff Estrada. He quickly died from the gunshot wounds.
2014-12-18 Simpson, Sandra (33) Texas (Midland) Sgt. Chad Simpson shot and killed his wife Sandra and then himself. They left behind two toddlers.
2014-12-18 Simpson, Chad (34) Texas (Midland)
See Sandra Simpson, above.
2014-12-18 Krout, Brent (39) Indiana (Zionsville) After a highway car chase and a long negotiation, an Indiana State Trooper shot and killed a suspect. After eight hours, Krout exited his car and “took a defensive stance and pointed his weapon at officers” said a State police spokesperson.
2014-12-18 Dawson, Joshua (35)
Arizona (Phoenix) Phoenix officers responded to a 911 call for help about a man throwing rocks. They report the man threw knives at them before they shot and killed him.
2014-12-17 Mar, Johnathon (18) Minnesota (Shoreview) A Kennewick Washington high school student was shot and killed by officers from Hennepin County and Brooklyn Center Police after a highway car chase. They report Mar “brandished” a gun before they shot him. Mar is suspected of a rest stop killing hours before.
2014-12-17 Pinson, Julius (48) California (Costa Mesa) mTwo Costa Mesa police officers, serving a warrant, exchanged gunfire with Pinson, killing him.
2014-12-17 Padilla, Adam (34) New Mexico (Albuquerque) A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Padilla after a roadside struggle. Padilla’ girlfriend told media they had been pulled over for an expired auto registration.
2014-12-17 Unidentified (21) Washington (Tacoma) Pierce County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a homicide suspect after he allegedly pulled a gun and fired a shot when the deputies confronted him.
Castoreno, Henry (48) Texas (San Antionio) Shot after a confrontation which ended with a fatal hit and run
2014-12-16 Osterlind, William (18) Arizona (Phoenix) A teen experiencing a mental health crisis and armed with a handgun was shot and killed by a Phoenix police sharpshooter after an extended standoff when he attempted to enter a private home.
2014-12-16 Worsfold, Andrew (25) Iowa (Marshalltown) Marshalltown Officers Ramon Maxey and Benjamin Scheevel encountered Worsfold, who they said was armed with a handgun. No other reason for the shooting was reported in the media.
2014-12-15 Healey, Cody (28) Florida (Pensacola) On December 1, two Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies used their Tasers on a 130-pound man in a mental health crisis five times until he lost consciousness. His family took him off life support two weeks later.
2014-12-15 Morrow, Valerie (40) Pennsylvania (Glenolden) A Delaware County deputy, Stephen Rozniakowski, kicked down the door to her Morrow’s home, ran up the stairs and shot her, authorities said. Morrow’s husband shot and wounded Rozniakowski, who also wounded Morrow’s teen daughter. Morrow and Rozniakowski had dated when the Morrows were estranged.
2014-12-15 McDonald, Xavier (16) Tennessee (Nashville) A 16-year-old robbery suspect locked himself in an apartment bathroom. An officer persuaded McDonald to come out then felt a gun as she patted him down. Another officer tried to Taser McDonald, and McDonald opened fire, hitting a third officer in the leg. Four other officers shot back, killing McDonald.
2014-12-15 Sutton, Michael (23) Mississippi (Ridgeland) A Ridgeland Police officer shot and killed Sutton who police say was suspected of a carjacking and shot at officers.
2014-12-15 Grigsby, Dennis (35) Texas (Texarkana) A Texarkana police officer shot and killed Grigsby who was holding a spoon. Witnesses inside a home told 911 officers Grisby had been beating on a window.
2014-12-14 Torres, Daniel (51) Florida (St. Johns County) A woman called 911 claiming her estranged husband, who did not live at the home, was trying to force his way in. Deputies say Torres cut a window screen with a knife, opened a window, and leaned inside while yelling at another woman inside the home. That woman called Torres’ wife who wasn’t home at the time, and she called 911. The other woman left out the back with two kids. Responding deputies approached Torres on foot and he turned toward them, still holding the knife. He refused to comply with their orders and was fatally shot by deputy Christina Dobbs.
2014-12-14 Tate-Brown, Brandon (26) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Two rookie officers say Tate-Brown reached for a gun in his car as they tried to struggled with him. They stopped Tate-Brown for not having his headlights on.
2014-12-13 Gluchacki, Charles (65) California (Perris) A Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a burglary suspect.
2014-12-13 Hall, Logan Patrick (22) Ohio (Mt. Vernon) Mount Vernon police shot and killed a person after a report of a domestic dispute, a police spokesperson said.
2014-12-12 Rodriquez, Joseph (??) Kansas (Topeka) Witnesses told local media Topeka police officers obliged a resident who pointed a gun at them and screamed, “someone please kill me, please.” The witness continued, “I could see the look in his eye. You could tell he was just a frustrated, poor, you know, kid in the ghetto.”
2014-12-12 Gordon, Randall (27) Tennessee (Sevierville) Sevierville officers responding to a domestic dispute confronted Gordon who was intoxicated. Officer Adam Akers shot Randall Gorden, 27, after Gorden pointed a pistol at the officers. A police spokesperson said Akers and other department members would pray for the Gordon family.
2014-12-12 Jowers, Thurrell (22) Missouri (Poplar Bluff) A Poplar Bluff Police shot and killed Jowers. A Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesperson described Jowers stabbed an unidentified person with a knife and “charged at the officers with the knife.”
2014-12-12 Landi, Anthony (27)Florida (Palm Beach Gardens) Officers were called to the scene because a witness said Landi had a gun. Officers say Landi pointed the gun at them prior to their shooting and killing him.
2014-12-10 Unidentified (??) California (Wildomar) A Riverside County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a suspected car thief after a car chase.
2014-12-10 Atencio, Brandon (28) Colorado (Cañon City) Police say Atencio charged at them after a short foot chase. They shot and killed him.
Faison, Travis (24) North Carolina (Sanford) Faison’s cousin told media, “The police was knocking at the door to serve him with a warrant. My brother was on the phone and heard all of this. A scuffle went on I guess and a gunshot went off and my cousin was shot and killed.” Police say they were serving a warrant.
2014-12-10 Minier, Randall (27) Michigan (Lansing Township) Lansing Township police officer shot and killed Minier during a traffic stop. A state police investigator said Minier “displayed a gun to the officers.”
2014-12-09 Degutis, Thomas (78) Maryland (Middle River) An eight-year veteran of the Essex Precinct identified as Officer Ruth hit and killed Degutis at an intersection during a hit-and-run chase. Degutis was not involved in the hit-and-run call, police said.[77]
2014-12-09Laco, John (84) Indiana (Lake Station) Eighty-four-year-old John Laco was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Lake Station, Indiana city hall with a 16-gauge shotgun. Police arrived and ordered him to drop the shotgun, Laco then got out of the car, pointed the shotgun at the officers, and fired. Officers immediately returned fire killing the man.
2014-12-09 Merritt, Joshua (31) Florida (Yulee) Nassau County Sheriff’s deputies returning fire shot and killed Merritt, authorities said. A neighbor’s 911 call said Merritt was firing a rifle near their home.
2014-12-08 Peters, Calvin (49) New York (New York City) A man barged into the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic synagogue with a knife, yelled “kill all the Jews!” and stabbed and injured a student. NYPD officers arrived to the scene and demanded Peters to drop his knife. Peters dropped the knife but picked it up and then charged at officers. An officer fired one shot in Peters’ torso. Peters was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Peters had an extensive history of mental illness.
2014-12-08 Doss, Christopher (41) Texas (San Antonio) Members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest Doss for murder. When he reached for his gun, a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him.
2014-12-07 Ochoa-Manza, Guadalupe (27) California (Oakland)Ochoa was attempted to be pulled over by police for suspicion of driving a stolen truck. She refused to pull over and lead San Leandro Police Department officers on a chase that ended in East Oakland. Ochoa allegedly rammed several police cars near a cul-de-sac and officers responded by shooting the woman. She died two days later at a hospital.
2014-12-07 Nowlin, Jerry (39) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Sgt. Christopher Grimes and Sgt. Joshua Castlebury shot Nowlin after they attempted to stop Nowlin’s vehicle. Grimes and Castlebury told fellow officers Nowlin refused to stop and then crashed his car into a gate at an apartment complex and fled on foot. Grimes and Castlebury chased the man and said he pulled out a weapon before they killed him.
2014-12-07 Moore, Anthony (31) Nevada (Las Vegas) Police shot a man inside the Rio Hotel and Casino after confronting him for a robbery.
2014-12-05 Folsom, Joseph Glenn, Jr., (61) South Carolina (Camden)
Folsom was shot and killed at his home by a U.S. Marshall seeking to arrest him for an outstanding bench warrant. The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.
2014-12-05 Gutierrez, Delbert Rodriguez (21) Florida (Wynwood) Police vehicle strikes graffiti suspect during chase when he jumps out from between two parked cars.
2014-12-05 Wear, David (42) California (Los Angeles) Responding to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon, LAPD officers confronted a man with a pocket knife near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When he approached the officers, they shot him and killed him.
2014-12-10 Lee, Franklin (58 Georgia (Cairo) Lee was pepper-sprayed, arrested for public intoxication and taken to Cairo County Jail. He died some hours later; Georgia Bureau of Investigations has the case. “I’ve watched a video where he is put in hand cuffs with his hands behind his back, I mean put in hand cuffs and I don’t see any resistance at all. I want to know what happened outside of those doors after that,” said his niece Tabitha Whitfield
2014-12-04 Cordero-Rivera, Alejandro (32) Florida (Orlando) Cordero-Rivera was shot in front of his home when police saw a gun with him in his parked car. The Orlando Police Department issued the statement, “Due to the perceived deadly threat, one of the detectives removed his weapon from its holster and shot the suspect.”
Honea, William Lee (33) Oklahoma (Grant) mAfter a high-speed chase, the suspect got out of the car with a rifle. An exchange of shots followed and two Choctaw County Sheriff’s Deputies killed the suspect.
2014-12-04 Martinez, Raymond Keith (51) Louisiana (West Monroe) Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office shot and killed a homeless man. “He said when he wasn’t drinking he had to remember and he didn’t want to remember. He never bothered anybody,” said local residents.
2014-12-04 Moller, Karin (55) Maine (South Berwick) York and South Berwick officers both opened fire on a suicidal woman who they say pointed a gun at them.
2014-12-02 Jones, William (50) North Carolina (Red Springs) Two Robeson County Sheriff’s deputies used a stun gun on Jones who was found by them walking erratically and without a shirt. Authorities said Jones was uncooperative.
2014-12-02 Brisbon, Rumain (34) Arizona (Phoenix)A police officer who was feeling threatened used lethal force on an unarmed man. The incident left the officer unharmed and Brisbon, 34, dead with two bullet wounds in his torso. Brisbon had a pill bottle in his hand when he was shot, in which the officer allegedly believed was a firearm.
2014-12-02 Reyna, Gilbert (55) Texas (Fort Worth) A Fort Worth police officer is on leave after shooting a man who police say had entered a retail store with a screwdriver and a baseball bat. The man charged the officer outside the store and was fatally shot once in the chest.
2014-12-02 Unidentified (??) California (Los Angeles) LAPD shot and killed a man after he stabbed a woman.
2014-12-01 Pepper, John Earl (45) South Carolina (Anderson County) Having been called for a welfare check on a dangerous man, police surrounded the home. When the man broke a window and pointed a gun at police, he was shot.
2014-12-01 Price, Lincoln (24) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) According to police, during a traffic stop officers were trying to take into custody two passengers with outstanding warrants. Price got out of the car and began shooting. The officers returned fire, killing him.
2014-12-01 Rodriquez, Rosendo Gino (49) Texas (Midland) Police found a machete-wielding man in a home they had entered. Failing to subdue him by firing bean bags and after one officer had been hit with the flat side of the machete blade, they fired their guns, killing him.
2014-12-01 Unidentified (??) Texas (Harris County) Two Harris County Sheriff deputies say they shot and killed a suspicious male between 20 and 30. He carried no identification.

The Encyclopedia of American Loons

Greg Howard

Greg Howard is a wingnut Christian financial planner and blogger perhaps best known for his role as lead theorist in Twittergate: when some Tea Partiers were trolled on Twitter back in 2010 they responded by launching a twitter militia and – of course – creating an elaborate an utterly unhingedly insane conspiracy theory, according to which Democrats must have hired a cadre of “E-thugs” (led by a social media consultant named Neal Rauhauser) to identify and harass prominent Tea party Twitter users and fool them into tweeting offensive things which could then be used to smear the Tea Party. “Democratic campaign funds are being used to front this,” said Howard, offering as evidence the observation that the “links between these people are very clear.” Of course, what really happened was that some people realized that it was incredibly easy to get some Tea Partiers to say stupid and offensive stuff if you prodded them a little, which is not exactly a novel discovery; that Howard and his followers responded with paranoid conspiracy theories is rather telling.
Of course, Howard really is a professional conspiracy theorist. He is, for instance, a birther: Obama is “not American” and not a natural born citizen, and his primary goal is to sow “the seeds of racial hatred; we were healing quite well as a nation on racial issues until Obama came along and now we have a lot of racial discord.” Oh, and he wants to take your guns, too. He may begin “wiping out a few hundred people who own guns, pull a large scale Waco or a Ruby Ridge type incident” and have it “tinged … with racial overtones,” and may even be building a black army to fight the white insurgents who will fight the impending attempt to seize our guns. Indeed, he might even go through with his plans to “take down” the Internet, although – Howard assures us – “people are setting up phone-trees all over the place” to stop Obama in his tracks. But be warned: “If Obama can take your guns away he can take your car, he can take your home, he can take your bank account, he can take your very life,” said Howard.
Diagnosis: Yeah, that kind of guy. He’s been called “The Glenn Beck of Twitter”, and I don’t think we can come up with a better diagnosis than that.

Richard Hoskins

The Phineas Priesthood, or Phineas Priests, is a title for self-selected vigilantes who commit violent acts in accordance with the ideas described in Richard Kelly Hoskins’s 1990 book, Vigilantes of Christendom: The Story of the Phineas Priesthood. The Phineas Priesthood isn’t an organization, but the title chosen by certain terrorists acting on their own (like Larry Steven McQuilliams) The original Phineas Priesthood described in Hoskins’s book was a group of four guys who, in the 1990s, carried out bank robberies and a series of bombings in the Pacific Northwest before being sent to prison, and Hoskins’s fans have engaged in typical terrorist activities like abortion clinic bombings, the bombing in Spokane of The Spokesman-Review newspaper, bank robberies, and plans to blow up FBI building.
Hoskins, then, is a deranged promoter of white supremacism and Christian Identity, and is opposed to evils such as interracial relationships, race mixing, homosexuality, and abortion, and is involved in – you know the type – anti-Semitism, anti-multiculturalism, and sovereign citizen claptrap. His book gives approving descriptions of murderers of homosexuals and interracial couples, and praises Phineas credo followers like John Wilkes Booth, the Waffen SS, the Ku Klux Klan and the 1980s terrorist group The Order. He also devotes a section to “proving” that the Holocaust was a hoax perpetrated by the Jews to destroy the German nation. “Phineas” refers to the Israelite Phinehas, who executed an Israelite man and a Midianite woman while they were together in the man’s tent and thereby ending a plague sent by God to punish the Israelites for intermingling sexually and religiously with the Midianite Baal-worshipers.
Hoskins is also the author of Our Nordic Race (1958), a self-published attempt to prove the superiority of “pure Nordic” peoples and warn about the dangers of “race traitors”. Jewish people, on the other hand, are a “mixed breed” of Mongolian descent, unable to “blush red” and unrelated to the “Nordic” Israelites of antiquity (oh, goodies). Like in Germany in the 20s, “agitation Jews” have been working in concert with the Nordic “race traitors” to undermine Western civilization. These are, of course, central tenets of the Christian Identity movement: whites are God’s chosen race and descendants of the Bible’s Israelites, whereas Jews literally and figuratively descend from Satan. In 1985 he published War Cycles, Peace Cycles, which purported to be a Christian analysis of banking and economics denouncing predatory lending and banking practices, but was most notable for blaming everything on a conspiracy of Jewish banking concerns and corrupt political leaders, as well as its intermittent advocacy of racial purity.
He is still publishing his financial/racist newsletter The Hoskins Report, which has for instance laid out his research on the Holocaust (“Constant lies. Lies, lies, lies [repeating “lies” many times substitutes as evidence]. Forty years of lies … the anti-Christ Holohoax scam”), integration (“Better a blood-soaked Joseph Stalin than a smiling Ian Smith or congenial DeKlerk who opens the door to the barbarians. Compromise means death”) and politics (“A political candidate need take just 3 simple stands. 1) Abolish usury. 2) Root sodomists from the land. 3) Outlaw racial interbreeding.” Simple, really).
Hoskins has also written for Willis Carto’s neo-fascist Western Destiny
Diagnosis: Downright charming, isn’t he?

Tom Horn & Cris Putnam

Tom Horn and Cris Putnam comprise a pair of delusional fundie conspiracy theorists who, it seems, run the website Exo-Vaticana. The main purpose of the website is to uncover Vatican-led conspiracies to cover up alien visitations, and “break the greatest story of our time and expose the elitists and intellectuals who are planning to assimilate mankind under a coming ‘savior,’ one whom the prophet Daniel foresaw as ‘an alien god’” (link here; it’s … fascinating). It offers things like:
– UNVEILED! THE VATICAN’S SECRET PLAN for the arrival of an alien god.
– DISCLOSED! SECRET FILES in the Vatican Library on the reality of the alien presence.
– FOUND! THE HIDDEN DOCUMENT detailing the Vatican’s position on the extraterrestrials.
– REVEALED! PROJECT LUCIFER and the quest for “Fallen Star.”
And so on. You have to look for the revelations yourself, or buy their book Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, PROJECT LUCIFER, and the Vatican’s astonishing exo-theological plan for the arrival of an alien savior (with a foreword by Chuck Missler – the guy behind the peanut butter argument against evolution – no less). Apparently, Horn and Putnam are Jack Chick-style fundies who has gone a step further in their Catholicism conspiracies and – somehow – ended up with UFOs and aliens, all of it tortured to fit wht they take to be a literal interpretation of the Bible.
Despite some deviations from mainstream theology, Horn and Putnam have nevertheless managed to draw some attention from rightwing fundies. Here, for instance, is Horn talking to Jim Bakker about “GIANTS – THEIR FIRST ARRIVAL … AND SOON, THEIR SECOND COMING” (they’re aliens, of course). And of course, the WND has never failed to offer credulous coverage of wild-eyed fundies ranting about conspiracies or pseudoscience, and at least they try to offer a minimally coherent representation of Horn’s and Putnam’s raging lunacy (their own websites are predictably undermined by dizzying color and font choices, as well as stream-of-consciousness random capslock rantings): Apparently, there is a conspiracy – going back all the way to Nimrod (of the Bible), who is also Osiris in Egypt and Apollo in Greece – involving pagan sun-worshippers, America’s Founding Fathers and Freemasons. And they have been planning the endtimes or at least the coming of the Antichrist or some sort of ancient, extraterrestrial Cthulhu-like, magic and evil being, which is the being whose eye is depicted on top of the pyramid on the $1 bill. Importantly, the date at the base of that pyramid is 1776, which is the beginning of a new Mayan “katun,” a time period of 19.7 years. If each of the 13 levels of the pyramid on the Great Seal represents one of these time periods, the top level would mark the year 2012 (oh, yes). So, because of the Mayan calendar, the end times will come in 2012. Moreover, the phrase “Novus ordo seclorum” is part of the American seal, and that proves that there is a “New World Order” coming. And if that wasn’t enough, remember that the famous painting in the Rotunda of the Capitol is titled “The Apotheosis of George Washington,” and since “apotheosis” means to deify or elevate to divine status, it depicts Washington as being resurrected and becoming divine (among Greek deities and devils), which means that George Washington was Cthulhu all along‼‼
Yeah, the WND synopsis (slightly paraphrased here) is not very coherent either, but it’s actually less derangedly confusing than Horn’s own writings. So yes, Horn and Putnam are grown-ups who don’t seem to realize that the Da Vinci code is not a documentary, and that Lovecraft’s stories are fiction. And they believe in trolls, too – it doesn’t matter if you call them “nephilim”; they’re trolls. Martian trolls.
Diagnosis: It is really tragic, but we can’t quite manage to look away either.

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