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TBR News June 11, 2020

Jun 11 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. June 101 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 11, 2020: “Interesting to read through a list of American civilians that were shot to death by police. Many reports read that the victim had a knife or a toy gun and all attacked an innocent officer and were shot 17 times, often in the back. The police seem to get away with this sort of thing but we note in several cases the officers were fired or charged with crimes. Their victim, of course, was still dead.”

Trump Approval Rating
Jun. 2-5
Morning Consult Approve Disapprove
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The Table of Contents
Trump ex-adviser Bolton’s book to come out June 23 over White House objections
• An abuse of power’: alarm grows over top Trump lieutenant directing force at protesters
• Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2012
o Part 3
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons

Trump ex-adviser Bolton’s book to come out June 23 over White House objections
June 10, 2020
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A book by former White House national security adviser John Bolton will be published June 23 despite attempts by White House lawyers to block release of the volume describing his time as a top aide to President Donald Trump, Bolton’s lawyer wrote on Wednesday.
Bolton was abruptly fired by Trump last Sept. 10 amid disagreements over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.
The hawkish conservative said he had information about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine last summer, when Democrats accused the president of trying to get Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democrat Joe Biden.
The book had to go through a clearance process by White House lawyers. Bolton lawyer Charles Cooper, in an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal, said his client had gone through multiple rewrites and edits as demanded by the White House to make sure no classified information was revealed and thought he had final clearance in May but never got a letter confirming it.Cooper said that on June 8, John Eisenberg, the president’s deputy counsel for national security, replied in a letter that Bolton’s manuscript “contains classified information and that publishing the book would violate his nondisclosure agreements.”
“This is a transparent attempt to use national security as a pretext to censor Mr. Bolton, in violation of his constitutional right to speak on matters of the utmost public import. This attempt will not succeed, and Mr. Bolton’s book will be published June 23,” he said.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by David Gregorio

An abuse of power’: alarm grows over top Trump lieutenant directing force at protesters
Attorney general William Barr stands accused of directing violence against peaceful protesters, and pushing Trump’s unhinged conspiracy theories
June 11, 2020
by Tom McCarthy
The Guardian
In a rare wave of accountability for police brutality in the United States in recent weeks, four police officers were arrested in Minneapolis, a police chief was fired in Louisville, and officers were charged with felony assault in Atlanta, Buffalo and New York City.
Now the top law enforcement official in the country, the attorney general, William Barr, is facing an internal crisis of confidence and growing calls for his own resignation.
Barr stands accused of directing violence against peaceful demonstrators outside the White House earlier this month, and with peddling a conspiracy theory advanced by Donald Trump in an attempt to smear protesters, who enjoy wide public support.
In the first 16 months of his tenure, Barr caught criticism for compromising justice department independence with his seemingly lockstep defense of Trump, whether he was protecting the president from the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller or intervening in criminal cases against the former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Roger Stone.
But Barr’s critics now fear that he has taken a new step, of trying on a military hat as the president’s top lieutenant in the antagonistic posture the White House has taken against street protests that have sprung up after the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, in Minneapolis by white police officers.
Nearly 1,300 former justice department officials published an open letter to the department’s inspector general on Wednesday demanding an internal investigation of Barr’s actions in response to street protests.
The attorney general’s denial at the weekend that systemic racism was a problem in US law enforcement prompted new calls for his resignation.
“I think there’s racism in the United States still, but I don’t think that the law enforcement system is systemically racist,” Barr told CBS News’ Face the Nation. “And I would say, you know, the president, before any of this happened, was out in front on this issue.”
On no planet has Trump been “out in front” in the campaign against racist policing, said Kandace Montgomery, director of Black Visions, a Twin Cities-based activist organization.
“William Barr is a white man who is serving a racist administration, so of course he’s going to deny the fact that the current law enforcement system is systemically racist,” Montgomery said. “History and facts have proven otherwise. But we know how that administration feels about facts.”
While Barr does not credit the reality of systemic racism, he is an eager proponent of an elaborate conspiracy theory about the protests advanced by Trump, who tweeted this week that an elderly activist pushed to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York, “could be an antifa provocateur”.
None of 51 individuals facing federal charges in connection with protests in recent weeks has any alleged link to any such conspiracy, according to court documents reviewed by NPR.
Challenged on the hole in the “antifa” story, Barr told told Fox News on Monday that the relevant cases were still in process. “We have some investigations under way, very focused investigations on certain individuals that relate to antifa,” he said.
On account of a deference to Trump that has been perceived as excessive, Barr has in the past been embroiled in criticism, for dropping the prosecution of Trump cronies; distorting the findings of Mueller; advancing investigations seemingly designed to harm Trump opponent Joe Biden; defending Trump’s firing of inspectors general and more.
“He can’t function in the job as the founders intended the job to be done, and he needs to be removed,” said Donald K Sherman, deputy director of the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington watchdog group. “We have seen him literally bend the scales of justice to protect the president’s rich, white, criminal allies, versus what he has done to people who have dared to stand up peacefully against racial injustice in America.”
With the rise of a national protest movement for racial equality, a new Barr has emerged, his critics say – one who seems ready to lead Trump’s charge against American citizens on US soil.
Barr has disputed reports that he personally ordered a violent crackdown outside the White House on 1 June to clear protesters for a Trump photo op at a church, telling the Associated Press: “My attitude was: get it done. But I didn’t say, ‘Go do it’.”
But Barr was spotted reviewing security arrangements outside the White House shortly before the crackdown began, and Trump’s press secretary said flatly on Monday: “It was AG Barr who made the decision.”
Neil Kinkopf, a Georgia State law professor who worked in the Office of Legal Counsel under Bill Clinton, said it was “quite unusual” for an attorney general to personally direct security forces.
“It isn’t unusual for the attorney general to give the president legal advice about what his authorities are in responding to crises, including responding to unrest of the sort that we’re seeing,” said Kinkopf, noting that President Dwight Eisenhower’s attorney general issued a legal opinion in 1957 before troops were sent to enforce school desegregation in Arkansas.
“What’s unusual about what Barr appears to have done is taking a role in directing the use of force, ordering the use of force – that’s a military function, not a justice department function.”
As attorney general, Barr could bring immense pressure to bear in achieving police reform. In 14 cases under Barack Obama, the justice department cracked down on police departments with sanctions known as consent decrees and ended the distribution of military-style combat gear to police departments.
But Trump, who has personally encouraged police brutality, threw out an Obama-era blueprint for police reform, reversed the decision on military gear and has stopped the use of consent decrees.
“Just because we don’t use that particular tool in every instance doesn’t mean that we’re not doing something about it,’ Barr told CBS.
Military force against protesters
Barr has tried to downplay Trump’s open enthusiasm for deploying military force in American cities, denying reports that the president wanted to respond to demonstrators outside the White House by invoking the Insurrection Act and mobilizing 10,000 troops.
“The president never asked or suggested that we needed to deploy regular troops” to clear the area around the White House, Barr claimed.
In the hours before protesters outside the White House were gassed, however, Trump held a call with state governors in which the president demanded more aggressive use of force against the demonstrators.
“You have to dominate or you’ll look like a bunch of jerks. You have to arrest and try people,” Trump said on the call.
Barr himself then spoke on the call, advising the governors that the federal government would rely on the Joint Terrorism Task Force – a national law enforcement network that was beefed up after the September 11 attacks – to coordinate operations.
“It’s a tried and true system, it’s worked for domestic homegrown terrorists, and we’re going to apply that model,” Barr said on the call.
Trump then tweeted an enthusiastic endorsement of the Republican senator Tom Cotton’s call for the deployment of the 101st Airborne, an elite US army combat unit typically deployed in some of the world’s most rugged corners, against US citizens. “100% Correct,” Trump wrote. “Thank you Tom!”
Donald Sherman said that Barr’s masquerade as a military man amounted to “an abuse of power, and it is a harbinger of potentially worse things to come.”
“Donald Trump contested and refused to believe the results of an election that he won,” Sherman said. “So I think it is reasonable to be concerned about what the attorney general’s role is in enabling his conspiracy theories and his attacks on democratic institutions.
“The stakes are only going to get higher from here.”

Lists of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States- 2012
Part 3

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 2012

2012‑01‑31 LaMadeleine, Raymond Roy, Washington Officers were serving an arrest warrant to Roy after he had threatened to kill neighbors and shot at them. When police and SWAT arrived, LaMadeleine allegedly began firing at them with an assault rifle, and they shot him to death with one round.
2012-01-30 White, Antwain (17) Brooklyn, New York Shot once in the chest after hitting an off-duty detective in the face with a wooden cane. White and another individual had approached the detective from behind in an attempt to mug him.
2012-01-29 Spalding, Jackie Jr. Bluewell, West Virginia State troopers and county officers responded to a report of a man armed with a rifle and found Spalding in a vehicle behind a cemetery mausoleum. Spalding refused State Trooper J.R. Coburn’s commands to show his hands and reportedly began to reach for his rifle, and the trooper shot Spalding to death.
2012-01-28 Prostrollo, Jason Edward Scottsdale, Arizona Prostrollo was shot to death by officers after holding pool cues in a threatening manner and approaching officers. Police had responded to a 911 call from a woman who said a man with a knife was fighting with her boyfriend.
2012-01-27 McKinney, Larry M. (37) Fairview, Oregon Larry’s mother called 911 when her son showed up at her apartment drunk and she feared he would play loud music and get her evicted. She waited outside of her 2nd story apartment and met officers when they arrived. McKinney emerged at the top of the staircase holding a kitchen knife, and officers shot him to death after ordering him to drop the weapon.
2012-01-27 Covarrubias, Alberto, Jr. (29) Santa Maria, California Covarrubias, a Santa Maria police officer, was shot and killed by a fellow officer as supervisors struggled to arrest him for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old Police Explorer.
2012-01-26 Kissane, Christopher Brooklyn, New York Shot below his right eye by an off-duty officer. Kissane, 22, had just committed several armed robberies and shot at officers before he was killed.
2012-01-25 Morgan, Brad Lee (21) Portland, Oregon Morgan called 911 saying he had committed a robbery and was going to jump off a building. He told the dispatcher he might be armed. Two officers located him atop a parking garage, and when they approached Morgan he pointed a black handgun at them. The officers shot him to death. The gun turned out to be a toy that had been spray painted.
2012-01-24 Flener, Edward (72) Chandler, Arizona Officers shot and killed Flener after he allegedly pointed a gun at them. Police were responding to a report of a suicidal man.
2012-01-24 Carlson, Kevin Mesa, Arizona Undercover officers attempted to arrest Carlson on parole violations. When the officers turned on the flashing lights of their unmarked vehicle, Carlson and another man started shooting. The officers returned fire, hitting both men, and killing Carlson.
2012-01-23 Kenney, Christopher (23) Stone Mountain, Georgia Kenney was shot in a stolen pick-up truck after being cornered by 10 officers who blocked him in using their vehicles. Officers broke the truck window and tased Kenny multiple times as he rammed his truck into the squad cars, and then was shot by officers. Kenney had several outstanding warrants and was a primary suspect in several vehicle theft cases.
2012-01-23 Rodriguez, Steven (22) Monterey Park, California Rodriguez had broken all of the windows in a restaurant with a metal bar when officers confronted him in the parking lot. An officer attempted to fire a taser at him, and Rodriguez allegedly approached that officer with the metal bar. Another officer fired 10 shots at Rodriguez, killing him.
2012-01-22 Kirk, Beverly (43) Pleasant Grove, Texas A police officer in a marked car with lights and siren off was following an ambulance with lights and siren on. The officer struck Kirk when she “failed to yield the right of way to the marked police car.”
2012-01-22 Ruiz, Elias Angel (18) Medford, Oregon Officers responded after the teenager called 911 making suicidal threats. They found Ruiz on his front porch waving a butcher knife and attempted use of a stun gun. When that did not subdue him, another officer shot him to death.
2012-01-21 Cobian, Christian (26) Lancaster, California Cobian, a 26-year-old Hispanic male, was killed by Los Angeles County Sheriffs on the 44200 block of 10th Street West in Lancaster. According to police, two deputies on patrol attempted to stop Cobian shortly before 11 p.m. near the intersection of 10th Street and Avenue J-4. Officials said Cobian was riding a bicycle without a headlight in a dimly lit area. As deputies approached, Cobian dropped his bicycle and ran into the rear of a nearby business. The deputies then chased him. The deputies alleged that he reached toward his waistband. Fearing for their safety, they opened fire. Cobian was pronounced dead at the scene. He was shot five times; once in the head, three times in the abdomen and once in the scrotum. The deputies were not injured. No weapon was found and no deputies got hurt.
2012-01-19 Cambridge, Roscoe (29) Anaheim, California According to police, Cambridge approached an officer sitting in his cruiser in a parking lot while holding a large kitchen knife. The officer shot him to death. A knife and a bible were reportedly found near his body.
2012-01-16 unnamed male Nassau County, New York Police responded to report of a home invasion and found multiple people bound. A shoot-out ensued during which one burglar was killed and the other surrendered.
2012-01-13 Mayba, Maksim (21) Federal Way, Washington An officer moved to arrest men in a parked car that she suspected were engaged in a drug deal and ordered a man to show his hands. When Mayba did not do as ordered, the officer fired twice, killing him.
2012-01-12 Browne, Duane (26) Brooklyn, New York Officers responded to a report of an armed home invasion. When they arrived Dale Ogarro stepped out of the door with his hands up and told the officers there was not a problem. Moments later Duane Browne came out the door with a handgun. The officer fatally shot Browne with a single bullet when he failed to “freeze” and made a move. Browne lived with the Ogarro and had responded to the home invasion.
2012-01-12 Ehlers, Gregory (34) Hallandale Beach, Florida Ehlers was fatally shot by officers investigating a recent theft of items from a store.
2012-01-12 Long, Robert Raytown, Missouri Long was in his front yard when officers, responding to a “shots fired” call, arrived. Long was armed with a rifle and threatened to kill his roommate and officers. Officers fired when Long pointed the rifle at them.
2012-01-09 unnamed male Houston, Texas An officer responded to report of a home burglary. As officer arrived, three suspects fled. Officer caught one suspect who struggled with officer and reportedly attempted to take the officer’s gun. Officer fatally shot suspect.
2012-01-09 Zepeda, Laura (41) San Antonio, Texas Officer pursuing a stolen vehicle drove through a red light and collided with a vehicle not being pursued. The driver of the vehicle suffered severe head trauma and died on May 4, 2012.
2012-01-07 Cervantes, Bernie Anaheim, California Police responded to report of a man shooting out lights and fatally shot Cervantes. The weapon was a BB gun.
2012-01-07 Ledezma, David (52) Riverside, California Ledezma was shot to death by officers at his home after he threatened to kill himself with a knife and then threw pipes in their direction. Three officers fired 18 shots. Police had been called by a relative after Ledezma had allegedly struck his wife that day.
2012-01-07 unnamed male Brighton, Colorado Officers responded to report of a man threatening others with a gun. The suspect fled in a vehicle. Officers scattered tire-deflation devices which succeeded in stopping the vehicle. Suspect exited vehicle and walked towards officers which what appeared to be a gun in his hand. After suspect ignored commands to drop the weapon an officer shot him.
2012-01-05 Georgeson, James (20) Medford, Oregon Georgeson was shot to death by two U.S. marshals after he allegedly tried to crash into their patrol car. They were trying to arrest him for a federal probation violation. A U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson said there was no indication that Georgeson was armed.
2012-01-04 Eng, Jazmyne (40) Rosemead, California Jazmyne Eng, a 40-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies Wednesday, January 4, in the 9300 block of East Valley Boulevard in Rosemead, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. Eng appeared to be mentally ill as she held a hammer and allegedly threatened to strike people outside a mental health clinic Wednesday afternoon.
2012-01-04 Gonzalez, Jaime (15) Brownsville, Texas Shot at least twice by officers in a middle school after refusing to put down his gun, later determined to be a pellet gun. Authorities had been called by the school who reported that a student had a gun and then put the school on lockdown.
2012-01-01 Porter, Kathy Atlanta, Georgia An officer responding to a call drove through a red light at an intersection, striking another vehicle. Several occupants of the other vehicle were injured and Porter was killed. Witnesses report the squad car had lights on, but no siren.
2012-01-01 Smith, Michael Chicago, Illinois Officers investigated an alley after hearing gunfire. They identified themselves to a man holding a gun and ordered him to drop his weapon. The suspect fled and the officers pursued. When the suspect turned towards the officers and pointed a handgun in their direction, they shot him. He died at a local hospital.
2012-01-01 unnamed male Kansas City, Kansas An officer was conducting a pedestrian check on a suspicious individual and a struggle ensued, during which the officer shot the man to death.

February 2012

2012‑02‑29 Gilmore, Anthony Paul, Jr. (23) San Bernardino, California Gilmore fled during a traffic stop when asked if he had a weapon. A struggle with an officer ensued, and the officer shot and killed Gilmore after he reached for a gun that had fallen to the ground.
2012-02-29 Baker, Michael Joseph (32) Shanna Lee Richardson (25) Claxton, Tennessee, The incident began when Baker and Richardson allegedly drove off without paying for gas. A high-speed chase ensued, during which police say Richardson shot at officers from the stolen truck they were driving. The truck crashed and the shootout continued, ending when two officers shot and killed both suspects, who were on an array of drugs at the time.
2012-02-29 unnamed male Jonesboro, Georgia Officers responded to report of an armed robbery of a restaurant and located the suspect in a neighborhood. The suspect shot at police, fled on foot, carjacked a car with a baby in it, crashed the car into a home, then fled on foot into the home of his sister. There he remained held up for a couple of hours with police surrounding. When he began shooting at police, they returned fire, killing him.
2012-02-24 Runge, Chad (20) Cedar Park, Texas Police responded to a report of an armed robbery. When officers arrived a witness identified the fleeing suspect. During the foot chase an armed Runge confronted an officer and was fatally shot.
2012-02-24 Henderson, Travis (52) Dallas, Texas Police responded to report of suicidal man. Police located Henderson in a vehicle and heard a gunshot. A SWAT team responded and negotiators work the situation for three hours. Henderson exited his vehicle and pointed his gun at officers without firing it. He was shot to death by an officer.
2012-02-23 Barnum, Jeremiah (38) Englewood, Colorado Barnum confronted an officer in a store parking lot. Officers report seeing Barnum reach for a gun in his waistband. As Barnum backed his vehicle away, he nearly hit an officer. Officers fired six times.
2012-02-21 unnamed male Paramount, California Man was shot twice after attempting to take an officer’s gun.
2012-02-19 Fleming, Harold (40) St. Petersburg, Florida Fleming, a quadriplegic, was crossing a street in a wheelchair around 4 a.m. when he was struck by Officer Mehmedin Karic’s speeding cruiser. Fleming was killed by the accident, and Karic was cited for careless driving (three months later). On August 2, 2012, Karic was fired for violating traffic laws and driving carelessly.
2012-02-18 Bond, Danny James (38) Riverside, California Two officers tried to stop Bond on his bicycle to arrest him on outstanding warrants, and he fled on foot. Two officers shot him to death after he allegedly pulled out a pistol.
2012-02-18 Kelley, David (54) Mesa, Arizona Police were called to a home where a man reportedly armed with a knife was holding a woman hostage. The man refused to drop his knife or release the woman, and officers shot him to death.
2012-02-16 unnamed male Long Beach, California One federal agent shot and injured another agent over a disciplinary matter. A third agent shot and killed the first agent to prevent him from shooting the injured agent again.
2012-02-15 unnamed male Waukegan, Illinois Officers responded to report of a man with a gun at a hotel. When the officers arrived, the man pulled out a handgun. An officer fired one shot, killing him.
2012-02-14 McBride, Michael (52) New York, New York Officers were pursuing McBride as a murder suspect. McBride fired at officer who returned fire, killing McBride. 19 shots were exchanged in a crowded subway.
2012-02-14 Loxas, John Scottsdale, Arizona Loxas was allegedly holding his baby grandson when an argument with neighbors led to him brandishing a handgun at them. They called the police. Officer James Peters shot Loxas in the head while he was still holding the baby. He was not holding a gun at the time.
2012-02-13 Banks, William (26) Pleasant Grove, Texas Police were searching for a man who robbed a couple at gunpoint, then fled in a vehicle. Police gave chase to a matching vehicle. Banks fled on foot. When police caught up to Banks, he turned and confronted them with a handgun. Several officers fired multiple times. Banks died at a hospital.
2012-02-11 unnamed male Chicago, Illinois An off-duty police officer responded to a crashing sound near his home. The officer, wearing a police uniform shirt, drove to the source of the sound and found a person attempting to force open a garage door by ramming it with a van. The officer parked behind the van, identified himself as an officer and attempted to arrest the driver and passenger. The driver rammed the officer’s car and knocked the officer to the ground. As the driver aimed the van at the officer, he shot the driver. The passenger escaped on foot. The driver died of gunshot injuries at the hospital.
2012-02-11 unnamed male Decatur, Georgia Police responded to report of a carjacking. Officers followed the suspect in the stolen vehicle, then on foot into a wooded area. A shootout ensued. A gun was recovered at the scene. The suspect died of gunshot wounds in a local hospital.
2012-02-09 Cook, Patricia (54) Culpeper, Virginia Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright shot and killed Cook, who was unarmed, in her vehicle while she tried to drive away. The officer was summoned by a call about a suspicious person in the parking lot of a Catholic middle school. Harmon-Wright was fired in June 2012 and on January 29, 2013, was convicted on three charges, including involuntary manslaughter. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
2012-02-08 Mulqueen, Tim Long Island City, New York Mulqueen entered the city courthouse and opened fire towards officers near the entrance. One officer was injured. Officers returned fire, fatally wounding Mulqueen.
2012-02-0Henninger, Joseph M. Poulsbo, Washington Shot by officers called to the scene for reports of a handgun being fired inside of a Les Schwab store.
2012-02-08 Sanchez, Albert (29) Fresno, California Fresno Police received reports of a man with a knife running up to cars on the street and banging on them. Police arrived near Belmont and Abby and one officer tried to approach the man. As the man holding the knife ran toward the officer, the officer fired multiple shots. The man, later identified as Albert Sanchez, died at the scene.
2012-02-07 Loggins, Manuel Jr Los Angeles, California Loggins crashed his vehicle into the gate of a high school. He exited the vehicle and left his two daughters behind in the vehicle. An officer heard the crash and arrived at the scene and checked on the girls in the vehicle. As Loggins returned to the vehicle he ignored the officer’s commands to show his hands and stay clear of the vehicle. When Loggins shifted into reverse the office fired three times. Loggins died of his wounds in a hospital.
2012-02-07 unnamed male (54) Phoenix, Arizona Shot numerous times by an officer after allegedly pointing a handgun at two officers. The 54-year-old man was suspected of holding his estranged wife and her boyfriend hostage.
2012-02-02 Graham, Ramarley (18) Bronx, New York Graham was shot once in upper left chest after being chased into his home by plainclothes officers. The unarmed Graham was running into the bathroom to flush marijuana down the toilet. The NYPD officer who shot Graham, Richard Haste, was charged with manslaughter in June 2012 and was released on $50,000 bail. The charge against Haste was later dropped. Haste claimed that he saw a weapon on Graham’s body, and that Graham ignored demands to put his hands in the air.
2012-02-01 Haskell, Danny (39) Lake Havasu City, Arizona Police responded to report of a potentially suicidal man who reportedly threatened to also kill five children who were with him. Arriving officers heard screams just prior to Haskel exiting the residence with a handgun in his hand. Officers shot at Haskell who returned fire. Haskell was struck at least twice and died at the scene.
2012-02-01 Watts, Stephon (15) Calumet City, Illinois Shot by two officers in his home after his parents called police to help subdue Stephon, their autistic son. Police had visited the home under similar circumstances 10 times in the previous two years. Watts struck an officer with a kitchen knife before receiving multiple shots to the upper torso.
2012-02-01 Baires, Jason (23) Las Vegas, Nevada Killed in a shootout with police. Baires was wanted for the murder of his mother’s boyfriend.

March 2012

Wells, George III (29) Baltimore, Maryland Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect left the home and was chased a couple blocks. Wells had a knife and after a physical altercation with an officer, he was fatally shot.[1] Family members say he was shot in the back from 20′ away and a wrongful death lawsuit is scheduled for trial in September 2015.
2012-03-29 Sever, Ryan (28) Chardon, Ohio Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect had left the home and was found nearby. When approached by officers, Sever pulled out a knife and “engaged” an officer, who fatally shot him.
2012-03-28 Bolden, Kevin (19) Washington DC Officers responded to report of drug activity and approached a group of people. One man ran and police pursued. The man drew a gun. Shots were exchanged and the man died at the scene.
2012-03-27 Jackson, Sheron Carter (29) Baltimore, Maryland Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The suspect allegedly threatened an officer with a knife and was fatally shot.
2012‑03‑27 Nhekairo, Tendai (18) Atlanta, Georgia Officers were called to Nhekairo’s apartment to investigate suspicious behavior. Nhekairo came out of his apartment naked and wielding two knives. Nhekairo allegedly attempted to attack one of the officers with the knives, that officers then shot and killed him.
2012-03-25 Bradley, Eric (40s) Chicago, Illinois Officers responded to report of theft in progress. While attempting to arrest the suspect, the man produced a handgun. A struggle ensued and the officers shot the man who was pronounced dead at the scene.
2012-03-24 McDade, Kendrec (19) Pasadena, California. The 19-year-old college student was killed by officers who opened fire on him in an alley, believing him to be the culprit of a robbery at gunpoint that had been called in that evening. McDade was shot multiple times in the chest and died in a hospital. Officers claimed McDade had motioned at his waistband, but the teenager was unarmed. The 26-year-old 911 caller, who later admitted to lying about the gun, was held by police for six days for suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and now faces deportation. In December 2012, the shooters, Jeffrey Newlen and Matthew Griffin, were cleared of charges, although they are still facing a lawsuit in connection with the shooting.
2012-03-23 Ekasala, William (35) Malden, Massachusetts Officers were pursuing Ekasala as a prime suspect in an armed bank robbery. Ekasala fired three times at two officers, ordered people out of three vehicles and was driving the third toward an officer when he was fatally shot.
2012-03-22 Lopez, David John (26) Antioch, California Lopez was shot to death by officers when he crashed into a police cruiser after a car chase. Detectives had attempted to pull him over for a parole violation.
2012-03-21 Boyd, Rekia (or Rebia) Chicago, Illinois An off-duty detective rolled down his car window and asked a group of people gathered near Douglas Park to quiet down. In response, police say, a 39-year-old man pointed a gun at the officer, who drew his own weapon and fired. The bullets hit the alleged gunman in the hand and Rekia Boyd, who was unarmed, in the head as she stood nearby. Witnesses said that no one pulled a gun on the off-duty officer, and that the alleged gunman was actually holding a cell phone instead. Rekia Boyd died in the hospital the following day.
A judge acquitted Detective Dante Servin for the fatal shooting because prosecutors didn’t file more severe criminal charges against him.
2012-03-20 Blomberg, Kenneth (33) Hemet, California Blomberg had attacked his girlfriend, and threatened to burn down her house. Police discovered Blomberg hiding behind some bushes, at a house near his parents, armed with a rifle. Officers ordered him to drop the weapon and come out. Blomberg then allegedly leveled the rifle (possibly a BB Gun) towards the officer. The Officer fired one shot, fatally striking Blomberg.
2012-03-20 Doll, Phillip Steven Tulsa, Oklahoma Doll was a “person of interest” in the murder of his girlfriend. He was shot and killed by a police officer responding to a home invasion. The officer found Doll crouched over an elderly victim, Doll then lunged at the officer.
2012-03-17 Newcomb, Daniel Guy (33) Virginia Beach, Virginia Officers were chasing Newcomb as a robbery suspect. He pointed a gun at the officers who shot and killed him. It was later determined that the gun was a toy submachine gun.
2012-03-16 Newmaker, Jacob Fortuna, California Newmaker was shot to death after allegedly grabbing an officer’s baton and striking him with it. Police had responded to a report of a man screaming in his front yard, and reportedly attempted to subdue him with “verbal commands, pepper spray, baton strikes, control holds and a Taser.”
2012-03-15 Duey, Kevin Charles (44) Arnold, California Officers were responding to a “shots fired” call. When they arrived on the scene Duey was shooting, and refused orders to drop the weapon. Duey then pointed the weapon at officers and started to move towards some nearby houses. The Officer shot once, fatally striking Duey.
2012-03-15 Torres, Noel Rodriguez (22) Sanger, California Undercover Fresno Police narcotics officers were working with an informant in the purchase of about two pounds of methamphetime in a Sanger parking lot. As the officers attempted to arrest the three men involved, Torres pulled a gun and ran. Two or three officers shot him as he ran. He died at a Fresno hospital.
2012-03-15 Torres, Javier (50) San Antonio, Texas. Officers arrived at Torres’ home after he called a crisis hotline regarding his contemplating suicide. Torres was not there, but police found him walking down a road carrying a handgun. As the officers approached Torres, he fired at them. They returned fire. Torres died at a local hospital.
2012-03-14 Scott Jr., Dane Del City, Oklahoma Scott was shot in the back after running from police. The shooter, Capt. Randy Trent Harrison, was charged with manslaughter. On November 26, 2013, Harrison was convicted of the charge.
2012-03-11 unnamed male Garvin, Oklahoma One officer pursued a driver with a shotgun inside his truck. The driver stopped and exited the vehicle with the weapon in hand. The officer fatally shot the suspect.
2012-03-10 Smart, Marquez (23) Wichita, Kansas Officers began chasing Smart when he happened to run toward them after allegedly firing at least two shots from a semi-automatic handgun. Officers fired at him multiple times when he refused to drop the weapon and eventually shot him to death in an alley. Four other people, three of them teenagers, were wounded by gunfire either from Smart or the officers.
2012-03-07 Escalante, Luis Anthony (29) Dallas, Texas Escalante and another suspect stole a vehicle by showing a man a gun and asking for the keys to his car. Officers traced the vehicle using an electronic tracking device installed in the vehicle. Officers approached the vehicle in a parking lot and ordered the occupants to show their hands. Escalante put the vehicle in reverse and drove towards two officers. Three officers fired at least 15 rounds. Both occupants were injured. Escalante died in a local hospital. Escalante’s gun was later determined to be a pellet gun.
2012-03-06 Hernandez, Marin Angel Anaheim, California Shot to death after turning towards an officer with a shotgun in hand.
2012-03-06 Berry, Daryl Jerome (45) Brush Creek Township, Fulton County, Pennsylvania An officer stopped to investigate a two-vehicle collision and became involved in a struggle with one of the drivers. The suspect repeatedly struck the officer with a metal flashlight. The officer fatally shot the suspect.
2012-03-01 Dunbar, Brandon James (26) Riverside, California Dunbar was killed during a foot chase after he fled a traffic stop. He allegedly turned toward the officer while holding a gun, and the officer shot him to death.

April 2012

2012‑04‑30 Martel, Jonathan (40) Cambridge, Vermont Officers were pursuing Martel as a suspect in a home invasion when one of them spotted him in a wooded area. Martel refused to comply with orders, and pointed what appeared to be a gun at the officer. The officer shot Martel, and then discovered the object in his hands was a cell phone. Martel told the officer that he pointed the phone at him, because he wanted to die.
2012-04-30 unnamed male Chicago, Illinois Officers responded to a report of burglary in progress and surrounded the building. Suspects were ordered to surrender but instead stole a vehicle that was inside the building and rammed through a garage door. An officer was injured and the suspects were driving towards other officers when multiple officers opened fire, killing one man and injuring two.
2012-04-29 Tatum, Carl Anthony Apple Valley, Minnesota Officers were responding to a domestic dispute and found a man in an agitated state. When they attempted to arrest him, he allegedly went inside the home, retrieved a gun, and fired at officers. An officer shot him multiple times, killing him.
2012-04-26 Clark, James (32) Lawrenceville, Georgia Clark was shot in his driveway following a 911 call that brought officers to the home. The caller stated that Clark was suicidal and had cut himself and fired two shots. When officers arrived, Clark was in his driveway holding what was identified by police as a Remington 721 deer rifle. After 15 minutes of attempted negotiation, Clark was shot by the officers after he allegedly began walking toward them. Clark’s father, 65, and brother, 34, soon arrived on the scene and were arrested after “yelling obscenities at officers for several minutes.” The two men were charged with disorderly conduct.
2012-04-24 Steven Brandt Phoenix, Arizona A man named Dan Ruble called police to say that Brandt, his girlfriend’s estranged husband, was in his driveway with a gun. Ruble was at work when he learned that Brandt was at his home, and met police at a family member’s house. The officer asked Ruble to accompany her to his home. When they arrived, Brandt opened fire on Ruble, killing him, and the officer shot and killed Brandt.
2012-04-23 McMullan, Robert J. Fairfield, California Officer Adam Ponce was following up on a report of suspicious behavior possibly linked to McMullan. McMullan “quickly became confrontational” and, after a violent struggle, was shot twice in the chest.
2012-04-23 Curtiss, David (45) Booneville, Mississippi Officers were responding to a domestic violence call when they shot and killed Curtiss.
2012-04-22 Newsuan, Kenado (31) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania An officer responded to report of a naked man in the road. The officer reported that the man appeared to be on drugs and attempted to subdue him with a Taser. A scuffle ensued during which the officer’s gun holster was ripped from his pants. The officer fired five times, striking Newsuan three times. Newsuan was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-04-21 Edwards, Sharmel (49) Las Vegas, Nevada Police followed the vehicle Edwards was driving after her male friend had reported it stolen and that she was in possession of a handgun. After the vehicle stopped, police attempted communication by loudspeaker for 30 minutes. At that point, Edwards exited the vehicle. Police report both hands were on a gun. A witness reports both hands were in the air. Five officers fired on Edwards, hitting her multiple times. She died at the scene.
2012-04-21 Ferri, Vincent (41) Loganville, Georgia Officers attempted to serve Ferri a warrant for a murder. Ferri barricaded himself in his home. After a 13-hour standoff policed used tear gas and an exchange of gunfire ensued. Ferri was found shot in the head. It was later determined that the fatal shot was from a police officer. Ferri was armed with multiple weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
2012-04-21 Snyder, Christopher Wayne (28) Alma, Arkansas An officer stopped Snyder for a speeding violation. Snyder fled on foot until he was caught by the officer. When the officer attempted to place handcuffs on Snyder, he attempted to choke the officer who then fatally shot him.
2012-04-21 Truelove, Bobby Joe Oklahoma City, Oklahoma An OKCPD officer was responding to several calls about vehicle break-ins at an apartment complex. During a struggle, the officer used a TASER on Truelove, but when that was not effective, he shot Truelove.
2012-04-21 unnamed male Calumet City, Illinois Officers responded to report of gunfire outside a bar. The officers found two gunshot victims. A man shot at the officers, who returned fire, killing the man.
2012-04-19 Gonzales, David Paul Las Vegas, NevadaPolice attempted to pull over a car with a non-working tail light, but the driver sped away and officers used a PIT maneuver to stop the car. Gonzales exited the vehicle and reportedly fired a gun at them. Officer Patrick Burke then shot and killed Gonzales.
2012-04-18 unnamed male Houston, Texas Suspect attempted armed robbery of three plainclothes narcotics officers in the parking lot behind a restaurant. Two officers shot suspect when he threatened to shoot the third officer.
2012-04-17 Carnes, Bryan Keith (44) The Woodlands, Texas An officer attempted to stop a suspect for a traffic violation. Suspect did not stop and led officer on a chase. Officers placed spikes on roadway and three of suspect’s tires were deflated. Suspect’s vehicle crashed. As officers approached vehicle, suspect reportedly yelled “Shoot me” and reached under his seat. An officer fired at least three shots. Suspect was taken to hospital where he died.
2012-04-17 Julio Angel DeJesus Keene, New Hampshire Officers responded to a report of a burglary of a business. Two men were apprehended and one fled in a vehicle. He parked the vehicle and got out, but when officers ran after him, he got back into the vehicle and tried to drive off. Two officers fired at the vehicle, killing the suspect.
2012-04-16 Ramirez, George Israel (32) Keyes, California Deputy Art Parra Jr. shot Ramirez three times while responding to a domestic incident. Witnesses say Ramirez complied with Parra’s commands, but the officer fired his taser at Ramirez when he asked why he was being arrested. Ramirez fell to the floor and was shot after he got up. Witnesses say the officer threatened to use his firearm and that Ramirez told him to shoot him.
2012-04-14 Robinson, Darrell C (22) Dolton, Illinois Officers responded to sounds of gunfire outside a bar. Robinson had shot another man. Robinson shot at officers then fled. Officers exchanged gunfire with him twice before Robinson was shot. Robinson was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-04-13 Collins, Timothy F., Jr. (17) Wichita, Kansas Collins was shot in the head by police during a home invasion.
2012-04-13 Petrie, Gary Gambrills, Maryland Officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. A struggle broke out between the officer and a man at the residence. The officer “was in fear for his life” and shot the man, who died at a local hospital.
unnamed male Dallas, Texas Officers attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of one involved in a recent burglary. The van led officers on a chase, then crashed. Two suspects were arrested and a third fled on foot. An officer caught the suspect, who then violently resisted arrest. The officer fatally shot the suspect, “fearing for his life.”
2012-04-12 Wyatt, Rudolph New York, New York Wyatt committed an armed robbery of a pharmacy. Police responded and shot at Wyatt as he fled. A retired and armed NYPD officer heard the shots and fired three times at Wyatt, hitting him twice in the head.
2012-04-12 Hamlan, Abdul Las Vegas, Nevada Police were called to a home because of a suicidal man with a gun. They arrived to find Hamlan in the garage, who was crying and reportedly told officers, “just go ahead and shoot me, then.” Hamlan was shot to death after refusing to drop his weapon.
2012-04-12 Robinson, Tamar New York, New York Officers spotted Robinson trying to load stolen paving stones into his vehicle. As he fled, he was struck and killed by a marked squad car.
2012-04-12 unnamed male Brooklyn, Ohio Police reported the deaths at a restaurant of a woman, a girl and a male suspect. The suspect was shot by police.
2012-04-12 unnamed male Temple, Pennsylvania A man drove unto a sidewalk and struck a pedestrian, then struck at least two other vehicles. Officers on the scene shot at the vehicle, flattening its tires. The man fled on foot, then threatened to shoot an officer. That officer shot the man twice, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-04-11 Arian, Abdul (19) Los Angeles, California Arian was killed when LAPD officers fired over 90 rounds at him following a chase. Officers’ attempts to pull Arian over for erratic driving resulted in a lengthy pursuit on the 101 freeway, during which Arian called 911 and made threatening comments. Police eventually rammed into his car, and Arian attempted to run before officers shot him to death. He was unarmed.
2012-04-11 Soto, Mario (41) San Antonio, Texas Plainclothes officers approached Soto as the prime suspect in recent armed robberies. Soto pulled a handgun from his waistband and shot at least once. Officers returned fire, killing him.
2012‑04‑10 Andrews, Ronald (51) Birch Tree, MO Officer was transporting Andrews to Howell County Jail when Andrews caused the car to veer off the road on Highway 60. There was a struggle inside the car and the officer shot and killed Andrews.
2012-04-10 Weldon, James Burkeville, Texas Officers responded to a report from neighbors’ that Weldon told them to “get out of the area” because he had “bombs and booby traps.” When the officers made contact with Weldon, he “drew weapons,” prompting the officers to fatally shoot him.
2012-04-09 Bailey, Michael Anthony (26) Landover, Maryland An officer, on a routine patrol of an area known for narcotics activity, encountered Bailey. He fled and resisted efforts to subdue him with a Taser. When Bailey reached for a handgun in his waistband, the officer fatally shot him.
2012-04-08 Anderson, Marland (39) Los Angeles, California Anderson’s girlfriend called police when he threatened to kill himself with a knife. Anderson left peacefully with police, but allegedly became violent and resisted officers while in an ambulance. Officers tased him twice and physically restrained him. He was placed in ICU upon arrival at the hospital, and died when he was taken off the respirator 5 days later. The coroner listed the cause of death as neck trauma, saying police must have compressed his neck in a choke hold or some other method of restraint, causing loss of blood to the brain.
2012-04-07 Musto, Douglas S. (27) Westfield, Massachusetts Police received a domestic disturbance call when Musto reportedly tried to kick down his ex-girlfriend’s door. Officers shot him to death after he allegedly stabbed an officer who was trying to handcuff him.
2012-04-05 Bradley, Ahmede Jabbar (35) Austin, Texas Officer Eric Copeland pulled over Bradley’s vehicle for playing music too loudly when he believed he smelled marijuana and prepared to search the vehicle. Bradley fled in his car and then on foot, where a series of struggles ensued and police say Bradley attempted to strangle the officer with his radio cord. Officer Copeland shot Bradley three times in the chest, killing him.
2012-04-04 Chevalier, Michael Las Vegas, Nevada Police responded to a home where Chevalier was assaulting a woman and had taken her hostage. Chevalier, armed with a gun, shot at officers and threatened to kill himself and the woman. A SWAT team stormed the home and an officer shot and killed Chevalier.
2012-04-04 May, Andrew Jr (30) Joliet, Illinois An officer on duty in a squad car struck and killed May as he reportedly walked 4 to 5 feet from the shoulder in the road.
2012-04-04 Miller, Gregory Clark (52) San Antonio, Texas Officers responded to report of a family disturbance. Miller advanced towards the officers swinging a machete. Miller was shot once in the chest and died at the scene.
2012-04-03 Sutton, Bobby Dale Tulsa, Oklahoma Shot after attacking officers with a knife.
2012-04-01 Lanning, Troy, Jr. (24) Wichita, Kansas Officers were looking for a white vehicle after receiving a report of a drive-by shooting. They spotted a white car speeding and attempted a traffic stop, and a 7-minute chase ensued. The vehicle was disabled after driving over a curb, and four people fled on foot. One officer chased Lanning over a fence into a backyard. Lanning was carrying a bag and allegedly reaching into it and the officer shot him several times, killing him. No weapons were found in Lanning’s belongings or in the vehicle.

May 2012

2012‑05‑31 Epperley, Troy (37) Boise, Idaho Police received a call about a suicidal man armed with a gun. Officers arrived at his house and tried to talk him into dropping the weapon. One officer fatally shot Epperley when he allegedly moved towards him.
2012-05-31 Wright, Danté (20) Brooklyn Center, Minnesota Officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun and found Wright walking in the street with a rifle. Police say the officer told Wright to drop the gun multiple times before shooting him to death.
2012-05-31 Mullane, Sam (18) Yachats, Oregon Mullane was shot to death by SWAT team members in the driveway of a home. State troopers had been attempting to serve an arrest warrant. Mullane was armed and had moved to take cover when he was shot.
2012-05-28 Barrett, Anton (41) Vallejo, California Barrett was shot to death by officers after they tried to pull over his car and had to chase him on foot. He was reaching for what turned out to be a metal wallet.
2012-05-27 LaTour, Richard (30) Dallas, Texas Police responded to report of suicidal man. When officers entered LaTour’s home, he reached for a gun and pointed it at the officers. They shot LaTour who died at a local hospital.
2012-05-27 Sordetto, John A. (25) Buffalo, New York Sordetto was shot to death by an officer who was trying to handcuff him. Police say he went for the officer’s gun during a struggle.
2012-05-26 Smith, Raymond A. Kansas City, Missour Police were responding to a call about suspicious prostitution activity when a man fled on foot. Two officers pursued him and allege that he fired shots at them. Both officers shot the man to death.
2012-05-26 Eugene, Rudy (31) Miami, Florida Eugene shot to death by Miami police while eating the face of Ronald Poppo (both found naked), on the MacArthur Causeway.
2012-05-24 Mestler, Peter (53) Vallejo, California Mestler was shot to death by officers after allegedly refusing to drop a gun he was holding, which turned out to be a BB gun. Police say he was upset because his wife was divorcing him, and that he had pulled the gun on several other people before officers confronted him.
2012-05-24 Hunter, Kevin Bernard (50) Texas (Houston) Two Houston Police officers were conducting covert surveillance on a house in the 2000 block of Dewalt Street. As the officers were sitting inside of their unmarked car, Hunter and another male approached the vehicle and began to beat on it and yell profanities at the officers. Hunter then began to threaten the officers and pulled out a box cutter. Hunter continued to threaten the officers and eventually stabbed one of the officers in the arm. Both officers discharged their weapon, fatally striking Hunter.
2012-05-24 Brandon, Michael (29) Billings, Montana Officers were attempting to arrest Brandon on a felony warrant when he allegedly fired at them and fled to a motel restroom. Police say he fired at the officers through the bathroom door and then charged at them, still firing. The officers shot and killed him.
2012-05-22 Langford, Marshall M.K. (31) Kihei, Hawaii Officers found Langford in a stolen vehicle. Langford allegedly drew a weapon and attempted to drive off in the vehicle. The officers fatally shot him.
2012-05-22 Smith, Andrais Darnell (32) Dallas, Texas Smith sold narcotics to two undercover officers. Smith then attempted to rob the officers at gunpoint. After backup undercover officers in an unmarked truck arrived, a gunfight erupted. Smith was killed by a gunshot wound.
2012-05-20 Edwards, Elwood (22) Oceanside, California Police were responding to a report of a disturbance at a convenience store where a man had allegedly hit someone over the head with a glass bottle and thrown a brick through a car window. Officers found Edwards about half a mile from the store and tried to detain him. Deputy Mike Astorga shot Edwards to death when he lunged at the officers with a stick.
2012-05-19 Combs, Gray Alan Jr (22) Springfield, Virginia Police responded to a report of a wanted person. They found Combs hiding in a bedroom. Combs threatened officers with a sword and refused to comply with their demands. Officers opened fired with both beanbag ammunition and live rounds. Combs died at a local hospital.
2012-05-19 Holloman, Maurice (31) Baltimore, Maryland Officers were called to Holloman’s home by his mother. Holloman attacked one of the officers, pushing him into a coffee table and allegedly going for the officer’s gun. The other officers then shot and killed him.
2012-05-18 Herndon, Jace (41) Reno, Nevada Herndon was pulled over for driving a stolen vehicle. After exiting the vehicle, he allegedly refused to comply with the officers orders, and attempted to escape. Officers then fired and fatally wounded him.
2012-05-18 Williams, Robyn (21) Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania An off-duty officer rear-ended another vehicle, causing the other vehicle to burst into flames and killing the occupant. The officer failed a subsequent sobriety test, was taken into custody and charged with DUI.
2012-05-18 Jason Aaron Pierce (24) Houston, Texas Pierce was on a METRO bus when he became involved in a confrontation with another passenger. During the confrontation Pierce pulled out a knife and began to threaten the passenger. The bus driver stopped the bus at 11200 Fondren Road and everyone exited the bus except Pierce and the passenger he was threatening. When METRO police and Houston police responded to the disturbance Pierce began to hold the passenger at knife point. Police began to give Pierce verbal commands to drop the knife, which caused Pierce to become increasingly agitated. When Pierce began to raise the knife in a stabbing motion a Houston Police Sergeant boarded the bus and discharged his weapon, fatally striking Pierce.
2012-05-17 Azcuy, Sergio Javier Miami, Florida Officers set up an operation in an attempt to arrest suspects involved in narcotics trafficking. Azcuy was the passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over. When officers ordered the occupants to show their hands, the driver complied by Azcuy made an “evasive move” and a “dark shiny object” was noted in his right hand. An officer fatally shot Azcuy, who was later found to be holding a black cellphone.
2012-05-17 Gracia, Malcolm (15) New Bedford, Massachusetts Shot to death by gang-unit detectives after an altercation with the officers that resulted in the Gracia stabbing one of the detectives with a hunting knife.
2012-05-15 Hightower, Clifton (27) Atlanta, Georgia A police officer responding to a report of homicide struck and killed a pedestrian. Witness reports that the squad car was driving 70 to 80 mph without police lights or sirens.
2012-05-14 Campbell, Dominique (41) Washington DC Officers were looking for a suspect involved in an earlier shooting. Campbell fired on the officers, injuring one. The officers returned fire, killing Campbell. 2012-05-14 King Jr., Brian Wesley Lawton, Oklahoma Shot and killed after shooting at officers and ramming police vehicles.
2012-05-13 Salgado, Carlos (44) Des Plaines, Illinois Salgado became involved in a physical confrontation with two officers. The officers report that Salgado attempted to run them down with his vehicle. The officers fired on Salgado, hitting him once. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
2012-05-12 Lopez, Richard (26) El Paso, Texas Lopez was changing a flat tire on the side of the road when an off-duty sheriff’s deputy struck and killed him with his personal vehicle. The officer fled the scene but later returned and was arrested. The officer resigned on May 14, 2012 after meeting with the sheriff.
2012-05-12 unnamed male Miami, Florid Officers confronted a suspect regarding a recent theft. The man fled after attempting to run over the officers with his vehicle. Officers gave chase and fatally shot the suspect.
2012-05-10 Rivers, Samuel Oakland Gardens, New York Officers from the 111th Precinct responded to a call from a 17-year-old girl that her father was trying to commit suicide. Upon arrival, officers saw that Rivers had used a knife both on his wife and himself. After refusing to drop the weapon, officers shot Rivers in the neck and chest in an outdoor confrontation in the apartment courtyard. Mr. Rivers died and his wife Sharon was in critical condition.
2012-05-10 unnamed male (33) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived the man pointed the gun at the officers. When the suspect ignored orders to drop the weapon, he was shot multiple times. He died at a local hospital.
2012-05-10 unnamed male (22) Newark, Delaware An officer fatally shot a man in the chest.
2012-05-09 Hughes, Dennis San Francisco, California Killed in his girlfriend’s apartment by a police sharpshooter after beating his mother to death when she tried to evict him from her home in Ronhert Park. Hughes had fired several shots at officers from the apartment.
2012-05-09 Hinojos-Maldonado, Jesus Eduardo (22) Mesa, Arizona Officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun and attempted to subdue Hinojos-Maldonado with a Taser. Two officers opened fire on Hinjos-Maldonado, killing him, after he allegedly reached toward his waistband.
2012-05-09 Williams, Davinian (35) Jacksonville, Florida Pulled over for erratic driving there was a confrontation between Williams and Officer Jeff Edwards. Incorrectly thinking that Williams was reaching for a gun, the officer fired, killing him. Edwards was since cleared, although the sheriff has asked that Williams be terminated for failing to follow procedure
2012-05-08 Armenta, Manuel (30) California (Fresno) A woman flagged down a Fresno Police officer describing a man who she thought had tried to carjack her. The officer saw a man matching the description walking near Olive and Peach. The officer tried to confront the man who then turned and approached the officer with a screwdriver. The officer used his stun gun, but the man continued. The officer fired his weapon about five times at the subject, later identified as Manuel Armenta, age 30. Armenta died at a local hospital.
2012-05-08 Brown, Raymond (28) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A citizen flagged down officers in a patrol car and reported a man waiving a gun in front of a hospital. When the officers commanded Brown to drop his weapon, he fired at them. An officer fired back, striking Brown once in the thigh. Brown was rushed to the hospital and later died of his wound.
2012-05-06 Blueford, Alan Dwayne Oakland, California The high school senior was approached by patrolling officers just after midnight and ran, provoking an officer to chase him. Blueford allegedly pointed a gun at the officer who then fired four shots, three which hit Blueford and one which hit his own foot. The shot to the officer’s foot was initially blamed on the teen, and police were referring to the incident as a shoot-out between the two men, until it was discovered the officer had shot himself. Community is waiting for evidence connecting gun found at the scene to Blueford.
2012-05-04 Luis, Gilbert (24) San Antonio, Texas Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Luis advanced on them with a knife. Officers shot him multiple times. He died at a local hospital.
2012-05-03 Tripp, Maria Brooklyn, New York An on-duty Secret Service agent driving in Brooklyn struck and killed a pedestrian
2012-05-02 Coyle, Jamie (37) Pawtucket, Rhode Island Police stopped Coyle because he matched the description of a man wanted in Massachusetts. Coyle allegedly pointed a gun at the officers, who then fatally shot him.
2012-05-01 Cullen, Kenneth (48) Mesa, Arizona Cullen was shot to death by a SWAT officer outside his home after pointing a handgun in their direction. Police said he had asked officers to kill him.
2012-05-01 Messina, Andrew (16) Woodstock, Georgia Officers report they responded to a report that a woman was being held hostage by her son. The mother was able to escape their home. Using a gun, the teen broke the glass in the front door with a hostage negotiator nearby. That aggressive move prompted a SWAT sniper to fatally shoot the teen. The teen’s mother reports that she was not held hostage and her call to police was made from outside the house with her potentially suicidal son inside.

June 2012

2012‑06‑30 Bergseth, Adam R. Missouri (Marionville) Police were called to an apartment complex regarding a woman being held against her will. When they arrived, a man approached them with a pair of scissors. The officers were “forced to use lethal force,” according to a highway patrolman, and shot him to death. Since the shooting, police have discovered human remains in a garbage can outside of the house Bergseth rented.
2012‑06‑30 Huey, Jared (17) California (Vallejo) Huey was shot and killed by officers after allegedly robbing a convenience store, fleeing in a stolen vehicle, and pointing a gun at officers.
2012-06-29 Moore, James Russell (64) North Carolina (Roanoke) An officer stopped Moore for suspected impaired driving. The officer noticed a gun in Moore’s pocket and ordered him to the ground. Moore pulled the handgun out of his pocket and pointed at the officer who fatally shot him.
2012-06-29 Perales, Adrian (26) Colorado (Greenley) Officers approached Perales’ residence with an arrest warrant. Perales took a woman hostage and threatened to kill her. After a several-hour standoff, officers stormed the apartment, killing Perales and freeing the hostage.
2012-06-28 Whiteshield, Benjamin (34) Oklahoma (Clinton) Whiteshield was shot by Clinton police at the station after he confronted an officer with a crescent wrench. Whiteshield was brought to the police station by family because he was acting erratically.
2012‑06‑28 Hunter, Aaron (19) Arizona (Tucson) Hunter was shot to death by an officer after reaching for a gun that he had dropped while attempting to flee office
2012-06-28 Gonzales, Denny California (Antioch) Gonzales was shot by seven different officers when he walked out of his house with a gun and allegedly fired at least one round at the police and SWAT team surrounding his home. He had reportedly called 9-1-1 claiming to be suicidal and making statements about killing police officers.
2012-06-28 Miller, Kyle (21) Colorado (Broomfield) Miller was shot to death by officers after he pointed a gun at them, police say. Miller was actually holding a plastic pellet gun. Family members are recorded on the 9-1-1 tape trying to explain to police that the gun was not real, and the caller was assured that officers would realize this, and were “not going to go around shooting people.” Miller was schizophrenic, struggled with bipolar disorder, and had just lost his job.
2012-06-28 O’Hara, Charles (59) Texas (Cedar Park) Police were called O’Hara’s home by his mother, who said he was destroying things in her home. Officers arrived to find O’Hara armed. Five officers and O’Hara exchanged fire and O’Hara was shot to death.
2012-06-28 Thomas, Christopher Jerome Alabama (Dothan) He was shot to death after a short police pursuit where he crashed into an occupied parked vehicle, when officers suspected he was attempting to run over an officer.
2012-06-28 Ortega, Jose Luis (22) California (Santa Maria) Ortega was shot to death by officers as he jumped out of his car and ran behind a truck. Police say Ortega was armed, a gang member, and a wanted parolee.
2012-06-27 Calhoun, Christopher (38) Georgia (Atlanta) Calhoun was shot to death by officers in the Mall West End parking lot. He was a Mississippi fugitive they were seeking. Officers shot and killed him during the arrest attempt.
2012-06-27 Davis, Trevion (13) Georgia (Bonanza) Clayton County police were responding to a burglary in progress when they shot and killed Davis.
2012-06-27 Dowdy, Hernandez L. Tennessee (Memphis) Officers attempted to pull over Dowdy based on a false carjacking report filed by Erica M. Moore. Dowdy had fled in the car and then on foot, and was shot to death by officers when they thought he reached for his waistband. Moore recanted her story the day after Dowdy’s death and received a felony charge of making a false offense report
2012-06-26 Begay, Julian Texas (Lubbock) Begay fled after being approached by an officer for suspicious activity. Officer Curtis Fish caught up with Begay, shooting and killing him after he allegedly pointed a handgun at the officer.
2012-06-26 Ternes, Derek Texas (Fort Worth) Ternes was shot to death by an officer at a hotel after stealing a laptop from another resident, and afterwards shooting and injuring that resident. Officers confronted and killed Ternes, who refused to drop his weapon and fired at an officer and missed.
2012-06-26 Travis, Deshone (20) Georgia (Port Wentworth) Travis was shot to death by officers while inside his car. A police investigation of a robbery led to a home where Travis’ car was parked. Travis called his father to tell him that police wanted to impound his car for something related to a robbery, and his father told his son he would come talk to them. When he arrived, his son was dead. According to the resident of the home, police had wanted to search the car but had given Travis back the keys. Travis began to back away and an officer shot him three times from behind the car.
2012-06-25 Watson, Karl (47) California (Indio) Watson was shot to death after killing a woman and shooting at officers.
2012-06-25 Cheatham, Elip (27) Pennsylvania (Johnstown) Cheatham was shot and killed by officers when his car allegedly accelerated towards them.
2012-06-24 Moore, Michael (56) Illinois (Riverdale) Officers responded to a report of disturbance between neighbors. Officers arrived to find Moore shooting at another person. Moore refused to put down the weapon and was shot. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-06-24 Mujtaba, Ghulam Yahya (62) Florida (Gainesville) Mujtaba, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was shot to death by Officers Paul Forsberg and Stephanie Pridgen after approaching them with a knife. They were reportedly unable to subdue the man with tasers. A neighbor had called 9-1-1 after Mujtaba threatened him with a knife while doing his laundry.
2012-06-24 McDaniel, Kendrick Bernard (18) Texas (Dallas) McDaniel was shot and killed around 10:00 a.m. at a Taco Bell by Officer Courtney Howard, who was off-duty and getting something to eat. Howard asked McDaniel to come talk to him when he noticed a marijuana joint behind his ear. McDaniel allegedly began cursing at Howard, who drew his weapon and demanded the teenager come talk to him. McDaniel attempted to flee and fell, and police say he started to draw a handgun from his waistband as he fell. Howard then shot the 18-year-old, who died in a hospital that night. This is Howard’s second off-duty shooting.
2012-06-23 McCoy, Tommy Jr. (22) Tennessee (Maury City) McCoy was killed following a pursuit that began in Missouri after he reportedly almost hit an officer who was directing traffic around a fire. He was pursued into Tennessee and was shot to death while he fled on foot.
2012-06-23 Ramirez, Robert California (Oxnard) Subject of possible drug overdose died in custody after arrest with physical force.
2012-06-23 Godawa, Michael Kentucky (Elsmere) Godawa and Elsmere police officer David Byrd were involved in an altercation in the parking lot of a bar. Byrd shot Godawa, who drove into a utility pole.
2012-06-22 Deen, Scott Joseph (19) California (Redding) Deen was shot and killed during a struggle with officers where he allegedly attempted to stab an officer. Police said stun guns were ineffective. Deen had reportedly been siphoning gas from cars in a neighborhood.
2012-06-22 Driscoll, Leo J. (85) Wisconsin (Hurley) Shot and killed in his apartment by the local SWAT team after he earlier threatened his apartment manager with a handgun.
2012-06-22 Smith, Malcolm South Carolina (Mullins) Killed while fleeing from officers after shooting at them. Family members witnessed his death in the street in front of their home.
2012-06-21 Andino, Israel (20) New York (Rochester) Andino was shot to death by seven officers called to his home when he stabbed his mother. Andino was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had not taken medication that day, but according to family had never been violent before. His mother says she tried to explain his situation to officers. The 20-year-old was armed with a handgun, which officers say he fired but witnesses claim he did not. It was the young man’s birthday.
2012-06-20 Crestwell, Chester Joseph Jr (44) Washington, D.C. Police approached a suspect regarding an attempted abduction several days prior. The suspect shot at the officer, who returned fire, killing the man.
2012-06-20 Mason, Macadam (39) Vermont (Thetford) Officers responded to a call placed by Mason wherein he threatened to harm himself or others. Mason was hit by a Taser and suffered a cardiac arrest.
2012-06-20 unnamed male Georgia (Morrow) Shot to death after allegedly pulling out a gun while an officer was patting him down. The man fired the gun at the driver of the vehicle, injuring him, and reportedly turned the gun at the officers, who shot and killed him. Police had pulled over a car containing five people and found that the unnamed man had an outstanding warrant.
2012-06-19 Alanis, Pedro (27) California (Fresno) Shot and killed following a high-speed car chase where the man crashed a stolen truck into an occupied vehicle.
2012-06-19 Majewski, Dennis Jason William California (Quincy) Shot to death by officers after threatening to go on a “killing spree”. The man was armed with a knife and a hammer.
2012-06-19 Howard, Robin Leander Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Howard died of “acute pneumonia caused by blunt force trauma to the chest” on June 23. His injuries occurred after an altercation with police. Howard led police on a chase after they attempted to pull him over for traffic violations.
2012-06-18 Nichols, Anthony (32) Texas (Lubbock) Officers responded to Nichols’ calls to 9-1-1 reporting that he was going to shoot a gun in the vicinity of a school late at night. Officers arrived to find Nichols with a knife and without a gun. Nichols advanced towards the officers with a knife. A canine was sent to take him down, but Nichols avoided the canine and charged the officers who shot him. Nichols died at a local hospital.
2012-06-17 Robards, Larry Wayne (54) Texas (Temple) Robards had taken several hospital staff as hostages in the emergency room. Police had started negotiations when a hostage attempted to grab Robards’ gun. An officer shot Robards to end the struggle.
2012-06-17 unnamed male Arizona (Apache Junction) Officers pursued a suspect in a stolen semi-truck cab who led officers on a high-speed chase. After ramming into a police vehicle and almost hitting two people, officers fatally shot the suspect.[
2012-06-16 Bell, Marcus (26) Georgia (Morrow) Bell was shot to death by SWAT team members after a 2-hour standoff at his apartment, where the man had locked himself in. Police had responded to a domestic disturbance call.
2012-06-15 Gutierrez-Morales, Bernardo Texas (El Paso) Shot to death by an officer after allegedly displaying a knife in a threatening manner. Gutierrez-Morales was 56 and homeless.
2012-06-15 Overstreet, Joseph Dewey California (North Hollywood) Shot to death by an officer after approaching him with a machete and refusing commands to drop the weapon. Police had responded to a 9-1-1 call from his wife, a witness to the event, who said she had called 9-1-1 hoping they would put him in jail overnight to sober up.
2012-06-15 Salinas, Charles California (Sanger) Officers were responding to a report of an armed suicidal person. When they approached the home, Salinas fled and hid behind an Auto Zone. After refusing commands from officers, officers fired 30-40 rounds at Salinas, according to several witnesses. A Fresno County sheriff’s official referred to this incident as a “police officer-assisted suicide.”
2012-06-14 Sermeno, Oscar California (North Hollywood) Officers chased Sermeno, who had just shot and killed two people, down the Hollywood Freeway until he exited, where he allegedly “refused to comply with orders” and reached back into his car to pull out what officers supposed to be a handgun. Seven officers opened fire on Sermeno, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A stray bullet grazed a customer at a nearby 7-Eleven.
2012-06-14 Davis, Shantel (23) New York (Brooklyn) Davis was attempting to flee officers in a stolen car when she crashed and was then shot to death by detective Phil Atkins. The detective entered the vehicle and fired a single round into Davis’ chest as she attempted to drive in reverse. Since 2003, Atkins has faced at least six civil suits for brutality.
2012-06-14 unnamed male (50s) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Officers responded to report that a man had pointed a gun at mother and child. When officers arrived, the suspect fled in a vehicle. When the officers located the suspect a few blocks away, the suspect fired at the officers at least twice. The officers returned fire, killing him.
2012-06-13 Brown, Christopher (17) Maryland (Randallstown) An off-duty police officer heard a loud bang at his door. He opened the door to find it damaged by a rock and teens fleeing. The officer gave chase and caught one teen who was wearing a leg brace. A fight between the two ensued. The state medical examiner ruled the teen’s death a homicide by asphyxiation.
2012-06-13 Gonzales, Eric (18) Illinois (Belleville) Police were responding to a disturbance near a restaurant and found two intoxicated men kicking cars. The men fled on foot, and during the chase Gonzales allegedly threatened officers with a gun. The teen was shot in the chest and died in the hospital.
2012-06-12 Wallace, Calvin (52) Florida (Boynton Beach) Wallace was shot to death by two officers following a car chase that where he struck three vehicles and then shot at officers. Wallace was a suspect in a bank robbery.
2012-06-12 Freeman, Christian (19) Tennessee (Memphis) Freeman was shot to death by two officers after running towards them with a knife.
2012-06-12 Chappell, Scott (44) Oregon (Eagle Point) A family member called for an ambulance when Chappell, an Afghanistan veteran, began behaving erratically. As he struggled with medics, an officer attempted to subdue him with a stun gun. The stun gun was ineffective, according to a police spokesperson. Chappell stopped breathing en route to the hospital.
2012-06-10 Edwards, Rusty Texas (Irving) Shot to death by officers after raising an assault rifle in their direction. Police had responded to a report of a shooting. Edwards was 31 and had shot another man in the shoulder.
2012-06-09 Tasi, Shane Alaska (Anchorage) Tasi was shot to death by an officer in the yard of an apartment complex, after refusing to drop the stick he was wielding. Officers had responded to reports of a man yelling at passing cars and attacking a dog. Tasi, 26, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The state of Alaska is conducting an independent investigation into the case.
2012-06-09 unnamed male (20) Pennsylvania (Sellersville) Police approached a man that neighbors reported was acting “peculiar” by running around and hitting his head on signs. The suspect became violent and combative, prompting an officer to fatally shoot him once in the chest.
2012-06-09 Smith, Derrick (26) Texas (San Antonio) Police responded to report of suicidal man attempting to harm himself. Officers found the man bleeding from his arms. His wife had taken a knife away from the man. The man lunged at the officers with two screwdrivers. A Taser was deployed. When the man removed the prongs he was shot once and died.
2012-06-07 Hull, John M. Washington (Spanaway) Officers spotted a pickup truck doing doughnuts and ran the plates, discovering that the vehicle was reported stolen. When they tried to conduct a traffic stop, the truck drove around the block, through a yard, and allegedly hit the patrol car head on. Hull then backed up and hit the car again, police say, and the officers got out and fired at him, killing him.
2012-06-06 Reyes, Jaime (28) California (Fresno) On June 6 Fresno Police had received reports that Reyes, on probation, was carrying a gun. When they saw him about 3:30 they ordered him to show his hands. Instead he reached toward the waistband of his pants, then ran toward the campus of Aynesworth Elementary School. An officer shot Reyes four times when he refused to stop. Reyes died less than an hour later at a local hospital. Police say he was carrying a handgun. Reyes’ parents have filed a federal lawsuit against Fresno Police. The city of Fresno has agreed to settle the federal civil rights lawsuit for $2.2 million.
2012-06-05 Coan, Alexzander Texas (Arlington) Officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Coan who was wanted for at least five robberies. A shootout ensued which resulted in the injury to a SWAT officer and the death of Coan.
2012-06-05 Gaines, Derrick (15) California (South San Francisco) Gaines was shot while fleeing from an officer in a gas station parking lot after allegedly pulling a handgun on the officer. The officer who shot Gaines was cleared by prosecutors in his death in August 2012.
2012-06-04 Ambrose, Kevin Massachusetts (Springfield) Mitchell reported that off-duty prison guard Shawn Bryan was near her apartment in violation of a restraining order. Officer Kevin Ambrose responded to the call and attempted to force entry to the apartment into which Bryan had taken Mitchell. Bryan shot Ambrose through the door, shot Mitchell, then shot himself. Ambrose and Bryan died of their wounds.
2012-06-04 O’Brien, Timothy Sean Arizona (Phoenix) O’Brien, 25, was allegedly threatening people, including children, with a baseball bat after being denied access to a swimming pool. When officers responded, O’Brien moved towards them while swinging the bat. After repeated warning to stop and drop the bat, the two officers shot and killed O’Brien.
2012-06-04 Kitchen, Lawrence (67) California (Lompoc) Kitchen was shot and killed by officers after allegedly shooting and wounding two people and firing into an occupied apartment.
2012-06-04 Ortega, Victor (31) California (Mira Mesa) Officers began pursuing Ortega on foot after responding to a report of domestic abuse. An officer shot the man to death during a struggle when Ortega allegedly reached for the officer’s gun. The officer shot him from about a foot away.
2012-06-04 unnamed male Florida (West Palm Beach) Officers responded to report that a man had fatally shot his girlfriend. The man shot at and injured an officer. Other officers returned fire, killing the man.
2012-06-03 Fox, Robert Kimball (52) Oregon (Aloha) Officers were responding to reports of an armed man threatening suicide when Fox allegedly came out into the street holding a rifle. A deputy shot him to death after he refused to drop the weapon.
2012-06-02
Husband, John Robert III (21) Texas (Dallas) Husband was shot and killed during a struggle with an officer after a traffic stop. The officer had smelled marijuana and saw a gun in the man’s waistband when he asked him to step out of the car. The family says witness reports say that Husband was shot in the back as he ran from the officer; police say that Husband reached for his gun during a struggle.
2012-06-01 Downen, Stanley (77) Montana (Columbia Falls) Police were called when a nursing home patient refused to come back inside the facility. When he did not cooperate with their commands, police tased the man and he fell onto his face on pavement, striking his head. When the ambulance arrived, Downen was facedown on pavement and handcuffed, and had abrasions on his hands and face and swelling on his head. He died 23 days later from injuries sustained in the fall.

July 2012

2012-07-31 Arias, Rudy L. (27) California (Hemet) Arias was shot to death by officers after leading them on a foot chase and allegedly pointing a handgun at them. He was suspected of carjacking.
2012-07-31 Delgado, Gerardo (56 Florida (Miami) Miami-Dade detectives and FBI agents were investigating a home at night when a man allegedly jumped out of a car and began firing at them. Officers returned fire, and Detective John Saavedera was injured and Delgado was killed. Gerardo had begun shooting when the officers approached Luis Lazaro Estevanell, who was taken into custody and charged with Delgado’s murder, according to a family member.
2012-07-31 Blankenship, Johnathan (40) Maryland (Baltimore) An officer was responding to a domestic disturbance when a struggle ensued with a man inside the home. When a second officer arrived and spotted a “knife-like object in the vicinity of the man,” that officer shot Blankenship to death.
2012-07-31 Ryberg, Kevin Colorado (Denver) Officers had arrested a man for weapons and drug charges and were transporting him handcuffed inside a vehicle. The man allegedly was able to remove the cuffs and began to attack the officer driving the car. An officer driving behind them stopped to help, and Ryberg was shot to death.
2012-07-31 Taylor, Trevor (21) California (Colton) Officers were attempting to pull over a stolen vehicle and a pursuit ensued. They used a PIT maneuver to disable to vehicle. Taylor allegedly rammed into police cars in attempt to flee, and officers shot and killed him.
2012-07-31 Lara, Hector Arizona (Phoenix) Officers from a “multi-agency task force” were executing a search warrant when a suspect allegedly opened fire. Officers fired back and the man was shot to death.
2012-07-31 Chabot, Denis John Texas (Houston) Officers responded to report of man acting strangely at a motel. Chabot allegedly displayed aggression toward hotel security, and police say that officers found him running on a highway when they arrived. Officers fired a taser at Chabot when he continued running. Chabot had to be taken to a hospital, where he died.
2012-07-30 Naveja, Jose California (Santa Maria) A woman called 911 saying that a man had threatened her with a gun. Police reportedly identified the man at a gas station, and the man told them he was armed. After a low-speed chase, the man stopped, threw guns from his car, and officers tried to speak with him. Eventually the man got out of his car and allegedly picked up a gun, and officers shot the man to death.
2012-07-30 Holder, Ray (36) Kentucky (Paris)Police were called to a home regarding a domestic dispute. Holder allegedly answered the door with a weapon and began fighting the officer, Kevin Anderson, who shot him to death.
2012-07-30 mHughes, Gregory Martinez (22 )Mississippi (Tupelo) Officers were responding to a report of shots fired at an apartment complex and an officer shot and killed Hughes.
2012-07-29 Conner, Charles Ronald (58) Texas (Early) Sergeant Steven Means and another man shot at Conner, killing him, when he allegedly opened fire at officers. Conner had just gunned down two people and two dogs after an argument.
2012-07-28 Garcia, Edgar (25) California (Santa Paula) Garcia was shot to death by officers after he allegedly shot and wounded an officer. Police say they had been called to the home twice that day over safety concerns.
2012-07-28 Girardot, Kenneth (38) Arizona (Glendale) Officer Justin Penrose spotted a stolen vehicle occupied by two men in a fast food parking lot and called for backup. As backup arrived, the driver began to try and drive out of the parking lot. When the car came toward him, Penrose shot and killed the driver, Girardot
2012-07-28 Simms, Billy Wayne (28) Oregon (Portland) Police were responding to a report of a shooting when Officer Justin Clary shot and killed Simms, whose car then crashed into an exterior wall of an apartment.
2012-07-28 Davis, Joseph (29) California (Turlock) Officers recognized a parked car from a pursuit a few weeks earlier, and when Davis came outside and saw police, he fled and allegedly flashed a handgun at them. He was able to get to his car and a five-mile chase ensued, ending when Davis tried to carjack another vehicle. Three officers fired at Davis, killing him, after he fired into the vehicle he was trying to jack.
2012-07-27 Lockhart, James, III Indiana (Lawrence) An officer was pursuing a car that refused to stop for a traffic stop when the driver, Lockhart, reportedly shot at the officer through his windshield, striking him. Lockhart fled and allegedly shot at other officers who pursued him and eventually shot him to death.
2012-07-27 Aragon, Alfred (35) Texas (San Antonio) An undercover officer was giving a female friend a ride to her home from a nightclub because she was in fear of her ex-boyfriend, Aragon. When they arrived at her apartment, Aragon was waiting and allegedly began shooting at their car, striking her twice. The officer and the woman then drove to Aragon’s house, where more shooting occurred. The incident ended with Aragon handcuffed, face down in his front yard, shot to death.
2012-07-26 Grant, Dawayne Lavar, Sr. (35) Ohio (Akron) Officers were pursuing Grant in a low-speed chase when he exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Police say he pulled out a gun and refused to drop it, and officers shot and killed him.
2012-07-25 Larrance, Julius Richard (19) Florida (Clearwater) Larrance was shot to death by officers after running from them when they tried to talk to him. He was armed and reportedly shot at the officers during the pursuit, with officers returning fire. He then barricaded himself in an apartment, and was found dead when police entered.
2012-07-25 Burbank, Eric California (Corona) Officers were responding to a report of a man threatening neighbors at an apartment complex and began to chase Burbank, who matched the caller’s description. Police say they saw Burbank pull a handgun from his waistband, and they shot him to death.
2012-07-25 Heeter, Richard Missouri (St. Louis) Police were responding to a report of shots fired at a home when Heeter allegedly shot two of the responding officers and then fled. A SWAT team was called and Heeter was found, but refused commands to lay down on the ground and allegedly stabbed a SWAT officer. Other officers opened fire, killing him.
2012-07-24 Harper, James Texas (Dallas) Harper was shot to death by Officer Brian Rowden following a foot chase and struggle. Harper was not armed. Officers originally began pursuing him when he ran from a house that police had entered while responding to what they suspect was a bogus 911 call by drug rivals.
2012-07-23 Badgett, Lonnie (51) North Carolina (Dobson) Badgett was shot to death by Officer Brian Thomas after shooting the officer twice in the leg. Badgett’s wife had called 911 after her husband hit her in the head with the butt of a rifle. Badgett was armed with a handgun and a semi-automatic rifle.
2012-07-23 Patterson, Henry (55) Florida (Westchester) Police knocked on Patterson’s door to arrest him for aggravated stalking at about 9 p.m. Police shot and killed Patterson, who was armed, according to neighbors.
2012-07-23 McRaven, Charles Scooter (31) Tennessee (Drummonds) Officers were responding to a domestic violence call when McRaven answered the door holding a shotgun. They commanded him to drop the gun, and when he refused, Deputy Ryan Magee shot the man to death.
2012-07-23 Soto, Andy Puente Nevada (Henderson) Police were attempting to pull over Soto to execute an arrest warrant, but Soto refused to stop. Eventually his vehicle was disabled, and he attempted to carjack a vehicle but was unsuccessful. Officers shot him to death when they believed he was making “furtive movements” and could have a gun. Soto was unarmed.
2012-07-23 Mehlberger, Edward (39) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) An off-duty officer shot and killed Mehlberger when the man allegedly broke into the officer’s home.
2012-07-22 Mesino, Abraham (40) Texas (Mount Pleasant) Officers responding to a report of domestic violence arrived to find Mesino intoxicated and threatening his family. Mesino allegedly pointed a gun at a deputy, who shot and killed him.
2012-07-22 Acevedo, Joel California (Anaheim) Officers were pursuing a stolen car when three suspects ran from the vehicle. They shot Acevedo to death after he allegedly fired at them while they chased him on foot. This incident marked the second police killing in Anaheim in under 48 hours, continuing the protesting and unrest sparked by the first killing.
2012-07-22 Marias-Quevedo, Marcial (41) Illinois (Franklin Park) An off-duty officer was driving a personal vehicle when he struck and killed a pedestrian. The officer was charged with aggravated DUI.
2012-07-22 Mays, Tracy (29) Illinois (Westchester) An off-duty police officer attended a graduation party with Mays. The two began to argue, then he shot Mays. The officer then shot himself and was hospitalized.
2012-07-22 Neal, Jevon (16) Florida (Tampa) Neal was shot to death by officers at a party after allegedly pointing an assault-style shotgun at them. Police had arrived on the scene about an hour earlier in response to a report of someone shooting a weapon. They had identified Neal and approached the teen, who reportedly ran upstairs and pulled out a gun.
2012-07-22 Payne, Brandon Massachusetts (Lynn) Payne was shot and killed after the vehicle he was driving allegedly rammed into a police cruiser. Officers were attempting to pull over two vehicles, suspecting them of engaging in an exchange of firearms. Three officers and a state trooper shot at him.
2012-07-22 Walsh, Danny L. (58) Missouri (Kansas City) Walsh was shot to death by officers after aiming a rifle at them. Police were responding to a report of shots fired.
2012-07-22 Thomas, Alesia California (Los Angeles)Police pursued Thomas on foot after she abandoned her children at the police station claiming she could not care for them due to her drug addictions. Police pursued her to arrest her for endangering her children but Thomas resisted arrest. During the arrest Thomas was thrown to the ground and kicked in the genitals. She stopped breathing in the back of the squad car. At time of publication it was unclear if her death was the result of the violent arrest, a drug overdose, a medical condition or a combination of those factors.
2012-07-21 Diaz, Manuel (25) California (Anaheim) Officers saw Diaz talking to two men in a vehicle and, thinking the activity suspicious, approached the car. The car drove off and the officers pursued Diaz on foot, eventually shooting him. Diaz was unarmed. This incident sparked several days of unrest and conflict between police and protesters in the city.
2012-07-21 Culp, Jacqueline (59) Georgia (Atlanta) An officer responding to a call with lights and siren on struck another vehicle at high speed in an intersection. Culp died from injuries sustained in the accident. The officer was charged with second degree vehicular homicide.
2012-07-21 Torres, Jose (18) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Officers were dispersing a crowd gathered around a bar when Torres fled, dropping a pistol on the ground. Officers pursued Torres, and one officer shot and killed him when he believed the young man was reaching into his waistband for another weapon. A second gun was not recovered.
2012-07-20 Keith, Craig West Virginia (Ripley) Police responded to a call from security officers at a casino regarding a disturbance. Keith, who had been drinking, fled in an SUV, with numerous officers pursuing him across three counties. After officers used stop-sticks to force him to stop, Keith exited the vehicle and officers opened fire, killing him. Police say he did not obey commands. He was unarmed.
2012-07-19 Ventura, David Miguel California (Corona) Officers were responding to a report of domestic abuse and a shooting arrived to see a man driving away from the area at high speed. The pursued the man, who eventually jumped out of the moving vehicle holding a handgun, police said. They shot and killed Ventura, who was 34.
2012-07-18 Mojica, Joanna Ann (26) Florida (Bradenton) Mojica, a mother of two was shot in the head by Officer Aaron Bradley after driving a car toward officers in attempt to escape. Police had surprised Mojica and 26-year-old Jesse Flores while they were committing a burglary.
2012-07-18 Pralourng, Pralith (32) California (San Francisco) Pralourng was shot to death by officers after refusing to drop a box cutter. He had fled from his workplace after reportedly slashing a coworker in the arm. Pralourng was a diagnosed schizophrenic.
2012-07-17 Thomas, Destin (21) Ohio (Columbus) Thomas had called to police to report a burglary at his apartment, and was shot to death by Officer William Kaufman when he exited the building with a gun in his hand.
2012-07-16 Sanchez, Manuel Oklahoma (Tulsa) Shot to death after pointing a gun at officers, who were pursuing him as a suspect in several armed robberies.
2012-07-15 Hall, George M. Ohio (Columbus) A man flagged down officers to point out a man with a gun. When they approached the armed man, police say he pulled out a gun and pointed at them. They shot him multiple times, killing him.
2012-07-15 Williams, Timmie (36) Florida (Miami) Williams was shot to death by an officer after stabbing someone. The victim’s mother, a witness, claimed the officer did not identify himself or speak to her son before he began shooting.
2012-07-15 Scott, Andrew Lee (26) Florida (Leesburg) Police were looking for an attempted murder suspect when they knocked on the wrong door. Scott, who was not expecting visitors, answered the door holding a gun, which was reportedly pointed at the officers. Without identifying themselves, police immediately shot and killed Scott. Media reports say police consider the man “at least partially responsible.”
2012-07-15 Sok, Vanna (24) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) An SUV pulled up to a street corner and, after a short confrontation, began shooting. Sok, who had a registered gun, fired back at the vehicle. A nearby officer then shot Sok, who had his back turned, without warning from inside a police car, according to several witnesses. Police say the officers stepped out of the car and Sok turned around and pointed the gun at them before they shot him in the head.
2012-07-14 Alexander, Derick D. Ohio (Columbus) Officers were responding to a domestic situation and were attempting to arrest Alexander when he stabbed an officer twice. That officer shot Alexander multiple times, killing him.
2012-07-14 Bowman, Devonte Maryland (Baltimore)Shot and killed after refusing to cooperate and allegedly reaching for a weapon. Officers were responding to a call about an armed man.
2012-07-14 Vanderbeek, Jacob Colorado (Villa Grove) Officer attempted to stop suspect for a traffic violation. During an 80-mile chase suspect dropped out of his vehicle a hand grenade that was later determined to be inert. Upon stopping the suspect produced what appeared to be a weapon. Suspect was shot once by an officer.
2012-07-14 Taylor, Devin (24) South Carolina (Sumter) An officer stopped Taylor for speeding. The officer attempted to arrest Taylor for driving while intoxicated but Taylor resisted. After use of a Taser was ineffective, the officer fatally shot Taylor.
2012-07-13Henderson, Matthew (28) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Henderson was shot to death by officers after getting out of his car with a gun and pointing it at a police sergeant.
2012-07-13 North, DeWayne Georgia (Atlanta) Shot to death by officers responding to a call about four men burglarizing a home. The men allegedly threatened several women at gunpoint and stole money. Police confronted them outside the home, shooting two and killing one.
2012-07-12 Cox, Ronald Jr. (48) Maryland (Reisterstown) Cox was shot and killed after swinging a sword at officers who confronted him in a bedroom of a home. Police were executing a warrant to arrest Cox’s niece
2012-07-12 Devilla, Victor (43) Massachusetts (Worcester) A state trooper attempted to pull over a vehicle that had been reported stolen when the driver allegedly drove at the trooper, who shot Devilla (also reported as Davila) to death. A female passenger fled on foot.
2012-07-12 Escribano, Frank (78) Connecticut (Torrington) An officer responded to a report of an armed man on the highway. Escribano “charged at the trooper armed with a knife.” The officer initially retreated, but eventually felt the needed to shoot him. Escribano was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-07-12 Mendez, David (68) California (Modesto) Detective Steve Anderson and Officer Ron Lemings went to Mendez’s house to arrest him for a felony sex crime. When they arrived at the door, Mendez said he had a written confession to give them, and pulled a knife from a desk drawer and began stabbing himself. They ordered him to drop the knife, and after Lemings attempted to subdue him with a Taser, Detective Anderson shot Mendez, who died in a hospital two weeks later.
2012-07-11 Williams, Tremayne Marshawn (27) California (San Bernardino) Williams was shot and killed, and a woman accompanying him shot and wounded, during a police chase through two cities after officers attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle.
2012-07-11 Morales, Ernesto Connecticut (Hartford) Four officers approached three men inside a parked car at an apartment complex around 1 a.m. because of suspicious activity. They ordered the men to show their hands, and Morales (the driver) rammed his car into the police cruiser and then allegedly drove at the officers who were on foot. One officer then shot at the vehicle, which crashed into the apartment building. Morales was killed and the other two men were injured.
2012-07-10 Day, Karen (44) Kansas (Wichita) Day’s husband Derrick Jackson called police when she showed up at his home despite filing a protection from abuse order against him. He was calling to clarify terms of the order. When officers arrived they were approached by Day who was armed with a knife. Day refused to drop the knife, and allegedly told officers, “Shoot me!” Officers shot her multiple times to death.
2012-07-10 Jones, Brandon (23) Missouri (St. Louis) Officers were responding to a home burglary by three individuals when two of them began shooting at police. In their return fire officers shot Jones to death, while the other two suspects fled and were captured. A SWAT team was also present.
2012-07-09 Lara, Rufino Texas (Houston) Two officers were responding to a call about assault outside an abandoned store and began to question a group of men there. Florida Rubio, a witness, said she made the call at Lara’s request because he feared the other men were going to hurt him. Lara attempted to leave the scene, refusing an officer’s commands to turn around or show his hands. The officer claims she gave commands both in English and Spanish (Lara did not speak English). Rubio said she attempted to tell the officers that Lara needed help, but that she was ignored. When Lara did turn around, one hand was in his pocket, and the officer shot him to death. Lara was unarmed.
2012-07-09 Lagueux, Jason (35) New Hampshire (Litchfield) Police responded to neighbors’ reports of gunshots to find a man on his front porch with a gun. Local and county police as well as state troopers arrived on the scene. Officers report a confrontation occurred. Neighbors report a “loud volley of gunfire.” An autopsy determined that Lagueux died of a single gunshot wound to the back.
2012-07-08 Miller, Adaisha Michigan (Detroit) Miller was at her own birthday party when she hugged an off-duty police officer from behind. His service weapon fired, puncturing Miller’s lung and hitting her heart.
2012-07-08 Kaelber, Nicholas Allen (21) Virginia (Mount Vernon) Late in the evening officers said they saw two men acting suspiciously; when they approached, one man fled. The officers pursued him and a struggle ensued, including shots fired at officers by Kaelber, according to police. One officer then shot Kaelber, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.
2012-07-08 Aho, Robert Elias (46) Minnesota (North Branch) Aho was shot to death by officers after they were called to a home concerning a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers said they learned a man inside had a gun and had fired one shot while they were on their way. Officers said the man then confronted them with the gun, and a deputy shot the man, who died later in the hospital.
2012-07-08 Sampson, Marquise (19) Illinois (Chicago) Sampson was shot multiple times in the back by officers as they pursued him. Officers had become suspicious when they saw him running. He had just robbed a restaurant. Police say Sampson had pointed a gun at an officer.
2012-07-08 Beltran, Justin (26) Texas (Denton) Officers were called to a home around 2:30 am by someone who heard a gunshot. They identified a vehicle described by the caller and followed it out of the area. According to officers, they were attempting to pull over the vehicle when the driver stepped out with a rifle. Officers say the man refused to drop his weapon, and they shot him to death.
2012-07-08 Fitzgerald, Jamie Renée (35) California (El Cajon) Police shot and killed Fitzgerald after she pointed a shotgun at them. She had called 911 saying she wanted to turn over the gun. Her sister told reporters she had recently been released from the hospital because of emotional problems. Fitzgerald died in a hospital nearly one week after the shooting.
2012-07-07 Knight, Stephen Lawrence, Jr. (31O) West Virginia (Charleston)State trooper J.R. Coburn shot and killed Knight, who had been handcuffed in the back of a police car but somehow made his way into the driver’s seat. Knight reportedly fled in the vehicle and then on foot, and in an ensuing struggle with officers allegedly gained control of an officer’s weapon. State Trooper Coburn then shot Knight to death in his second killing in six months.
2012-07-07 Havard, Bryan Reyes Montana (Plentywood) Police were led on a high-speed chase by Havard, an oil field worker, after trying to pull him over for a traffic violation. Havard then fled on foot into a casino, allegedly with a pistol, where he was shot to death by officers.
2012-07-07 Anderson, Jeffery Oregon (Aloha) Police were responding to a 911 call of an armed man walking down the street and “were forced to open fire” on him. A grandfather of five and husband of 35 years, Anderson had been struggling with depression.
2012-07-07 Herrera, Asencion (17) California (Sacramento) Herrera was walking his blind friend, Arturo Istlas (also 17), through the neighborhood at 6 pm (daylight) when they were approached by officers who thought they looked suspicious. When the officers approached the boys, they claim they noticed a large assault rifle sticking out of Herrera’s shirt, and immediately began shooting without any warning, according to Istlas. Officers allege the teenager reached for the gun. Family members say they do not know where the gun came from but that it was not loaded. Herrera died on the scene. Istlas was not hurt and says he did not know his friend was armed.
2012-07-07 Santillan, Juan Pablo Perez (30) Mexico (Matamoros)
Santillan was assisting people in illegally crossing the Rio Grande. Some on the Mexican side threw rocks towards agents on the US side. One agent fired across the river when someone was seen aiming a rifle. Santillan was killed by a gunshot on the river bank in Matamoros. Santillan was unarmed.
2012-07-06 Capps, Paul Edward (47) Tennessee (Knoxville) Police were called to the home where Capps lived with his mother, where Capps had allegedly been assaulting and threatening to kill her. When Officer Brian Leatherwood entered the home, Capps began attacking him and hitting the officer with his own flashlight. Officer Leatherwood then shot and killed Capps, who was a diagnosed schizophrenic. His family members said that they had never known him to be violent before this incident.
2012-07-06 Kirkland, James Florida (Pensacola) Officers were responding to an armed disturbance call when they shot and killed Kirkland, who was reportedly attempting suicide prior to their arrival. Officers said Kirkland lowered his gun at them.
2012-07-05 Munive, Cesar (22) Illinois (Cicero) Officers arrived at the scene of a gang fight, prompting the gang members to scatter. Officers chased one suspect about a block, at which point he turned and pointed his weapon at the officers. The officers shot the suspect who died at a local hospital.
2012-07-05 Durham, Keith Jamarcus South Carolina (Columbia) Deputy Reginald Grant approached Durham in the parking lot of a Quality Inn when he believed he saw a domestic disturbance. Durham, who had a large amount of cocaine in his possession, ran from the officer, who chased him down and attempted to subdue him with a taser. A struggle ensued, and Grant shot Durham multiple times.
2012-07-04 Owens, Edgar (46) New York (New York) Owens was described by police as an emotionally disturbed person who attacked an officer without provocation. After being stabbed in the eye, the officer fired four times, killing Owens.
2012-07-04 Brewer, Kent (19) Arizona (Show Low) Brewer was shot to death in the chest by officers after he allegedly refused to drop the sword he was “wielding.” Officers were responding to a call about a family fight in the apartment. Brewer was pronounced dead on the scene.
2012-07-04 Nazar, William California (Turlock) Police were responding to a report of an armed suicidal man when Nazar allegedly walked out of his home shooting at officers. Deputy Steve Gerhardt returned fire, killing him.
2012-07-04 Tobin, Marshall California (Vallejo) A 911 call about domestic violence led police to a Safeway where they identified Tobin from the caller’s description. Officers said they could see Tobin’s handgun, and after he refused to put his hands on top of his vehicle they tried to subdue him with a taser. Tobin then allegedly reached for his handgun, and the officers shot him to death.
2012-07-04 Alvarez, Vincent Arizona (Tucson) Police were called about a man assaulting someone with a baseball bat. When they arrived, officers said Alvarez approached them aggressively with “a large edged weapon” and they shot him to death.
2012-07-04 Naecker, Fritz O. (63) Maryland (Sandy Spring) Police responded to report of an armed man at a restaurant. The police arrived to find the man in the outdoor patio area of the restaurant “waving a silver handgun.” Two officers fired at the man when he allegedly turned to enter the restaurant, killing him. Police were unsure if the gun was loaded.
2012-07-03 Alaya, Alex California (Orange Cove) Alaya’s mother called the police when she became concerned that her son may be suicidal. According to his family, Alaya was schizophrenic and having hallucinations, and was armed with a knife when police shot him to death. Neighbors said they heard officers yelling for the man to get down, and they heard about 5-8 shots.
2012-07-02 Laney, Michael Deangelo North Carolina (Charlotte) Police spotted Laney riding a scooter that matched a description from an armed robbery a week prior and attempted to stop him, but Laney “took off,” eventually abandoning the scooter and running to his home. Police caught up with Laney and a struggle ensued, whereupon the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun. Officers then shot him to death.
2012-07-02 Berg, Matthew Lyell (47) California (Buellton) Berg was shot to death on Hwy 101 following a pursuit down Hwy 246 that began with a 911 call about a burglary. After officers attempted to cut him off, Berg allegedly rammed into a deputy’s car, and that deputy opened fire and killed Berg.
2012-07-01 Hall, Milton (49) Michigan (Saginaw) Police were called to a shopping center by gas station employees complaining of Hall’s behavior inside the store. A thirty-minute confrontation between officers and Hall, who had a knife, ended with officers shooting him to death. A video was released and shows the officers involved armed with semi-automatic rifles and pistols, Officers fired as many as 46 rounds at Hall, who was reportedly homeless and mentally disabled.
2012-07-01 Castillo, Jesus California (Moreno Valley) Officers arrived at Moreno Valley Community Park after a report that a man had been harassing children near a restroom. Officers approached Castillo near a concession stand where a struggle ensued. Castillo allegedly attempted to choke the officer, who fired and shot Castillo to death. Hundreds of adults and children heard the gunfire.
2012-07-01 Smith, Harry (59) Alaska (Anchorage) Smith was shot to death by two officers after reportedly pointing an air gun at them. Police say he had threatened to kill family members and himself, and that the air gun was designed to look like a pistol.
2012-07-01 Wudtee, Michael Maryland (Baltimore) Officer Paul Heffernan shot and killed Wudtee after witnessing him repeatedly assault his girlfriend in a parking lot.

August 2012

2012-08-31
Allen, Michael Vincent (25) Texas (Mesquite) Officers attempted to stop a vehicle that matched the description of vehicle that had been involved in a previous chase. Allen led officers on a 30-minute chase that reached speeds of 100 mph. Allen turned into a cul-de-sac and an officer rammed his squad car into Allen’s truck. According to a witness, the police yelled “Get out” then began shooting without giving Allen a chance to comply. Allen was unarmed. A single officer fired his weapon 41 times, requiring two reloads to do so. In November 2013, officer Patrick Tuter, who shot Allen, was charged with manslaughter.
2012-08-31 Gavin, Prince Jamel (29) Washington (Tacoma) Officers were responding to a domestic violence call, and when they arrived Gavin got out of a truck and ran towards the house. At some point he turned, causing an officer to feel threatened, shooting him to death. Investigators allegedly found a gun near Gavin’s body. This incident is that officer’s second shooting in his 5-year career.
2012-08-31 Henderson, Mark (19) Minnesota (Woodbury) At a Red Roof Inn, Henderson was shot multiple times by three officers when they thought he was armed and non-compliant. Police say they did not find a weapon on Henderson’s body. Another man allegedly was armed and ended up holding people hostage; a SWAT team was able to negotiate a surrender and he was taken into custody.
2012-08-30 Anderson, Willie (54) Missouri (St. Louis) Shot by officers after allegedly advancing on them with a machete.
2012-08-30 Leatherwood, Paul (47) South Carolina (Anderson) Officers responding to a domestic violence call entered the home. Leatherwood allegedly pointed a weapon at the officers; at least one of the officers opened fire. Leatherwood was hit and killed.
2012-08-29 Pollard, Myron (18) Missouri (St. Louis) Pollard was shot by an ATF agent and died the following morning. The ATF and local police were attempting to arrest Pollard and four others following a multi-week investigation.
2012-08-29 unnamed male California (Carson) A suspect was shot by an officer and died later at a hospital.
2012-08-29 Valdez III, Edward (21) Colorado (Pueblo) Police say a man on a bicycle was shooting out car windows with a BB gun early in the morning. When an officer approached the man, he allegedly fired at an officer, striking him, and the officer shot him to death.
2012-08-28 Haney, Gary (40) Colorado (Denver) Officers attempted to arrest Haney who was wanted on two nation-wide warrants. Haney threatened that they only way he would be taken from the hotel was in a body bag. Haney raised a tool, configured in the shape of a gun, and raised it in a threatening manner. He was shot by three officers with five rounds.
2012-08-28 Prine, Deborah (42) Louisiana (Reserve) A man and woman were shot and killed during an altercation with police at a trailer park. Police say they were armed. This incident occurred during Hurricane Isaac (2012).
2012-08-28 Prine, Robert (50) Louisiana (Reserve) A man and woman were shot and killed during an altercation with police at a trailer park. Police say they were armed. This incident occurred during Hurricane Isaac (2012).
2012-08-28 Shull, Christopher (25) California (Bellflower) A police chase began in Fullerton after Shull refused to pull over for a traffic violation. Eventually a collision occurred between at least one police car and the man’s vehicle. Police exited their cars, and shot Shull to death after he allegedly tried to run them over.
2012-08-28 Francis, Tony Louis (25) California (Bellflower) A deputy said he saw Francis punch a man in the face, rob him, and flee. The deputy followed Francis into a driveway and ended up shooting and killing while still inside his vehicle. The deputy said Francis reached for his waistband, but no gun was found.
2012-08-28unknown male Florida (Marianna) Police were hunting for a suspect in an armed robbery after a woman reported a man with a gun stealing her cell phone at a CVS Pharmacy. After tracking the man in the woods for several hours, he made it to the highway and encountered police. As he retreated into the woods he allegedly reached for a gun, and officers shot him to death. Police have thus far been unable to determine the man’s identity.
2012-08-28 Baber, Luke (20) West Virginia (Charleston) Officers pulled over suspect. An altercation developed during which suspect took an officer’s weapon, killing one officer and injuring another, who died two weeks later. The suspect fled and became involved in a shootout with a third officer who was injured and killed the suspect.
2012-08-27 Ruiz, Pedro (32) California (Antioch) Officers were responding to report of a domestic dispute involving a gun. They began pursuing an armed suspect by car, and then on foot after the suspect rammed two police cars and then crashed. Officers shot the suspect to death on the roof of a house after he allegedly pointed a gun at them.
2012-08-27 De Las Nieves, Edwardo (31) California (Acampo) A police chase began after a man refused to pull over for a traffic violation and officers discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen. After a 36-minute chase, officers executed a PIT maneuver and the car went into a ditch. Officers opened fired when the vehicle drove in reverse, striking a highway patrol car. De Las Nieves was killed and a female passenger was injured. De Las Nieves had escaped from a low-security county prison 2 weeks prior.
2012-08-27 unnamed male Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police responded to a report of a disturbance to find two men arguing. One of the men had a knife and turned and threatened an officer, who then shot and killed him.
2012-08-25 Palmer, Aaron (24) Oklahoma (Seminole) An officer was at the Palmer’s home serving a felony warrant against Palmer’s father, Randall Palmer. The younger Palmer allegedly confronted the officer with a knife. The officer fired once, striking him in the chest. Palmer died later at the hospital.
2012-08-24 unnamed male North Carolina (Goldsboro) Killed during an exchange of gunfire between officers serving a drug-related search warrant and the suspects. An officer and another suspect were injured.
2012-08-24 Johnson, Jeffrey (53) New York (New York) Shot and killed by police at the Empire State Building while trying to flee after fatally shooting a former co-worker. Eight bystanders were wounded by police gunfire.
2012-08-24 Payton, Albert Jermaine (24) Washington DC A man with a knife was killed during a confrontation with police.
2012-08-24 unnamed male Arkansas (Sherwood) An off-duty officer was woken in his home by the sounds of a break-in. He fatally shot the intruder.
2012-08-23 Soto, Gabriel (30) Georgia (Jonesboro) Officers responded to a report of a home burglary. Soto resisted arrest, was subdued with a Taser and later died at the hospital. Soto’s father claims Soto was healthy. Police report Soto had drugs in his system and went into cardiac arrest. Witnesses report that the home burglarized belonged to a police officer.
2012-08-23 unnamed person Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) An officer stopped a vehicle for driving recklessly. The driver fled, dragging the officer who fired multiple times. The driver was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
2012-08-23 Schluderberg, Michael J.(25) Maryland (Centreville) Schluderberg escaped from a nearby prison, broke into a home and stole a knife and gun. When he was spotted by officers, he ignored their orders. Schluderberg allegedly fired at officers, who returned fire and killed him.
2012-08-22 Robinson, Calvin (21) Alabama (Brighton) One person was killed and another injured as narcotics officers interacted with suspects in an ongoing investigation.
2012-08-21 Ramsey-White, Burrell (26) Massachusetts (Boston) Suspect was shot and killed after a brief chase that ended when Ramsey-White allegedly brandished a handgun at officers. Officers shot and killed him after he refused to obey orders to put the weapon down.
2012-08-21 Abrams, Terrance Lamar (23) Florida (Pensacola) Officers were responding to a call about a shooting. They spotted the suspect a few blocks away and ordered him to the ground. The suspect failed to comply, and shot at officers, who fatally shot him.
2012-08-21 Sweeny, Jeramey (30) Florida (Lake City) Sweeny exited his apartment and pointed a gun at officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance call. One of the three officers drew his weapon and fired, killing Sweeny.
2012-08-20 Rodgers, Steven Duane (34) Arizona (Tucson) Rodgers was walking across a street when he was struck and killed by a police cruiser. The cruiser, which had its lights and sirens on, was responding to a call about a fight involving a weapon.
2012-08-20 Street, Damion Lavent (33) Mississippi (Oktibbeha County)
Two county deputies were responding to a call about a man in the road with a knife. When the officers arrived, the man attacked one of them. After pepper spray and a taser were ineffective at stopping the attack, the second deputy shot and killed the suspect.
2012-08-20 Wright, Ronald Lovell (31) Tennessee (Chattanooga) Wright was shot to death after allegedly pointing a gun at an officer. Police were responding to a home invasion.
2012-08-20 Oregero, Joseph Paul (57) California (Placentia) Killed by SWAT team after barricading himself inside an RV.
2012-08-19 Selgado, Benjamin (29) New Mexico (Clovis) Officers attempted to stop Selgado (also reported as Santiago) for speeding when he led them on a short vehicle chase. Selgado fled on foot then aimed a handgun at officers. Selgado was shot three times and died at the scene.
2012-08-18 Bell, Rudolph (63) Maryland (Baltimore) Officers were searching a vacant building after a complaint about a burglary. Bell allegedly attacked one of them with a knife or broken bottle. The second officer shot and killed Bell.
2012-08-18 Bailey, DeEric (22) Louisiana (Shreveport) Police attempted to pull over a car for traffic violations. The driver attempted to flee but ended up wrecking the car. The passengers exited the vehicle, but the driver attempted to flee again. Officers fired into the car, fatally wounding the driver.
2012-08-17 Demaree, Paul D (38) Kentucky (Frankfort) Officers responded to a report of domestic violence. An injured woman was outside the home and a man with a handgun was inside. Demaree ignored commands to put the gun down and was shot multiple times, dying of his wounds.
2012-08-17 Conner, Dallas Antwan (29) North Carolina (Winston-Salem) Shot by a plainclothes officer during an armed robbery of car dealership.
2012-08-17 Willingham, Kevin (51) Ohio (Cincinnati) Shot by an officer after he pointed a gun at the officer and a social worker. The officer and social worker were at his house to take guardianship of Willingham’s disabled sister.
2012-08-16 Hardemon, Ivan Carl (24) Iowa (Iowa City) Two undercover drug enforcement officers were attempting a drug sting in a trailer park when they were patted down and discovered. Agent Daniel Stepleton shot Hardemon four times after he allegedly held a gun to the officer’s head. Stepleton also shot and wounded Demarco Dudley.
2012-08-15 Mack, David W. (70) Washington (Littlerock) Mack was reportedly blocking traffic while armed with a rifle. When officers arrived, Mack ran into his house. Mack fired at officers, and later exited his house and pointed a gun at officers who then shot and killed him.
2012-08-14 Riso, Joseph Carmelo (32) California (Folsom) Police searching a residential area for bank robbery suspect began to chase the Riso through backyards and even a rooftop. Suspect eventually broke into a home; the family inside locked themselves in a bedroom. The suspect was shot in the back as he tried to gain entry into the locked room. He was not armed.
2012-08-14 Mahoney, Michael (36) California (Oxnard) Police received calls about a man with a gun. When officers arrived at the scene, Mahoney had gone inside. Mahoney was shot after a standoff with police.
2012-08-14 Evans, Michael (23) Oregon (Gladstone) Officers responding to a domestic disturbance call confronted Evans, who was holding a knife. Officers shot and killed Evans in his front yard.
2012-08-14 Sheffield, Randy Lynn (54) California (Modesto) Officers were responding to a stabbing. They found the suspect sitting in his vehicle. The suspect attempted to escape, but ended up hitting the front of a house. Officers shot and killed him when he tried to reverse in order to attempt to flee again.
2012-08-14 Collins, Charles William (40) Florida (Miami) Collins was shot and killed in front of a pawn shop while allegedly driving his car in reverse toward detectives. Police said detectives were investigating Collins and that he told them he needed to get his ID from his vehicle when he attempted to flee.
2012-08-14 unnamed male (47) Texas (Alvin) Officers arrived at scene after suspect had shot his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and had taken her hostage. During a multi-hour standoff suspect refused to release woman and threatened to kill her and himself. A SWAT team member fatally shot the suspect with one shot.
2012-08-13 Lamboy, Anthony Lee (26) South Carolina (Greenville)Lamboy was wanted for questioning in a sexual assault and for an existing warrant. When an office attempted to taser him, Lamboy knocked the taser out of the officer’s hand. Lamboy then attempted to get the officer’s handgun from the holster. In the struggle for the handgun, it discharged striking the officer in the thigh. Two other officers then shot and killed Lamboy.
2012-08-13 Lowe, Mister Bobby (36) Alabama (Decatur) An officer-involved shooting occurred at Summerplace Apartments. Lowe allegedly fought an officer for the officer’s rifle. When the officer was knocked to the ground, he drew his handgun and shot Lowe twice.
2012-08-13 Caffall, Thomas “Tres” (35) Texas (College Station) Caffall was shot and killed during gunfight with officers, after killing a Brazos County Constable who was serving an eviction notice.
2012-08-13 Tate, Hubert Stanley (65) Georgia (Lula) Officers responded to report of man walking on street with a large handgun. Tate fled to his camper, in which he lived. An hours long standoff ensued. When SWAT members shot tear gas into the camper, Tate fired at police, injuring one. Officers returned fire, killing Tate.
2012-08-13 Wann, Theodore (23) California (Yucaipa) A man called police when he felt his son was behaving strangely and may have ingested drugs. When police arrived, Wann fled, and eventually was engaged in a struggle with a deputy. The deputy shot Wann to death after the young man allegedly attacked him with a shovel.
2012-08-12 Fernandez, Eddie New York (New York) Police pursued a friend of Fernandez’s who was riding a motorcycle the wrong way down a one-way street. The friend got onto the back of a motorcycle Fernandez was riding and they fled together. The police pursued in a squad car, accidentally rear-ending the motorcycle and killing Fernandez.
2012-08-12 Wiggins, Darryl C. (47) North Carolina (Smithfield) Officers responded to a report of shots fired and found Wiggins in front of a house with another man who appeared to have been assaulted. Officers shot Wiggins to death after he allegedly refused commands to drop a handgun.
2012-08-12 Harrison, Gregory H. (46) Kentucky (Bowling Green) Harrison had called 9-1-1 and claimed that he had a gun. When officers arrived he kept one hand hidden, and refused to listen to officers commands. An officer shot Harrison fatally when he advanced towards the officers.
2012-08-12 Moore, Bobby (15) Arkansas (Little Rock) Moore and two other teens were in a stolen vehicle when they allegedly attempted to run down a police officer. The officer shot into the car, striking and killing Moore. The investigation determined that the vehicle was either stopped or moving in reverse, away from the officer. Officer Josh Hastings has been charged with manslaughter and is currently awaiting trail.
2012-08-12 Perryman, Michael (52) Georgia (Decatur) Police say they responded to a Chevron gas station after customers claimed that a man was threatening them with a knife. Officers shot Perryman to death when he refused to drop the weapon.
2012-08-11 Middleton, Christopher (26) Illinois (Maywood) An off-duty Officer ditched his motorcycle in an attempt to miss a 4-year old that had run into the street at 10:00 p.m. The bike ended up hitting the little girl, who received non-life-threatening injuries. Middleton, the little girl’s father, came out of a nearby restaurant and started to beat the officers along with his cousin, John Passley. The officer took out his pistol and fired one shot, fatally striking Middleton in the groin. Passley was charged with assault.
2012-08-11 Kennedy, Darrius (51) New York (New York City) Police approached Kennedy on suspicion of smoking marijuana in Times Square. Kennedy drew a knife, and started to walk away. The officers used pepper spray, but it failed to stop him. The officers shot and killed him, after he allegedly lunged at them with the knife.
2012-08-11 Galmon, Cjavar (18) Louisiana (Tangipahoa) Shot and killed by officers after they broke up a large fight at a nearby club.
2012-08-10 O’Fallon, Donald (43) Arkansas (Little Rock) Shot and killed by officers responding to a domestic dispute call.
2012-08-10 Gabriel, Keith A. (61) Wisconsin (Appleton) Gabriel was shot after refusing to drop his gun. Officer was responding to a call about illegal fireworks being set off.
2012-08-10 Riley, Dennis (38) Arizona (Tucson) A man was shot and killed by officers responding to reports of him assaulting a woman and pointing a gun at someone in their car.
2012-08-09 Young, Divonte (20) Illinois (Chicago)Young was shot to death by an officer after firing and refusing to drop the weapon he was holding. The officer had just witnessed Young open fire on at least two people in front of a grocery store.
2012-08-09 Green, James Lamont (27) Delaware (New Castle) An officer stopped his vehicle while he was fleeing from the scene of an earlier shooting. Green allegedly drove his car towards the officer while reaching for his weapon. The officer shot Green. Green died the following day in hospital.
2012-08-09 Holland, Percy (32) Maryland (Columbia) Police were looking for a man suspected of holding his ex-girlfriend hostage at gunpoint and then fleeing with their 2-year-old son. They located him in a residence and confronted him behind the home. The man was shot to death by officers after he refused to show his hands.
2012-08-09 Pratt, Hassan (28) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Police were attempting a traffic stop when two men fled on foot and the driver fled in the vehicle. After a foot chase, an officer caught up to one suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect allegedly reached for the officer’s taser, and the officer shot the man two times, killing him.
2012-08-09 Jaramillo, Damaris (21) Florida (Homestead) Police were investigating the kidnapping of two teenagers when they found them inside a trailer. A woman in the trailer allegedly threatened the officers with a gun, and she was shot and killed.
2012-08-09 Moreno, Gustavo Pedro (57) California (Vacaville) Moreno was shot to death by an officer after threatening him with a knife. Moreno was displaying irrational behavior and had come to the station to request a meeting with officers.
2012-08-09 Weldon, Shulena (36) Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) A pedestrian was struck and killed by a police vehicle.
2012-08-08 Haggerty, Elijah (31) Louisiana (Shreveport) Officers were responding to a shooting and found a woman with gunshot wounds outside a home. In the home, they found Haggerty, who allegedly pointed a shotgun at the officers. Two officers fired at the man, killing him.
2012-08-08 Clore, Dennis Allen (54) California (San BernardinoShot to death by officers after refusing to drop the baseball bat he was holding. Officers were responding to a domestic dispute.
2012-08-08 Retherford, Billy Ray (42) Florida (Fort Myers) Officers were attempting to arrest Retherford for murder and allegedly found him armed. Deputies shot him to death.
2012-08-08 House, Jonte Loven (24) California (Long Beach) House was shot to death by officers following a chase that began when officers were investigating a drug store robbery. Officers said they believed they were being shot at during the chase. Officers killed House and injured another man when they exited the vehicle.
2012-08-08 unnamed female Florida (Miami) Undercover officers responded to a report of a kidnapping. During the rescue a woman armed with a handgun was fatally shot by officers.
2012-08-07 Brown, Devante (20 Louisiana (Lafayette) Brown was being chased by officers who suspected him of engaging in a drug transaction. Brown allegedly fired at officers, who shot him multiple times, killing him.
2012-08-07 unnamed male Texas (Houston) Officer responded to report of a man attempting to enter the place of business where his estranged wife worked. Suspect reportedly threatened to harm his wife. Officer ordered suspect to not enter his vehicle and to show his hands. Suspect did enter his own vehicle and appeared to be searching for something. The suspect exited his vehicle and kept one hand behind his back. Officer shot suspect when he suddenly raised his hand. The suspect was armed with a pistol.
2012-08-05 Cash, Jimmy Dean (50) North Carolina (Catawba) Police were called to a home about a hostage situation. Cash allegedly came outside and pointed a gun at officers, who shot the 50-year-old man to death.
2012-08-05 Robles, Ralph (47) California (Brawley) Robles was shot to death by officers after allegedly opening fire on them. Officers said they began following him after the driver of the truck, who caught him in the act of burglary directed the police to his location.
2012-08-05 Hattersly, James (28) Ohio (Columbus) Police were called when hotel employees saw Hattersly threaten his wife with a gun. Officers shot and killed the 28-year-old after he allegedly pointed a gun at them.
2012-08-04 Day, Deborah Jo (55) Alabama (Madison) Officers were responding to calls from neighbors who said that Day had threatened to shoot them with a handgun. Officers said they found Day armed, and they shot her to death after she refused to drop the weapon. Day had a long history of mental illness, according to the forensic examiner.
2012-08-04 unnamed male (22) Georgia (Fayetteville) Officers responded to a report of a fight in a home. They arrived to find the suspect holding a knife to the throat of a 17-year-old. The suspect ignored multiple orders to drop the knife. An officer fired a single shot which killed the suspect.
2012-08-03 Abrahamson, Justin Lloyd (29) Alaska (Anchorage) Suspect led police on car chase when officers attempted to pull his vehicle over for failing to signal a turn. Suspect allegedly advanced on officers with a raised baseball bat. Suspect was shot and killed after a taser did not stop him.
2012-08-03 Roedig, Kenneth (68) Ohio (Green Township) Officers responded to a report that Roedig was intoxicated, had been asked to leave a neighbor’s party, and had subsequently fired shots at the neighbor’s house. When officers arrived at Roedig’s home he threatened suicide. A special response team was called to assist. Roedig was fatally shot when he stepped out of his home and pointed a rifle at officers.
2012-08-02 Burchell, Joshua (35) Nevada (Las Vegas) Burchell was under surveillance by the FBI and was wanted for armed robbery. When agents moved in to arrest him in a parking lot, an agent shot Burchell multiple times, killing him. An FBI agent said the man had a gun.
2012-08-02 Reyes, Robert Padilla (37) California (Santa Maria) Officers responding to a report of a man with a gun became involved in an hour-long high-speed pursuit with the suspect. After police used spike strips to disable the vehicle, the man allegedly stepped out with a gun. Officers shot the man to death.
2012-08-02 Berger, Michael Craig (47) California (Fair Oaks) Officers executing an arrest warrant shot and killed Berger when he exited his garage holding a long-barreled shotgun.
2012-08-01 McMurtry, Robert (50) Oklahoma (Morris) Officers were responding to a report of a suicidal individual when a deputy shot McMurtry to death. He had allegedly threatened them with a machete.
2012‑08‑01 Fears, Charlene (38) New York (Buffalo) Patrolling officers were flagged down and alerted of an injured child. They found a child who had been stabbed and allegedly were calling for an ambulance when Fears, covered in blood, approached them with two knives. One officer shot Fears to death. The child was her grandson.

September 2012

2012‑09‑30 Arnold, Eugene Leroy, Jr.(36) Texas (Shamrock) Arnold fled from police in Oklahoma and crossed into Texas. The vehicle chase ended when Arnold crashed into a field. A struggle ensued between Arnold and a Texas DPS officer. During the struggle, Arnold was fatally wounded by a gunshot.
2012-09-29
Buquet, Christian Nicholas (19) Idaho (Coeur d’Alene) Buquet was leading the police on a high speed chase after he had shot someone. Buquet lost control of his vehicle and spun out. Buquet then exited the vehicle and fired at officers. The officers returned fire, fatally striking Buquet.
2012-09-29 Wycoff, Stephen Robert (39) Maryland (California) Wycoff got into a violent struggle with an officer that was responding to a disturbance call. During the struggle, the officer fatally shot Wycoff.
2012-09-28 Alvarado, Valeria (32) California (Chula Vista) Alvarado allegedly struck a plainclothes Border Patrol agent with her car. The agent was allegedly on the hood of the car when he shot Alvarado.
2012-09-28 Davis Jr., Alton (32) Louisiana (Henderson) Deputies were approaching a vehicle in which Davis was behind the wheel. Davis put the vehicle into reverse and struck one of the officers. The officers fired at the vehicle, fatally wounding Davis.
2012-09-28 Helvik, Thomas (41) Louisiana (Lafayette) Helvik was being pursued following a bank robbery. Helvik drove his truck through a field and struck a fence. He was then shot and killed by a pursuing officer.
2012-09-27 Brown, Earl (73) Florida (Lauderhill) Officers responded to report of an intruder at a recycling center. When they saw Brown with a weapon, they fired multiple times. Brown was a security guard who had worked at the center for 35 years, but was not wearing a uniform. Brown died in the hospital on October 12, 2012.
2012-09-27 Mayhew, Anthony (37) Utah (Salt Lake City) Mayhew was in a 2-hour standoff with police that started with a bomb scare at a downtown bus station. Mayhew was fatally shot when he allegedly stopped listening to the officers commands and started to approach them.
2012-09-27 Rodriguez Jr., Jose (14) California (Santa Ana)
Rodriguez allegedly called 9-1-1 to report a man with a gun outside of his house. When officers arrived at the scene, they found Rodriguez standing by the road armed with a shotgun. Rodriguez ignored orders to drop the weapon. Officers fatally shot Rodriguez when he allegedly pointed the weapon at them.
2012-09-26 Murray, Dennis Ray Jr Texas (Beaumont) Officers identified and pursued Murray regarding allegations of sexual assault. Murray fled to his home, retrieved a rifle and shot at officers. During a struggle for the rifle, officers fatally shot Murray.
2012-09-26 Worley, Kevin (25) Missouri (Rock Hill) Worley was a suspect in recent home invasions. An officer spotted him sitting in a car at a gas station. When the officer approached and ordered Worley to show his hands, Worley pulled out a gun. Worley was fatally shot when he allegedly pointed the weapon at the officer.
2012-09-25 Bah, Mohamed (28) New York (New York) Bah was fatally shot by three officers as he was stabbing a fourth officer. Police were at Bah’s apartment after receiving a call from his mother. Bah’s mother was worried that her son might hurt himself or someone else. Police used a taser and rubber bullet prior to using their regular firearms.
2012-09-25 Paladino, Maurice Chad (42) Texas (Austin) Paladino stole an SUV from a car dealership earlier in the day. When police found the vehicle in a hotel parking lot, they attempted to arrest Paladino. Paladino got in the vehicle and allegedly drove at an officer. The officer shot Paladino, who died the following day from his wounds.
2012-09-24 Thompson, Justin (15) Tennessee (Memphis) The teenager was shot and killed by off-duty police officer Terrance Shaw. Police say Thompson had attempted to rob Shaw.
2012-09-24 Alvarez, Edgar (24) California (Hayward) Police were searching for the suspect in an earlier shooting at a bar. When police attempted to stop a vehicle for questioning, the driver put the car in reverse and drove at the officers. The officers then fatally shot the driver.
2012-09-23 Lopez, Joshua Michael (22) Maryland (Dundalk) Officers were talking to the man after calls about a suspicious person in the area. The suspect allegedly went for the officer’s gun. A second officer then fatally shot him.
2012-09-23 Lee, Henry, Sr. (77) Washington (Seattle) The man used a medical alert system to request help because of a suspicious activity in the area. When officers arrived at his house, he came outside with a gun. Two of the officers shot him when he allegedly raised the weapon towards them.
2012-09-22 mBarnes, Samuel William (49) Arizona (Phoenix) mOfficers were responding to a domestic dispute call when they encountered Barnes pointing an AK-47 at his wife. Officers shot him when he refused to lower the weapon. After being hit, Barnes pointed the weapon towards one of the officers, and the officer fired a second time. Barnes died later at the hospital.
2012-09-22 McDonnell, Patrick (51) Wisconsin (Eau Galle) Police were called to house of a man said to be suicidal and armed. The man came out of the house with three weapons. He fired at least two shots at officers, striking one of their patrol cars. The officers then returned fire, fatally hitting the suspect.
2012-09-22 Storey, Paul Lawson (35) California (Roseville) Suspect was fleeing from the scene of a domestic dispute. When an officer caught him and attempted to arrest him, a struggle ensued. A second officer, fearing for the safety of the other officer, fatally shot the suspect.
2012-09-22 Claunch, Brian Texas (Houston) Police responded to report of a combative resident with a history of schizophrenia at a personal care home. Claunch, a double-amputee, cornered an officer with his wheelchair and threatened to stab the officer with a pen. A second officer feared for the first officer’s safety and fatally shot Claunch.
2012-09-22 unnamed male (30s) Florida (Hollywood) Officers responded to a report of a man peering into windows of homes. When questioned the suspect became confrontational and was fatally shot.
2012-09-21 Anderson, Anthony (46) Maryland (Baltimore) Anderson was arrested by two plainclothes officers on a narcotics charge. Witnesses claim that the officers used excessive force. Anderson died of his injuries while in police custody.
2012-09-21 Kelly, Jeremiah (31) Florida (Hollywood) Kelly was caught burglarizing a home, and was fatally shot when he allegedly charged at officers
2012-09-21 Ziniewicz, Atom (34) Alaska (Healy) Officers were searching a wooded area for Ziniewicz in connection with an earlier shooting. During the manhunt, Ziniewicz was fatally shot
2012-09-21 Watson, Steven L Illinois (Riverdale, Chicago) Officers responded to a report of a man firing a gun. Watson pointed a gun at officers after being told to drop it. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at a local hospital.
2012-09-20 Hill, Tyjuan (22) New York (New York) An officer pulled the suspect’s car over. When the car came to a stop, the driver got out and ran on foot. When the officer caught up to him, the two men struggled. At one point the officer fired his gun, fatally striking the man in the head.
2012-09-20 Ferguson, Danny David (60) North Carolina (High Point) Police responding to a report of a stabbing at an apartment building found Ferguson in the lobby, armed with a knife. Two officers shot at him, killing him, after he allegedly refused commands to drop the knife and came towards them.
2012-09-20 Marquez, Samuel Jason (44) New Mexico (South Valley) Police were called when Marquez arrived at his mother’s house and began arguing with her. She had a restraining order against him. Police say that when officers arrived, Marquez walked outside with a knife to his mother’s throat. Officers shot and killed Marquez when he allegedly turned back toward the house and tried to take her with him.
2012-09-19 Towler, Delma (83) Virginia (Altavista) Police were investigating a 9-1-1 call and hang up. While the officers were trying to communicate with anyone in the house, a shot was fired from within. Delma then exited the house with a gun in her hand and walked towards another house. Officers ordered her to drop the weapon. Delma then allegedly pointed it towards the officers, one of whom then fatally shot her.
2012-09-19 Hannowsky, Christopher Lee (31) California (Vista) A gang-enforcement officer confronted the man because he appeared to be holding a knife. The two men got into a struggle. During the struggle the suspect allegedly took control of the officer’s taser. The officer then drew his firearm, and fatally shot the man.
2012-09-19 Monge, Elias (22) California (Fresno) Police were responding to a call about an individual firing a shotgun in their front yard. Six officers responded and talked with the suspect for about 10 minutes, while waiting for a crisis negotiator to arrive. Before the negotiator got there, the suspect allegedly pointed the weapon towards one of the officers. All six officers at the scene fired their weapons, fatally striking the suspect.
2012-09-19 Domagala, Thomas Lars (27) Nevada (North Las Vegas) The suspect was being tracked by a mult-agency fugitive task force. During a vehicle pursuit, the car he was a passenger in struck another vehicle. The suspect got out and ran on foot. When the suspect allegedly made a motion as if going for a weapon, one of the pursuing officers fatally shot him.
2012-09-18 Stowell Jr., Gerald Arthur (50) Oregon (The Dalles) Police were at the house after a reported rape occurred. After some officers left the house to take the victim to the hospital, the suspect entered a bathroom and allegedly came out with a large knife. Two officers shot him after he refused to drop the weapon.
2012-09-18 Bunnell, Jason T (32) New Jersey (Burlington) An officer approached a suspicious person near a car dealership. The person fled on foot, then fired at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing the suspect.
2012-09-17 unnamed male (27) California (Paramount) The suspect got into a fight with a deputy responding to family dispute call. After hitting the officer in the head and attempting to choke him, the suspect allegedly went for the officer’s pistol. At that point the officer fatally shot the suspect.
2012-09-16 Lucas, Jermaine (29) Nebraska (Omaha) Lucas was on a 48-hour furlough from a correctional facility when he was shot and killed by officers. The officers were investigating gunshots when they spotted Lucas running down the street towards them. They ordered him to lay down on the ground. Lucas allegedly went for his weapon, and the two officers fired.
2012-09-15 Castillo-Romero, Johnny (23) Arizona (Tucson) An officer responding to a call about a man with a gun spotted Romero, and ordered him to show his hands. Romero, who was in a wheelchair, allegedly turned and pointed a weapon at the officer, who then fatally shot him.
2012-09-14 McCall, Clay Crawford (26) North Carolina (Charlotte) Officers were responding to a domestic dispute call. McCall’s grandmother had locked herself inside her home because of McCall’s behavior. As officers approached McCall, he allegedly picked up some shears and aggressively moved towards the officers. One officer used a taser, and the second officer fired 2 rounds from his gun. McCall was pronounced dead at the hospital.
2012-09-14 McGowan, Christopher (22) Illinois (Chicago) Officers responded to report of two or three armed men arriving uninvited to a large block party. When officers arrived the men fled. While being chased, the men pointed their guns at officers. One suspect was shot and killed.
2012-09-14 Schuck, Daniel (47) Texas (San Antonio) Police were responding to a disturbance call at a hotel. Upon entering the room, the suspect allegedly fired at officers, both of whom returned fire. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
2012-09-13 Idakoji, Labaran (26) Texas (Houston) Officers were arriving at a scene of multiple stabbings. The suspect then allegedly attempted to attack an officer. That officer shot the suspect. When the suspect continued to advance towards the officer, a second officer fired at the suspect, fatally wounding him.
2012-09-13 Shirrel, Dustin Lee (30) Oklahoma (Pryor) Police attempted to pull over a vehicle that Shirrel was a passenger in, because it appeared to be stolen. The driver fled, and after five miles crashed the car. Shirrel ran on foot into nearby woods. The driver surrendered, and told the officers that Shirrel was armed. Later he stepped out of the woods and allegedly brandished a handgun. Officers from three different agencies opened fire, killing Shirrel.
2012-09-13 Burns, James (53) Pennsylvania (Erie) Two bicycle cops spotted an armed individual. When police made contact and ordered him to drop his weapon, he allegedly pointed it at one of the officers. The officer responding by firing 2 shots, fatally striking the suspect in the head.
2012-09-12 Le, Victor Charles (20) Georgia (Lilburn) Family members called the police because their son was threatening to commit robbery. When an officer approached the house the man came outside. After a conversation with the officer, Le allegedly pointed a BB gun at the officer, who fired one shot. Le was fatally wounded.
2012-09-11 Jordan, David (20) California (Long Beach) Police say they were responding to a call about an armed man saying he wanted the police to end his life. Jordan’s grandmother, the 911 caller, says she called to ask for an ambulance and informed the dispatcher that Jordan had autism. Police shot at Jordan multiple times when he allegedly lunged at them with what family members say was a steak knife.
2012-09-09 Cundy, Jerome George “Jerry” (53) Georgia (Marietta) Police began pursuing a vehicle that matched a description from an armed robbery after it refused a traffic stop. Officers eventually executed a PIT maneuver on the vehicle, and the driver allegedly got out and pointed a gun at officers, who shot the man to death.
2012-09-08 Wallace, Carleton J. (30) Arkansas (Alexander) An officer allegedly spotted Wallace walking with a pistol in the waist of his pants. Police say Wallace threw the weapon down along the road, and that an officer was searching him when her pistol reportedly discharged by accident, killing him.
2012-09-07 Cuevas, Reynaldo (20) New York (New York) Police responded to a burglary at a deli when a customer called 911. The burglary suspects attempted to flee through the back when police arrived. Cuevas, an employee, emerged from the front of the deli behind his manager and ran into a police officer, who fatally shot him. Police say they “believe it was an accidental discharge.”
2012-09-07 Sanchez-Escoto, Alejandro (29) Nevada (Las Vegas) Chased by Nevada Highway Patrol troopers attempting to stop him from walking on the highway. Fell from overpass. May have fled because he feared deportation.
2012-09-07 Wright, Rasheen Rahan (31) Georgia (Cochran) Wright resisted arrest and was shocked with a Taser. Wright then pulled a gun and aimed it at the officer with the Taser. A second officer shot Wright who died of a single gunshot wound.
2012-09-06 Prieto, Eduardo (32) Florida (Hallandale Beach) Officers were responding to an armed robbery of a Walmart and followed the suspect’s vehicle to a restaurant about three miles away. Three officers “perceived a threat” and fired on Prieto, killing him.
2012-09-06 Martinez, Donna Lynn (39) Colorado (Lakewood) Officers pulled over an SUV whose plates checked as stolen, and the two officers approached the vehicle from either side. According to police, the passenger became combative and the officer used a Taser on the man. The female driver began to drive away, and the other officer shot her, killing her. Police say that officer’s arm was trapped in the vehicle; he had allegedly tried to remove the keys with his left hand, and then used his right hand to shoot her.
2012-09-05 Williams, Omarri (17) Florida (Orlando) Three officers shot and killed Williams when he allegedly pointed a gun at them after shooting two other people. Officers were responding to an armed robbery call.
2012-09-05 Gover, Edward S. (47) Washington (Spokane) Gover was shot 6 times by officers who confronted him in his girlfriend’s backyard, believing him to be armed. Gover allegedly told the officers he had a knife, but only a set of keys was found by his body. Police had begun pursuing him after receiving a domestic assault report.
2012-09-05 mSweatman, James Jr. Georgia (Atlanta) Police responded to a car break-in call and an officer got into a struggle with a man, who he shot to death. Police say they recovered a gun and a screwdriver at the scene.
2012-09-04Lacy, Christopher Boone (36) California (Walnut Creek) Lacy was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer. Lacy shot and fatally wounded the officer. Another officer approached the vehicle from the passenger side and fatally shot the suspect. Lacy died later that day in the hospital. Officer Kenyon M. Youngstrom, 37, died from his wounds on September 5, 2012.
2012-09-04 Pineda, Mark (21) Texas (San Antonio) An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly broke his kitchen window and entered his apartment. The officer shot the man in the head.
2012-09-03 Pedroza, Guillermo Arevalo (36) Mexico (Nuevo Laredo) US Border Patrol agents were attempting to apprehend someone who was trying to illegally swim across the Rio Grande. People picnicking on the Mexican side began verbally heckling the agents. The agents claim rocks were thrown at them, which witnesses deny. Agents shot Pedroza twice, killing him.
2012-09-03 Rivera, Jovan (26) California (Azusa) Shot while running from an officer. Officer was chasing the suspect after being alerted to an attempted robbery of an adult store. The officer believed that Rivera was armed due to information from the store clerk, it was later determined that he was unarmed.
2012-09-02 Romero, Mario (23) California (Vallejo) Romero and his brother-in-law, Joseph Johnson, were approached by officers for questioning regarding a recent gang-related shooting. Romero and Johnson were both shot after Romero allegedly went for a gun in his waistband. Romero died from his wounds. It was later discovered that the weapon was a pellet gun.
2012-09-02 Endrizzi, Robert Edward (60PO) Washington (Arlington) SWAT team was responding to calls about an individual shooting at people and vehicles. SWAT team came under fire and returned fire. Suspected was fatally wounded in shootout with officers.
2012-09-01 Chabot, Denis John (38) Texas (Houston) Officers responded to report of a disturbance at a motel. Officers arrived to find Chabot running on a freeway. Officers attempted to protect him by blocking traffic, but he continued to run. Chabot was then stunned with a Taser. Chabot was pronounced dead at a hospital.
2012-09-01 Rosario, Salvador New Jersey (Paterson) Police shot Rosario after he allegedly made a move toward them with a hammer. Officers had ordered him to drop the hammer in English, but Rosario only spoke Spanish.
2012-09-01 Plato-Jacobo, Daniel (47) New Jersey (North Bergen) Plato-Jacobo had threatened to stab people with broken glass. Plato-Jacobo then went into his apartment and retrieved a kitchen knife. He was fatally shot after refusing to drop the knife.
2012-09-01 Zelaya, Elder Josue (18) Georgia (Atlanta) Zelaya opened fire in a bar wounding 4 patrons. An off-duty officer who was working security called for back-up. When a uniformed on-duty officer arrived, they engaged Zelaya. Zelaya ended up fatally wounded.
2012-09-01 Dunton, Anthony (45) California (San Diego) Was shot and killed in hospital after swinging a chain and charging at deputies guarding him, police say. He was about to undergo a CT scan after an earlier incident in the downtown jail, where he was “subdued” by several deputies who used a Taser at least once after he allegedly attacked them.

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2012-10-31 Hernandez, Philip (40) California (San Diego) Police began following a van that matched the description for several recent crimes. The driver allegedly stopped, got out of the van, and began shooting at officers with a rifle. The officers shot the man to death.
2012-10-31 Wilkerson, Marvin Donald (66) Texas (Odessa) Officers responded to a report of a man threatening people with a gun. An officer fatally shot Wilkerson when he pulled a handgun from his waistband.
2012-10-30 Lopez, Jonathan (28) California (Bakersfield) Police say officers spotted Lopez walking with a weapon and ordered him to stop. Lopez fled, and an officer shot and killed him during the pursuit.
2012-10-29 Morrison, Ronald James (52) Nevada (Las Vegas) Three officers shot and killed a man after he produced a handgun from his waistband. He was suspected of shooting a homeless man in the hand not long earlier.
2012-10-29 Lipscombe, William Charles Texas (Buchanan Dam) Officers responded to a report of shots fired at a home. The officers ordered Lipscombe to put down his weapon but he instead pointed it at them. The officers fatally shot him.
2012-10-27 unnamed female Arizona (Phoenix) Police were responding to a report of a man holding people hostage inside a home, and when they arrived, they encountered a woman in the front yard holding a gun. After some sort of confrontation, officers fired multiple shots at the woman, killing her. Nine people were inside the home but police found no indication they were being held hostage.
2012-10-26 unnamed person #1 California (Goshen) A chase began after the driver of a Hyundai refused a traffic stop. The car crashed, and three people allegedly got out and began shooting at police. Officers returned fire, killing two people and injuring the other.
2012-10-26
unnamed person #2 California (Goshen) A chase began after the driver of a Hyundai refused a traffic stop. The car crashed, and three people allegedly got out and began shooting at police. Officers returned fire, killing two people and injuring the other.
2012-10-26 Burkinshaw, Troy Clark (52) Utah (Corinne) Shot after allegedly accelerating his car towards an officer on foot, following a pursuit. The officer had stopped when he saw the man urinating on the side of the road, and pursued him when he drove off while the officer was checking his name.
2012-10-25 Lamb, Lacey Denise South Carolina (Woodruff) Officer William T. Knight conducted a traffic stop and a man fled from the vehicle. As Officer Knight pursued the man, he shot and killed Lamb when she allegedly tried to assault him with the vehicle. Lamb was 21 weeks pregnant.
2012-10-25 Marco Antonio Castro (29) Texas (La Joya) An officer attempted to pull over a pickup truck suspected of smuggling narcotics. When the vehicle fled a law enforcement helicopter was called in. An officer in the helicopter shot on the truck, killing two people in the back of the truck.
2012-10-25 Jose Leonardo Coj Cumar (32) Texas (La Joya) An officer attempted to pull over a pickup truck suspected of smuggling narcotics. When the vehicle fled a law enforcement helicopter was called in. An officer in the helicopter shot on the truck, killing two people in the back of the truck.
2012-10-25 unnamed male Texas (Keller) Officer responded to a report of a shoplifter who had been detailed by store security. As the officer led the suspect to his squad car a struggle began. When the suspect threatened the officer and lunged for his gun, the officer shot the suspect multiple times. The suspect died at a local hospital.
2012-10-24 Ossenberg, Ronald Walter (52) California (Lakeport) Ossenberg was shot once by an officer after he allegedly wrestled her to the ground and attempted to take her firearm. Police say the officer had stopped to assist Ossenberg, who was in a car on the side of the highway, and that Ossenberg attacked her when she requested assistance.
2012-10-23 unnamed male Minnesota (St Paul) Officers stopped a car as part of a drug investigation regarding a long-time drug dealer. The suspect began driving back and forth, ramming to police cruisers who had blocked his vehicle. Officers opened fire, killing the driver. Two passengers were unharmed.
2012-10-21 Castillo, Andrea (21) Florida (Hialeah) An officer in an unmarked police car ran into the back of the vehicle in which Castillo was a passenger. The force of the impact flipped Castillo’s vehicle upside down and fatally injured Castillo. Officials claim the officer’s speed was not a factor, but the attorney for Castillo’s family states that 40 yards of skid marks at the scene suggest the officer was speeding.
2012-10-21 Moore, Jeremiah (29) California (Vallejo) Officers responded to a report of two naked men arguing, breaking car windows and attempting to set their own house on fire. Officers fatally shot Moore when he pointed a rifle at an officer.
2012-10-18 unnamed male (27) California (Inglewood) Suspect was in the emergency department of Centinela Hospital Medical Center, after developing a medical condition at the jail. The suspect had one hand cuffed to the bed and had a deputy guarding him. The suspect allegedly used his free hand to go after the deputies gun. The deputy fired one shot, fatally striking the suspect.
2012-10-17 Hammett, Danny (60) Georgia (Hiram) Officers attempted to serve a narcotics search warrant. Officers claim Hammet “brandished some type of weapon” and fatally shot him. Family members claim Hammett was unarmed and that police did not recover a gun or anything that could be considered a weapon. Narcotics were not found at the scene.
2012-10-17 unnamed male California (Los Angeles) Shot by officers after leading them on car chase. Female passenger was also shot, but survived.
2012-10-16 Dooley, Robert M. (59) Iowa (Cantril) Dooley was walking along a highway with a rifle. When officers approached and ordered him to drop the weapon, Dooley allegedly raised the rifle up and pointed at an officer. The officer fired one shot, fatally striking Dooley.
2012-10-15 Hernandez, Roberto Carlos (21) Texas (Denton) An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated toward the officer and rammed his squad car. The officer fired multiple times at the driver, who died at a local hospital.
2012-10-15 Kanosh, Corey (35) Utah (Millard County) A Millard County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Kanosh after a high-speed pursuit Oct. 15. Deputies say Kanosh was the suspect of a stolen car report and attempted to evade officers when he was spotted. They say Kanosh fought with an officer when his car got stuck in rugged terrain near Fillmore and was shot. The family says they never got the full story from authorities.
2012-10-15 Muntz, Scott William (41) North Carolina (Thomasville) Officers arrived at Muntz’s house after getting reports of shots being fired. Muntz fired at officers from inside the house. Muntz eventually exited the house armed with a pistol. He was shot by police aftering failing to follow orders to drop the weapon. Muntz died the following day of his injuries.
2012‑10‑14 Perez, Leondionas Dias (41) Maryland (Baltimore) An officer in a squad car with lights and sirens on was responding to a report of a shooting. The officer struck a pedestrian who died at a local hospital.
2012-10-14 Guerra, Jose Alberto (19) Texas (San Antonio) An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person walking in the middle of the road. Witnesses saw Guerra and the officer struggling on the side of the road. Guerra allegedly attempted to push the officer into traffic. The officer shot Guerra three times. Guerra died at a local hospital.
2012-10-13 Wilcox, Randall Kyle (30) Tennessee (Marlow) Wilcox refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Wilcox eventually stopped in a driveway, and ran into nearby woods. The pursuing officer caught up to him and the two men struggled. Wilcox allegedly pulled the officer’s gun out of the holster. During the fight for the gun, it was discharged. Both Wilcox and the officer were injured in the struggle. Wilcox died of his wounds.
2012-10-13 Collins, Erica (26) Ohio (Cincinnati) An officer was responding to domestic dispute between Collins and her sister. The officer observed Collins attempt to slash her sister’s tires with a kitchen knife. The officer ordered her to drop the knife. Collins then allegedly advanced on the officer and raised the knife. The officer fired two shots, killing Collins.
2012-10-13 Zepeda, Jose (24) California (Oxnard) After a car chase in which the suspects allegedly brandished firearms at the officers. The two of the three suspects got out of the car and ran on foot. When the pursuing officers came under fire, they returned fire. Both suspects were shot, one fatally. An innocent bystander was also killed in the gunfire. It is not currently known if it was a suspect’s or officer’s bullet that killed him.
2012-10-11 Bell, Logan (18) Illinois (Rockford) Bell was spotted by police carrying what appeared to be a firearm. Bell ran from police. When the officers caught up to him and told him to drop the weapon, Bell allegedly raised the gun up. Bell was shot multiple times, and died from his wounds. The weapon he was carrying was a pellet gun.
2012-10-10 Rodríguez, José Antonio Elena (16) Mexico (Nogales) U.S. Border Patrol agents witnessed suspected drug smugglers abandon a load of narcotics and flee back into Mexico. As the agents approached the border, people on the Mexican side of the border began throwing rocks at them. The agents ordered the rock throwers to stop. When they did not, agent Lonnie Swartz opened fire on the crowd, killing Elena-Rodriguez. He was shot multiple times in the back. While Elena-Rodriguez was shot in Mexico, Swartz fired his weapon from the U.S. through the fence. Elena-Rodriguez’s family were U.S. citizens. In September 2015, Swartz was indicted on the charge of second-degree murder.
2012-10-10 unnamed male (41) California (Santa Clara) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. After being assured by a 41-year-old man and his 66-year-old father that the matter was settled, the officers left. Moments later they heard arguing and returned to find the son advancing on his father with a knife. The son refused commands to drop the knife and was fatally shot by all three officers.
2012-10-08 Woodfork, Tracy Jr. (22) Maryland (Silver Spring) Police responded to report of possibly suicidal man. Police found a man with gun in hand. A confrontation ensued and the man was shot by police. He died at a local hospital. Investigators determined that firearm in his possession was a replica.
2012-10-06 Collar, Gilbert Thomas (18) Alabama (Mobile)Collar was naked and banging on the window of the police station. Collar was acting erratically and repeatedly approached an officer who had gone outside to investigate. The officer shot Collar once in the chest.
2012-10-06 unnamed male (66) California (Los Angeles) Police were responding to a report of a man armed with a knife and making threats when they shot and killed the suspect.
2012-10-06 unnamed male (15) Arizona (Tombstone) Officers responded to report of home burglary. Officers found an armed teenager inside and fatally shot him.
2012-10-05 Glaze, Kenneth (50) North Carolina (Gastonia) Officers were responding to a call about a domestic dispute between Glaze and his sister. When the officers arrived they confronted Glaze in the backyard. During a struggle for one of the officer’s weapon, Glaze was fatally shot.
2012-10-05 Hirsch, Walter (54) Arkansas (Russellville) Officers were responding to a call about a suicidal person. An officer-involved shooting occurred, and the person was killed.
2012-10-05 O’Connor, Jeffrey (25) Minnesota (Richfield) Officers were responding to a disturbance and possible hostage situation. When police arrived, they encountered a man with a knife and shot him.
2012-10-05 unnamed male California (Hayward) Officers approached a vehicle when they ran the plates and discovered the car was stolen. They shot the man after he allegedly reached for a weapon. Police have declined to say what the weapon was.
2012-10-05 Montgomery, Robert (29) Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre) Officers attempted to arrest Montgomery on charges of homicide. Montgomery shot and wounded one officer. Police returned fire, killing Montgomery.
2012-10-05 Peterson, Christian A.N. Wisconsin (Eau Claire) Officers were pursuing Peterson in a high-speed chase after allegedly he entered a home and robbed the resident of their car keys at gun point. The pursuit continued on foot, and an officer confronted Peterson as he moved toward an occupied vehicle. The officer shot and killed Peterson when he reportedly refused to drop his weapon.
2012-10-04 Arraiol, David (34) Massachusetts (Taunton) Officers approached Arraiol on foot regarding outstanding warrants. When Arraiol drew a handgun officers fatally shot him.
2012-10-04 Maupin, Travis (32) Kansas (Osawatomie ) Officers responded to report of a domestic disturbance. Officers pursued Maupin on foot. Maupin resisted arrest. Shortly after the officers used a Taser gun on Maupin, he “coded”. He was taken to the local hospital where he died.
2012-10-04 Polanco, Noel (22) New York (New York) Polanco was reportedly driving erratically and cut off two unmarked police vans. After using their vans to force the car to stop, a uniformed detective and a second officer approached the vehicle. The detective, who was on the passenger side, allegedly saw Polanco reach for something under his seat and fired one shot. Polanco, who was unarmed, was fatally struck in the abdomen.
2012-10-02 Ivie, Nicholas Arizona (Naco) Ivie was on duty as a Border Patrol agent and responded to a report of a tripped ground sensor. Gunfire erupted, killing Ivie and injuring another agent. An FBI investigation determined that there “are strong preliminary indications” that Ivie was unintentionally killed by gunfire from a third agent.
2012-10-02 Alexis, David (26) Florida (Miami) Suspect approached two detectives who were conducting surveillance with his arm behind his back. The two officers identified themselves as police. A fight ensued between the detectives and the suspect and the suspect was fatally shot. A firearm was found in his possession.
2012-10-02 unnamed male Alaska (Bethel) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and fatally shot a man.

November 2012

2012-11-29 Russell, Timothy (43) Ohio (Cleveland) An officer witnessed a vehicle drive by at a high rate of speed and reported that a gun was shot in his direction. That officer began pursuit and called for backup. Multiple officers in at least 30 patrol cars pursued a vehicle driven by Russell, and in which Williams was a passenger. After 22 miles of fleeing, their vehicle was blocked in the rear of a school. Russell then rammed a patrol car and drove towards an officer on foot. At that point 13 officers fired 137 rounds striking Russell 23 times and Williams 24 times. No gun was recovered from the vehicle. A minister who knew Russell later reported that Russell’s car had a history of frequent backfires.
On May 30, 2014, officer Michael Brelo was indicted on two counts of manslaughter in connection with the shooting. On May 23rd, 2015, Michael Brelo was ruled not guilty. Five police supervisors were also indicted for dereliction of duty.
2012-11-29 Williams, Malissa (30) Ohio (Cleveland) An officer witnessed a vehicle drive by at a high rate of speed and reported that a gun was shot in his direction. That officer began pursuit and called for backup. Multiple officers in at least 30 patrol cars pursued a vehicle driven by Russell, and in which Williams was a passenger. After 22 miles of fleeing, their vehicle was blocked in the rear of a school. Russell then rammed a patrol car and drove towards an officer on foot. At that point 13 officers fired 137 rounds striking Russell 23 times and Williams 24 times. No gun was recovered from the vehicle. A minister who knew Russell later reported that Russell’s car had a history of frequent backfires. On May 30, 2014, officer Michael Brelo was indicted on two counts of manslaughter in connection with the shooting. On May 23rd, 2015, Michael Brelo was ruled NOT Guilty. Five police supervisors were also indicted for dereliction of duty.
2012-11-29 Hallett, Donald (44) Oklahoma (Tulsa) Hallett was shot and killed when a Tulsa Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve an arrest warrant. It was reported that Hallett met the officers with a shotgun and failed to comply with the officers orders.
2012-11-28 Scott, David (45) Texas (Pampa) Officers responded to a reported domestic dispute. A man part of the dispute was fatally shot after pointing a gun at officers
2012-11-28 Almy, Bradley (34) Georgia (Dunwoody) Officers noted a car driving erratically in the police department parking lot. When officers tried to stop the vehicle, Almy drove away, striking multiple vehicles. When Almy accelerated towards officers on foot directing traffic, one officer fired once, striking Almy. He drove a short distance further before stopping. Almy died at a local hospital.
2012-11-25 McFadden, Ricky (47) New Jersey (Leonia) Officers approached McFadden regarding a recent knifepoint robbery of a nearby store. Three of four officers opened fire on McFadden, fatally shotting him. A knife and stolen items were recovered.
2012-11-23 unnamed male Georgia (Decatur) Officers fatally shot the suspect who was apparently attempting to steal a patrol car. The suspect had just prior demanded car keys of a pedestrian and a witness heard officers command the suspect to “put the knife down.”
2012-11-22 unnamed male Michigan (Detroit) An off-duty officer intervened in an argument between a man and the man’s girlfriend at a gas station. The officer and man exchanged gunshots. The officer was injured and the man killed.
2011-11-19 Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. White Plains, New York After his Life Aid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered,= police came to his home and demanded that he open his front door. Despite his objections and statements that he did not need help, the police broke down Chamberlain’s door, tasered him, and then shot him dead.
2012-11-18 Ambrose, Derrick, Jr. (22) Iowa (Waterloo) Police were responding to a report of a fight with possible shots fired and spotted Ambrose with a gun. Ambrose allegedly refused to drop the weapon and fled down the street. Officer Kyle Law pursued Ambrose and shot him in the head when he stepped out from behind a tree. Ambrose had a permit to carry weapons. The investigation of this incident is being submitted to a grand jury.
2012-11-17 unnamed male Oklahoma (Moore) An officer stopped a vehicle for impaired driving. When the officer approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated towards the officer who fatally shot him.
2012-11-17 Crawley, Stephen (53) California (Hanford) Stephen Crawley, 53, was shot three times around noon Nov. 17, 2012, after deputies responded to his Kansas Avenue home to a 911 report of him threatening his brother with a golf club. The first deputy to arrive had tried to make contact with Stephen Crawley, alone in the house, and to calm him down. One of the last deputies to arrive had confronted and shot Stephen Crawley within six minutes of his arrival.
2012-11-15 Gloria Jean Murray (66) Georgia (Cartersville) A woman was killed as officers attempted to serve a drug search warrant.
2012-11-14 Wilson, Michael (20) Illinois (Chicago) Officers responded to a disturbance and arrived to find one man stabbing another. When ordered to stop, the man pulled a hammer from his pocket and approached the officers swinging the hammer. A Taser was deployed but was ineffective. Both officers fired at least 30times, killing the man.
2012-11-14 Toloza, José (35) California (Compton) Deputies approached Toloza for an unspecified reason and he fled on foot. A struggle ensued, and at least one deputy shot and killed the man after he allegedly tried to grab one of their guns.
2012-11-14 Rowell, Paul Edward (39) South Carolina (Bluffton) A retired officer shot and killed an intruder after a struggle in his home.
2012-11-14 unnamed male (19) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Officers responding to report of domestic violence arrived to find a woman with multiple gunshot wounds in front of the home. When a man at the scene pointed a gun at officers, they shot him. He died at the scene from a single gunshot wound.
2012-11-12 Coutinho, Bryce (22) Massachusetts (Marlborough) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance regarding an unwanted person at the residence. When they arrived, they were confronted by a man armed with a knife whom they fatally shot.
2012-11-12 unnamed male (34) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) The man was shot after pointing a gun at police.
2012-11-11 Collins, Harold Joseph (64) Michigan (Southfield) Collins entered a police department lobby and pointed a handgun at an officer without saying anything. Officers ordered Collins to drop the weapon. When he did not, gunfire was exchanged, injuring one officer and killing Collins.
2012-11-11 unnamed male (35) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Officers stopped a suspicious man riding a bike. The man was holding a gun, which the officers ordered him to drop. He refused and resisted it being taken away. When he pointed the gun at an officer, an officer opened fire. The man was shot once in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.
2012-11-11 Dakota Bright (15) Indiana (South Side) A 15-year-old who allegedly pointed a gun at officers was shot in the head by police in the South Side’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, authorities said. Officers said they saw Dakota Bright with a handgun The police state that officers approached, Dakota fled on foot, the officers chased him. During the pursuit, the officers shot Dakota. A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said. Bright, of the 7600 block of South Emerald, was declared dead on the scene at 4:11 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Officials at the morgue said Saturday that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and they could not provide further details.
2012-11-11 unnamed male Utah (Ogden) Barricaded himself inside a home after allegedly shooting at police, who returned fire. When SWAT eventually entered the home, the man was dead. Police were responding to a domestic violence incident.
2012-11-10 De la Trinidad, Jose (36) California (Compton) Police attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which De la Trinidad was a passenger. After a brief chase, he got out of the car and deputies shot him five times in the back, according to an autopsy. Police maintain that the man was reaching for his waistband when deputies shot at him. He was unarmed.
2012-11-10 unnamed male Colorado (Denver) Shot to death by a police officer after allegedly stabbing that officer with a sword.
2012-11-10 DeVillena, Allan II California (Palm Springs) A Marine was shot to death in a parking deck by two officers on bicycle patrol. The officers went to investigate when they heard a disturbance from two vehicles. Police say the man was not armed.
2012-11-09 Davies, James (35) Colorado (Denver) Officers from multiple police agencies responded to a report of gunshots at a home. Officer Davies was in full uniform investigating the scene when another officer fatally shot him.
2012-11-09 mHeenan, Paul H. (30) Wisconsin (Madison) Heenan, the former guitarist for the band Monovox, was shot and killed during a confrontation with an officer outside a home. Heenan had entered the home very early in the morning and a female resident called the police, while her husband went to investigate. There is confusion over why Heenan entered the home; the incident was called in as a burglary, but friends of Hennan say that he was new to the neighborhood and entered the wrong house by mistake.
2012-11-09 munnamed male California (Los Angeles) Officers responded to a bank robbery and followed suspect for 45 miles. The suspect was cornered after turning into a dead-end street. Officers fatally shot suspect after he shot at officers.
2012-11-08 McCord, Xavier (20) Illinois (Maywood) Officers responded to a call at an apartment building. McCord fled, then raised a gun toward an officer who shot him multiple times in the chest.
2012-11-08 unnamed male Kentucky (Flemingsburg) Officers responded to a report of domestic violence. A husband had been fighting with his wife and continued to threaten her. Backup officers arrived and the husband’s threats escalated to the point that an officer felt threatened enough to fire his weapon, killing the suspect.
2012-11-07Hoey, Justin Nevada (Henderson) Officers were responding to a domestic dispute and found a man in a draining ditch who they say was armed with a gun and threatening suicide. Officers shot the man to death after he allegedly pointed the gun at them.
2012-11-06 unnamed male Florida (St. Petersburg) Two undercover officers came across a burglary-in-progress and shot and killed a male suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them.
2012-11-04 unnamed male Texas (Houston) Officers responded to a report of a disturbance with a weapon. When officers arrived, the suspect raised a weapon toward police who shot at him. The man then barricaded himself in his home and a four-hour standoff ensued. During the standoff the suspect fired multiple rounds at the SWAT team that had surrounded his house. When the suspect pointed a weapon with a laser sight at an officer, the suspect was fatally shot.
2012-11-04 unnamed male (37) California (Fremont) Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call and reportedly found a naked man with a knife chasing a woman, who they later determined to be his estranged wife. Two officers shot and killed the man when he refused to drop the knife.
2012-11-03 Fuller, Daniel Ross (46) Florida (Port St. Lucie) Police SWAT were responding to a report of an armed suicidal man. Gunfire was exchanged; one officer was reportedly shot in the arm, and the suicidal man was killed.
2012-11-03 Rivera, David Dale (52) Texas (Snyder) Officers responded to a report of a man threatening to kill his one-year-old son, his girlfriend and himself. When officers arrived, he lunged towards them with a knife in each hand. An officer shot Rivera who died at a local hospital.
2012-11-02 Daniels, Matt (24) Michigan (Battle Creek) Officers were responding to a report that a man had attacked his stepfather. When they arrived, Daniels allegedly attacked a responding officer who then shot and killed him.
2012-11-02 Willard, Danielle (21) Utah (West Valley City)
Willard was shot and killed by undercover officer Shaun Cowley of the West Valley City Police Department in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Cowley and his partner Kevin Salmon opened fire at Willard’s car, claiming that she tried to run them over. Salt Lake County district attorney Sim Gill determined that the shooting was legally unjustified before filing manslaughter charges against Cowley in June 2014. Willard’s mother, Melissa Kennedy, said she hoped for murder charges but was satisfied with Gill’s decision. Salmon was not charged as none of his shots hit Willard.
Cowley was also fired after the shooting, but for mishandling evidence related to the case rather than for the shooting itself.
2012-11-02 Newsom, Evan F. (17) Virginia (Stafford) While investigating a single vehicle crash and abandoned vehicle, officers approached Newsom at a home where he allegedly attacked a deputy with a knife. Officers opened fire and killed him. The deputy who was allegedly attacked suffered superficial wounds.
2012-11-02 unnamed male Nevada (Las Vegas) Police were called when a man threatened to take hostages when an apartment manager tried to evict him. Officers shot and killed the man as he allegedly held a knife the throat of a woman he grabbed off of the street. Police said he ignored their commands to release her.
2012-11-02 Miles, Keith E. (25) Washington (Littlerock) Officers came to Miles’ parents’ home when they suspected he had thrown rocks through a grocery store window, recognizing his truck from a surveillance tape. One officer shot and killed Miles as he allegedly threatened them with a pool cue.
2012‑11‑02 Webb, Michael J (56) Florida (Pompano Beach) Officers responded to bank robbery and chased suspect. An officer’s immobilization maneuver caused the suspect to crash his vehicle. Other officers noted the suspect was armed as he crawled out of the wreckage, and fatally shot him.

December 2012

2012-12-31 Shafer, Gregory (55) Oregon (Hermiston) Officers responded to a report that the suspect of an armed bank robbery had entered a store near the bank. When the suspect pointed what looked like a handgun at the officers, they opened fire, killing the suspect.
2012-12-30 Satchell, Tederalle (28) Texas (Hearne) Officers responded to a report of a large group of people in an apartment complex parking lot and shots being fired from a white vehicle carrying three people. Police found a vehicle matching the description. Details have not been released of what led to a subsequent officer-involved fatal shooting.
2012-12-30 Yazar, Yemal (43) Texas (Houston) Yazar’s wife called paramedics because he was acting irrationally. The paramedics called the sheriff’s department when Yazar confronted them violently. Officers used a Taser on Yazar, then fatally shot him. One officer was treated for a concussion, cuts and a bite.
2012-12-29 Shultz, Todd Pennsylvania (Springettsbury Township) A man with a table knife and pair scissors in his hand was shot 17 times by multiple officers when he tried to enter a Kmart store. The shooting was ruled justified by the DA. The family of Shultz filed a lawsuit against the department in 2015.
2012-12-28 Overholser, Tiffany Lee (45) West Virginia (Martinsburg) Dispatch informed police a woman was holding another woman at gunpoint. When officers arrived, Overholser exited the home and brandished a handgun at them. When she took steps toward police, she was shot and killed. Officers later determined Overholser was suicidal and had made the false police report.
2012-12-27 Banta, Anthony Jr (22) California (Walnut Creek) Police responded to a call during which a woman could be heard screaming. Officers report they were forced to shoot an armed man who was pronounced dead at the scene.
2012-12-27 unnamed male Tennessee (Memphis) Officers responded to a report of armed burglary in progress at a restaurant. When officers arrived at least two suspects fled into nearby woods. One suspect was arrested, the other was fatally shot.
2012-12-25 unnamed male Colorado (Pueblo) Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. As the officers arrived, the suspect fired at police with a handgun, then fled through the rear of the house. Officers in the alley confronted the suspect and fatally shot him.
2012-12-23 Moore, Rodney (35) Texas (Tahoka) An officer responded to a call from Moore’s wife that Moore was hearing voices and afraid someone was going to hurt him. The first officer to arrive called for backup to use a Taser on Moore so he would drop the knife he was holding. When the second officer arrived, Moore turned toward that officer and was shot twice in the chest. The officer claims Moore advanced towards him. Moore’s wife claims Moore held the knife pointing down and merely turned toward the officer.
2012-12-21 Davis, Sammie Junebug (49) Georgia (Macon) Macon police officer Clayton Sutton responded to a supermarket shopping center in reference to a subject that was refusing to leave. Upon arrival Sutton met with Sammie “Junebug” Davis, and shortly thereafter Davis began to struggle with Sutton. Davis allegedly attempted to cut Sutton with an unknown object, which he threw when Sutton fatally shot him in self-defense.
2012-12-21 Titus, Nicholas (21) Colorado (Security-Widefield) Officers began following a suspect with multiple felony warrants. The officers called for backup and attempted to contain the suspect when he parked at a store. The suspect then rammed police vehicles and was subsequently fatally shot.
2012-12-20 mHammond, Anthony A (41) Maryland (Elkton) An officer spotted Hammond, who was wanted on multiple warrants, in a vehicle. The officer followed him until he parked and fled on foot. As the officer gave chase Hammond kicked in the door to a home then attempted to disarm the officer who fatally shot him.
2012-12-19 munnamed male Virginia (Dumfries) Officers investigating an armed burglary from two hours earlier found a vehicle involved in the burglary. The driver was arrested but the passenger fled on foot. He was found nearby in a wooded area. The suspect advanced on officers while armed with a handgun. He was fatally shot after ignoring the officers’ commands.
2012-12-18 Alvarez, Alan, Jr. (30) California (Fresno) Fresno Police officers shot and killed Alan Alvarez, Jr. on Tuesday, December 18, about 3:30 PM, near Cedar and Dakota. Alvarez had been wanted in connection with a November 10 shooting. Officers said he attempted to pull a gun and shoot them. Four officers fired their weapons. Alvarez died at the scene.
2012-12-17 unnamed male Ohio (Columbus) Officers responded to a report of a man holding a gun to the caller’s face. Officers observed that situation through a window, entered the home and fatally shot the gunman when he refused to drop his weapon.
2012-12-17 Mack, Derek (18) New Jersey (Atlantic City) Mack was shot by Atlantic City Police Officer John L. Smith after he turned toward the officer while armed with a handgun.
2012-12-16 Garcia, Jesus Manuel (19) Texas (San Antonio) Garcia fired shots in China Garden restaurant, then shot a windshield of a police patrol car, then entered a nearby theater. Off-duty sergeant from Bexar County Sherriff’s office was working security. She spotted Garcia leaving theater restroom with his gun drawn. Sgt. Castellano shot Garcia multiple times, killing him.
2012-12-15 Letts, Jason (38) Alabama (Birmingham) Officers responded to a report of an armed man inside a hospital. When the officers encountered the man, he shot at them. They returned fire, killing him.
2012-12-15 Moore, Jamaal (23) Illinois (Chicago) Officers pursued a vehicle believed to be occupied by persons involved in a recent armed robbery. When the vehicle crashed, Moore and other suspects fled on foot. Moore was struck by a pursuing squad car. Moore was fatally shot by one officer after twice throwing another officer to the ground.
2012-12-15 Moya, Romero Roberto (33) Alabama (Coldwater) Officers were pursuing Moya as the prime suspect for three murders in a home. Moya fled in a vehicle, which crashed. He shot one officer with an assault rifle then commandeered another car and fled. When that vehicle crashed, officers fatally shot Moya as he exited the vehicle and reached for the rifle.
2012-12-14 unnamed male (30) Texas (Fort Hood) Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a lake. As they approached at least one gunshot was fired from inside the vehicle. The officers returned fire, fatally wounding the occupant who was a soldier at Fort Hood.[
2012-12-11 Leslie Cowan Florida (Jacksonville) Cowan pointed a handgun in the parking lot of an Academy Sports following an incident where he and friends went in and wouldn’t put down loaded weapons. Officer Bradley Hudson then shot Cowan, killing him.[
2012‑12‑11 Harris, Darnesha (17) Louisiana (Breaux Bridge) Officers responded to a disturbance Landry street when a 2005 Toyota Corolla driven by Harris struck the front of a police car. She backed up and hit a parked car on the road before driving forward through a ditch, striking a bystander and a different car. A Breaux Bridge police officer subsequently shot and killed Harris.
2012‑12‑10 Scott, Daniel Christopher (56) Texas (Corpus Christi) Officers responded to a call by Scott, saying he had armed and barricaded himself in his home because he felt threatened by his neighbors. A 5-hour standoff ensued as negotiators attempted to persuade Scott to disarm. When he shot at officers, they returned fire, killing him. Police and neighbors described Scott as mentally ill.
2012-12-08 Williams, Bartholomew (38) California (San Bernardino) Officers responded to a report from dorm staff that a dorm tenant was acting irrationally. The officers determined that Williams was a threat to himself and others and attempted to arrest him. Williams resisted, using the officers’ pepper spray on them, taking a baton from one and wrestled one to the ground and began kicking him in the head and torso. Two other officers then fatally shot Williams.
2012-12-07 unnamed male Kentucky (Magnolia) An officer attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving. The driver fled in the vehicle, spun out of control and came to a stop. As an officer approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated towards the officer who fired several shots into the car. The driver died at a local hospital.
2012-12-06 Ricks, Jalen (19) Georgia (Jonesboro) Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun. When the officers arrived at the scene, Ricks opened fire, wounding one officer. Officers returned fire, killing Ricks.
2012-12-06 Williams, Robert (37) Texas (Dallas) Officers responded to reports of man walking down street with shotgun in hand. When officers commanded Williams to drop the weapon he walked toward them and raised the gun. The officers shot Williams, who died at a local hospital.
2012-12-06 Frey, Shelly (27) Texas (Houston) A policeman shot and killed Frey, whom he suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart store, where he was working part-time as a security guard. The deceased along with her accomplices, two adults and two children, refused to stop when ordered, one adult hit the police officer with her purse to facilitate escape in their automobile. The policeman shot at the vehicle, hitting Frey in the neck, Frey who was a passenger in the automobile, died before she could be attended by medical personnel.
2012-12-06 unnamed male California (Hollywood) Officers responding to a report of domestic violence came into contact with a man and fatally shot him.
2012-12-04 Daniel, Desirae Iowa (Cedar Rapids) Officers followed a car down several streets after it failed to stop. As the officers approached the vehicle, Daniel displayed a handgun. The officers fatally shot her.
2012-12-04 Johnson, Lindal M (55) Indiana (Evansville) Officers arrived at Johnson’s home to investigate a criminal mischief report. During the visit, officers attempted to subdue Johnson with a stun gun. After Johnson threw a hatchet at the officers, they opened fire, killing him.
2012-12-04 Hernandez-Gonzalez, Jose Antonio (20) Georgia (Buford) Officers responded to a report of drug use in an apartment complex parking lot. One of the suspects pulled a handgun and held it to his own head. When he refused to drop the weapon, a stun gun was used on him. He removed the probes and pointed the gun at the officers. Three officers fired on the suspect, killing him.
2012-12-04 munnamed male West Virginia (Elkins)
Officers responded to a report of a shooting. The victim was taken to a hospital and a standoff ensued between the shooting suspect and police. The suspect came out of the house with a weapon. Officers report the suspect posed a threat and was fatally shot.
2012-12-03 unnamed male Oklahoma (Midwest City) Officers responded to reports of an explosion in a woman’s detached garage and a man in her yard who was an acquaintance of her husband. Officers arrived to find a shirtless man holding a machete and a rifle who “acted crazy.” When the man pointed the rifle at officers, they fatally shot him.
2012-12-03 Dilworth, Eric (38) Idaho (Meridian) Dilworth’s brother called police when he believed his brother to be suicidal. When officers arrived, Dilworth allegedly ran out the back door with a knife. Four officers fired multiple shots at Dilworth, killing him, after he allegedly refused to drop the knife and continued towards them.
2012-12-02 unnamed male Arizona (Sasabe) A Border Patrol agent encountered a group of people who had illegally crossed the border. A physical altercation occurred and the agent fatally shot one of the group.
2012-12-01 unnamed male (39) Ohio (Brunswick) Officers responded to a report that a man was going to a home to hurt his ex-girlfriend. Police and SWAT surrounded the home and a 30-hour standoff ensued. A coroner reported that the man died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot by police.

The Encyclopedia of American Loons

Paul Topete

The rock group Poker Face received some national attention in 2010 when the Anti-Defamation league reported that it had licensed a song to and defended the violent wingnut Hutaree militia terrorist group. Not a very savory collection of people in other words, and the band’s frontman (the others are Dennis Beidler and Brett Griffiths), Paul Topete, is known as an unabashed anti-Semite who, according to the ADL, once called the Holocaust “one of the largest if not THEE [sic] largest scam every played on humanity”. Continued Topete: “.. Yes that right… the HOLOHAUX aka holocaust. 1985 and 1988 Ernst Zundel DESTROYED the Myth known as the cult of holohauzianity. In a canadien court of law, Ernst zundel took on the biggest frauds in the SHOAH Industry, and showed them to be the frauds that they were.”
Now, Topete and his group were not particularly happy about the ADL’s coverage of them, and released a response saying that “[w]e are not anti-Semitic, but, we will shine the spotlight on those of Jewish faith who use their heritage to escape criticism, especially when it comes to crimes against this country, but also against their own people” before doubling down on speculations that Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks: “Was Israel involved? It’s not beyond the scope of reasonable doubt.” Topete has also claimed that “the Rothschilds set up the Illuminati in 1776 to subvert the Christian basis of civilization.”
Now, Topete’s views are sufficiently extreme that his band has “been kicked off venues at Rutgers University in 2006 and a Ron Paul campaign event in 2007.” However, when he hosted his “Freedompalooza” event in southern Pennsylvania in 2013 (primary sponsor: the American Free Press), its list of speakers included people like Gun Owners of America head Larry Pratt, convicted felon Jim Traficant and former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. And previously, in 2010, the Colbert Report reported that now-Sen. Rand Paul attended a gun rally at which Topete threatened an armed revolt against the government.
Other speakers at the Freedompalooza event, in addition to several writers for the American Free Press, were:
– Jim Condit, jr., perennial candidate for Congress in Ohio who primarily used his candidate status as a platform to promote anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
– Merlin Miller, the 2012 presidential candidate of the white supremacist American Freedom Party
– Cynthia Steele, wife of the late white supremacist attorney Edgar Steele (who was then serving a 50-year sentence for conspiracy to murder Cynthia, a charge she claims is false).
– Various militia group representatives
– An Oath Keepers representative
– Project Appleseed
– Jeff Christopher, a Delaware sheriff with ties to Michael Peroutka
Diagnosis: And again, we have an illustration of how difficult it is to distinguish deranged and dumb, on the one hand, and evil, on the other. And yes, it is scary that they seem to have as many connections as they do, and – notably – both on the left and the right on the political spectrum.

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