Killed By Police January 21

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on January 21, 2018

25 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 044 Terry Amons 045 Joseph Hilton 046 Thomas Yatsko 047 Christian Escobedo 048 Juan Daniel Jacques 049 Robert Martinez Jr. 050 James Hawkins 051 052 Nathan Giffin 053 Bailey Turner 054 Warren Ragudo 055 Joseph Haynes 056 Bryan Johnson Gregory 057 Jihad Merrick 058 059 Donte Shannon 060 Kerry Lee Nield 061 Geraldine Townsend 062 Kevin Sturgis 063 Marshall Coleman 064 065 066 Shannon Jason Cables 067 Arther McAfee Jr 068

6 of the victims were white. (049, 052, 055, 060, 063, 066) 8 of the victims were black. (044, 046, 050, 056, 059, 061, 062, 067) 2 of the victims were female (060, 061) The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (045, 047, 051, 053, 054, 057, 058, 064, 065, 068) 048 Juan Jacques was latino.

4 of the victims fired at an officer. (057, 061, 062, 066) 13 of the victims displayed a weapon. (044, 045, 047, 049, 051, 052, 056, 058, 059, 060, 063, 064, 064) A taser was used on 4 of the victims. (032, 053, 054, 067)

Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, of Conewago Township, York County, was killed January 18. “Officers went to the area of South 18th and Mulberry streets to serve a warrant before 6:30 a.m. Jan. 18. The officers went into the home, and the subject of the warrant – Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce – was handcuffed, then gunfire came from the second floor. A man left the home, gunfire was exchanged, and he was killed. The marshal died, and two officers were injured. … Christopher David Hill died Thursday after he was shot during a police-involved shooting in Harrisburg. The officer killed in the gunfire was Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, of Conewago Township, York County. Hill was shot in the chest.” (062)

Sheriff James Hawkins was killed by his wife, Deputy Sheriff Rataba Hawkins. “CMPD officers responded to a call around 4:10 p.m. about a domestic violence assault with a deadly weapon … Officers found a man with a gunshot wound inside the home, police said. The victim, 35-year-old Deputy Sheriff James Hawkins, was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff’s office confirmed at 9 p.m. that James Hawkins’ wife, Deputy Sheriff Rataba Hawkins, was also involved in the shooting. Rataba Hawkins has been with the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office since 2002 and is assigned to field operations. James Hawkins was with the office since 2005 and was assigned to arrest processing … Officers are not searching for anyone because the incident appears to be domestic” (050)

“Terry Amons of Antioch was killed by Pittsburg police inside a Nation’s parking lot. A witness reported what they described as a drug deal between two cars outside the Nation’s on Railroad Ave., according to Pittsburg Police Department. When officers arrived, they found the car described as the one from which drugs were being sold. Two officers approached the car and noticed a man sitting in the driver’s seat. Officers say they spotted a gun next to him in the center console. “Both officers immediately began instructing the man to place his hands up and not to touch the gun,” police said. Police say at first the man cooperated, and put his hands on the steering wheel. Then the man allegedly dropped his right arm “in an attempt to retrieve the handgun from the center console.” As the man began to raise his arm again, one of the officers fired his gun, striking the man.” (044)

“Police were responding to a domestic assault report when officers attempted to question a man who was involved in the incident. As officers approached the man, they noticed that he was in possession of a firearm, according to reports. Officials say the officers felt threatened by the man’s actions during an encounter before they fired “several rounds” striking him.” (045)

“Preliminary information indicates that there was a fight inside of the establishment between males and the officer escorted multiple parties off premises,” said Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. “One of the involved males returned and became involved in an altercation with the officer outside of the establishment, physically assaulting the officer. Shots were fired by the officer, striking the male. The male was taken to UH where he was pronounced deceased. The officer is currently being treated for injuries sustained during the altercation.” (046)

“On January 14, 2018, around 6:30 a.m., officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Division responded to a radio call in the 3400 block of Amethyst Street. The comments of the call described two males who appeared to be sleeping on the ground behind a parked car and one of the men had a handgun. As the officers arrived, one of the men ran from the area. The other male, who was armed with a handgun, was illuminated by an officer and turned in the officer’s direction with the handgun; at which time there was an Officer-Involved Shooting.” (047)

“El Paso County sheriff’s investigators are looking at the possibility of self-defense in a fatal shooting by an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent, a spokeswoman said Thursday. … Socorro police found Juan Daniel Jacques, 33, shot to death when officers responded to a call of an aggravated assault in progress, sheriff’s officials said. … The agent was identified Thursday as Luis Chavez. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said that the shooting did not involve the agent’s work. There have been no arrests in the case, which remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit. “The exact details of this case are still under investigation,” Antunez said. “We are investigating all motives of this homicide, to include the possibility of self-defense. No arrests have been made as of yet.” (048)

“Officials said the bloodshed unfolded just before 5 p.m. when a stolen Honda Accord was spotted in the 500 block of Clairmont Drive in unincorporated Lane County. “As the male driver got out of the vehicle, the Deputy approached and confronted him. The driver was not cooperative with the Deputy, he was in possession of a firearm and was shot by the Deputy. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced deceased,” said Chief Deputy Cliff Harrold.” (049)

“The deputy was called to the Pinetree Village Apartments at 7520 Broadway about some type of disturbance. When the deputy arrived he encountered the suspect in the hallway, Morgen said. The suspect, whose name has not been released, became aggressive despite the deputy’s attempts to calm him down by speaking to him. A fight ensued. The deputy discharged his Taser. Eventually he pulled out his gun and shot the suspect, who was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries. (053)

“At 11:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to an address on the 900 block of Brunswick Street on the report of a disturbance, police said. Officers say family members were struggling with the suspect when they arrived. The officers intervened, and after a brief struggle, they were able to restrain the suspect. During the struggle, a taser was used on the suspect, police said. Soon after being placed in handcuffs, the officers noticed the suspect was not responsive and immediately took life-saving measures, according to police.” “They’re looking into Ragudo’s mental health history and the possibility that he’d ingested some kind of drugs. Wagstaffe said Ragudo’s father called the police because his son was acting out of control, yelling, screaming and shaking. “Growling was the term used at one point,” Wagstaffe said. “We don’t know what would make him act the way he was, such that his father would call the police.” After officers arrived, Ragudo became aggressive and angry. He didn’t attack them, but was physically uncooperative when the officers needed to bring him under control to assess whether he needed psychiatric evaluation or some sort of medical attention, according to Wagstaffe.” (054)

“At some point as the hearing was concluding there was an altercation that ensued involving the deputy and some of the family members,” Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rick Minerd told reporters. Jennifer Brisco, Haynes’ lawyer, said the scuffles broke out when the officer threatened to arrest her client. “Joseph was a little out of sorts because of how things went at the hearing,” Brisco told The Columbus Dispatch, a local newspaper. “The officer threatened to lock him up and a scuffle broke out,” she added. “Joseph was resisting, and that’s when there was a scuffle.”The deputy, who has not been identified for security reasons, suffered a black eye, bruises and abrasions after he was knocked to the ground, Minerd said. The boy’s grandmother acknowledged that her grandson grabbed the deputy’s shoulder, but told the newspaper that the deputy should have used a taser instead of a gun.” (055)

“Undercover narcotics deputies were trying to pull 33-year-old Bryan Johnson Gregory over around 3 p.m. on Decatur Street. They suspected him of dealing marijuana and had a warrant to search his house in another part of town. … Things got scarier when Johnson allegedly hit the gas, ramming two undercover vehicles. Once he finally stopped, deputies say he reached for a gun. At that point, they said they shot him.” (056)

“… when officers arrived, they found a female with a rifle standing in the roadway. After talking to the woman, it led too officers firing shots at the her. (060)

“Geraldine Townsend, 72, died after an officer shot her Wednesday night. Bartlesville police were serving a search warrant at a home near West 16th Street and South Maple Avenue, according to Captain Jay Hastings, BPD. It was part of a drug investigation, he said. While officers were taking Mike Anthony Livingston into custody for drug complaints, they say Townsend started shooting at the them. Police tell us one officer shot back, hitting her. Hastings said Thursday that Townsend’s weapon appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun but was found to be a high-powered pellet gun. Two officers were struck with “some type of projectile,” he said. One officer had an injury to their face, and the other had a leg injury.” (061)

“Officials told Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach a suspect in an armed robbery, which occurred at the Kroger at 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road in Johns Creek, had pulled into the parking lot. Officers were told that the suspect, armed with a handgun, forced his way into a register at the Kroger. Police told Gehlbach a witness followed the suspect to the parking lot on Winters Chapel Road where Dunwoody police officers and a Johns Creek police officer located the vehicle and suspect. When confronted by officers, police said the suspect did not obey their commands and exited the vehicle. Fearing for his safety and the safety of others, an officer fired one shot, striking the suspect” (065)

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