Category Archives: Shot by Police

Killed – Adam Bosch (Jurupa Valley, CA)


Riverside County will pay $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a man killed by a sheriff’s deputy during a stop last year, an attorney said Friday.

Adam Bosch, 29, of Norco was shot after Deputy Steve Lycopolus pulled him over at an am/pm gas station in Jurupa Valley on the night of July 7, 2013.

Bosch family attorney Dale K. Galipo said the deputy fired from the side and rear of the victim’s car as Bosch began driving away, and bullets struck him in the back.

Lycopolus claimed that he opened fire because Bosch was driving toward him and was going to hit him and another deputy on the scene, according to court papers.

Deputies in Jurupa Valley fatally shot Adam Bosch, 29, of Norco, on Sunday July 7,

Killed – Carlos D. Runyon (Fern Creek, KY)


LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man who was shot and killed by a police officer after an alleged armed robbery and hostage situation at a Louisville fast food restaurant has been identified.

The Jefferson County Deputy Coroner confirmed the suspect as Carlos D. Runyon, 29, from Louisville. The report stated he lived in the Newburg area.

The coroner’s office conducted an autopsy Monday morning. The autopsy revealed the cause of death to be a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. Runyon was pronounced dead just after 12 p.m. on Sunday at the scene of the shooting.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A suspect in an attempted robbery of a KFC restaurant in Fern Creek was killed in an officer involved shooting Sunday morning.

Police say the suspect broke into the KFC in the 6600 block of Bardstown Road near Beulah Church Road just before 8 a.m. on Sunday. When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed the drive-thru window was broken out.

According to Police Chief Steve Conrad, officers discovered it was a hostage situation pretty quickly. “They saw people in the store had been bound and were on the floor,” he said. “[And] a person that appeared to be a suspect, wearing a bandana.”

Chief Conrad said backup SWAT and hostage negotiators were called but before they arrived the suspect grabbed a hostage and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area.

The hostage was able to break away from the suspect during the chase.

According to police, the suspect fled along Beulah Church Road. The suspect fired a gun at officers. Chief Conrad says one officer returned fire. “Preliminarily, it looks like that officer 8shot and killed the suspect,” he said.

Killed – German Mata (Amarillo, TX)


AMARILLO (July 8, 2013)—An autopsy was scheduled Monday after an officer shot and killed a Texas man who pointed what turned out to be a fake gun at police in Amarillo.

Police identified the man as German Mata, 33.

The shooting happened after officers responded early Sunday to a 911 report about a neighborhood man who was causing problems, Lt. Erick Bohannon said.

Mata was taken to an Amarillo hospital where he died Sunday afternoon.

Amarillo police fatally shot a man Sunday morning after he pointed what they thought was a pistol at an officer, authorities said.

German Mata, 35, was transported to a local hospital, police said, where he died after being shot during the incident.

Police said two officers responded about 2:45 a.m. to reports of a disturbance at 1615 S. Jackson St., where a man confronted them outside.

Mata pulled a replica pistol out of his waistband and pointed it at officers, police said.

Thinking Mata was going to shoot, police said one of the officers shot the man.

Killed – Todd Allan Ferguson (Phoenix, AZ)


PHOENIX – Phoenix police say a man was shot and killed as he threatened an officer with butcher knives Saturday night.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said officers responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment near 7th Street and McDowell Road where a man in his 30s was reportedly threatening to kill his father.

When they arrived, the man who answered the door had two butcher knives raised in a threatening manner.

Thompson said the man, 34-year-old Todd Allan Ferguson, told the officer who was moving back to kill him.

The officer ordered Ferguson to stop but he continued to advance toward the officer outside the apartment and continued to tell the officer to kill him.

Thompson said Ferguson got within several feet of the officer who then fired at him to end the threat.

Ferguson died at the scene. The officer was not injured.

Triple Shooting – Killed – John Evans (Nicholas County, WV)


Two Nicholas County deputies are in satisfactory condition at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.

As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as ‘under evaluation’, according to Charleston Area Medical Center.

Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.

On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.

Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.

Two Nicholas County deputies were shot by an elderly man in the area of Craigsville during a shootout.

According to P. K. Milam, Nicholas County Prosecutor, 84-year old John Evans had an argument with a neighbor who then called 911 at about 9 AM Saturday.

West Virginia State Police Sgt. Michael Baylous tells 13 News that Deputy Buddy Stapleton first responded to the call. When Stapleton arrived, Evans shot him in the leg.

Baylous also tells us that when backup arrived, Deputy Tommy Allison was shot in the face.

CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va., July 6 (UPI) — A 5-hour standoff with an 84-year-old West Virginia man who wounded two deputies ended Saturday when police shot and killed him, authorities said.

Killed – Lemuel Rufus Furr (Charlotte, NC)

Lemuel Rufus Furr

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is conducting an investigation, after an officer involved shooting in the 2500 block of Penninger Circle. The call for service came in at 1:15 a.m., on Saturday, July 06.

Officers responded to a call about an assault with a deadly weapon.

When officers got to the scene, they spoke with the person who called. He said he and his father, got into an argument inside a home and the suspect shot at him and had barricaded himself inside the residence.

Police tried to negotiate with the father, 59-year-old Lemuel Rufus Furr III. Furr told negotiators he was not going to be taken alive, police said.

Eventually, Furr exited the home, pointing two handguns at the officers, the report states.

A CMPD Officer assigned to the Vice and Gang Unit then fired, hitting and killing Furr. Per department protocol, the officer, who has been with CMPD since September 2000, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.–214462751.html

Killed – Vincent Wood (Albuquerque, NM)

Vincent Wood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The family of a man shot and killed by Albuquerque police after he brandished a pair of knives says an autopsy report shows he was shot nine times.
The Albuquerque Journal reports ( that Vincent Wood’s family on Wednesday accused the Albuquerque Police Department of “overkill.”

Wood’s family says the 66-year-old Vietnam veteran suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. He was shot earlier this month by two Albuquerque Police Department officers while brandishing two large knives in a gas station parking lot.

On Friday, police said Wood was threatening kids with two large knives at the Circle K on San Mateo. Officers were dispatched to the area and within four minutes, Wood was shot and killed.

On July 5, officers responded to a shopping center in the 4600 block of San Mateo NE, north of Montgomery, just before 7:40 p.m., when a security guard there called to report that Wood was threatening two kids with two “big ol’ butcher knives.”