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Killed By Police January 14

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on January 14, 2018


26 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 018 John Bailon 019 Guillermo Mendoza 020 Jackie Harlan Roberts 021 Jonathan William LeRoy 022 Richard Rangel 023 Richard R. Towler 024 Charles Smith Jr 025 Daniel Arreola-Saavedra 026 Trayvon Mitchell 027 Alejandro Valdez 028 Skyler Burnette 029 Michael Bender 030 031 Eugene Loftis 032 033 Primitivo Macias-Rodriguez 034 035 036 Jose Rosales 037 Justin Coy Adkins 038 Jared S.R. Williams 039 Jonathan Bennett 040 041 Amanuel Dagebo 042 Remi Sabbe 043 Jason D. Whittemore

8 of the victims were white. (021, 022, 028, 031, 037, 038, 042, 043) 4 of the victims were black. (024, 026, 035, 039) 3 of the victims were latino. (025, 033, 036) 034 was asian. The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (018, 019, 020, 023, 027, 029, 030, 032, 040, 041)

9 of the victims fired at an officer. (022, 023, 024, 029, 030, 039, 040, 041, 042) 15 of the victims displayed a weapon. (019, 020, 021, 025, 026, 027, 028, 031, 032, 033, 034, 036, 037, 038, 039) 3 of the victims were suicidal (027, 028, 034) 3 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (019, 020, 038) 2 of the victims were in a car chase. (034, 037)

021 Jonathan William LeRoy is featured in the picture of the week. “Just before 7 p.m. Saturday, someone called 911 about a man who was attacking family members inside a Pottawatomie County home. About a quarter mile from the home, a deputy saw a man walking down the road matching the description of the suspect. State authorities say the man was carrying a baseball bat. Officials say the deputy made contact with the man, identified as 39-year-old Jonathan William LeRoy. During that contact, the man reportedly began swinging the bat. The deputy then fired his weapon.” (021)

8 other cases are considered noteworthy. “New Mexico State Police say the Valencia County Sheriff’s Department deputies were conducting an investigation into a stolen vehicle around the area. During their investigation, deputies got into an altercation with John Bailon. At least one deputy fired shots at the 40-year old and hit him, during the altercation.” (018)

“Officers ask (Charles Smith Jr) Smith why they were driving fast and why he appears nervous. Smith says they were leaving a party. The teen is then patted down, during which he is heard saying “I can’t go to jail.” Gunfire is then heard and the video, edited and slowed down, shows a gun in Smith’s hands as shooting begins. Chief Davis told reporters that the first two gunshots came from Smith, one of them narrowly missing an officer’s face. He says all three officers on the scene then return fire, shooting multiple times. “These officers were left with no choice but to return gunfire,” Chief Davis said.” (video embedded in story) (024)

Officers were called about midnight Sunday to Luna Lodge … A Lodge resident said he called 911 to report that a “suspicious character” (Daniel Arreola-Saavedra) wearing a hoodie was inside of a vacant first-floor unit in the complex. “He saw me, and I presumed because he saw me, he left the property,” the neighbor said, “but when I doubled back, I heard a kick and he entered through the door.” The neighbor helped direct officers to the apartment, and, later gunshots rang out, he said. “Things went south very, very fast,” he said.” (025)

“Just before 8 p.m., a man flagged down a Lauderhill police officer at 800 N. State Road 7 to report he had been robbed of his backpack at gunpoint moments earlier. The officer learned the robbery happened at a bus stop in nearby Plantation, but the robber headed into Lauderhill, according to Lauderhill Lt. Mike Santiago. Lauderhill police set up a perimeter and Plantation and Davie police officers joined the hunt. Santiago said the search came to an end about an hour later when the suspect was spotted. “Shots rang out,” he said. More than one officer from Davie and Plantation opened fire, he said. No Lauderhill officers were involved in the shooting, he said. The suspect died behind the home in the 700 block of Northwest 39th Avenue. It was not clear whose home it was. A gun was recovered, Santiago said.” (026)

“Trayvon Mitchell, 38, of Fort Lauderdale, died Sunday around 7:40 p.m. He was suspected of pointing a gun at a man and stealing his book bag at a Plantation bus stop. … At the time of his death, Mitchell, of Fort Lauderdale, was found to be wearing an ankle monitor. Mitchell was previously affiliated with two charter school companies, Ivy Schools II, Inc. and Next Generation Charter School, Inc. In January, 2016, he was charged with two counts of grand theft, accused of stealing more than $40,000 but less than $100,000 in 2013 from the Broward County School Board. Mitchell had pleaded not guilty. A Broward Sheriff’s detective found school board money that was supposed to have been spent on students — more than $55,000 — was deposited into Mitchell’s personal bank account, according to an arrest report. Mitchell spent about $20,000 of stolen funds on school operations. A school check card was used to spend more than $2,700 on Louis Vuitton bags at a Neiman Marcus store; some of the bags were returned to the department store and a credit was made to Mitchell’s personal account, police said.” (video) (026)

“The Wisconsin Department of Justice says officers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident at the home. When they got there, they say a man (Skyler Burnette) was threatening a woman with a knife. A deputy with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office shot the suspect, and the man died of his injuries.” (028)

“Police on Thursday identified the two officers who shot and killed an armed intruder at a South San Jose power plant earlier this week. Adam Hutson and Timothy Faye . … were called to the Metcalf Energy Center at 1 Blanchard Road about 5 p.m. Tuesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted at the front gate. A man was seen pulling a large object out of the trunk. The officers arrived to find a black Mercedes-Benz unoccupied with a large sword in the driver’s seat, police said. They went through the gate and found a man armed with a 6-foot-long pipe and an ax. Police said the man ignored an officer’s commands to drop the weapons and walked away. The officers followed and continued to tell him to put the ax and pipe down, but he again refused and reportedly yelled “shoot me, kill me” several times, police said. The man then turned around and advanced toward the officers. One officer shot him when he was 5 to 6 feet away and the other opened fire when the man continued toward him, police said. All told, Hutson and Faye ordered the man to drop the weapons 23 times, police said. … A search of the man turned up half a dozen throwing knives, pepper spray and a second ax, police said The man had a criminal history that included resisting arrest and drug and weapons violations, police said. In September, he was admitted to a hospital for a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation.” “Officials described the man as an Asian male in his late 20s, 5′ 6″ tall and 145 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, white shirt, and black pants.” (034)

“Investigators have learned this incident began at approximately 8:04 p.m. in the city of Victorville, when a cell phone retail store was robbed by 4 armed male black adult suspects. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies located the suspect vehicle in the unincorporated city of Adelanto, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued with the suspects travelling recklessly on various highways at high rates of speed, and at times, on the wrong side of the road. The pursuit ultimately culminated on 48th Street East at East Avenue R-8, in the city of Palmdale, after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies initiated a pursuit intervention technique. Shortly thereafter, a traffic collision occurred between the deputy and suspect vehicles, at which time the pursuit terminated, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred. The three additional suspects fled the vehicle into the surrounding neighborhood. They were subsequently located and arrested without further incident. One male black adult suspect was struck at least once in the torso by deputy gunfire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.” (035)

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Killed By Police January 7

Posted in GSU photo archive, Killed By Police by chamblee54 on January 7, 2018

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21 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1185 1186 Heath Wayne Hodges 1187 Matthew Riehl 1188 Ernie Macias 001 Mark Steven Parkinson 002 Derrick Staton 003 Archie Lawhon III 004 Gary Johns 005 David Melton 006 Shana Musquiz 007 Ronald Elliot 008 Louis C. Miller 009 Orestes Amador Jr 010 Shaleem Tindle 011 Brandon O. Cude 012 Robert Cassidy Hansen 013 Andy Vo 014 Ledarren Mixon 015 Gregory Stough 016 Tyler Miller 017 William B. Oleson KBP case 001 for 2018 was in Georgia.

15 of the victims were white. (1186, 1187, 1188, 001, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 010, 012, 013, 015, 016, 017) 2 of the victims were black. (002, 014) 006 Shana Musquiz was female. 009 Orestes Amador Jr was latino.The race of 3 of the victims is unknown. (1185, 008, 011)

5 of the victims fired at an officer. (1185, 1187, 1188, 001, 006) 12 of the victims displayed a weapon. (001, 003, 004, 005, 007, 008, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 017) 3 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1185, 004, 008)

1187 Matthew Riehl is the story of the week. Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish died during the incident. Matthew Riehl was an Iraq war veteran. He was very vocal about his opinions. Mr. Riehl made numerous you tube videos, many of which involved profane rants against local law enforcement. His facebook page, Matt Gonzo, has been disabled.

“Authorities in suburban Denver were investigating what led a 37-year-old man to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff’s deputies, killing one (Zackari Parrish) and injuring four others. Two civilians were also injured. The Douglas County coroner identified the suspect as Matthew Riehl. … The incident began around 5:15 a.m … Authorities had left the home barely an hour earlier in response to a complaint of a “verbal disturbance” involving two men, the sheriff’s office said. One of the men told them the suspect “was acting bizarre and might be having a mental breakdown” but the deputies found no evidence of a crime. When deputies were called back, a man who had left came by to give them a key and granted permission to enter the home, leaving again before shots were fired. “The suspect was just making a ton of noise and annoying everyone around him,” (Douglas County Sheriff Tony) Spurlock said. Spurlock said deputies came under fire almost immediately and were shot “very, very quickly” after entering the apartment and trying to talk with the suspect, who was holed up inside a bedroom. “They all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type of attack on our officers,” Spurlock said. “He knew we were coming and we obviously let him know that we were there.” The wounded deputies tried to pull the fallen officer, Zackari Parrish, out of the line of further gunfire but were unable to because of their own injuries and only managed to “crawl to safety,” Spurlock said. Four officers, including Parrish, were shot from a bedroom around 6 a.m., forcing the retreat. A SWAT team entered the apartment at about 7:30 a.m. in an exchange of gunfire that left the gunman dead and another officer injured.” (1187)

9 other stories are considered noteworthy. “Texas DPS reports that Heath Wayne Hodges, 36, of Iowa Park, was shot at around 10:30 pm Saturday. The officer involved was not injured. The exact details of the shooting have not been made available at this time. … It is believed Hodges was at his hunting lease at the time of the shooting.” (1186)

“Delano Police say it happened at about 8:50 a.m., when two officers with the Delano Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in an alleyway in the 2100 block of Norwalk Street. As officers approached the vehicle on foot, the suspect vehicle began accelerating toward one of the officers. Police say the officer feared for his life and fired his firearm, striking the driver. ( Ernie Macias ) The driver died from his injuries. The passenger inside the suspect vehicle fled into a nearby home; after about an hour of negotiations, the man came out and was taken into custody.” (1188)

“… officials say early Monday morning at about 3:15 a.m. Walker County deputies were called to the 100 block of Meadowview Drive in Rossville, GA for a welfare check after a 911 call was made. The caller said a female at the home was threatening to kill herself and her children. When Deputy John Chandler arrived he saw Mark Steven Parkinson in the home with a weapon. The GBI said, deputies announced multiple times that they were from the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. Parkinson pointed the weapon at Deputy Chandler and that is when Deputy Chandler fired multiple shots at Parkinson.” … “The GBI confirms that the initial 911 call did not come from inside the Parkinson family home. They are currently investigating who made the call and why.” (001)

“Maryland State Police said 16-year-old Derrick Staton of Clinton, Maryland was crossing the roadway on Crain Highway (Route 301) at Chadds Ford Drive when he was struck by a vehicle being driven by Officer Gary Bottalico at about 1 p.m. Bottalico was off-duty while heading to work in his marked K9 truck at the time of the collision. He and his K9 partner were not injured during the incident. Bottalico has been placed on routine administrative paid leave. Authorities say 16-year-old Derrick Staton of Clinton, Maryland was struck and killed in Brandywine, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. MSP said its preliminary investigation indicates Derrick may have made a “pedestrian error,” perhaps contributing to the crash. … Derrick’s family said they have several questions about his death, including why the busy intersection has no crosswalks or sidewalks.” (002)

“Witnesses reported that Ronald Elliot, age 49, was armed with a gun and had locked himself inside his bedroom. Prior to an Ozark police officer arriving at the home, a woman had entered the bedroom in an attempt to disarm Elliot. When the local police officer entered the bedroom, witnesses heard the officer instruct Elliot to put down the gun, followed by the sound of a gunshot.” (007)

“On January 3, 2018, at approximately 4:41 p.m., an on duty BART Police Officer dressed in full police uniform was inside the West Oakland BART Station when he heard an active shooting taking place. The BART Police officer responded to the shooting which was located near the intersection of 7th Street and Chester Street. The officer observed two males in a struggle with each other; one of the men possessed a handgun. After several commands were given, the officer discharged his firearm striking the man who was in possession of the handgun; he later succumbed to his injuries. Investigators are attempting to clarify how the other man, who was listed in stable condition and has since been released from the hospital, sustained his injuries.” (010)

“A man was fatally shot by Long Beach police early Friday after he allegedly held a Holiday Inn employees hostage with a gun, officials said. The incident occurred about 12:50 a.m. when a man apparently left his pickup truck parked at an adjacent Chevron station and went into the hotel, police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt told KTLA. Police then received a call from one of the employee who was allegedly being held hostage by the suspect at the Holiday Inn. … Responding officers found the man armed with a gun. They tried to “make contact” with the man when the officer-involved shooting occurred, Pratt said. She did not elaborate on what led to the shooting.” (013)

“An officer made contact with Gregory Stough in his Pontiac Bonneville around 3:21 a.m. The officer discovered Stough was wanted on four traffic warrants related to vehicle inspections. Stough also had a suspended driver’s license, police said. Another officer arrived to help take Stough into custody. Stough resisted arrest, and during the struggle, he put his car in reverse with the driver’s door still open, police said. He accelerated backwards, trapping an officer between the door and the car. According to the news release, the suspect continued driving in reverse and “propelled the officer violently into a parked police vehicle.” The initiating officer then opened fire. Stough put the car in drive and traveled toward the officer firing at him, police said. The officer continued firing on Stough, killing him. … Family members said Saturday they weren’t sure why Stough was at the church parking lot, but his father speculated his son might have been out drinking in the area. Stough might tried to stay with some family who lived near the church, but then tried to “sleep it off” in the parking lot. Stough had some trouble with the law and with drinking but had recently been trying to turn himself around because he has daughters, according to his sister. ” (015)

“The FBI The FBI says a 51-year-old man is dead following an Arizona shooting involving a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer who was not injured. The FBI identified the man killed in the Friday night incident as Tyler Miller and said he was last known to be living in Kansas. FBI spokesman Glenn Milnor didn’t immediately respond Saturday to a request for Miller’s last-known place of residence in Kansas. The FBI said the shooting occurred on U.S. 89A in Oak Creek Canyon north of Sedona but released no information on circumstances of the shooting.” (016)

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Killed By Police December 31

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 31, 2017

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21 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1159 Jesse J. Champney 1160 Jesse Daniel Murillo 1161 Shelby Comer 1162 Cody Eyre 1163 Charlie Joseph Murillo 1164 Evelio Gomez 1165 Jacob Craig 1166 Adrian Escobar 1167 Joshua Spottedhorse 1168 Jesse Scarsbrook 1169 Salvador Byassee 1170 James Alan Berrones 1171 Jose Miguel Garcia 1172 Robert Miller 1173 1174 Nathaniel Fritz Macalevy 1175 Brooke Camacho 1176 Kenneth J. Perna-Rutsky 1177 Isaiah Christian Green 1178 Dennis Plowden 1179 Andrew Thomas Finch 1180 1181 Christopher Baird 1182 Corey Bailey 1183 Jarvis Lykes 1184

12 of the victims were white. (1159, 1160, 1161, 1162, 1165, 1169, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1177, 1179, 1181) 3 of the victims were black. (1168, 1178, 1182) 2 of the victims were female. (1161, 1175) 2 of the victims were latino. (1163, 1166) 1167 Joshua Spottedhorse was native. The race of 8 of the victims is unknown. (1164, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1180, 1183, 1184)

In 8 of the incidents, the victim fired at an officer. (1166, 1168, 1170, 1172, 1174, 1175, 1176, 1184) In 11 of the incidents, a weapon was displayed. (1161, 1162, 1163, 1164, 1165, 1169, 1173, 1177, 1180, 1181, 1182) 5 of the incidents involved a domestic dispute. (1170, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1176) 5 of the incidents involved a car chase (1168, 1169, 1174, 1178, 1182)

1179 Andrew Thomas Finch was the story that got the most attention this week. Chamblee54 wrote a stand alone story, Swatting.

Yakima WA had two fatal officer-involved shootings on Tuesday, December 26. “Yakima police were called to the West Pierce Street home about 7 p.m. Monday for an intoxicated man who said he shot people, according to Yakima police. Adrian Escobar put a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself when police arrived, (Yakima Police Captain Jeff) Schneider said. Escobar fired shots at officers from the house before SWAT teams from Yakima and Benton County arrived, and officers attempted to negotiate with him six times, according to police. Schneider said the Benton County SWAT team was brought in to provide relief for officers working in the cold weather during the six-hour standoff. Schneider said Escobar fired at officers again, and Ward, a Yakima SWAT team member, shot him about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Escobar died from a single gunshot to the head.” (1166)

“Yakima police responded around 7:30 p.m. Monday evening to reports of a man (Jose Miguel Garcia) at the Cascade Apartments threatening residents with a gun, according to a Yakima Police Department news release. When officers arrived, they found a 31-year-old man barricaded in his apartment. The man was blind and had an “extensive criminal history” of assault behavior, police said. Over the next five hours, officers attempted to negotiated with the man and heard him talking as if someone else was inside the apartment, according to the release. Once they obtained a search warrant, officers eventually “breached” the door to the apartment but continued to try to negotiate with the man, officers said. “…after a few minutes the situation deteriorated and two officers fired shots at the suspect killing him,” … A firearm was found in the apartment.” (1171)

These stories were considered noteworthy. “A 26-year-old Enfield man was attempting to avoid being arrested on an outstanding warrant when he was shot by a state trooper in a field, according to his fiancee, who was a passenger in the car that police had tried to stop along Route 4 in Canaan Saturday night. In an interview on Wednesday, Saeti Tobin said she and Jesse J. Champney had set out on Saturday to go to a convenience store in Canaan and return a car they had borrowed. Before they could do so, the pair noticed they were being followed by police, so Champney turned onto Switch Road. But when he did, the car plowed into a snow-covered field, Tobin said. Champney told her to run and he himself fled toward the woods, she said. “He was never trying to advance on anyone, he was trying to get away,” said the 23-year-old Tobin, who also has had run-ins with police. “There was no high-speed chase, there were no drugs involved, there were no weapons involved, there was no stolen car and there was no serious crime committed. … The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office has confirmed that Champney was shot four times, and on Wednesday identified New Hampshire State Trooper Christopher O’Toole as the officer who fired the fatal round. Authorities also said Canaan police officer Samuel Provenza was at the scene during the incident. He did not discharge his firearm, according to a news release. Tobin was more specific about the circumstances surrounding the stop than she was about the shooting itself. The incident took place around 6:30 p.m., when it was dark, and Tobin stayed with the vehicle after Champney fled, placing her some distance from where the shooting occurred. She said she believes Champney was not armed at the time. (Champney’s brother, Josh, who also was present for the interview at a home in Danbury, N.H., said Jesse Champney sometimes carried a pocketknife.) … Tobin and Josh Champney both asserted that Provenza had it out for Jesse Champney. They said they feel he was targeted. … Jesse Champney had his run-ins with the law. In May 2016, Champney was arrested in Lebanon on a felony charge of possession of heroin with intent to sell and resisting arrest. He failed to appear for a court date in that case, which prompted the warrant to be issued for his arrest. Champney also was convicted of a few other nonviolent crimes, including theft in 2012, for which he served prison time, Tobin said. Prison changed him, and although he took some college courses while there, he left addicted to opiates, Tobin said. He had, however, recently turned his life around and had been in a Suboxone program — medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction — for the last few months, she said. “He was a tough kid because he was made to be that way,” Tobin said. “But he was the biggest sweetheart.” (1159)

“Tammy Murillo said her 32-year-old son, Jesse Murillo — whom authorities say was a battery suspect armed with a metal bar — was a Navy veteran who had been deployed overseas for a time. “We called 9-1-1 to have the police come and help calm the situation; never did we anticipate the outcome,” … Around 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Los Angeles Police Department officers from the Topanga Division responded to a radio call of a battery … Upon arrival, an officer was met by a victim at the house, who police said had an injured shoulder. While they were speaking to the victim, the suspect exited the home armed with what officers initially described as a possible machete. It was later determined to be a metal bar, Madison said. Officers broadcast a call for help and the suspect fled on foot, he said. “They located him in an alley to the rear of the home and there was an officer-involved shooting,” Madison said. The suspect was struck by gunfire and taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later, authorities said. Tammy Murillo said her fiancé had called 9-1-1 after her son and daughter had gotten into a verbal argument and the fiancé intervened, which unintentionally escalated the situation. Following that call, the son injured her fiancé’s arm, she said. “What set my son off was the 9-1-1 call,” Murillo said. “He didn’t want cops involved at all. He did not plan to die that day.” Murillo said her son had been wearing a gas mask, which he had acquired from his Navy days, because he had been doing some drainage work underneath her house with his uncle, she said. … Tammy Murillo said her son was “a good kid” who was planning to go Christmas shopping that night for his nieces and nephews and had just gotten a haircut. … the Navy may have changed him. “When he went into the service and came home, he was not the same kid.”” (1160)

“One woman is dead and a man is in the hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Grundy County. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 20-year old Shelby Comer was found dead in a car following the shooting. The suspect, Jackie Wayne Bean, per the Sheriff. was taken into custody and transported to the hospital around 8:00 Sunday morning. Sheriff Shrum said it’s unclear if Comer died during the shooting, or before. The shooting happened around 10:30 Saturday night in the Coalmont area, according to the TBI. A Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on B Mine Road, when the driver allegedly pointed a firearm at the deputy. The deputy then fired into the vehicle several times, according to the TBI, then the vehicle drove away, hitting the police cruiser. Roughly 20 minutes later, a person saw the suspected vehicle crash off the side of the road. According to the TBI, the suspect said he was shot and asked for the citizen’s vehicle. That person drove off and called police. When officers arrived, the suspect was gone, but Comer was found dead in the back of the car. … Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum says that 32-year-old Jacky Wayne Bean, of Soddy Daisy, is being held without bond following Saturday’s incident. Bean has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, evading arrest, 3 charges of reckless endangerment, DUI, and violation of implied consent. More charges are expected later this week.” (1161)

“Multiple sources confirm to News 4 part-time Grundy County Deputy Mike Holmes fired a shot that may have struck 20-year-old Shelby Comer on Saturday evening. … When reached by phone Thursday, Deputy Holmes, who is also the fire chief of Monteagle, TN, declined to comment. Sheriff Shrum said he “will not confirm or deny at this point” whether Holmes is the deputy who fired the shots into the car. There are also questions about how much law enforcement training Deputy Holmes has received in the past. He works as a part-time deputy, meaning he is not required to be certified by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training, or P.O.S.T. commission.” (1161)

“A Progreso police officer shot and killed a man Sunday who was carrying a machete, according to a Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office news release. Deputies responded to Encino Street in Progreso where the officer shot the man at about 9:24 p.m. Initially, officers were called out to the area to investigate a disturbance involving a man who was wielding a machete. “The officer made contact with the male subject and a struggle ensured,” according to the news release. “During the struggle, the officer discharged his weapon fatally shooting the male.”” (1164)

“Monday’s events began when a neighbor called police to say the man, Jacob Craig, pointed a gun at him, (Capt. Mike) Williams said. The neighbor reported that the man has caused several disturbances in the past. When the officer arrived in the neighborhood, he was confronted by the naked man, who either ran out of a home or appeared from between two homes, carrying a gun. Williams said the man was given several commands to put the gun down, but he “continued to aggress” the officer, who fired multiple shots. The man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The encounter lasted “a matter of seconds,” the captain said. Detectives did not yet know whether the man had a mental issue or was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.” (1165)

“Craig’s mother, Kim Flanagan, told the Tulsa World her son was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression after witnessing the death of his pregnant fiancee about 10 years ago. The woman reportedly died after their vehicle was struck by a drunken driver. She said Craig tried to revive her but couldn’t. Flanagan said her son’s issues with mental illness surfaced after the death of his father when he was 8. “That was trauma one,” she said. “With his fiancee, that just pushed him over the edge. He couldn’t recover from that.” Craig, who had an 8-year-old son, began experiencing significant paranoia and depression to the point where he rarely left his room. Before, according to his mom, he was outgoing and funny. The tragedy changed his entire personality. Medication he took for the paranoia and depression helped relieve the symptoms. Flanagan said he stopped taking it about 6 months ago because he could no longer afford insurance and the price became too high. Since then, he had struggled to overcome his emotions and made multiple attempts to kill himself, she said. He also experienced bouts of anger but nothing that was extreme, she added. “It just got worse and deteriorated,” she said. “I could tell he was getting more and more depressed.”” (1165)

“Around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, police said a suspect, Joshua Spottedhorse, walked into the Safeway on Northwest Blvd and threatened a clerk with a gun. Police said a witness followed the suspect and then the suspect began firing a weapon. Witnesses backed off and police took over the pursuit to a neighborhood near Madison and Sharp. “During the course of developing that tactical plan, the subject did try to leave in the vehicle,” said Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl. “Officers moved to block the vehicle in and the subject then fled on foot.” At some point, an officer opened fire and shot and killed the suspect.” (1167)

“28-year-old Jesse Scarsbrook … was involved in an armed robbery at a local hobby shop. When police arrived, they say Scarsbook stole a car and led officers on a chase. He later crashed the stolen car at the intersection of 46th and Mitthoeffer and carjacked another vehicle while two people were still inside. The police pursuit continued to Pendleton Pike and Post Road, where Scarsbrook crashed. He then got out of the car and fired at officers, who returned fire. Investigators say Scarsbrook was hit and killed in the shootout.” “Witnesses say Scarsbrook got out of a vehicle Tuesday, after crashing it, like a madman. They say he started shooting with no regard for the busy intersection of Pendleton Pike and Post Road, or nearby businesses. “I’m thankful the cops, they didn’t start returning fire until us vehicles had got out,” said Craig Walker, who witnessed the shootout. … Tuesday’s shootout with officers isn’t the first time Scarsbrook has faced trouble with police. According to online records, he was found guilty of armed robbery in 2009. His projected release date was November of 2016. In September of 2008 he was found guilty of theft/receiving stolen property. And in March of 2008 Scarsbrook was convicted of carrying a handgun without a license.” (1168)

“A woman was killed and a Farmers Branch police officer was wounded in a shootout during a traffic stop late Tuesday, police say. Brooke Camacho, 38, who was a passenger in the car that was stopped, pulled a gun and fired on the officer about 11:30 p.m. … stop, police said, the officer asked the woman in the passenger seat to get out of the car. Police said she got out, pulled a handgun and shot the officer in the chest, NBC5 reported. The male driver was arrested but later released.” (1175)

“The incident started about 8:30 p.m., when two plainclothes cops stopped a 2013 Hyundai on Nedro Avenue near 16th Street after confirming it was connected to a Dec. 21 murder that happened about 5 miles away, on East Atlantic Street near Stouton in Harrowgate. But before they could talk to the driver, he ( Dennis Plowden) took off — hitting one of the officers as he sped away, (First Deputy Commissioner Myron) Patterson said. Police caught up with Plowden three blocks away, where he’d crashed into two parked cars at Nedro and Opal Street. He got out of the car, and things turned bloody. “After repeated commands by the plainclothes officer to show his hands, he makes a furtive abrupt movement, and the officer fires one shot, striking the male in the head,” Patterson said. Police said Plowden was sitting on the sidewalk and had put his hand in his jacket pocket when the officer began shooting. Plowden died at 7:18 a.m. Thursday …” (1178)

“Preliminary information from law enforcement agencies indicates the Georgia State Patrol and Columbus police were conducting a DUI checkpoint near Cusseta Road when a Kia driven by Jarvis Lykes turned around before reaching officers about 9:30 p.m. A trooper attempted to stop the driver but Lykes failed to pullover. The trooper pursued Lykes who drove into a residential neighborhood on Lumpkin Court, a dead-end street. After stopping his vehicle, Lykes exited the car and a physical altercation between Lykes and the trooper occurred as Lykes attempted to re-enter his vehicle. The trooper, during the altercation, fired one shot, striking Lykes in the upper torso., the GBI said.” “A search of the Kia Forte by GBI agents found a handgun inside a container in the driver’s area.” (1183)

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Killed By Police December 24

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 24, 2017


19 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1140 Johnathan Melton 1141 Willie Floyd McCord 1142 Spencer Crumbley 1143 Todd A. Stone 1144 Shaquille Rogers 1145 Tommy Heath 1146 1147 Robert Edwards 1148 1149 Frankie Larry Anchondo 1150 Charles McBride 1151 Kameron Prescott 1152 Amanda Lenee Jones 1153 Jose Angel Aguero 1154 1155 Jeffrey Golnick 1156 Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty 1157 1158 Devan Rachad Stevenson

9 of the victims were white. (1140, 1142, 1145, 1147, 1150, 1151, 1152, 1155, 1156) 4 of the victims were black. (1141, 1143, 1144, 1158) 2 of the victims were female. (1152, 1154) 1149 Frankie Larry Anchondo was latino. The race of 5 of the victims is unknown. (1146, 1148, 1153, 1154, 1157)

4 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1141, 1150, 1155, 1156) 9 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1140, 1143, 1144, 1145, 1146, 1147, 1152, 1153, 1154) 1147 Robert Edwards was possibly suicidal. A taser was used, unsuccessfully, on 1140 Johnathan Melton.

The quote of the week is from a Ukiah CA hotel manager. “.Mira said the dead woman’s name was Mary and that she and her companion had checked in on Monday and had stayed inside the nonsmoking room, smoking cigarettes. She did not know anything more about them. “How can we know who is a criminal and who is not a criminal?” Mira said. “We run a motel.”” (1154)

The story of the week was told in Texas. “A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy killed a 6-year-old boy Thursday afternoon while chasing down a wanted felon at a Schertz mobile home park. The felon, 30-year-old Amanda Lenee Jones, was trying to break into the boy’s family trailer at Pecan Grove Manufactured Home Community when she was apprehended by four deputies. They fatally shot her. One of their bullets, however, pierced through the trailer wall and hit the boy, identified as Kameron Prescott. Kameron, who was home early after his Cibolo elementary school released students at noon for Christmas break, was later pronounced dead at University Hospital. According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, Jones had no apparent connection with Kameron or his family — she was just trying to evade police. Jones’ death concluded a nearly 2-hour chase, that began when a man called the sheriff’s office to report a stolen car around 11 a.m., and directed deputies to where he thought the Jones had taken it. The ensuing chase involved deputies swimming across Cibolo Creek and through the woods to track her down. … Salazar told reporters Thursday that he didn’t know what prompted deputies to fire at Jones, who was unarmed at the time of her death. Deputies alleged that she was carrying a gun earlier in the chase.

“The incident began at 10:48 a.m. when a man reported a woman had stolen his car. The caller said he knew who the woman was and where they could find her. Deputies were informed she was armed, Salazar said. Deputies eventually found her hiding in a closet at a house in the 11200 block of FM 1518, at which point she showed a gun and threatened to shoot a deputy, Salazar said. The woman then bolted from the home and ran away, going down a ravine and crossing a creek before disappearing into a wooded area. … During a 90-minute search of the wooded area, tracking dogs picked up and lost the woman’s scent several times. The woman eventually ran to the mobile home park, where two residents who crossed her path reported that she physically threatened them, Salazar said. The pilot of a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter circling overhead also reported the woman reached for her waistband several times, indicating she may be armed, the sheriff said. The pilot watched as the woman tried breaking into several mobile homes in the area. She then made her way to the child’s home, where deputies closed in on her.”

In an exclusive interview with News 4 San Antonio, the family shared the final words they told Amanda Lenee Jones, 30, just moments before Bexar County Deputies shot and killed her. Jessica is Jones’ girlfriend. She told News 4 San Antonio Jones’ had called her from a trailer at the Pecan Grove neighborhood. “She said, I’m naked. I’m scared and I’m running in boxers and my bra. I think they are (going to) get me. I have to go, I love you,” explained Jessica. … “She didn’t deserve to die, neither did that boy,” said Renee Jones, the suspect’s mother. … Amanda Jones does have an extensive criminal history, mostly drug charges. Bexar County Deputies are still searching for a handgun they say Jones had at some point Thursday during a prolonged pursuit. Jones’ family doesn’t believe that a handgun will be found or that Jones’ had a gun during Thursday’s incident.” (story includes video of family) (1151 – 1152)

10 other stories are considered noteworthy. More details released about officer-involved shooting in Randolph County “Police say troopers responded to a residence in Valley Head at around 9:40 a.m. after receiving a report that 52-year-old Spencer Crumbley was threatening the kill some of his family members with a gun.They also received a report that Crumbley was threatening to kill all responding law enforcement. Officials say Crumbley came out of the residence but refused the troopers’ request to have a peaceful resolution. They say Crumbley demanded to see the family members he had threatened, stating there would be a shootout if his demand was not met. Police say Crumbley grabbed a shovel and went towards the residence, where the family members were. The troopers were unable to apprehend Crumbley.Officials say Crumbley attempted to strike troopers with the shovel, before throwing the shovel and making a move toward what troopers believed to be another weapon. One of the troopers then fired at Crumbley. ” (1142)

“The man called police at about 6:25 p.m. from a home in the 23000 block of Avon and told them he had a firearm and hatchet, indicating “he was going to shoot up the neighborhood,” said Steve Cooper, director at the city’s Public Safety Department. When officers arrived at the home, they talked to the caller’s mother, escorted her to the porch and went inside, Cooper said. There, the man, 48, confronted them and “advanced toward the officers wielding the hatchet in a threatening manner,” Cooper said. “One of the officers was forced to shoot the subject.” (1143)

“Police responded about 6 p.m. Tuesday to a burglary … When officers arrived, they found two suspects in the home, police said. One person fled, and the other ( Shaquille Rogers) pulled out a knife. Police said the officers feared for their lives and fired at the suspect.” (1144)

“Crews at the scene say a 33-year-old man, Robert Edwards, had a weapon and refused to follow officers’ orders to drop the gun. A responding officer shot the man three times in the doorway of a trailer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say the man was making suicidal posts on social media prior to officers responding. The person the victim was communicating with on social media called police, according to authorities. Police say the man was holding either a BB or pellet gun when he was shot by officers.” (1147)

“SDSO deputies from the Vista substation began a pursuit of a vehicle in Vista for unknown reasons sometime before 3:10 p.m., SDSO said. The man driving a dark blue or black sedan had a female passenger inside while leading deputies east towards Oceanside at speeds of about 50 miles per hour, Oceanside Police Department (OPD) Officer Thomas Bussey said. The driver headed towards a residential area on Roselle Avenue, off College Boulevard, where the dark sedan struck another car. That is when the driver attempted to bail out of the vehicle, Bussey said. One deputy fired on the man. It was not clear if the driver was armed at the time and the situation leading up to the shooting was not made available. The driver was declared dead at the scene.” (1148)

Officials with FPD say that around 6:20 p.m. on Thursday an officer with the department was at the intersection of McCormick School Road and Broadway “when he heard a female screaming for help” from the passenger seat of a truck being driven by Frankie Larry Anchondo. When the officer tried to stop the truck, it sped off and began to drive recklessly, police say. Eventually it stopped moments after the female “either fell or jumped out of the passenger side” of the truck, and Anchondo stepped out of the truck as well. At some point the officer fired at him, killing him. It’s unclear at this time what transpired before the gun was discharged.” (1149)

“A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s detective at a Ukiah (Mendocino County) motel Thursday night after her accomplice leveled a gun at officers, officials said Friday. The dead woman, whose name was not released, was also armed, said Sgt. Spencer Crum of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. The woman was found inside the Sunrise Inn after the detective fired an unknown number of rounds at her companion, Crum said. ,,, deputies from Sonoma and Mendocino counties and Ukiah police went to the budget motel at about 8 p.m. after receiving information that the two Sonoma County burglary suspects were there. “One detective shot an undetermined amount of rounds and a male suspect was ultimately taken into custody. The second suspect was found deceased,” Crum said. … A woman who identified herself as the motel manager said multiple shots were fired into the motel room. The shots “were from outside, and they broke the glass in the bathroom, and the lady was in the bathroom,” said the manager, who would give only her first name, Mira. Mira said the dead woman’s name was Mary and that she and her companion had checked in on Monday and had stayed inside the nonsmoking room, smoking cigarettes. She did not know anything more about them. “How can we know who is a criminal and who is not a criminal?” Mira said. “We run a motel.”” (1154)

“The first shooting took place at about 4:10 p.m. when Ahmed Aminamin El-Mofty allegedly opened fire on a Capitol Police officer in his cruiser, striking the vehicle several times, but missing the officer. The shooting took place just steps from the Pennsylvania state Capitol Building. About a half hour later, the same man is suspected to have opened fire on a female officer who was struck once, but is in good condition at a local hospital, according to (Dauphin County District Attorney Ed) Marsico. Capital Police pursued the suspect to a residential area, who then allegedly opened fire on them with two handguns, Marsico said. The officers fired back, striking and killing the suspect. None of the officers were struck. Marsico said there was “no doubt” the man was targeting police officers.” (1156)

Pocatello ID At 7:40 p.m., Pocatello Police were called to 1540 Homer Drive in Pocatello. Police called for additional support to deal with a man inside the residence with a gun. Bannock County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded. At some time during the incident, a Bannock County deputy discharged their duty weapon. One person was killed in the incident.” (1157)

Chesnee SC The Chesnee police said one person was dead and another person was hurt after a car pulled out in front of a Chesnee police officer who was driving to work Friday morning…. the initial reports were that a car pulled in front of the officer on US 221 and was struck on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Troopers said the officer was injured and transported to Spartanburg Regional. The officer was wearing a seatbelt, troopers said. … The driver and passenger were not wearing seatbelts … The deceased driver was later identified as 30-year-old Devan Rachad Stevenson.” (1158)

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Killed By Police December 17

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 17, 2017


19 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links. 1121 James Newman 1122 1123 Kyle Zahacefski 1124 Kyle Anthony Mihecoby 1125 Frank Lopez, 1126 Emanuel Miera 1127 Ira Crawford 1128 Stacy C. Micheletti 1129 1130 Marcia Aiken 1131 x1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 Clifford Keller 1137 1138 Adam Radcliffe 1139 Thomas Burns

5 of the victims were white. (1121. 1123, 1128, 1129, 1136) 2 of the victims were black. (1127, 1139) 1124 Kyle Anthony Mihecoby was a native american. 1126 Emanuel Miera was a latino. The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (1122, 1125, 1130, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1134, 1135, 1137, 1138) 1130 Marcia Aiken was female.

1136 Clifford Keller fired at a police officer. 7 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1121, 1123, 1125, 1127, 1128, 1129, 1137) A taser was used in 3 incidents. (1124, 1125, 1126) 1130 Marcia Aiken was possibly suicidal.

An incident in Hamilton AL is considered suspicious. “The Marion County Sheriff’s Department and the Hamilton Police Department responded to a house on Reese Road in Hamilton after the county dispatch received a request from a person for officers to perform a welfare check on a person possibly in distress at the house. “At some point after the officers arrived at the residence, a confrontation with an armed subject occurred causing one of the officers to discharge his firearm,” said Captain Jonathan Winters.” comments: Donna “Failed to mention they were at wrong address. The man wasn’t confrontational.” Donna “… I know my father better than anyone. I KNOW for a fact he would have put his gun down if he knew it was an cop beating on his door in the.middle of the night. I can get affidavits from everyone that knew him about his non confrontational spirit. My dad has taught us to respect the law. …” Iroczee “This article is very one sided and lacking in information. In a round about way it states that the officer was at the wrong house just like Donna said. You see that when it says the person they were looking for was “later located”. This puts a 70 year old man being brought out of his sleep at 1:00 in the morning. Is it really unsual for someone to come to their door at that time of the morning armed? Did the officer identify himself? Was the man given the opportunity to disarm?” police radio recording (1132)

2 of the incidents were in Georgia. “An armed robbery suspect is dead and another one is in custody after they were confronted by a DeKalb County Police SWAT unit early Sunday morning at a DeKalb County gas station. The suspects encountered police at a Texaco station in the 4900 block of Snapfinger Woods Drive around 3 a.m., police said. They went to the gas station after robbing a Waffle House on Evans Mill Road about six miles to the east. According to authorities, after an extended stand-off at the gas station, there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspects and police, which left one of the suspects dead. The second suspect was taken into custody.” (1122)

Sheriff’s Office IDs woman, deputy in apparent ‘suicide by cop’ “Springfield GA— Officials are investigating an apparent ‘suicide by cop’ . … Effingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Paddleford Drive at Goshen Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday in response to an attempted suicide. Authorities say 50-year-old Marcia Metzger Aiken of Effingham was threatening suicide and was reportedly in possession of a firearm. According to a release from ECSO, deputies attempted to make contact with Aiken and “the situation escalated very quickly, resulting in the woman being shot.” Aiken was pronounced dead at the scene.” (1130)

8 other incidents are noteworthy. Police identify suspect shot, killed by officer after struggle in southeast OKC “Capt. Bo Matthews, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, said the incident began with an officer responding to a call about a man lying in the grass on the side of Southeast 59th Street and Mackleman Drive. Matthews said the man, later identified as 28-year-old Kyle Anthony Mihecoby, was not cooperating with the officer, Bethany Sears, so the officer used pepper spray on him, who then punched her in the face. An altercation ensued, Matthews said, and the officer used a Taser on the man. According to Matthews, the man was able to take the Taser away from the officer ;and attempted to use it on her. At that point, the officer fired her weapon, Matthews said. Mihecoby died at the scene, according to Matthews. The officer was taken to the hospital and is being treated for injuries to her face and hands.” (1124)

Man dies while in police custody in Pueblo; police asking for witnesses “Pueblo CO – A man behaving erratically on the interstate died Sunday after a struggle with Pueblo officers. On Wednesday, the coroner announced he could not immediately determine a cause of death. Further testing will likely take about 4-6 weeks according to Pueblo County Coroner Brian Cotter. The police department says officers were dispatched to I-25 near Eagle Ridge Boulevard just before 3:30 p.m. on reports of a man, Emanuel Miera, 26, walking back and forth across the interstate. He reportedly kept darting through traffic even after officers showed up and tried to talk with him. Police say they finally got the man off the interstate, but he still wouldn’t cooperate with officers. During the struggle, officers tased him once, which didn’t subdue him. Police finally got the man handcuffed and took him to Parkview Medical Center, where he later died.” (1126)

Body cam video shows moments officers fatally shot robbery suspect in Seattle park “The Seattle Police Department has released body camera video that shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect by officers in a popular park. A woman was taken into custody. The shooting stemmed from a string of incidents that happened after a reported robbery at Forever 21 in the Northgate Mall about 10 p.m. Monday. Police said the two were shoplifting, and when a store manager confronted the couple, the man displayed a handgun, causing the manager to back away. The man and woman then fled to an apartment complex near the mall. When the apartment manager saw what he thought was a suspicious car in the parking lot, he went to investigate. Smartphone video shows the exchange between the apartment manager and the suspects. The suspects shouted profanities at the manager, who asked them to move their cars. As the suspects finally walked away, the man fired his gun into the ground toward the manager. The manager reported the incident to police as the couple drove away in an Audi. The gunman then drove off and the woman contacted police sometime after leaving the apartment complex. They found her at Holman Road and took her into custody. When officers noticed the man watching her at Holman Road, a car chase began with Seattle police. During the pursuit, the man fired multiple gunshots at officers in the 100 block of Northeast 80th Street. No officers were hurt. The pursuit continued as the driver entered Magnuson Park and came to a stop near the boat ramp. Body camera video [graphic warning at 3:55] shows the suspect ran from his car and into tall grass in the park. Police yell “put your hands up … You’re going to get shot … Don’t reach.” But the man started reaching toward his pocket, apparently brandishing a handgun. Officers opened fire.” video (1129)

1 Dead After Early Morning Officer-Involved Shooting “Northglenn CO Officers opened fire on two suspects in a stolen vehicle that accelerated toward them early Wednesday morning, leaving one dead and one injured, the Northglenn Police Department said. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 10400 block of Franklin Way as officers investigated a stolen vehicle, police said. As officers tried making contact, the vehicle accelerated toward them, police said. Officers opened fire, hitting one of two suspects in the vehicle. … One suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and the second suspect was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.” (1131)

KCSO investigating in-custody death in Boron “Bkersfield CA Kern County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a man’s death, after he stopped breathing while in custody Wednesday. On Dec. 13 around 6:00 p.m. deputies were called out to the 24000 block of Juniper Avenue in Boron after reports of a man threatening neighbors. Deputies say the man was under the influence of drugs and he was touching himself inappropriately. When deputies tried to arrest the man, he started to resist…. With help from a bystander, they were able to arrest him. But KCSO says once the man was handcuffed, they realized he wasn’t breathing. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.” (1133)

1 suspect dead, 2 others injured in New Britain police-involved shooting “One person is dead and two others were injured in an officer-involved shooting that happened in New Britain on Thursday evening. It happened in the area of Chapman Street and Chapman court a little before 7 p.m. when police tried to stop a car. The car was suspected of having been involved in a series of armed carjackings in New Britain and surrounding towns over the past two weeks, police said. The most recent was on Monday, where police said shots were fired at one victim, and in a second incident a victim was pistol-whipped. Police said as officers tried to stop the car and apprehend the occupants, more than one officer fired their weapon. Three people were in the car, and were all hit by gunfire. … Police said there was at least one firearm in the car.” (1134)

“FBI Agent, Detective Shoot and Kill Robbery Suspect in Yonkers: Sources A bank robbery suspect was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Yonkers detective Friday evening, three sources familiar with the investigation say. The agent and detective were conducting an investigation into the alleged bank robber near Van Cortlandt Park when they tried to pull him over at Aqueduct and McLean avenues for questioning, the sources told News 4. The two apparently saw the man with a weapon and fired at him, the sources said, adding that a gun believed to belong to the suspect was recovered at the scene. The man was pronounced dead at an area hospital, according to the sources.” (1135)

“Trooper fatally shoots driver after being dragged by vehicle Police say 30-year-old Adam Radcliffe of Wilmington was shot and killed when he attempted to flee police during a traffic stop, dragging a trooper as he fled. The incident began at 4:24 p.m. Friday. According to investigators, a trooper on patrol observed a burgundy Honda strike a pole and was driving erratically on Boxwood Road near Centerville Road in Wilmington. The driver, later identified as Radcliffe, then fled from the crash scene. The trooper followed Radcliffe’s vehicle to the Kirkwood Plaza Shopping Center on Kirkwood Highway. When the trooper approached the vehicle, Radcliffe allegedly took off with the trooper attached to the passenger side door, dragging him. The vehicle went down the access road for Kirkwood Plaza and turned left onto Farrand Drive. The trooper opened fire, striking Radcliffe. Radcliffe’s vehicle sped off down Farrand Drive. Police later located the burgundy Honda Civic off of Hammond Place at the end of Farrand Drive where it drove through a fence into a small creek. Radcliffe was removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital where he died.” (1138)

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Killed By Police December 3

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on December 3, 2017


22 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1083 1084 Ronald O. Hunt 1085 William Freddy Carter Jr 1086 Juan Luis Castro 1087 Daniel Navarro 1088 Jacob L. Baumgart 1089 Christian Chavez 1090 Bijan C. Ghaisar 1091 Christopher Escobedo 1092 Robert Claude Smith 1093 Lucas William Stone 1094 James C. Danforth 1095 1096 1097 Aquoness Cathery 1098 Quinton Shane Lee 1099 1100 1101 Rufus Cedric Baker 1102 Keita O’Neil 1103 Mario Guevara 1104 Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

7 of the victims were white. (1085, 1088, 1090, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1103) 2 of the victims were black. (1097, 1101) 4 of the victims were latino. (1086, 1087, 1089, 1096) The race of 9 victims is unknown. (1083, 1084, 1091, 1095, 1098, 1099, 1100, 1102,1104)

9 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1085, 1086, 1088, 1089, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1094, 1098) 5 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1083, 1084, 1100, 1103, 1104) 2 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1085, 1094) 1098 Quinton Shane Lee may have been suicidal. 1101 Rufus Cedric Baker was killed in a Walmart parking lot. 10 of the cases are considered noteworthy.

“Off-duty officer shoots, kills man who brandished gun at Lenexa Costco An off-duty police officer shot and killed a man who brandished a gun inside a Costco Wholesale store on Sunday. Police got a call about 11 a.m. about a man who was brandishing a firearm at the store. Witnesses said that the man was yelling and pointing a gun. When officers arrived, they found that the man had been shot by someone inside the store and he was pronounced dead. They then learned that an off-duty police officer, who was shopping there, engaged the man inside the store and fatally shot him. …. “You could hear from the front of the store,” one woman said. “A bunch of people were yelling, ‘Everybody get down! Everybody get to the back of the store!'” “We just kind of ran through the neighborhoods to see how far away we could get from the building,” she said. “I just really hope and pray that things get better across the country.” ~ Miguel Robles, a Costco employee, said, “I saw a gentleman standing at the door yelling at everybody. It looked like a .45 revolver in his hand. I just turned around and I started clearing people away from the door and pushing people away. I saw kids and told everybody to grab their kids and keep going, keep going, keep going.” ~ Costco employee Ryan Vacca said, “It was this weird moment for me where I could hear and sense a lot of commotion going on, but it wasn’t really registering with me. I was just kind of watching it ensue.” Vacca said the man was “yelling something about the fire marshal and the doors. It sounded like gibberish.” ~ Bill Payne was shopping with his friend when the incident happened. He said, “I was looking at the TVs and somebody hollered, ‘Man coming in with a gun!’ We ran towards the back and out the side door,” he said, “and when I got to the back, I counted 8 shots. It’s scary.” … Employees have returned to the store, which is expected to reopen on Monday. Armed man in Costco left behind little family, was living in his long-haul truck The screaming man with a gun who terrorized fleeing customers in a Lenexa Costco on Sunday morning was a tractor-trailer driver who, like many long-haul truckers, apparently lived in the cab of his truck. Ronald O. Hunt, 58, left his truck for the last time in the Costco parking lot when — for reasons still unknown to investigators — he walked menacingly into the store where he eventually was gunned down inside by an off-duty lawman.” (1084)

Man Holding Baby Daughter Hostage During Standoff in Covina Is Fatally Shot by Police; Family Questions Use of Force “The nearly 7-hour-long ordeal began about 3 p.m. Sunday when the man, identified by family members as 22-year-old Daniel Navarro, was sitting in a car with his girlfriend and 7-month-old daughter in the 700 block of North Glendora Avenue. The couple apparently got into some sort of argument, prompting a response from the Covina Police Department. At some point, the woman got out of the car but Navarro refused to exit. Authorities said the man in the vehicle made threatening statements and was armed with a knife. … “He picks the baby up and … sometimes he’ll put the baby in front of him to kind of like block the police,” said Jean Claisse. “[The police] were saying ‘We want to help you ‘We want to help you’. And he was saying some bad words back to them.” … Officers said they feared for the girl’s safety because of the man’s statements and devised a plan to rescue her, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release Monday. A loud explosion occurred at the front of the vehicle and officers immediately rushed in and pulled Navarro out. Several shots were fired as Navarro was being dragged out of the vehicle. video (1087)

“On Monday November 27, 2017, Bijan C. Ghaisar died after being on life support​ for 10 days. Authorities pursued his Jeep sport-utility vehicle on the evening of November 17, 2017, because it had been involved in a hit-and-run​ accident on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia​. The pursuit ended in the Fort Hunt area of Fairfax County. Ghaisar was then shot by U.S. Park Police after a short chase. His family stated that he had been shot three times in the head and suffered irreversible brain damage​…. no weapons were found in his vehicle.” (1090)

Bicyclist killed by deputy cruiser responding to call “POMPANO BEACH, FL. Authorities say a bicyclist has died following a collision with a Florida deputy’s patrol car. Broward Sheriff’s Office officials say the crash happened Tuesday afternoon in Pompano Beach. The bicyclist, who wasn’t immediately named, died at the scene. Authorities say the deputy was responding to a call but wasn’t using lights or sirens when the victim was struck.” (1095)

Statement by … U.S. Border Patrol “A U.S. Border Patrol agent discharged his service issued firearm, striking an assaultive male subject at approximately 11:30 a.m. (MST) on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a remote area of the Baboquivari Mountain Range west of Three Points, Arizona. The assaultive subject later died as a result of his wounds. Two agents were following a group of suspected illegal aliens through a rugged and remote mountainous area in response to a sensor activation. Both agents encountered the group of men 21 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. One of the subjects attacked an agent attempting to arrest him and gained control of the agent’s weapon. The other agent shot the subject in response. One agent suffered non-life threating injuries during the assault and was later transported to a Tucson hospital for treatment. Agents arrested three other members of the group – all adult male Guatemalan nationals – for immigration violations.” (1096)

Man dies after shot by Chicago police in Washington Park neighborhood “A South Side man died after he was shot by police while armed with a semi-automatic pistol in the Washington Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:15 p.m. in the 6100 block of South King Drive and encountered Aquoness Cathery, 24, holding a handgun, according to Chicago Deputy Police Chief Kevin Ryan. “At one point the officers fired and shot the offender, who was then taken into custody,” … Police said they recovered a gun but do not believe Cathery fired it at officers. … Witnesses said the shooting occurred after a police pursuit ended with an Audi crashing at 63rd Street and Vernon Avenue. Police would not comment. The officers were wearing body cameras, and the video will be reviewed as part of the investigation. The officers have been placed on a 30-day administrative leave, Ryan said.” (video) (1097)

Undercover Police Fatally Shoot Robbery Suspect in North Hollywood: LAPD “A suspected male robber was dead after being shot by undercover police in North Hollywood late Thursday afternoon, authorities said. Undercover Los Angeles Police Department officers were investigating a series of robberies in the area when they spotted the suspect at around 4:25 p.m. on the 12000 block of Vose Street, according to Lt. Chris Ramirez. Ramirez said the man jumped into a vehicle and attempted to flee. The suspect got out of the car after a short chase, at which point officers started shooting, Ramirez said. Asked whether the suspect knew the people who had their guns drawn at him were police, Ramirez said, “Usually our detectives always identify themselves as police officers.” Witnesses reported hearing around 10 gunshots with officers asking the suspect to show his hands. The man was taken to a hospital, where he died of gunshot wounds, according to police. It’s unclear what prompted officers to start shooting and whether the suspect was carrying a weapon. Authorities have not identified the suspect.” (1099)

Hendersonville police identify suspect, officer in fatal Walmart shooting ” Police have identified the suspect as Rufus Cedric Baker, a 32-year-old man from Buncombe County. … He said that when the officer tried to arrest Baker, whom Blake said was attempting to sell drugs, Baker tried to escape. The officer involved in the shooting said Baker was inside Baker’s car, and appeared to be reaching for a weapon in his waistband. The chief says officers at the scene recovered 14 bags of crystal meth and the suspect’s gun. Baker is a convicted felon with habitual felon status, whose criminal record includes theft, fraud, eluding arrest, robbery, breaking and entering, and receiving and possessing of stolen goods. He was released this year after serving five years in prison for various offenses. …The official statement from Chief Blake is below: Around 11 p.m. last night, Hendersonville Police Department responded to the scene of an undercover drug investigation at the Walmart Super Center, shot a suspect who was being placed under arrest and attempted to escape. The officer involved reported that the suspect appeared to be reaching for a weapon in his waistband.” (1101)

SF cop fatally shoots man who carjacked state lottery van “A San Francisco police officer shot and killed a suspected carjacker who had injured a state lottery worker, stole her minivan and led police on a chase into a public housing complex in the city’s Bayview neighborhood on Friday, officials said. … The episode began about 10:30 a.m. when police responded to reports that the driver of a California State Lottery van was carjacked in the 1800 block of 23rd Street in Potrero Hill, said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a San Francisco police spokesman. … Witnesses told police a gold-colored sport utility vehicle drove away from the scene, and officers spotted both the van and the SUV “traveling together down the streets of the Bayview district,” Andraychak said. Police officers stopped the gold-colored SUV at Gilman Avenue and Ingalls Street. (37.7188, -122.388) The men in the vehicle were detained without incident. … additional officers chased the white lottery van into the housing complex to Griffith Street and Fitzgerald Avenue, police said. The driver hit a fence and got out of the van, at which point at least one officer opened fire, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the man was armed. A patrol car stopped behind the lottery van had a shattered front passenger-side window, but police did not say how it was broken. The suspected carjacker, identified by the city medical examiner’s office as 42-year-old Keita O’Neil, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.” (1102)

Killed By Police November 26

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on November 26, 2017


18 people were killed in the United States last week. The source used is Killed By Police Here are the links: 1060 Chester Randolph Ward 1061 Seth Hardwick 1062 1064 Leopoldo Castaneda-Solis 1065 Nathaniel Harrison Edwards 1066 1067 1070 Lawrence Hawkins 1071 Jacob Paul McCarty 1072 Geronimo Vicente Santos 1073 Matthew Donald Tobin 1074 1075 Jackie Germaine Ragland 1076 1077 1078 Rocky Miles West 1079 Matthew David Borner 1080

4 of the victims were white. (1071, 1072, 1073, 1078) 3 of the victims were black. (1061, 1065, 1075) In 11 cases, the race of the victim was not specified. (1060, 1062, 1064, 1066, 1067, 1070, 1074, 1076, 1077, 1079, 1080) All of the victims, apparently, are male.

5 of the victims fired at an officer. (1060, 1061, 1072, 1073, 1078) 6 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1071, 1074, 1075, 1076, 1077, 1080) 2 of the victims were in involved in a domestic dispute.(1065, 1080) None of the shootings involved a Walmart parking lot.

The Lawrence Hawkins case is considered suspicious. Man Killed by Prichard Officer Was Unarmed “The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office confirms an investigation is underway into a fatal officer involved shooting in Prichard. Mobile Police says the it happened Saturday night at 9:30 during a traffic stop. It happened on First Avenue at Hanes Street. The Sheriff’s Office says Lawrence Hawkins was shot by a Prichard Police Officer. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s office says there is no other further information at this time and more details will be released as the investigation continues. News 5 spoke witnesses about what happened. Latreisha Williams tells News 5 she witnessed the officer follow Lawrence to his house, “He (Hawkins) got out his truck, reached in there to get his cell phone. The police were saying something, and all i heard was pow… pow… pow.” Williams says the officer never turned on his police lights until after he shot Lawrence. Several other witnesses from on the scene tell News 5 the same thing.” (1070)

5 cases are considered noteworthy. Fugitive task force involved in fatal shooting near Hedgesville, W.Va. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — “The U.S. Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force was involved in a “line-of-duty” fatal shooting Thursday near Hedgesville, W.Va., Deputy U.S. Marshal Cole Barnhart said in a statement. The deceased was not identified … The shooting occurred while the agency was attempting to arrest a suspect with a warrant that had been obtained by the West Virginia State Police for armed robbery charges, Barnhart said. … the agency, as a matter of policy, does not release the names of deputy marshals involved in shooting incidents until the conclusion of all investigations.” (1062)

Investigation Underway After Fort Worth Police Vehicle Hits, Kills Pedestrian “Police confirmed Friday evening that one of their units traveling southbound on Hemphill Street hit and killed a man walking across the street. Neighbors near the crash scene say their area is a bigger safety concern. The pedestrian’s body ended up on Fernado Florez’s yard. The victim, ” Leopoldo Castaneda-Solis, “… died at the scene. A cross has been planted on Florez’s yard. He says he is sad about what happened but is not shocked. Florez claims the street lights will be on and then suddenly turn off in the middle of the night. “If I had to go to the store, even just a couple of blocks, I’d call a cab. I’m not crossing the street here because a lot of times these vehicles don’t have their lights on.” (1064)

Death of inmate at county jail under investigation “The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate’s death at the county jail early Friday. Fort Walton Beach police had arrested Nathaniel Harrison Edwards, 31, … shortly after midnight on an outstanding warrant of felony battery-domestic violence, … During a search at the jail, Edwards was caught trying to conceal a plastic bag containing methamphetamine. The Sheriff’s Office then charged him with possession of a controlled substance and smuggling contraband into a detention facility. Edwards became combative about 3:50 a.m. and had to be physically controlled by corrections staff, according to jail officials. Edwards became unresponsive and was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, where he was pronounced dead.” (1065)

Two dead in stolen pickup after deputies open fire “… Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said the incident started around 3:50 a.m. when the BCSO helicopter spotted a white pickup truck that had been reported stolen. Albuquerque police officers had encountered the truck earlier in the night, but a spokesman did not have any information about it. North Valley-area command deputies responded to the report and tried to stop the truck. “They actually got out ahead of this and deployed a spike belt that was successful in spiking the vehicle,” Gonzales said. But, he said, the truck didn’t stop and instead continued to flee from authorities, driving erratically near Coors and Interstate 40. Deputies performed a “pursuit intervention technique” – in which a cruiser hits a fleeing vehicle to get it to stop – in a nearby neighborhood, and the truck came to a standstill about a quarter mile away on Coors and Glenrio NW. “Subsequently the deputies felt threatened,” Gonzales said. “We don’t know how many shots were fired.” Two people were found dead in the truck, and two people exited safely and were taken into custody, he said. He did not identify the people who were killed and did not know how old they were. He also did not identify the people who were taken into custody. Gonzales did not know why the deputies had felt threatened or if any shots had been fired at them.” (1066/1067)

Officer Involved Shooting in Klamath Falls “Police say earlier in the day at 4:30 p.m. officers and detectives from the Klamath Falls Police Department investigated an attempted murder incident at a home in Klamath Falls. They say during the investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for Attempted Muder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the first degree, Menacing, Assault in the fourth degree, and Reckless Endangering. Police say the suspect fled the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement. Police say at 9:35 p.m. they contacted the suspect in the 2100 block of Darrow Drive and the shooting happened. The names of the officer and suspect are not being released at this time.” “Matthew David Borner, 52, was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant and suspected of stealing a vehicle when he was contacted by Klamath Falls police officers just after 8:30 a.m., a press release from the district attorney’s office said. A confrontation ensued and Borner was shot by one or more officers. District Attorney Rob Patridge could not say whether Borner had a weapon, or if one was fired, citing the fact that the investigation is ongoing.” (1079)

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Killed By Police November 19

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on November 19, 2017


20 People were killed in the United States last week, according to the Killed by Police database. Here are the links: 1039 Shane Jensen 1040 Phillip Pitts 1041 Eddy Longoria 1042 Larry Ruiz-Barreto 1043 Cornell Lockhart 1044 Calvin Toney 1045 Kevin Janson Neal 1046 Adam Brogdon 1047 Keian Jones 1048 Dustin Robert Pigeon 1049 1050 Oscar Anaya 1051 Phillip Vancise 1052 Thomas Barclay 1053 Marco Antonio Hernandez 1054 Jose Luis Hernandez 1055 Leticia Ramirez 1056 1057 1058 Brian Calvert Donations to Killed by Police are appreciated.

1055 Leticia Ramirez was a female. 5 of the victims were white. (1039, 1041, 1045, 1046, 1058) 5 of the victims were black. (1040, 1043, 1044, 1047, 1056) 2 of the victims were native. (1048, 1057) 3 of the victims were hispanic. (1042, 1053, 1054) The race of 5 victims is not indicated in news reports. (1049, 1050, 1051, 1052, 1055)

4 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1050, 1051, 1052, 1056) 9 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1039, 1040, 1041, 1043, 1045, 1046. 1047, 1049, 1058) 2 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1040, 1041)

The death of 1042 Larry Ruiz-Barreto is considered suspicious. New Bedford man shot, killed by police in Fall River “A New Bedford man died overnight after he was shot by a police officer in Fall River, the office of Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said, and several of his relatives and friends were later arrested during an altercation with police at Charlton Memorial Hospital. Megan Borges, a spokesperson for the DA’s office, said Monday that Larry Ruiz-Barreto, 19 was pronounced dead at the hospital following the shooting. According to Borges, police responded just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday to a report of possible gunshots near the intersection of Riggenbach and Airport Roads. Upon arrival, Borges said a number of vehicles were seen leaving the area and police attempted to pull one of them over. It was during that encounter that an officer opened fire into the car and shot the driver, Ruiz-Barreto. Fall River police said the 911 caller had reported a car was smoking, and they heard two bangs that could have been gunshots. Police did not comment on why the officer decided to use deadly force.” (1042)

3 pedestrians were killed, in 2 incidents, in Southern California on Thursday. 2 Children Dead After On-Duty Deputy Vehicle Strikes 5 Pedestrians in Boyle Heights Area: LAPD “Two children were killed, (Marco Antonio Hernandez, Jose Luis Hernandez ) and three others were injured when several pedestrians were struck during a multivehicle crash involving an on-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy vehicle Thursday night in the Boyle Heights area, authorities said. The crash occurred shortly after 7:20 p.m. in the area of Indiana Street and Whittier Boulevard, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Tony Im. The location is on the border of East L.A. and Boyle Heights. The deputies were responding to an emergency call of a gunshot victim and traveling southbound on Indiana when a three-vehicle collision took place near Whittier, LAPD Captain Alfonso Lopez said at a late-night news conference at the scene. The sheriff’s vehicle struck five pedestrians on the southeast corner of the street. One of victims died at the scene. A second victim was later pronounced deceased after being transported to the hospital.” (1053/1054)

1055 Leticia Ramirez Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by Sheriff’s Deputy in Perris: Authorities “A pedestrian has died after being struck by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department vehicle in Perris Thursday night, authorities said. An investigation is underway after a Riverside County sheriff’s vehicle fatally struck a pedestrian on Nov. 16, 2017. About 8:40 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a collision involving a Riverside sheriff’s unit in the area of Perris Boulevard and Nuevo Road, according to Deputy Mike Vasquez. The patient was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, the Riverside County Fire Department said. Vasquez later confirmed the individual died. His or her name has not yet been released.” Teenage Girl Fatally Struck by Sheriff’s Vehicle After Running Across Lanes “A teenage girl was struck and killed by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department vehicle Thursday in Perris after she ran across lanes on Perris Boulevard.”(1055)

1045 Kevin Janson Neal was a mass killer. 4 Dead, Gunman Killed In Northern California Shooting Rampage “Authorities Tuesday evening identified the gunman who killed four people and wounded at least ten others, including children, during a shooting rampage in a small Northern California community before being fatally shot by law enforcement. The Tehama County District Attorney announced that the gunman was 43-year-old Kevin Janson Neal … Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston … said around 7:50 a.m., the gunman shot one person near the corner of Bobcat Lane and Fawn Lane. The gunman took off in a vehicle and opened fire at several other locations in the community, including at the Rancho Tehama elementary school, before crashing the vehicle. No children were killed at the school, but several of them were shot and wounded. A six-year-old remained hospitalized Tuesday night. The assistant sheriff said the gunman then stole a second vehicle before he was killed in a confrontation with two officers.” (1045)

2 other incidents are noteworthy. Man fatally shot by BR police officer was under investigation for child abuse, state police say “State Police said the trouble started at the Palms Apartments on McClelland Drive just after 6 p.m. when officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department were asked to escort a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) caseworker to the complex. State police said the police officer escorted the caseworker due to the nature of the allegations against Calvin Toney and his personal history. “During the course of that investigation, a struggle ensued with officers and the suspect,” said Sr. Tpr. Bryan Lee with LSP Troop A. “The suspect was shot and killed during that struggle.” It is standard procedure to have Louisiana State Police investigate a shooting involving a police officer. Troopers would not say whether Toney had a gun, but authorities did confirm that the struggle lasted several minutes and that Toney was “tased” multiple times before being shot. They also worked to dispel a rumor that quickly spread on social media following the shooting. “Our preliminary investigation shows the suspect was NOT handcuffed at the time he was shot,” Lee explained.” … The caseworker was looking into several claims of child abuse against Toney. WGNO News reported that as Toney attempted to flee the apartment when he was confronted by the officer and caseworker, he started to fight. Officials say that the officer deployed his stun gun “several times” and eventually shot him. After being shot, Toney reportedly fled the scene and was caught by the officer outside of the complex. The officer said Toney was still resisting and was then put into handcuffs until emergency medical personnel could arrive.”(1044)

Suicidal man shot and killed by police officer Wednesday in south Oklahoma City “About 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, 29-year-old Dustin Robert Pigeon called 911 and told a dispatcher he was going to kill himself. … Early Wednesday morning, officers found Pigeon holding a bottle of lighter fluid in his left hand and a lighter in his right hand, Oklahoma City police report. As officers approached, he began pouring the lighter fluid on himself and tried to light the lighter as officers ordered him to the ground. Pigeon reportedly ignored the commands and officer Troy Nitzky, a two-year veteran, fired a single round from his bean bag shotgun. Shortly after, Sgt. Keith Sweeney, a nine-year veteran, fired several rounds from his firearm, striking and killing Pigeon. … Capt. Bo Mathews, a spokesman for the Oklahoma City Police Department, said Pigeon was considered a danger to the officers and others as he was attempting to light the lighter fluid. “In this instance (it) would be unknown if he was going to run at somebody and douse them with the fluid and light it,” … Geoffrey P. Alpert, a professor of criminology at the University of South Carolina and an author on police use of force, spoke previously with The Oklahoman about the police department’s use of lethal cover in using non-lethal weapons as a sound policy, but questioned the use of force in Wednesday’s shooting. “Isn’t the whole point of trying to save his life as opposed to taking his life?” Alpert said. He questioned the need of the firearm with a bean bag shotgun available, saying if the first round was ineffective then “you get them with another bean bag, you don’t shoot them. That’s not smart.” “I think the bean bag is certainly reasonable. You’ve got to see what happens,” Alpert said. “Taking a life in those situations is going to take a lot of understanding and explaining. I don’t see the justification yet. But, then again, you never know. You have to hear what the officer has to say.” (1048)

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Killed By Police November 12

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on November 12, 2017


31 people were killed by police in the United States last week. This report is based on the Killed By Police database, which would appreciate a financial contribution. Here are the links: 1005 Juan Carlos Gomez (1006 / 1007 reported last week) 1008 Nyung Kyee 1009 Michael Wayne Marin 1010 Augustus Crawford 1011 Humberto Edwards 1012 Mason Andrew Johnson II 1013 1014 Marlysa Sanchez 1015 Eddie Patterson 1016 Pamela L. Webber 1017 1018 1019 Brandon Lee Flowers 1020 Jarrett Varnado 1021 1022 Jason Ike Pero 1023 Victor D. Bray 1024 Roger Raymond York, Jr. 1025 James Jacob Bailey 1026 Joseph Santos 1027 Charles Nichols. 1028 Paul Jones III 1029 Kiser Sturgell 1030 Ashley Jenkins 1031 1032 Thomas Aikens 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037

4 of the victims were female. (1014, 1016, 1021, 1030) 13 of the victims were white. (1005, 1009, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1016, 1017, 1019, 1024, 1025, 1026, 1029, 1030) 5 of the victims were black. (1010, 1015, 1020, 1028, 1031) 12 victims did not have a race indicated in media reports. 1022 Jason Ike Pero was “a member of the Bad River Tribe”

8 of the victims fired at an officer. (1009, 1012, 1013, 1024, 1025, 1028, 1033, 1034) 10 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1008, 1011, 1016, 1017, 1019, 1020, 1021, 1023, 1027, 1032) 3 of the incidents involved a domestic dispute. (1012, 1023. 1036) 4 of the victims were possibly suicidal. (1016, 1021, 1022, 1034)

Officer Jaimie Cox was killed during a KBP incident. Rockford Officer Shot Suspect Before Fatal Crash: Autopsy “A Rockford officer who died early Sunday while making a traffic stop fired his weapon, killing the suspect, before he was killed, police said. Autopsies conducted Monday showed that Officer Jaimie Cox, 30, died of blunt force trauma believed to be caused by a single-vehicle crash with suspect Eddie Patterson, 49, at the wheel. The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office has ruled Cox’s death a homicide, police said. Patterson was killed by gunshots that police believe were fired by Cox. Police said Patterson also received injuries when his pickup truck crashed about two blocks north of the initial traffic stop. On Sunday, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said he believed Cox had fired his weapon during the incident, and police initially tweeted that they were on the scene of a “shooting involving an officer,” at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Police said Cox made a brief radio transmission asking for assistance after making a traffic stop at around 1 a.m. in the area of State Street and Dawn Avenue. Officers who arrived on the scene minutes later found Cox with critical injuries and Patterson dead inside his pickup truck, which struck a tree in the parking lot of the nearby Unitarian Universalist Church, according to the State Journal-Register. On Sunday, O’Shea said police believe that Cox scuffled with Patterson and “became entangled in the suspect’s vehicle.” State police said Patterson’s license had been revoked, and that Cox may have stopped him because the license plates on the pickup truck did not match the vehicle, according to the Associated Press.” (1015)

2 of the incidents took place in Georgia. East Cobb woman shot and killed by police after making threats “Cobb Police said Tuesday afternoon that three officers shot a woman at her East Cobb home after she threatened them while they responded to a suicide call. The woman, whom police said made an “overt action” with a handgun toward the officers, was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital and later died. Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said … Four officers arrived at the home and found a 32-year-old woman inside, along with her three-year-old daughter, according to Pierce. He said the woman left through the front door and returned inside, “and at one point made an overt action” with a handgun, threatening the officers. Three of the four officers then shot her, Pierce said. … Pierce said the child was unharmed, and was taken away by a neighbor until a family member arrived. Pierce said this was not the first time police have been called to the home for similar reasons. “We have been at this residence before,” he said. “There’s a history here.” (1021)

Suspect dead after 2 officers shot in Forest Park, police say “Police said they were responding to a reckless-driving call and when they arrived, police said they saw James Jacob Bailey on a motorcycle, driving erratically without a helmet on. Police said the two officers tried to apprehend Bailey, but he ran behind a home. Witness Jose Martinez said he saw Bailey armed with a gun with police close behind him. “They told him to stop. They pulled the gun but he didn’t stop and he run to the back of the house over here,” Martinez told Channel 2 Action News. The gunfire between the two officers and Bailey left one officer shot in the neck, the other in the leg. Bailey is dead. … Officer Tim Sterrett was shot in the neck area and had surgery Wednesday night. He is showing signs of improvement Thursday morning and will remain in ICU for a while. Officer Demarkus Hutcherson was shot in the leg and is recovering well. … Channel 2 Action News dug into Bailey’s past. A 2010 document indicates a first offender sentence for Bailey for a methamphetamine count, cruelty to children and battery-family violence. A 2016 document indicates a theft by taking charge and a negotiated guilty plea sentence of seven years but upon serving one year, the remaining six “may be served on probation.” A Department of Community Supervision officer said at the time Forest Park officers encountered Bailey and he shot them, he had an active probation violation warrant out for him. “He was not in his right mind’ I’m telling you,” his mother, Chris Bailey … described her song as too generous and kind to shoot anyone, that is, until drugs got the best of him.” (1025)

5 other incidents are noteworthy. Officer wounded, man killed in Meridian “Meridian Police Chief Benny DuBose said the incident began when a couple was riding with the suspect and the suspect got into an argument with the man and forced him out of the car at gunpoint. The man then called police to report that his girlfriend was still in the car with the suspect, DuBose said. “A BOLO (be on the lookout bulletin) was given for the vehicle, and the officer involved spotted the vehicle and attempted to get the suspect to exit the vehicle. He told him he knew he had the gun and to place his hands on the dash,” DuBose said. “The suspect came out of the vehicle firing at the officer.” (1013)

Man hit by Taser catches fire, dies Tuesday in McClain County “A man died Monday evening after dousing himself and the inside of his van in gasoline and then being struck by a police officer’s Taser, the McClain County Sheriff’s Department reported. The man had been reported as missing by Norman police and was reportedly suicidal, said McClain County Sheriff Don Hewett. Two Lindsay police officers located the man about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday inside a parked van at 100th Street and Council Avenue, about 2 miles northwest of Lindsay. Lindsay city manager Stephen Mills said the officers were responding to a report of a man who was acting erratic with a gun when they found him sitting inside a van with a container of gasoline. Mills said the officers ordered the man out of the van and he got out with a lighter in his hand. Officers saw the gasoline but said he did not smell any gasoline on the man and did not see the man pour it inside the van, Mills said. As the man disobeyed the officers’ commands to get away from the van, he turned to get back inside the van, Mills said. The officer fired the Taser, igniting the gasoline. The man climbed back into the van, where the flames ignited the gasoline already poured inside the van. The van was quickly engulfed in flames, and one officer’s jacket caught fire during the blaze. Lindsay firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze. Mills said he didn’t think the officer violated any training in the use of a Taser, which can ignite any flammable liquid or fumes present. The officer believed the risk of the man getting back into the van with gasoline and a lighter was greater than firing the Taser, Mills said…. Hewett said the fire burned the man beyond recognition.” (1018)

“One dead after officer-involved shooting in Clinton Three Clinton Police Department officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of East Drive after 9 p.m. Wednesday. They had received information that a man with outstanding warrants was at the residence. Upon arrival, officers attempted to take him into custody. The man then attempted to climb out of a window. At one point, the man fired a weapon at the police. One of the officers fired back, hitting him. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The officers were not injured. Records show York had a violent criminal history in Anderson County. In July, he was arrested for evading deputies twice in two days. According to the report from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, he tried to reach for a knife to attack a deputy and tried to bite him while being arrested. York was booked on three counts of evading arrest, two counts of resisting arrest and once count of assault and reckless driving on top of his other outstanding charges of evading arrest and reckless driving.” Man flees deputies twice, succeeds once 1024 Roger Raymond York, Jr is the PICTURE OF THE WEEK.(1024)

Man killed by police in Providence did not steal state police cruiser “According to state police Col. Ann Assumpico, an unnamed trooper was driving Donald Morgan, 35, to a court appearance on obstruction and possession of a stolen motor vehicle charges. When the trooper stopped at a crash on Route 146 and exited the car, Morgan, still handcuffed, got into the driver’s seat and drove away with the cruiser. The trooper’s weapon was not taken. Laura Meade Kirk, a spokeswoman for the state police, said she could not comment on questions related to procedures for the transport of prisoners.” … “About an hour and a half after the cruiser was stolen, according to Cranston Police Col. Michael Winquist, a call went out across police radio channels asking officers across the state to be on the lookout for a white Ford F150 with something “hanging out the back.” The broadcast led the officer to suspect Morgan might be in the truck, Winquist said. A Cranston officer saw a white Ford F150 driving “erratically” in the city shortly afterward, and attempted to pull the driver over. The truck stopped, but when the Cranston officer got out of his car, the driver “took off at a decent clip,” Winquist said. The truck swerved, made illegal turns, and sped past stop signs evading the police. …” “A driver is shown racing in a white pickup truck down a highway Thursday morning as he tried to elude police cars, then getting caught in traffic where two highways merge alongside the city’s downtown. He repeatedly rams a woman’s car in front of him as officers jump out of the way. Providence police and state police converged on the truck and fired more than 40 rounds, killing the driver and injuring the passenger, said Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements. Police later found no weapons in the truck.” Woman reacts to brother’s killing by police on I-95 ramp She acknowledged that her brother has a criminal record. He had a suspended license and was driving an unregistered vehicle when he saw police attempt to pull him over. “He was probably nervous that he was going to get pulled over and sent back to jail, so he didn’t want to stop, which was the wrong decision on his part, which made it dangerous for other people,” Santos said. … “What they chose to do was use live ammunition — in excess of 40 rounds — to stop an almost completely stopped car,” … Santos said if it wasn’t for Donald Morgan, who is accused of stealing a state police cruiser and fleeing in a white pickup truck, her family wouldn’t be going through all of this. “My brother was wrong for not stopping and they were incredibly wrong for using the amount of force to stop a man who was actually innocent and scared,” she said.” video (1026)

Officials: Man flees arrest in Ross County, allegedly steals car at gunpoint “Law enforcement officials continue to search for a man who allegedly stole a vehicle at gunpoint to get away from them Wednesday. The incident happened while the U.S. Marshals Office was serving warrants along with the Ross and Pike County sheriff’s offices. Officers attempted to serve Kiser Sturgell, 27, with a warrant at 632 Keiser Road in southern Ross County when he allegedly ran out of the home with a rifle and threatened to shoot anyone who followed him into the woods, according to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office. Officers followed Sturgell but lost him in the woods. About 30 minutes later, he allegedly stole a 1997 burgundy Buick Lesabre from the 300 block of Keiser Road at gunpoint. The U.S. Marshals Task Force continued to work throughout the night and on Thursday to locate Sturgell. According to online prison records, Sturgell was placed on parole supervision after his release from prison in August on a felony failure to appear charge out of Jackson County. Pike County Court records indicate a warrant was issued for Sturgell’s arrest when he failed to appear for court Oct. 30 on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia filed by Waverly Police after an Oct. 28 incident. He also was cited for driving under suspension, no operator’s license, and unsafe vehicle during the same incident. Sturgell is described as a white male, 6-foot-2 inches tall, 200 pounds, blonde hair, blue eyes, and tattoos covering his neck and jaw.” Two dead after police shooting in Greenup County “Trooper Michael Murriell with Kentucky State Police says several law enforcement agencies in Greenup County were chasing a vehicle late Thursday night. The chase ended near the intersection of Route 693 and Route 207 in Flatwoods. That’s where neighbors reported hearing as many as 20 gunshots. Murriell says the two people in the vehicle died after they were shot by police. He could not confirm who opened fire first. KSP is also not commenting yet on what led to the chase.” Kiser Sturgell Dead in KY “Kiser and Ashley were shot dead in Flatwoods KY. ~ Why would you post something like that if your not 100% sure ?? ~ Because I watched it happen in my neighbors yard. He fired multiple shots and they fired back. ~ How do you know fs thou did you actually see kiser and how come the news has not released the names yet ?? ~ Tag # on the back of the Buick LeSabre he carjacked is the same. This happened in my neighborhood which the state Dept has closed off now btw. ~ Ashley WHO ? ~ Jenkins ~ This piece of garbage your referring to has a mom and a dad that are eventually gonna find this thread and have to read that about their baby. Kiser wasn’t a bad person, he just got down the wrong path in life. Drugs consumed his conscience and he made mistakes. Please don’t speak so ill on the dead, he wasn’t always this way.” (1029, 1030)

3 of the incidents can be labeled suspicious. Deadly officer-involved shooting in south Bakersfield “A man (Augustus Joshua Crawford) was killed Saturday night in an officer-involved shooting in South Bakersfield. … According to Bakersfield Police Department Sgt. Ryan Kroeker, officers stopped a vehicle around 10:45 p.m. Saturday on Planz Road near South H Street. Kroeker said a man, who was in the vehicle, got out and ran. Kroeker said an officer shot the man. He was taken to a local hospital where he died. Police said the man had a gun, but it’s unclear if officers were aware of that when the shooting occurred. Kroeker said a gun was recovered at the scene. ” (video) UPDATE (Nov. 6): “The Bakersfield Police Department said the gun found at the scene of the deadly police shooting Saturday night was one stolen from an unmarked Kern County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in October. Police also said the man was a suspect in a shooting earlier that night.” A facebook post says “Crawford’s family said Augustus was leaving his son’s first birthday party last night when he was pulled over by Bakersfield Police.” (1010)

Authorities initially called to shooting scene for a report of a person with a knife “The Ashland County Sheriff’s Office says a 14 year old boy has died following an officer-involved shooting in Odanah. Authorities say they were called to the area of Maple Street shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday for a report of a male walking around carrying a knife. According to authorities, shots were fired by a deputy shortly before noon, and the boy was hit by a gunshot. … The boy was taken to Memorial Medical Center in Ashland after he was treated by first responders, and was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Bad River Tribal Council says the person who died was a young male and was also a member of the Bad River Tribe” “The Ashland County Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a male subject walking on Maple Street carrying a knife. Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich responded to the scene and encountered a 5’9”, 300 pound male subject who fit the description given by the 911 caller. The subject was later identified as 14-year-old Jason Ike Pero. Pero approached Deputy Mrdjenovich with a large butcher knife and he refused numerous commands to drop the weapon. On two occasions, Pero lunged at the deputy while the deputy was attempting to retreat. Deputy Mrdjenovich fired his service weapon at Pero, striking him twice. Life-saving measures were initiated however, Pero was pronounced dead at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. DCI has determined Jason Pero was the same person that called 911 reporting a man with a knife, giving his own physical description. Initial information indicates that Pero had been despondent over the few days leading up to the incident and evidence from a search warrant executed on Pero’s bedroom supports that information.” (1022)

Denver police officer shoots man accused of robbing a bank on the 16th Street Mall; suspect dies at hospital “A Denver police officer shot a man accused of robbing an ANB Bank on the 16th Street Mall as he tried to flee down a nearby alley Friday afternoon while many people were walking down the mall, police say. … Chelsea Wood, 28, was walking east on the mall in front of the Ink Coffee shop when he saw a heavily bundled man walk casually out of the ANB Bank. He was wearing a gray ski mask over his face, a light hoodie, a winter coat and jeans, she said. …“He was very hobo-esque. I was looking at him as we passed face to face about six inches away. I thought, why are you wearing a ski mask when you can’t even see?” Wood said. “He was trying to see out of the mask and he couldn’t even see me.” Just then two men ran out of the bank and screamed, “We’ve been robbed!” At that moment, the peculiarly acting man with his hands inside his coat took a sharp left turn into an alley. A Denver police officer had just arrived on his shift, White said. He was less than a block away, Wood said. He came running as the bank men pointed him down the alley, she said. … The officer ran down the alley, yelling orders for the suspected robber to stop. The officer fired several shots, striking the suspect. Police later recovered a gun where the alleged bank robber fell near Dumpsters. There was also evidence from the bank robbery, White said.” (1035)

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The photographer was Dorothea Lange.

Killed By Police November 5

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on November 5, 2017


22 people were killed by police in the United States last week. This report is based on the Killed by Police database. Here are the links: 984 Lucas De Ford, 985 Eric Higgs 986 Mark Bidon 987 Tymyr Wilson 988 Dante Holden 989 Robert James Lightfeather 990 Jesus Birelas-Contreras 991 Luvelle Kennon 992 993 Vincent Hall 994 Heather Denean Bubrig 995 Jamee Almarez 996 Christopher Jacobs 997 998 Wallace Jory 999 Jerry Roach 1000 Robert A. Powell 1001 Marvin Stair 1002 Jorge Hidalgo 1003 Christopher Edward Loftis 1004 Raymond Davis 1005

21 of the victims were male. 994 Heather Denean Bubrig is the female. 5 of the victims were white, (994, 996, 998, 999, 1003) 6 were black, (985, 987, 988, 991, 993, 1004) 2 were native, (984, 989), and 2 were hispanic. (995, 1002) In 7 of the cases, the ethnicity was not indicated. (986, 990, 992, 997, 1000, 1001, 1005) The picture of the week award goes to 1003 Christopher Edward Loftis.

8 of the incidents saw the victim fire at the police. (985, 987/988, 993, 995, 997, 1000, 1001, 1005) 9 of the victims displayed a weapon. (986, 989, 990, 992, 994, 998, 999, 1002, 1003) Police used a taser on 996 Christopher Jacobs, and it did not work.

Facebook was the messenger in 2 of the incidents. Wallace Jory posted this message: “Just a thank you to my friends that helped me in my “move”; its over my stuff is garbage and tonite is my last night on earth. The wife and the son can have the apartment, good bye to one and all!!!” (998)

Jorge Hidalgo posted several memes, including “I need a cheap gun.” There were several messages. “What I’m about to do no Cai pedo real camaradas to hat have ur back don’t exist fuck it maybe i will live after this solo dios save” “To all my real camaradas need a gun to take some fool out of the way mis verdaderos camaradas no pinchis culos if you ain’t down with me don’t hit me up at all one way or the other i will get a gun” “Are you going to divorce? – Maybe – Think about it – No more thinking she got somebody i need somebody too” (1002)

Several of the incidents are noteworthy. Mark Bidon was a former law enforcement officer, who showed up at the employee entrance making trouble. “According to the department’s radio traffic from the time of the incident, a reporting party says there’s a “possible 10-96 at employee gate.” Sources tell 9Wants to Know “10-96” is code that refers to a person with possible mental health issues.” This may be a suicide by cop. (986)

Mr. Dante Holden, 19, of East Orange and Mr. Tymyr Wilson, 21, of East Orange were killed by an off-duty officer during a robbery attempt. “Information gathered so far indicates the police officer was dropping off an acquaintance and two children when they were confronted by the alleged robbers. Police said both suspects were armed. Police said one of the men apparently attempted to fire at the officer but the weapon jammed.” (987/988)

Sunnyvale police: Slain man threw knife at officers after killing Jax the police dog “About 18 minutes into the standoff, as they continued trying to coax Birelas-Contreras into surrendering, he threw a 6-inch butcher knife at the officers, Ngo said. That prompted Larkin to open fire with his service weapon, striking the suspect at least once. Birelas-Contreras was rushed to the hospital, where he died. Jax died from his wounds the same evening.” (990)

Police fatally shoot father who held 70-year-old elementary school teacher hostage for seven hours “The incident began unfolding at Castleview Elementary School around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday and lasted at least six hours as officials attempted to negotiate with the man … That man has been identified as Riverside resident Luvelle Kennon, 27. He died in the hospital after being shot by police. Kennon had a daughter in the first grade who he was coming to pick up when the violence unfolded, according to Justin Grayson, a public information officer for the Riverside Unified School District. He apparently flouted visitor protocol and forced himself onto the campus, then became upset and barricaded himself inside the classroom. Kennon’s behavior before he showed up at the school had already been raising concern among family members Tuesday morning. Upon his arrival school officials had been warned they may want to call law enforcement, Grayson said. “There’s just not much you can do when someone overpowers their way through the office staff,” he added. Kennon made his way to his daughter’s classroom, where he thought she would be; however, the students were out at lunch. It’s still not clear exactly why Kennon next chose to escalate the matter into a hostage situation. Grayson said he had not been a problem parent in the past.” (991)

Lakeland man 71, refused orders, dies after police confrontation “The incident took place at about 8:45 p.m. Lakeland police officers were dispatched to 726 W Crescent Drive after residents called about 71-year-old Jerry Roach, who they said yelled racial slurs at neighbors, fired his gun into the air once and pointed it at them from his front yard. Officers surrounded his home and evacuated neighbors. They tried to get Roach, who was inside, to come outside, but he refused. But then Roach told officers on the phone that he was going to come outside and that police would have to kill him. He said he would bring his shotgun, police said. Roach stepped out of his home with his shotgun at about 10:50 p.m and walked toward officers, who ordered him to drop it. After he refused, six officers fired at Roach. … he was pronounced dead at 11:20 p.m. … Roach, a felon, has had previous incidents with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, which include three felony and two misdemeanor arrests. He was prohibited from having a firearm.” (999)

Suspect killed after standoff with police at Billings sporting goods store “Billings Police Chief Rich St. John confirmed the suspect drove an SUV through the front entrance of the Big Bear Sports Center on King Avenue West around 3 a.m. … The suspect reportedly came from Wal-Mart where employees had kicked him out of the store for attempting to steal firearms, according to police. Q2 News spoke with a Wal-Mart employee who saw the suspect attempt to gain access to the gun case at the store early this morning. The employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the man appeared to be impaired. The suspect was told to leave and had to be chased out of the store. Officers who arrived on scene were shot at by the suspect. Several volleys of gunfire were exchanged. … It’s not clear if police shot and killed the suspect or if died by self-inflicted gunshot.” (1005)

2 of the incidents can be considered suspicious. State to investigate officer-involved shooting near Black River Falls “After a 27-year-old man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Jackson County Saturday morning, friends, family and members of the community gathered outside of the courthouse looking for answers. “The family had a million questions, no one was communicating with us,” says Curtis Redbird of the Ho-Chunk Nation. “We did it in a way that was very genuine to our people, and that’s peaceful, we shared songs with them to encourage them to come out and talk with us and we shared songs with the community in hope that they would come and support us.”… “A Jackson County deputy shot and killed a man after responding to a rural area near Black River Falls early Saturday morning. Sheriff Duane Waldera tells WEAU 13 News that the man was shot following a car chase. Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, the deputy responded to what the sheriff described as “a reported disorderly conduct matter that involved a restraining order injunction between two people.” It happened in the Jackson County Town of Komensky, which is east of Black River Falls. The deputy tried to find the person involved when he arrived at the scene and ended up seeing their vehicle, which was in motion. Then, the deputy tried to pull it over. “The vehicle did not stop, and then continued to the area of the residence where the complainant lives, at the residence area, and then everything unfolded from there,” said Sheriff Waldera. “It appeared that the person was attempting to go back to the other person’s residence, but the deputy intervened.” There’s no word on how many times the deputy fired or how many times the man was hit.” (984)

24-year-old identified in deadly officer-involved shooting in Columbus Officials say 24-year-old Raymond Davis of Columbus was pronounced dead at 1:58 AM Saturday. … We’re told police responded to a disturbance call at the Premier Lounge at the corner of 22nd Street and College Street. Investigators said the lounge was closing and there was a large crowd outside. Investigators said the exact details of the shooting are still under investigation. … A second person was also injured in the shooting and is expected to recover. We’re told a gun was recovered at the scene.”(1004)

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Killed By Police October 29

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 29, 2017


This is today’s chamblee54 report on police killings, aka officer involved shootings. The source used to track these incidents is Killed by Police. This past week saw 19 people killed by police. Here are the links to this week’s incidents: 964 Jason Daniel Marble, 965 Nicholas Pimentel, 966 Johnny Bonta, 967 Samantha Nicole Hennard, 968 Dexter David Anthony Baxter, 969 Darius Miller, Jr., 20 970 Matthew David Palaita, 971 Ashleigh Bertucci, 972, 973 David Campos, 974 Sean Bohinski, 975 Brandon Uzialko, 976 Timothy Earl Jackson, 977 Antonio Levison, 978 James M. Davis, 979 Sanders Surber, 980 Charles Wallace, 981, 982 Danny Sanchez, 983.

The first incident reported this week saw a police officer killed. “Girard police officer Justin Leo, 31, was shot late Saturday night and later died at the hospital. The suspect has been shot and killed by police. BCI Special Agent James Ciotti said two Girard police officers were called to the 400 block of Indiana Ave. just after 10 p.m. for what he calls a domestic-related incident. According to Ciotti, everything seemed fine when the officers arrived, but as they were standing by the front door, the suspect opened fire and shot Leo. The other officer then shot and killed the suspect in response. Officer Leo dropped to the ground almost immediately after being shot. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for surgery, but later died at the hospital.”

Of the 19 victims, 17 were male, and 2 were female. (967, 971) 9 were white. (964, 965, 967, 968, 971, 974, 975, 979, 980) 4 were black. (969, 976, 977, 981) 2 were hispanic/mixed. (970, 982) For 4 of the victims, the race was not specified. (966, 972, 978, 983)

In 5 of the incidents, the victim fired at the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In 6 of the incidents, the victim displayed a weapon to the police. (964, 967, 975, 976, 978) In at least 2 cases, the victim fought with the police. (968, 974) 2 of the shootings involved a domestic dispute. (964, 966)

The Johnny Bonta case has a strange twist. While trying to determine his ethnicity, this came up: Johnny Bonta: Hate crime victim? The name of the victim, and the state, were the same in both incidents. However, the reputed hate crime took place in 2011. The 2017 Johnny Bonta is possibly native american, although this cannot be confirmed. According to the guardian, native americans suffered the highest per-capita rate of police killing in the United States, in 2016. (Incident 972 took place at the Standing Rock reservation, in South Dakota. The victim has not been identified.)

The video of the week shows Sanders Surber crashing a vehicle in a roundabout under construction. The police were chasing Mr. Surber, who allegedly stole a vehicle from a Walmart parking lot. It is interesting how many of these incidents involve Walmart parking lots.

3 killings are labeled suspicious. (965, 972, 973) It should be noted that this is not a comprehensive review, and that mistakes are likely. The links are public record. Readers are encouraged to do their own research, and draw their own conclusions.

Family Speaks Out After 27-Year-Old Man is Shot, Killed by Police After Chase in Stanislaus County “They could have tasered him, they could have done a number of other options, they could have chosen besides this. Now the whole family is devastated,” … She admitted to the family Pimentel was driving drunk and had bumped cars and refused stop for police. Avrek Law An investigation into the police pursuit and fatal shooting remains ongoing. But a number of questions remains. Why didn’t police officers use tasers or some other non-lethal option? The family deserves to know. The community deserves to know. No one is safe in a world filled with police officers that are quick to use lethal force. Our staff at the Avrek Law Firm were deeply saddened to learn about the car chase and police shooting that killed Nicholas Pimentel . Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they continue to mourn such an incredible loss. No person deserves to die over something like this. Unfortunately, the police often resort to lethal force even when it is not warranted.”

Man killed in officer-involved shooting on Standing Rock Reservation “The Bureau of Indian Affairs says just before 8 p.m., Monday evening, officers responded to a report of shots fired at a Fort Yates gas station. Officers spotted the suspect vehicle traveling west on Highway 24 and pulled it over. During the stop, one of the suspects exited the vehicle and walked toward officers with his hands in his pockets. He ignored officers commands to show his hands, and was shot. “

McDonald’s robbery suspect fatally shot by HPD officer in southwest Houston “Police say hours earlier, the robbery suspect used the scissors and screwdriver to threaten and rob workers at a CVS and McDonald’s. … Around 6:30 a.m. police say the suspect robbed a Southside Place CVS then rode a METRO bus to a McDonald’s on Bellaire Boulevard near the Chimney Rock Road intersection. Executive Assistant Chief Matt Slinkard said the man waited for customers to leave the restaurant, then assaulted the manager. “As the suspect exits the McDonald’s, still with the screwdriver and a pair of scissors, one Bellaire officer and two HPD homicide officers encountered that suspect,” Slinkard said. Investigators say the suspect stood in the middle of a busy Bellaire Boulevard, refusing to drop the screwdriver or scissors. Slinkard said the Bellaire officer and Houston officer both deployed their taser. The man was hit by one taser. Police say it had no effect on him and he continued to threaten the officers. At that point, the Houston officer shot him.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The photographer was Dorothea Lange.

Killed By Police October 22

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on October 22, 2017


Here is the October 22 edition of chamblee54 looks at police killing of citizens. As always, the information is supplied by Killed by Police. This is a viewer supported service, and would appreciate any contributions. If everyone who talks about police killings contributed…

This report covers October 15 – October 21.There were no police killings reported on October 15. There were 16, all male, in the next 6 days. The KBP numbers are 948 – 963. Here are links to the cases: 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963

All of the killings this week appear to be justified. This is a quick opinion, fueled by the media reports shown. Further investigation, and possible litigation, by the appropriate agencies is needed. In one case, there is a video of the robbery, that preceded the killing. Police-involved shooting 10-16-17 Harford Rd./Glenmore Ave. The man got $26 in the robbery. The video does not show why the police felt the need to fire at the suspect.

4 of the victims were white. (950, 951, 956, 961) 5 of the victims were black. (948, 953, 958, 959, 962) In 7 cases, the race was not readily apparent from reports. (949, 952, 954, 955, 957, 960, 963) 911 calls involving domestic violence were made in 3 cases. (950, 957, 960)

In 2 cases, the victim fired at the police. (954, 956) In 8 cases, the victim displayed a weapon to police. (949, 950, 952, 955, 957, 958, 960, 963) In 3 cases, the victim fought with police. (959, 961, 962) In case 961, the victim stabbed the police officer. In 4 cases, the police used tasers on the victim, and the taser did not work taser not work. (949, 957, 960, 962) Apparently, this is more of a problem than some would have you believe.

Suspect dies after struggle with deputies, 962, is our Case of the Week. “A man wanted on several warrants died Friday after a struggle with deputies at the Marksville LA WalMart. According to Chief Deputy Steve Martel, deputies spotted Armando Frank, 42, who was wanted on several warrants, sitting on a tractor outside the store. When they attempted to arrest him, Frank resisted and was tasered by the deputies. He continued to resist and was tasered again before deputies took him to the ground. At that point, they noticed Frank’s breath was becoming shallow, so they called for an ambulance. Frank then died at the hospital, Martel said. … three deputies were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries that occurred during the struggle.”

Readers are invited to look at the links, and draw their own conclusions about these incidents. If you like, please leave a comment here. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The images were taken in Omaha, Nebraska, in November, 1938. The photographer was John Vachon.