Category Archives: Police Officer

The Two Races in America

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There are two races in America. The race I’m running is the 100m. It’s tiring (I didn’t bother training properly), it’s intense but if I keep hauling my bones along eventually I’ll get to the end. Even if I don’t, someone can probably help or carry me over the line. I’ll need to make a big effort, at the end I’ll be short of breath and exhausted, but I will have run the race.

But next to me there’s another race going on. From high above the stadium, in the TV blimp or police helicopter, both races look pretty much the same in a bird’s eye view. But come down closer until you can see the faces of the runners and feel the texture of the track: These two races are different.

The race next to me is the 110m hurdles. It is slightly longer. It is harder fought. It involves more skill and nerve to negotiate. If you hit the first hurdle and stumble, it hurts but you may stay on your feet. But hitting the second, third, fourth hurdle, at some point you may well be taken down and not be able to get up at all. By then you will be hurting and winded. You can’t breathe. By then the race is lost anyway. A few adept runners may be able to excel and get safely over all the hurdles, may be able to run that extra 10m to get to the finish line. But helping or carrying someone to the end of this race, hauling them over the hurdles, is a whole different proposition.

In one race the starter pistol starts the race. In the other it takes aim.

Back at the end of my race, the 100m, the runners (who all finished) are standing around. Most are silent as a few loudly run their mouths:
“Why is everyone talking about how hard the 110m hurdles is?”
“Our race was tough too!”
“We had to run hard!”
“We had to put effort in! Nobody did us any favors!”
“If they’re complaining so much why don’t they just come run this race? They’re just being lazy”
“If it will stop their complaining, let’s just reduce the number of hurdles from 10 to, say, 5!”

Or maybe everyone should be allowed to run the same race with the same rules and the same challenges.

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Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Troy, OH)

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TROY — A man was killed and a Troy police officer wounded in a gun battle involving police, a sheriff’s deputy and a shooting suspect on Monroe Street Sunday morning.

Franklin Jones III, 30, was killed in a shootout with Troy police on West Franklin Street.

Troy Sgt. Jeff Kunkleman was shot in the leg during the exchange of gunfire. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and is recovering from the injury at home.

Jones allegedly shot Sammy Butler, 24, who was found in an alley between West Franklin and Monroe streets suffering from two gunshot wounds to his buttocks. The initial shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute according to police.

Tonya Conn-Baker was in the area and watched the shooting unfold around 2 a.m. She estimated hearing at least 30 rounds fired.

The grand jury met Friday to hear the results of an investigation by the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation into the death of Jones. He was killed after police were called to a report of shots fired in the area of West Franklin and Monroe streets early Dec. 29. The grand jury findings were disclosed Wednesday, Feb. 19.

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – A Miami County grand jury cleared four Troy police officers involved in a shooting incident.

Troy police confirm to 2 NEWS that the officers were cleared in the shooting death of Franklin Jones, III.

Jones was shot in December 2013. Police were looking for him following an earlier shooting they believe he committed.

Officers confronted Jones on Monroe Street and shots were exchanged. One of four officers was hit. Jones was killed.

http://www.whio.com/news/news/man-killed-officer-shot-downtown-troy-shootout/ncXdz/

http://wdtn.com/2014/02/19/troy-officers-cleared-in-fatal-shootout/

http://www.whio.com/videos/online/franklin-jones-iii-30-was-killed-in-a-shootout/vCMGXh/

http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?mobile=280e316223

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailycall/obituary.aspx?pid=168853656

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Franklin-D.-Jones-97469526

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Palatka, FL)

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PALATKA, Fla. – A traffic stop turned deadly when a fleeing suspect was killed by a Florida Highway Patrol officer after the suspect allegedly shot him in the face.

FHP officer Lawrence Andrew Litzell stopped a maroon Mercury Grand Marquis close to downtown Palatka around 12:44 a.m., according to FHP public information officer Sgt. Dylan Bryan. Two men were inside the car, including 24-year-old Somourian Jamal Wingo, both men fled on foot and split up. Litzell followed one of the suspects in his patrol car for a brief period, then began to chase him on foot. “When one of the subjects then brandished a firearm, displayed a firearm, and shot the trooper, the trooper immediately returned fire, striking the suspect, and killing that suspect,” Bryan said.

Litzell was shot in the face and airlifted to UF Health in Gainesville.

Wingo was found dead near 2nd Street and Laurel Street. A .25 semi-automatic handgun was found at the scene near Wingo, according to Sgt. Bryan. The other suspect is still at large.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/news/local/2014/01/18/4632145/

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Trooper-Injured-Suspect-Killed-in-N-Florida-Shooting-237949151.html

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-12-28/story/trooper-shot-face-kills-chase-suspect-putnam-county

http://www.theledger.com/article/20131229/NEWS/131229191

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131228/ARTICLES/131229686

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fhp-trooper-shot-suspect-killed-during-traffic-sto/ncXKf/

http://www.examiner.com/article/fhp-trooper-shot-palatka-saturday-stable-condition

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Dallas, TX)

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MANSFIELD — The 16-year-old boy who died after a Christmas Day shootout with Grand Prairie police was driving a stolen car and using a stolen gun, officials said Thursday.

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School student Peyton Cole Barbour — described by friends as cheerful and beloved — kicked off the manhunt after fleeing when an officer tried to pull him over early Wednesday morning.

Grand Prairie police spokesman Mark Beseda said the officer tried to initiate the stop near North Grand Peninsula Drive and England Parkway because it was around 4:30 a.m. and the vehicle seemed suspicious.

“Whatever [Barbour] was doing caught the officer’s attention, and that’s when they pulled up to him and he just took off,” Beseda said.

Beseda said the officer making the stop wasn’t aware Barbour was driving a stolen 1997 Honda, though he said that may explain why the teenager fled.

The brief chase ended when Barbour abandoned the car in the middle of a field and shot at the officer, who fired back. Neither was wounded, and Barbour escaped into a wooded area.

About 2 p.m., Barbour started shooting at officers again while cornered near East Seeton Road. He injured two officers before authorities surrounded and shot him.

Barbour was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died. The two officers are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Police on Thursday were still trying to determine how Barbour obtained a Glock 9-mm pistol. The gun had been reported stolen in a home burglary.

Barbour fled on foot and shot at a pursuing officer, who returned fire. The teenager disappeared into the woods. Grand Prairie police set up a perimeter and searched the area for hours. About 2:00 p.m., officers found Barbour about a mile from the original traffic stop.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/best-southwest/headlines/20131226-police-16-year-old-killed-in-shootout-with-officers-was-driving-stolen-car.ece

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Grand-Prairie-Police-Search-for-Man-Who-Shot-at-Officer-237232591.html

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/deceased-teen-suspect-identified-in-christmas-day-shooting/

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/08/26/police-officers-not-indicted-in-teens-fatal-shooting/

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington/article3840816.html

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/friends-shocked-by-16-year-old-mansfield-shooters-actions/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?pid=168767848

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Dallas, TX)

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MANSFIELD — The 16-year-old boy who died after a Christmas Day shootout with Grand Prairie police was driving a stolen car and using a stolen gun, officials said Thursday.

Mansfield Lake Ridge High School student Peyton Cole Barbour — described by friends as cheerful and beloved — kicked off the manhunt after fleeing when an officer tried to pull him over early Wednesday morning.

Grand Prairie police spokesman Mark Beseda said the officer tried to initiate the stop near North Grand Peninsula Drive and England Parkway because it was around 4:30 a.m. and the vehicle seemed suspicious.

“Whatever [Barbour] was doing caught the officer’s attention, and that’s when they pulled up to him and he just took off,” Beseda said.

Beseda said the officer making the stop wasn’t aware Barbour was driving a stolen 1997 Honda, though he said that may explain why the teenager fled.

The brief chase ended when Barbour abandoned the car in the middle of a field and shot at the officer, who fired back. Neither was wounded, and Barbour escaped into a wooded area.

About 2 p.m., Barbour started shooting at officers again while cornered near East Seeton Road. He injured two officers before authorities surrounded and shot him.

Barbour was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he died. The two officers are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.

Police on Thursday were still trying to determine how Barbour obtained a Glock 9-mm pistol. The gun had been reported stolen in a home burglary.

Barbour fled on foot and shot at a pursuing officer, who returned fire. The teenager disappeared into the woods. Grand Prairie police set up a perimeter and searched the area for hours. About 2:00 p.m., officers found Barbour about a mile from the original traffic stop.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/best-southwest/headlines/20131226-police-16-year-old-killed-in-shootout-with-officers-was-driving-stolen-car.ece

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Grand-Prairie-Police-Search-for-Man-Who-Shot-at-Officer-237232591.html

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/deceased-teen-suspect-identified-in-christmas-day-shooting/

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/08/26/police-officers-not-indicted-in-teens-fatal-shooting/

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/arlington/article3840816.html

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/friends-shocked-by-16-year-old-mansfield-shooters-actions/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?pid=168767848

Double Shooting – Killed – Police Officer – Kevin Gale Stauffer, Jr. (Tupelo, MS)

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(Tupelo, MS) A Tupelo police officer has died and a second is in critical condition after a shooting Monday afternoon.

The officers were responding to a robbery at BancorpSouth’s Gloster Creek Village branch when they were shot.

The bank robbery call came in at about 3:15 p.m.

The two officers responded and confronted the suspects on south Gloster Street.

The FBI has expanded the search for the alleged bank robber who shot and killed a Tupelo, Miss., police officer two days before Christmas.

A nationwide dragnet is now in place for the suspected killer of officer Gale Stauffer, 38, who was gunned down Monday in a confrontation with bank robbers as the suspects made their getaway. Another officer, Joseph Maher, 26, was critically wounded in the incident.

UPDATE 5:36 pm from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Phoenix police identified the suspect as Mario Edward Garnett, 40, who is from the Midwest and served four years in the U.S. Army.

Law enforcement authorities believe the bank robber who shot two police officers in Tupelo, Miss. last week, killing one, is the same man later killed in another attempted bank robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday.

“We believe that this suspect is the same individual who is responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the robbery of the BancorpSouth in Tupelo, the shooting of Officer Joseph Maher, and the murder of Officer Gale Stauffer,” the Jackson, Miss., FBI bureau said in a statement late Saturday.

During the suspect’s getaway in Mississippi Monday, he was confronted at a railroad crossing by Officers Stauffer and Maher. Both were shot at close range. Stauffer, an Iraq War veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard who had served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, died. Maher remains in serious condition.

http://wreg.com/2013/12/23/two-tupelo-police-officers-shot/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/gale-stauffer-cop-killer_n_4508057.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1229/Man-who-shot-Tupelo-police-officers-said-to-be-bank-robber-killed-in-Arizona

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/gale-stauffer-murder_n_4515017.html

http://wreg.com/2013/12/27/funeral-held-for-tupelo-police-officer/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/fbi-alleged-miss-cop-killer-linked-to-atlanta-bank/ncW7Y/

http://www2.localmemphis.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Kill-Suspect-Wanted-In-Tupelo-Officers/Rqd0hg6xEkCl0kG5s8b9KQ.cspx

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24291875/tupelo-officers-shot

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/killed-mario-edward-garnett-phoenix-az/

http://djournal.com/news/tupelo-officer-shot/

http://djournal.com/news/hero-laid-rest-job-well-done-sgt-gale-stauffer/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21898-sergeant-kevin-gale-stauffer-jr

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168742039

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Tupelo, MS)

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(Tupelo, MS) A Tupelo police officer has died and a second is in critical condition after a shooting Monday afternoon.

The officers were responding to a robbery at BancorpSouth’s Gloster Creek Village branch when they were shot.

The bank robbery call came in at about 3:15 p.m.

The two officers responded and confronted the suspects on south Gloster Street.

The FBI has expanded the search for the alleged bank robber who shot and killed a Tupelo, Miss., police officer two days before Christmas.

A nationwide dragnet is now in place for the suspected killer of officer Gale Stauffer, 38, who was gunned down Monday in a confrontation with bank robbers as the suspects made their getaway. Another officer, Joseph Maher, 26, was critically wounded in the incident.

UPDATE 5:36 pm from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Phoenix police identified the suspect as Mario Edward Garnett, 40, who is from the Midwest and served four years in the U.S. Army.

Law enforcement authorities believe the bank robber who shot two police officers in Tupelo, Miss. last week, killing one, is the same man later killed in another attempted bank robbery in Phoenix, Ariz., Saturday.

“We believe that this suspect is the same individual who is responsible for the attempted bank robbery in Atlanta, the robbery of the BancorpSouth in Tupelo, the shooting of Officer Joseph Maher, and the murder of Officer Gale Stauffer,” the Jackson, Miss., FBI bureau said in a statement late Saturday.

During the suspect’s getaway in Mississippi Monday, he was confronted at a railroad crossing by Officers Stauffer and Maher. Both were shot at close range. Stauffer, an Iraq War veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard who had served with the Tupelo Police Department for eight years, died. Maher remains in serious condition.

http://wreg.com/2013/12/23/two-tupelo-police-officers-shot/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/27/gale-stauffer-cop-killer_n_4508057.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2013/1229/Man-who-shot-Tupelo-police-officers-said-to-be-bank-robber-killed-in-Arizona

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/gale-stauffer-murder_n_4515017.html

http://wreg.com/2013/12/27/funeral-held-for-tupelo-police-officer/

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/fbi-alleged-miss-cop-killer-linked-to-atlanta-bank/ncW7Y/

http://www2.localmemphis.com/mostpopular/story/Police-Kill-Suspect-Wanted-In-Tupelo-Officers/Rqd0hg6xEkCl0kG5s8b9KQ.cspx

https://usgunviolence.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/killed-mario-edward-garnett-phoenix-az/

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/24291875/tupelo-officers-shot

http://djournal.com/news/tupelo-officer-shot/

http://djournal.com/news/hero-laid-rest-job-well-done-sgt-gale-stauffer/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21898-sergeant-kevin-gale-stauffer-jr

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chickasawjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=168742039

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Clinton, OK)

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CLINTON — At 18 years old, the Goodblankets’ eldest son stood larger than most grown men: 6-foot-8 and at least 215 pounds.

And on the night of Dec. 21, a misunderstanding with his girlfriend spun Mah-hi-vist Goodblanket into a destructive fit, smashing windows and doors and knocking over the family’s Christmas tree. Melissa and Wilbur Goodblanket feared he would hurt himself, so they called 911.

The law enforcement response that followed would leave their son lifeless on the floor of their Clinton home, riddled with gunshots.

The Goodblankets’ version of events differs from a description given by Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples, who says his deputies were justified in shooting the young man. Two deputies, Dillon Mach and Chance Avery, are on leave while the incident is investigated, and Avery is recovering from an amputated finger — caused when he shot his hand during a struggle with the young man, Peoples said.

An investigation by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is underway. Once the report is submitted, the Custer County District Attorney’s office will determine if the shooting was justified. Meanwhile, the sheriff wouldn’t make public any police reports or 911 tapes regarding the incident.

The long-awaited autopsy was released on Friday, March 21, 2014, and forwarded to Custer County District Attorney Dennis Smith, who will decide if there will be any charges filed against the shooting deputies.

The Goodblankets called 911 when Mah-hi-vist, who was diagnosed with Oppostional Defiant Disorder four years ago, was experiencing an episode associated with his medical condition.

Two Custer County sheriff deputies, Avery Chance and and Dillon Mach, initially responded and entered the Goodblanket home in Clinton, Oklahoma with two Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers. Within moments of entering the home, the teen was shot to death by law enforcement officers.

The county sheriff department claims the teen threatened officers with a knife. The family disputes this account and maintains the youth was unarmed.

The autopsy report findings indicate the teen was shot seven times with wounds to his head, torso, and right upper arm. Goodblanket was also shot two times by a taser gun.

http://newsok.com/article/3929841

http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/autospy-reveals-cheyenne-arapaho-teen-shot-7-times-deputies/

http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/autospy-reveals-cheyenne-arapaho-teen-shot-7-times-deputies/

http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/around-oklahoma/custer-county-deputies-involved-in-deadly-shooting/23629018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States,_December_2013

http://www.thewatongarepublican.com/articles/2014/02/19/justice-mah-hi-vist-goodblanket-rally

https://www.facebook.com/TouchingCloudGoodblanket

http://www.clintondailynews.com/obituaries/mah-hi-vist-touching-cloud-goodblanket

http://www.lee-funeralhomes.com/obituaries/Mah-Hi-Vist-Goodblanket/#!/Obituary

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Franklinton, LA)

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FRANKLINTON, La. – Neighbors of a Franklinton woman who was found shot to death inside a burned-out trailer Friday morning say they are not surprised.

The victim’s son is now in custody, and two others were wounded after a quiet night on a Franklinton Street turned to mayhem.

“This is like too close,” said resident Nina Dillon. “This is in my mom’s backyard.”

Police say 20-year-old Christopher Dillon went down the street Thursday night and shot a neighbor in the arm as he tried to rob him.

Dillon then ran to the trailer he shared with his mother, 42-year-old Robin Dillon.

When he got back to the trailer, police rushed in, and Dillon emerged from a hallway carrying a gun. He fired at officer Chad Dorsett, striking him in the chest and the arm. The officer’s bulletproof vest protected him from serious injury.

Then the trailer caught fire, and as the flames raged, Dillon jumped out of a window, and was captured. After the fire, authorities went inside, and made a grisly discovery.

“When they entered, they found a body in the bed in the back bedroom,” said Washington Parish Chief Deputy Mike Haley.

Robin Dillon was dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities say the incident began around 10 p.m. Thursday night, when 20-year-old Christopher Dillon tried to rob his neighbor for cash, then shot him in the arm. That man is still recovering in a New Orleans hospital.

The second scene then started at the suspect’s home after he ran almost a football field away after the armed robbery and shooting down the street.

‘Police officers approached the residence, saw the door somewhat, not all the way closed, yelled for somebody to identify themselves, they went in and said they could smell gunpowder,’ said Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Greg Marchand, ‘They could see one hand and not the other, he said he was surrendering. As he made the corner of the hallway, he brandished a weapon, shot one time. It went through the trailer wall and hit an officer.’

Dillon was pulled from the burning home and arrested, but once the fire was out, the body of his mother, 44-year-old Robin Dillon, was discovered. The coroner’s office says she died from a single gunshot wound.

Franklinton Police say they had been called to the home several times for domestic issues between the mother and son. The Dillon’s family lives in Mississippi and Robin’s father told a neighbor she was his only child.

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24275766/one-woman-dead-an-officer-wounded-in-franklinton

http://www.fox8live.com/story/24272491/washington-parish-rampage-ends-with

http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/northshore/2014/09/04/14648748/

http://www.enterprise-journal.com/obituaries/article_66242bca-6ac6-11e3-a919-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.enterprise-journal.com/obituaries/article_81148e52-6e54-11e3-a68a-0019bb2963f4.html

Killed – Police Officer – Cuauhtemoc Estrada (Bellwood, IL)

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Officials say they have multiple suspects in custody after a Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot and killed Friday night trying to stop an armed robbery in suburban Chicago.

Police and family say Cuauhtemoc Estrada was at a family holiday party at a Bellwood, Ill. VFW when he reportedly saw two men in ski masks trying to rob his daughter and her boyfriend at gunpoint in the parking lot around 7:30 p.m., the Tribune reports.

Estrada, 50, reached for his gun and was shot in the chest. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“He was an exceptional investigator, but an even better man who loved his family, his friends and his country,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said in a statement according to the Sun-Times. “Quite simply, he made this world a better place and will be missed by all whose lives he touched.”

Charges were filed early Monday against two suspects. Brandon Jackson and Gage Thornton, both 22, now face numerous counts, including first-degree murder charges. Police say they have good evidence against the two Bellwood men, but authorities would not share many details Monday. Prosecutors say Jackson was wearing a red hoodie and a ski mask at the time of the attack. Thornton allegedly wore a red jacket with blue sleeves.

Bellwood police say footprints in the snow led officers back to Jackson’s house. When the men were arrested — Jackson, who works at a moving company, was found with a black ski mask in the back pocket of his jeans. Police also found the distinctive jacket that Thornton, who works at a car wash, was allegedly wearing during the robbery. Detectives also say they recovered an empty gun box with cartridges missing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/21/cuauhtemoc-estrada-shot_n_4485906.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-area-suspects-held-christmas-party-killing-sheriff-officer-article-1.1555751

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9368547

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9369671

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-22/news/chi-suspects-arrested-in-cuauhtemoc-estrada-killing-20131222_1_tom-dart-family-events-custody

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/bellwood-illinois-vfw-shooting-236829021.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9368547/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9369091/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21896-investigator-ii-cuauhtemoc-estrada

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121982640

Killed – Police Officer – Adam Sowders (Burleson, TX)

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CALDWELL, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Central Texas accused a 28-year-old man Friday of gunning down a sheriff’s deputy who was part of a team executing a search warrant.

The Burleson County Sheriff’s Office said Henry Goedrich Magee was arrested on suspicion of capital murder of a peace officer in the death of Sgt. Adam Sowders. He was being held on $1 million bond, pending an indictment.

Authorities say Magee shot Sowders at a rural home east of Somerville, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Gunfire rang out shortly after the deputies entered the home just before 6 a.m. Thursday.

The 31-year-old Sowders had been a sheriff’s deputy for seven years and recently was promoted to sergeant investigator. He was a native of Somerville, a town of 1,300.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2013/dec/20/man-accused-of-murder-in-texas-deputys-death/

http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/accused-shooter-in-death-of-burleson-county-sheriff-s-deputy/article_bad8779e-2f99-5ecf-bcb9-9f337c936b28.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Sgt-Adam-Sowders-BCSO-EOW-121913/243743795785177

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Man-Charged-With-Killing-Burleson-County-Deputy-No-Billed-by-Grand-Jury-243993261.html

http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Funeral-Arrangements-Set-for-Burleson-Co-Deputy-Adam-Sowders–236796801.html

http://wtaw.com/2013/12/20/adam-sowders-funeral-service-arrangements-announced-murder-suspect-identified/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21892-sergeant-investigator-fredrich-adam-sowders

http://obit.stricklandfuneralhomes.com/obitdisplay.html?id=1324567

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Chicago, IL)

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After allegedly harassing his ex-girlfriend for weeks, a man threatened the woman and her mother with a gun in a Northwest suburban home, shot a police officer who tried to intervene and was then fatally shot by police, authorities said.

A firefighter who by chance was eating dinner near the scene in Arlington Heights on Thursday night helped save the life of Officer Michael McEvoy, police said.

After the 52-year-old officer was dragged from the home with a wound to the chin area, fire Deputy Chief Ken Koeppen, who had come outside after seeing emergency lights, helped stanch the bleeding.

McEvoy, a 24-year veteran, was listed in critical but stable condition at a hospital Friday and was expected to recover, authorities said.

“Ken Koeppen was a hero in all this,” said Arlington Heights police Cmdr. Andrew Whowell. “It was an act of God that he was (there).”

The gunfire capped a span of weeks in which the alleged gunman, Eric M. Anderson, 41, of Niles, persistently harassed a woman who had broken up with him in late November, according to court records. Less than a week before he died, Anderson was charged with sending harassing emails to his 39-year-old ex-girlfriend even though police had warned him not to contact her, court records show. He was released on bond after his arrest Sunday, police said.

A judge signed an emergency order of protection against him Monday, ordering Anderson to stay away from his ex-girlfriend.

“I feel that he may still try and contact me after this,” the woman wrote in her petition for the order. “I just want him to leave me alone.”

Around 7 p.m. Thursday, McEvoy and three other officers responded to a report of a man with a gun at a town house in the 1900 block of Windham Court. Anderson’s ex-girlfriend was at the home visiting her mother, who had called police and then escaped unhurt, Whowell said.

McEvoy was the first officer to enter the house and was shot once, Whowell said. A fellow officer dragged him from the house, police said.

About two hours into the standoff, Anderson and the woman left the house for an attached garage, Whowell said, and officers confronted him. The woman ran away as Anderson pointed his gun at officers, who shot him multiple times, Whowell said.

Anderson was taken to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-13/news/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212_1_ex-girlfriend-police-officer-wounded-officer

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/arlington-heights/chi-arlington-heights-police-officer-shot-20131212-story.html

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9359016/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-17/news/ct-arlington-heights-cop-shot-update-met-20131216_1_ex-girlfriend-hostage-text-messages-held-hostage

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131216/news/712169823/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Miami, FL)

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An armed robbery at a Walgreens in Miami led to a deadly police shootout Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers converged under the MLK station at 27th avenue — all aiming at a the blue Volvo with two men inside.

“They were shooting at the cops and the cops just shot the whole car up,” Tracey said.

It was nearly 6:30 a.m. – the end of the hunt that started two hours earlier at a Miami Walgreens four and a half miles away. A surveillance camera there ahd a clear shot of a terrified night clerk being held at gunpoint.

Police found that gunman half an hour later at a trailer park 22 blocks away. He fired, shot the officer and took off in the officer’s squad car.

That officer was later identified as Saul Rodriguez, a 13-year-veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was shot in the stomach and was listed in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The man then ditched the car in Hialeah. He next surfaced in his family’s Volvo convertible which he had picked up along the way and wrecked against a pole. There was also another man in the car. More gunfire was exchanged with police.

One of the suspects was killed and the other was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Friends identified one of the men as 27-year-old Adrian Montesano (pictured below). The Volvo was registered to his family.

3 Miami-Dade police officers suffered non-life threatening injuries; 2 Miami officers complain of ear aches; 1 Hialeah officer injured

The two men inside the car survived that initial volley of gunfire, according to witnesses, who said they could see the men moving inside the Volvo. Everything went quiet for nearly two minutes before the officers opened up a second time – unleashing an unrelenting torrent of bullets that lasted almost 25 seconds. By the time it was over, the two men inside the car were dead.

CBS4 News has learned a total of 23 officers fired a total of at least 377 rounds.

But what police didn’t realize before they started shooting at the Volvo is there was a second man in the car – Corsini Valdes – who had committed no crime.

And in fact, as CBS4 News was the first to report, both men inside the Volvo were unarmed at the time police caught up with them. All of the gunfire came from police.

But Montesano and Valdes weren’t the only ones struck – two Miami Dade police officers were hit as well – caught in the crossfire. One officer was shot in the arm and the second was hit in the arm and grazed in the head. If the bullet had struck just a half an inch to the side the officer would have been killed.

The sound of the gunfire was deafening – literally deafening. Two Miami police officers sustained ruptured ear drums from the cacophony of shots.

http://www.local10.com/news/6-officers-injured-2-suspects-killed-after-walgreens-robbery/23417470

http://www.local10.com/news/friends-id-man-killed-by-police/23413366

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2014/05/06/police-shooting-frenzy-raises-concerns/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2521664/Miami-robber-Adrian-Montesano-takes-hostage-3-cops-being-gunned-down.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1958370.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2623725/Major-concern-police-shootout-crashed-car-revealed-included-23-officers-firing-total-377-rounds-two-unarmed-men.html

http://www.local10.com/news/wife-of-man-killed-by-police-shocked-by-his-death/23437282

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fatally-wounded-suspect-stuck-walgreens-prior-police-standoff-video-article-1.1545876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shootout-in-miami-leaves-2-dead-several-cops-injured/

http://www.wsvn.com/story/24198432/relatives-say-police-shooting-suspects-had-drug-problems

Killed – Police Officer – Robert Deckard (San Antonio, TX)

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Deckard was shot on Dec. 8, 2013, while in pursuit of two robbery suspects.

He died 12 days later after being taken off life support.

Shawn Ruiz Puente and Jenevieve Ramos were indicted for capital murder Wednesday in the death of San Antonio Police Officer Robert Deckard.

Puente, 32, and Ramos, 28, lea Deckard on a multi-county high speed chase Dec. 8, 2013, that began in Bexar County, with Deckard in pursuit. Deckard was shot in the head and died on Dec. 20, 2013 as a result of his injuries.

The pair was each indicted on one count of capital murder and one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to a release.

SAN ANTONIO — Three days after San Antonio Police Officer Robert Deckard was shot in the head during a pursuit, new details have emerged about an alleged robbery spree that preceded the incident.

Deckard, who remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his brain, was chasing Shawn Ruiz Puente and Jenevieve Ramos through Atascosa County early Sunday when the pair fired at his moving patrol vehicle, striking him in the forehead, according to police.

At a news conference hours after the shooting, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the couple had been suspects in a rash of about 15 robberies, six of which occurred the weekend Deckard was shot. McManus said Deckard was right to engage the pair in a high-speed pursuit because of the alleged violent felonies.

Puente, 32, and Ramos, 28, were caught in Wilson County on Sunday and immediately charged with aggravated assault of a public servant. Ramos remains in Wilson County Jail on the single charge, according to jail officials. Her bail has been set at $250,000.

SAN ANTONIO — During a graduation ceremony for 25 Police Department cadets Friday morning, the celebratory mood was dampened by news that officer Robert Deckard had died from a gunshot wound he suffered while on duty about two weeks earlier.

http://www.ksat.com/news/saturday-marks-1-year-since-death-of-sapd-officer-robert-deckard

http://www.kens5.com/story/news/local/2014/06/27/10650426/

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Man-accused-in-officer-shooting-faces-new-charges-5055928.php

http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Slain-Police-Officer-Deckard-is-laid-to-rest-5115040.php

http://www.kens5.com/story/news/local/2014/06/27/10635040/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/robert-deckard_n_4483183.html

http://www.pleasantonexpress.com/news/2014-02-05/Front_Page/Indictments_made_in_Robert_Deckards_murder.html

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/SAPD-officer-Deckard-dies-pair-charged-with-5081994.php

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?pid=168755183

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Boston, MA)

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When three officers from the Boston Police gang unit saw Darryl Dookhran walking down Geneva Avenue on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2013, one of them recognized him from a recent intelligence report that said the 20-year-old with the lengthy criminal record may be carrying a gun.

So they pulled up next to Dookhran and his friend Christopher Murrain and asked to talk, according to the officers, Murrain, and witnesses nearby — but Dookhran said nothing, turned, and fled toward Westville Street.

As Officer Ryan Lenane and Sergeant Thomas Teahan chased him, video shows Dookhran turning back and raising a gun in his right hand. Lenane told investigators later that he heard a gunshot and felt something hit his left arm.

Two other cameras capture the men seconds later: Teahan and then Lenane round the corner behind Dookhran, who again twists to raise his gun. Dookhran shot again, according to police documents, and both officers shot back, hitting Dookhran in the head and the arm, and killing him.

On Tuesday, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley concluded that Lenane and Teahan acted to defend themselves and others when they shot Dookhran.

The injured officer survived.

Officials said they had been investigating two individuals known to police near Geneva Avenue and Westville Street at about 1 p.m. when one of the suspects turned and pushed an officer.

BOSTON, Jan. 20, 2015—The Boston Police officers who returned fire against the man who had just shot one of them will not face criminal charges in connection with the man’s death, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley determined today.

Conley today met with the family of DARRYL DOOKHRAN (D.O.B. 1/17/93) to detail his findings that the two officers acted in self-defense and defense of others when they shot Dookhran, killing him, after Dookhran initiated a gunfight and shot one of them in the area of Geneva Avenue and Westville Street on Dec. 7, 2013. The determination came after an exhaustive and independent review of surveillance imagery from the area, tape-recorded statements of the officers involved and six civilian witnesses, reports on field interviews with more than 100 additional civilians, medical records, ballistics testing, and other evidence that will be made available to Dookhran’s family and any media who wish to inspect it. The meeting was initially scheduled for late last year but was rescheduled for today at the family’s request.

Also today, Conley will join community leaders and stakeholders including clergy members, youth service providers, street workers, civil liberties advocates, and others to explain the facts of the incident, the legal principles at issue, the process of investigating police-involved fatalities in Boston and Suffolk County, and the unparalleled policy of transparency the DA adopted in such cases more than a decade ago.

Conley also notified Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans of his decision in a four-page letter detailing the results of his investigation and his legal analysis. Conley’s office investigated the incident under Ch. 38, Sect. 4, of the Massachusetts General Laws, which establishes that, in “cases of unnatural or suspicious death,” including police-involved deaths, “the district attorney or his law enforcement representative shall direct and control the investigation of the death and shall coordinate the investigation with the office of the chief medical examiner and the police department within whose jurisdiction the death occurred.” The letter is online at http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/das-letter-on-the-dec-7-2013-police-involved-shooting-of-darryl-dookhran/.

“The investigation revealed that Boston Police Officer Ryan Lenane and Sergeant Thomas Teahan … fired on Mr. Dookhran only after he shot Officer Lenane in the left arm,” Conley wrote. “Mr. Dookhran then engaged Sergeant Teahan and Officers Lenane and William Traft (who did not fire his weapon) in an exchange of gunfire in a thickly-settled residential and commercial neighborhood. Under the circumstances, Sergeant Teahan and Officer Lenane acted reasonably and lawfully when they discharged their service weapons. Therefore, based on a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding Mr. Dookhran’s death, I conclude that there is no evidence of criminal conduct by the officers involved.”

More specifically, the investigation showed that Lenane, Teahan, and Traft had been assigned to search for a firearm that Boston Police believed had been discarded in the area after a shooting the night before. While en route to their Ridgewood Street destination in an unmarked cruiser, Traft spotted Dookhran and another man walking on Geneva Avenue, and recognized him from a recent bulletin from the Boston Regional Intelligence Center indicating that he was affiliated with a gang based on Favre Street and was believed to carry a firearm.

In light of the bulletin and their familiarity with Dookhran, the officers pulled up to speak with him. Lenane first addressed Dookhran through the open window of the cruiser, asking if the officers could speak with him. Dookhran did not respond. When Lenane and Teahan opened their doors, Dookhran immediately began to run up Geneva Avenue. Lenane and Teahan gave chase on foot. Traft, who had remained in the cruiser to use its mobile data terminal, exited the cruiser to join them. All of their service weapons were holstered.

The man who had been walking with Dookhran – later identified as CHRISTOPHER MURRAIN (D.O.B. 7/9/87) – stepped into Lenane’s path and shoulder-checked him to block him from pursuit. Murrain later pleaded guilty to assault and battery on a police officer in Dorchester Municipal Court and received a two-year house of correction sentence with six months deemed served and the balance suspended for two years.

As Dookhran ran, the evidence showed, he turned and fired a .380 caliber Ruger LCP semiautomatic handgun at the officers, hitting Lenane in the left arm. He turned right onto Westville Street and continued running with the three officers in pursuit and returning fire with their service weapons, which they had now removed from their holsters.

Dookhran turned and fired again at the officers, this time missing them. Lenane and Teahan also fired. Dookhran was struck in the left upper arm and head. The officers immediately called for an ambulance. Paramedics pronounced Dookhran dead at the scene. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the fatal injury was a gunshot wound to the head that travelled generally upward from the front right to back left. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner also recovered a bag containing five .380 caliber rounds from Dookhran’s clothing.

“The facts establish that Officers Lenane and Traft and Sergeant Teahan, in the lawful discharge of their duties, found themselves confronted by an armed gunman who had shot Officer Lenane without provocation and continued to fire as he fled down a thickly settled residential street,” Conley wrote to Evans. “Fearing that Mr. Dookhran would continue to fire at the officers – and possibly hit an innocent bystander – Officer Lenane and Sergeant Teahan fired at him. The officers’ decisions to open fire under these circumstances constitute a lawful and reasonable exercise of self-defense and the defense of others.”

The 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Graham v. Connor explained that “the calculus of reasonableness must embody allowance for the fact that police officers are often forced to make split-second judgments – in circumstances that are tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving – about the amount of force that is necessary in a particular situation.” But Suffolk prosecutors noted that the right to self-defense is not limited to law enforcement officials: they have declined to charge five homicides in the past eight years because the civilians involved used lethal force reasonably and lawfully to protect themselves against the threat of death or serious bodily injury.

As with all police-involved fatalities, Conley announced that he would make a copy of prosecutors’ complete investigative file available to the Dookhran family and open it to scrutiny by any Boston media outlet that wishes to inspect it, a voluntary policy he put in place more than 10 years ago to ensure complete transparency in the investigation of police-involved fatalities.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/01/20/suffolk-boston-police-were-justified-using-deadly-force-against-dorchester-man/TquvIqni4rWipMsl07OGDJ/story.html

http://www.suffolkdistrictattorney.com/das-investigation-of-fatal-police-involved-gunfight-complete/

http://www.baystateexaminer.com/articles/boston-police-shooting-ruled-justified-family-upset-treatment-investigation

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/09/man-shot-dead-police-identified-having-lengthy-record-gun-charges-accomplice-face-assault-and-battery-charges/lqCkU3vlWlSH0XXhBZEWQM/story.html

http://blackstonian.com/info/2013/12/seeking-justice-truth-for-darryl-dookhran/

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/boston-police-officer-injured-in-dorchester-shooting/23371972

http://www.universalhub.com/2013/man-killed-dorchester-shootout-police-had-lengthy

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2015/01/da_boston_officers_who_shot_su.html

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2013/12/07/boston-police-officer-another-person-shot-dorchester/eJduYgvPN2bAOFDazLXcmL/story.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Washington, DC)

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(Washington, DC)- The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal police involved shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Queen Street NE.

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at approximately 9:05 pm, members of the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division (NSID), Gun Recovery Unit (GRU) attempted to stop an individual, when the suspect produced a handgun and fired at the officers – striking one of them. The officers returned fire striking the suspect.

Personnel from DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The suspect’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner pending an autopsy.

The suspect is identified as 19-year-old Darius Jamal Murphy from Northeast, Washington, DC.

http://homicidewatch.org/2013/12/04/darius-jamal-murphy-killed-in-police-involved-shooting/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-dies-after-shoot-out-with-dc-police-in-trinidad-wounded-officer-recovering/2013/12/04/bbcd1d70-5cde-11e3-be07-006c776266ed_story.html

http://wjla.com/news/crime/mpd-officer-involved-shooting-in-northeast-97627

http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/article/officer-man-shot-northeast-dc

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/12/04/man-killed-in-gunfire-exchange-with-dc-officer/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Spanaway, WA)

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A man who went from praising the Seattle Seahawks on Monday to claiming Tuesday to be God is believed to have shot a Pierce County sheriff’s deputy before dying in a standoff.

The deputy, whose name was not released, was hit in the arm when his body armor deflected a bullet to his chest, and he’s expected to live, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

He gave this account of the shootings Tuesday in Spanaway:

Authorities responded about 3:30 p.m. to a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East after reports that a man there was threatening to kill people and might be a danger to himself. A SWAT team was dispatched.

About 4:15 p.m., the deputy was wounded as the suspect, barricaded inside the unit, fired on deputies. They returned fire, but it was not clear whether the suspect was hit.

About 5:30 p.m., after the suspect quit communicating with officials, deputies entered the storage unit, where they found the man dead.

It had not been determined Tuesday night how he died, but he appeared to have a gunshot wound, Troyer said.

SPANAWAY, Wash — An hours-long armed standoff in Spanaway ended Tuesday night when police found a 27-year-old man dead inside a storage unit.

The standoff began Tuesday afternoon when Pierce County deputies tried to make contact with a Puyallup man named Chase Houston, who was holed up inside a storage unit in the 21600 block of Mountain Highway East.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ed Troyer said Houston was armed with several high-powered rifles and may have been suffering from mental illness.

“He made some statements about being a messenger from God and he believes he was a prophet and that the rapture is going to start today,” Troyer said.

The standoff had been going on for hours when police say Houston opened fire. It’s unclear how many shots were fired, but one deputy was grazed in the arm. That deputy is expected to be fine.

Deputies, along with a SWAT team, returned fire and used a “flash bang” grenade to get the man out. Just before 6 p.m., SWAT team members entered the storage unit and found Houston dead inside,

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were justified in using deadly force against a 28-year-old man who shot at them from a storage unit as they tried to tow his car last year, prosecutors said Wednesday.

It’s unclear which of two Pierce County sheriff’s deputy fired the bullet that killed a man who had been shooting at them from a Spanaway storage unit in December, officials said Wednesday.

The pair who shot at 28-year-old Chase Houston were Scott Brown, a 48-year-old deputy with the department for 25 years; and Erik Clarkson, a 46-year-old deputy with the department 17 years.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25862680.htm

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25877626.html

http://www.dispatchnews.com/2013/12/12/man-dead-deputy-hurt-after-standoff/

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Pierce-County-deputy-shot-during-Spanaway-standoff-234330941.html

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/pierce-county-sheriffs-deputy-shot-by-man-holed-up-in-storage-unit/

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2014/08/05/13358550/

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/sheriffs-deputy-shot-suspect-standoff/nb96s/

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2407320/Deputy-shot-gunman-dies-in-Spanaway-shootout

http://q13fox.com/2013/12/03/standoff-ends-with-a-deputy-shot-suspect-dead/

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/12/pierce-county-deputy-shot-in-the-arm-headed-to-hospital/

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25875232.html

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article25876234.html

Killed – Police Officer – William Stuck (Huntsville, MO)

William Stuck

HUNTSVILLE, Mo. —A central Missouri coroner said that a police chief who was found dead in his home earlier this week had been shot.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that Randolph County Coroner Gerald Luntsford said Friday that Huntsville Police Chief William Stuck died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The 64-year-old chief was found dead around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Huntsville home he shared with a daughter.

Luntsford says it’s not known who fired the shot. He says that Stuck was getting ready to go to work at the time, adding that “nothing adds up.”

http://www.kmbc.com/news/coroner-mo-police-chief-died-of-gunshot/23223396

http://www.kmbc.com/news/coroner-rules-in-mo-police-chiefs-death/24092058

http://khmoradio.com/highway-patrol-investigates-huntsville-police-chief-death/

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/local/huntsville-police-chief-found-dead-at-home/article_b98ba60e-5792-11e3-9818-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.kmbc.com/news/coroner-investigation-of-police-chiefs-death-continues/23452622

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-11-29/news/sns-rt-usa-missouripolice-20131129_1_own-gun-police-chief-own-weapon

http://www.komu.com/news/huntsville-police-chief-shot-in-the-abdomen/

http://www.komu.com/news/huntsville-police-chief-found-dead/

http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=977037#.VdP5z7JViko

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Columbus, OH)

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Nine-year-old Jaiden Dixon, who was shot in the face by his mother’s ex-boyfriend on Friday, died yesterday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Doctors said his death was caused by severe brain injuries from the shooting.

Jaiden, a fourth-grader who loved playing outside and who named his pet fish after a candy bar, just wanted to answer the door when he heard a knock on Friday morning, his brother told reporters. When the boy opened it, 47-year-old Danny Thornton, a former boxer who had once lived at the house with Jaiden’s mother, Nicole Fitzpatrick, fired.

Jaiden was Thornton’s first victim in a shooting rampage that injured another of his ex-girlfriends and a Columbus police officer on Friday.

Thornton shot Jaiden around 7:30 a.m. Thirty minutes later, he walked into a dental office on S. Hamilton Road and shot Vicki Vertin, another ex-girlfriend. SWAT officers cornered him around 9:45 a.m. in a Northeast Side Walmart parking lot, not far from the hotels where they think he had been living.

Thornton got out of his car holding a gun, and gunfire erupted.

When it was over, Thornton was dead, and SWAT officer Steve Smith, a 24-year veteran of the Columbus police department, was injured.

Both Vertin and Smith were taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Vertin, 42, initially was listed in critical condition, but police expected her to survive. The hospital would not release information about her yesterday. Smith went home from the hospital yesterday.

Columbus Police Sgt. Rich Weiner said it isn’t clear what injured Smith, but it appeared to be shrapnel. “He’s very lucky,” Weiner said.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/11/24/9-year-old-boy-dies-from-head-wound.html

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/11/19/columbus-ohio-family-remembers-hero-9-year-old-on-the-anniversary-of-his-shooting-death.html

http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20131123/ohio-boy-shot-by-moms-ex-lover-still-in-critical-condition

http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/9yearold-oh-shooting-victim-critical-saturday/23123642

http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/state-ohio/columbus-boy-shot-by-moms-ex-boyfriend-dies

http://www.turnto10.com/story/24048567/shooting-susoect-known-as-boxer-and-toughman

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/11/20/columbus-ohio-police-gunman-in-2013-columbus-shooting-spree-may-have-had-third-target.html

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/11/22/grove-city-shooting-schools.html

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/11/22/Police-investigate-double-shooting-in-Grove-city.html

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/11/23/terror-tragedy-and-disbelief.html

http://www.local12.com//news/features/local-12/stories/suspect-killed-officer-injured-columbus-shootout-5964.shtml

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?pid=168187148

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?pid=168203005

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/812167/THORNTON-DANNY.php

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Baton Rouge, LA)

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A suspect is dead and two law enforcement officers were injured in a shooting at a Baton Rouge hotel early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at the Magnuson Hotel on Gwenadele Avenue off Airline Highway near I-12 around 1:15 a.m.

“All I know is that Jessie took his own life,” said Loraine Murtishaw, the grandmother of the suspect.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Jessie Gordon, 22, of Denham Springs. Deputies said he had multiple drug-related and burglary warrants out of Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish. A list of those charges can be found at the bottom of this report.

Murtishaw said her grandson did not want to go back to jail. She says in the past, he has been arrested and had been in trouble with the law. She says he had lived with her for about six weeks.

“We thought he was getting his life together,” Murtishaw said. “He had just recently started getting into trouble again.”

Officers got a tip that their suspect was in a room at the Magnuson Hotel. Officers from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Denham Springs Police Department and Louisiana State Police went to the hotel to serve a search warrant.

Investigators said after entering the man’s room to serve the warrant, the officers reported hearing the suspect fire a shot and a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office returned fire.

A state trooper and a deputy with EBRSO were wounded. Authorities reported they received minor injuries from “bullet shrapnel.” The trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment. The deputy was initially treated at the scene and later taken to a hospital as well. The deputy’s wound was described as “very superficial.” The names of the injured officers were not released.

A sheriff’s deputy and Louisiana State Police trooper injured in a shootout on Thursday were hit by ricochet from another officer’s shot, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

http://www.wafb.com/story/24029663/deputies-2-officers-shot-at-hotel-while-serving-warrant-suspect-kills-self

http://meredith.worldnow.com/story/24029663/deputies-2-officers-shot-at-hotel-while-serving-warrant-suspect-kills-self

http://www.wbrz.com/news/suspect-s-grandmother-details-his-troubled-past/

http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/11/officers_injured_in_magnuson_h.html

http://www.wect.com/story/24040612/grandmother-on-hotel-shooting-we-thought-he-was-getting-his-life-together

http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=168136534

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Baton Rouge, LA)

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A suspect is dead and two law enforcement officers were injured in a shooting at a Baton Rouge hotel early Thursday morning.

The shooting happened at the Magnuson Hotel on Gwenadele Avenue off Airline Highway near I-12 around 1:15 a.m.

“All I know is that Jessie took his own life,” said Loraine Murtishaw, the grandmother of the suspect.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Jessie Gordon, 22, of Denham Springs. Deputies said he had multiple drug-related and burglary warrants out of Livingston Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish. A list of those charges can be found at the bottom of this report.

Murtishaw said her grandson did not want to go back to jail. She says in the past, he has been arrested and had been in trouble with the law. She says he had lived with her for about six weeks.

“We thought he was getting his life together,” Murtishaw said. “He had just recently started getting into trouble again.”

Officers got a tip that their suspect was in a room at the Magnuson Hotel. Officers from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, Denham Springs Police Department and Louisiana State Police went to the hotel to serve a search warrant.

Investigators said after entering the man’s room to serve the warrant, the officers reported hearing the suspect fire a shot and a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office returned fire.

A state trooper and a deputy with EBRSO were wounded. Authorities reported they received minor injuries from “bullet shrapnel.” The trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment. The deputy was initially treated at the scene and later taken to a hospital as well. The deputy’s wound was described as “very superficial.” The names of the injured officers were not released.

A sheriff’s deputy and Louisiana State Police trooper injured in a shootout on Thursday were hit by ricochet from another officer’s shot, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

http://www.wafb.com/story/24029663/deputies-2-officers-shot-at-hotel-while-serving-warrant-suspect-kills-self

http://meredith.worldnow.com/story/24029663/deputies-2-officers-shot-at-hotel-while-serving-warrant-suspect-kills-self

http://www.wbrz.com/news/suspect-s-grandmother-details-his-troubled-past/

http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/11/officers_injured_in_magnuson_h.html

http://www.wect.com/story/24040612/grandmother-on-hotel-shooting-we-thought-he-was-getting-his-life-together

http://obits.theadvocate.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=168136534

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Putnam County, FL)

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A Putnam County man was shot and killed by deputies late Wednesday after he fired at the officers, striking one in the elbow.

Timothy Mahoney, 58, was on the back porch of his mobile home when deputies arrived in response to a call that shots were fired inside the residence on Old San Mateo Road, said Sgt. Hancel Woods.

Negotiators tried to get Mahoney to surrender his gun for about an hour, Woods said, then fired a Taser device from a specialized shotgun but it failed. Woods said deputies then fired a bean bag and Mahoney shot back, striking Deputy Arron Thomas in the elbow.

Sgt. David Adkisson and Deputy Chris Bohannon fired back, hitting Mahoney, who died on the way to Putnam Community Medical Center. Woods said the officers may have fired seven to 14 shots but he was not sure of the exact number.

Deputies arrived on the scene about 10:30 p.m. and the shooting occurred about 11:50 p.m., Woods said. Mahoney was in the residence with his mother and a brother when the initial shots were fired inside.

Woods said he was not sure what happened with the Taser, which can be fired from 50 feet or so away, unlike handheld devices used at close range.

http://jacksonville.com/breaking-news/2013-11-21/story/man-shot-and-killed-putnam-deputies-after-shooting-1-arm

http://www.news4jax.com/news/putnam-co-deputy-shot/23082274

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/336014/483/Police-involved-shooting-kills-one

http://staugustine.com/news/florida-news/2013-11-21/suspect-killed-deputy-wounded-putnam-shooting#.Vc1PSrJViko

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/one-dead-deputy-hospitalized-after-police-shooting/nbzQM/

Killed – Police Officer – Daniel Davis (Phenix City, AL)

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Sgt. Daniel V. Davis, the Phenix City policeman who died on Nov. 10 after suffering massive blood loss, accidentally shot himself in the leg, authorities said Tuesday.

“It is ruled accidental,” Russell County Corner Arthur Sumbry Jr. said.

Davis, 30, was found around 10 p.m. with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of Carriage Hill Apartments on Summerville Road.

The officer was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m.

In a report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery, Ala., Sumbry said Davis died of exsanguination, or complete loss of blood due to the gunshot wound in his leg.

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/11/19/2809256_coroner-phenix-city-officer-died.html?rh=1

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/11/11/2792003/phenix-city-officer-dead.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/23930635/death-investigation-at-carriage-hill-apartments

http://www.oanow.com/news/crime_courts/article_8b380c8a-4bfc-11e3-97ab-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wsmv.com/story/23931920/police-officer-shot-to-death-in-phenix-city-now-identified

http://blog.al.com/montgomery/2013/11/name_of_phenix_city_police_off.html

http://www.wtvm.com/story/25478775/fallen-phenix-city-officer-remembered-at-ala-state-capitol

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21935-sergeant-daniel-v-davis

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary-preview.aspx?n=daniel-v-davis&pid=167991602&referrer=1379

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Fresno, CA)

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The three officers that were injured in a shootout in Southeast Fresno Tuesday are out of the hospital and still recovering. But now the investigation begins into what appears to be a staged attack on law enforcement.

Someone called in a tip to police telling officers where wanted felon Jerry Vue had been hiding. Authorities had been looking for Vue for more than a year and sent in a specific task force to go after him.

Someone told detectives that Vue, wanted for kidnapping, rape and torture, was in an apartment complex in Southeast Fresno. A group of officers trained to go after violent criminals descended on that complex.

“One of the officers did in fact see Jerry Vue standing in the driveway, Vue looked in the officer’s direction, unknown if he knew there were officers outside,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Vue’s nephew, standing with two kids, told officers that his uncle wasn’t home. The officers started searching when Vue jumped out from under a pile of clothes. Dyer said the officers appeared right where Vue wanted them.

“He clearly and demonstrated his intent to not be taken alive by firing at officers, ambushing officers and being involved in a running gun battle against officers,” Dyer said.

What happened next was an exchange of gun fire. A bullet proof vest saved parole agent Nate Castro’s life. A U.S. Marshal was shot near the stomach and returned fire at the same time. Sheriff’s deputy Robert McEwen was hit by shrapnel.

“There were multiple rounds fired, this was a war that went on between those two gentleman, luckily our deputy won and the bad guy didn’t, but it could have very easily gone the other way,” U.S. Marshal Albert Najera said.

Vue eventually fell and was pronounced dead and armed with a handgun. In his apartment were more guns, lots of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana. Vue was, according to federal agents a man that was good at not getting caught.

The CDCR team consisted of Special Agents Dennis Reitz and Scott Moore, and Parole Agents I’s Joe Basile and Nate Castro. The task force established a perimeter around the residence. After removing other occupants of the house, including minor children, agents entered the home.

The first one in was Agent Castro. Upon entering the garage, Vue opened fire on the team and shot Castro, who was protected by a bullet-resistant vest that no doubt saved his life

Agents continued to respond to Vue while covering the injured Castro, even stepping into the line of fire to prevent Vue from entering the rest of the apartment. Vue ran outside and continued to shoot at the task force officers until he was shot and killed.

In addition to Castro, Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert McEwen and a Deputy U.S. Marshal were wounded by Vue. All three recently received the Law Enforcement Purple Heart, issued by the U.S. Marshal Service, in recognition of their actions.

The Law Enforcement Purple Heart is an American law enforcement medal issued to officers who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, its color representing bravery, courage and honor.

http://abc30.com/archive/9313809/

http://abc30.com/archive/9313811/

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24466347/officers-hurt-fresno-shooting-out-hospital

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9325032

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9325026/

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article24922993.html

http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2014/08/u-s-marshals-service-bestows-purple-heart-on-wounded-cdcr-parole-agent/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Fresno, CA)

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The three officers that were injured in a shootout in Southeast Fresno Tuesday are out of the hospital and still recovering. But now the investigation begins into what appears to be a staged attack on law enforcement.

Someone called in a tip to police telling officers where wanted felon Jerry Vue had been hiding. Authorities had been looking for Vue for more than a year and sent in a specific task force to go after him.

Someone told detectives that Vue, wanted for kidnapping, rape and torture, was in an apartment complex in Southeast Fresno. A group of officers trained to go after violent criminals descended on that complex.

“One of the officers did in fact see Jerry Vue standing in the driveway, Vue looked in the officer’s direction, unknown if he knew there were officers outside,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Vue’s nephew, standing with two kids, told officers that his uncle wasn’t home. The officers started searching when Vue jumped out from under a pile of clothes. Dyer said the officers appeared right where Vue wanted them.

“He clearly and demonstrated his intent to not be taken alive by firing at officers, ambushing officers and being involved in a running gun battle against officers,” Dyer said.

What happened next was an exchange of gun fire. A bullet proof vest saved parole agent Nate Castro’s life. A U.S. Marshal was shot near the stomach and returned fire at the same time. Sheriff’s deputy Robert McEwen was hit by shrapnel.

“There were multiple rounds fired, this was a war that went on between those two gentleman, luckily our deputy won and the bad guy didn’t, but it could have very easily gone the other way,” U.S. Marshal Albert Najera said.

Vue eventually fell and was pronounced dead and armed with a handgun. In his apartment were more guns, lots of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana. Vue was, according to federal agents a man that was good at not getting caught.

The CDCR team consisted of Special Agents Dennis Reitz and Scott Moore, and Parole Agents I’s Joe Basile and Nate Castro. The task force established a perimeter around the residence. After removing other occupants of the house, including minor children, agents entered the home.

The first one in was Agent Castro. Upon entering the garage, Vue opened fire on the team and shot Castro, who was protected by a bullet-resistant vest that no doubt saved his life

Agents continued to respond to Vue while covering the injured Castro, even stepping into the line of fire to prevent Vue from entering the rest of the apartment. Vue ran outside and continued to shoot at the task force officers until he was shot and killed.

In addition to Castro, Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert McEwen and a Deputy U.S. Marshal were wounded by Vue. All three recently received the Law Enforcement Purple Heart, issued by the U.S. Marshal Service, in recognition of their actions.

The Law Enforcement Purple Heart is an American law enforcement medal issued to officers who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, its color representing bravery, courage and honor.

http://abc30.com/archive/9313809/

http://abc30.com/archive/9313811/

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24466347/officers-hurt-fresno-shooting-out-hospital

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9325032

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9325026/

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article24922993.html

http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2014/08/u-s-marshals-service-bestows-purple-heart-on-wounded-cdcr-parole-agent/

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Fresno, CA)

male

The three officers that were injured in a shootout in Southeast Fresno Tuesday are out of the hospital and still recovering. But now the investigation begins into what appears to be a staged attack on law enforcement.

Someone called in a tip to police telling officers where wanted felon Jerry Vue had been hiding. Authorities had been looking for Vue for more than a year and sent in a specific task force to go after him.

Someone told detectives that Vue, wanted for kidnapping, rape and torture, was in an apartment complex in Southeast Fresno. A group of officers trained to go after violent criminals descended on that complex.

“One of the officers did in fact see Jerry Vue standing in the driveway, Vue looked in the officer’s direction, unknown if he knew there were officers outside,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Vue’s nephew, standing with two kids, told officers that his uncle wasn’t home. The officers started searching when Vue jumped out from under a pile of clothes. Dyer said the officers appeared right where Vue wanted them.

“He clearly and demonstrated his intent to not be taken alive by firing at officers, ambushing officers and being involved in a running gun battle against officers,” Dyer said.

What happened next was an exchange of gun fire. A bullet proof vest saved parole agent Nate Castro’s life. A U.S. Marshal was shot near the stomach and returned fire at the same time. Sheriff’s deputy Robert McEwen was hit by shrapnel.

“There were multiple rounds fired, this was a war that went on between those two gentleman, luckily our deputy won and the bad guy didn’t, but it could have very easily gone the other way,” U.S. Marshal Albert Najera said.

Vue eventually fell and was pronounced dead and armed with a handgun. In his apartment were more guns, lots of ammunition and five pounds of marijuana. Vue was, according to federal agents a man that was good at not getting caught.

The CDCR team consisted of Special Agents Dennis Reitz and Scott Moore, and Parole Agents I’s Joe Basile and Nate Castro. The task force established a perimeter around the residence. After removing other occupants of the house, including minor children, agents entered the home.

The first one in was Agent Castro. Upon entering the garage, Vue opened fire on the team and shot Castro, who was protected by a bullet-resistant vest that no doubt saved his life

Agents continued to respond to Vue while covering the injured Castro, even stepping into the line of fire to prevent Vue from entering the rest of the apartment. Vue ran outside and continued to shoot at the task force officers until he was shot and killed.

In addition to Castro, Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert McEwen and a Deputy U.S. Marshal were wounded by Vue. All three recently received the Law Enforcement Purple Heart, issued by the U.S. Marshal Service, in recognition of their actions.

The Law Enforcement Purple Heart is an American law enforcement medal issued to officers who are wounded or killed in the line of duty, its color representing bravery, courage and honor.

http://abc30.com/archive/9313809/

http://abc30.com/archive/9313811/

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_24466347/officers-hurt-fresno-shooting-out-hospital

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9325032

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9325026/

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article24922993.html

http://www.insidecdcr.ca.gov/2014/08/u-s-marshals-service-bestows-purple-heart-on-wounded-cdcr-parole-agent/

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Police Officer – Robert Libke (Oregon City, OR)

Officer Robert Libke

Oregon City Reserve Police Officer Robert Libke has died.

Libke was shot Sunday when he responded to a 911 call reporting a house fire in the 800 block of Linn Avenue in Oregon City. Other responding officers shot and killed the shooting suspect and owner of the burned home, Lawrence Cambra, 88.

Oregon City Police Chief James Band will hold a press briefing at 4 p.m. today at City Hall. Libke’s body will be escorted from Emanuel Hospital to Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home later today, Oregon City police reported.

Libke, 41, has served since 2009.

The incident began shortly after 1 p.m. on Sunday, when a fire was reported at 841 Linn Ave. During the initial dispatch, a report was broadcast of an armed male at the fire scene.

Oregon City Police and Clackamas Fire District #1 crews were dispatched — with the police sent to deal with the reported gunman.

The first responding unit was a two-officer unit with one regular and one reserve Oregon City Police officer. Cambra confronted and shot Libke, police reported.

Officers who came to Libke’s aid encountered and shot Cambra, Oregon City police reported.

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Oregon City police forcefully defended two police officers’ decision to leave a fallen fellow officer on the ground near a suspect for 90 minutes in November.

Oregon City Police Chief Jim Band said Monday that the two initial responding officers believed police officer-in-training Robert Libke was dead, and a third officer who arrived later also believed Libke died instantly. It wasn’t until a SWAT team arrived and witnessed Libke move his arm that they switched from a recovery mission to a rescue mission.

A SWAT team physician said Libke would likely have died regardless of the 90-minute delay.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that Lawrence Cambra, 88-year-old man suspected of shooting and killing an Oregon City reserve police officer Sunday afternoon, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Cambra is believed to have shot 41-year-old Reserve Officer Robert Libke when he responded to a fire at Cambra’s home.

At about 1 p.m. Sunday, Oregon City police and Clackamas Fire District No. 1 crews responded to a house fire at 841 Linn Ave. Neighbors told 911 dispatchers that the home was ablaze as Cambra was running around his property with a gun.

Libke was one of the first officers on scene. According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, he was confronted and shot by Cambra. Libke was airlifted to Legacy Emanuel. He was taken off life support and died just after noon Monday.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the Governor’s Commission on the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor held an emergency meeting and unanimously voted to award the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice to Libke.

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/oregon_city_shooting_officer_r.html#incart_river_default

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/02/report_on_robert_libke_shootin_5.html

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/200041-suspected-oc-cop-killers-death-ruled-suicide

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/oregon_city_shooting_officer_r.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/10/wendy_libke_widow_of_murdered.html

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Oregon-City-police-defend-leaving-shot-officer-Libke-for-90-minutes-243392521.html

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Oregon-City-officer-shot-suspect-dead-Monday-230514271.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Officer-Robert-Libke-OCPD-EOW-11413/1426690537549532

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21864-reserve-officer-robert-a-libke

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/oregon_city_shooting_update_on.html#incart_river

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/200451-memorial-service-scheduled-for-fallen-ocpd-officer-robert-libke

http://www.kptv.com/story/24779864/wife-of-oregon-city-police-officer-robert-libke-gives-birth-to-baby-daughter

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/robert_libke_memorial_nearly_3.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2014/02/report_on_robert_libke_shootin_4.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/oregon_city_shooting_robert_li.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/oregon_city_shooting_lawrence.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/11/remains_of_cop_killer_lawrence.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/lawrence-cambra-fire-officer-killed_n_4217901.html

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Oregon-City-officer-shot-suspect-dead-Monday-230514271.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119816937

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Inglewood, CA)

female

A coroner’s official today identified a man killed a gunbattle in Inglewood that wounded two sheriff’s deputies, including one who avoided more serious injury thanks to a cellphone charger in her pocket.

The suspect fatally shot by deputies was Quentin Hicks, 49, of Long Beach, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The shooting occurred just after midnight Tuesday in the 3900 block of Century Boulevard, across from Hollywood Park near Prairie Avenue, after two deputies pulled over a vehicle with two men and a woman inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Diane Hecht.

“As soon as the vehicle stopped, the man in the front passenger seat got out … and approached the deputies,” Hecht said. “Shortly thereafter the suspect began fighting with them.”

The suspect (allegedly) reached for a gun that was in his waistband, sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson said

“The male deputy, for lack of a better term, bear-hugged the suspect, pinning his arms,” Rosson said.

Somehow, the suspect managed to break free, Rosson said.

The man pulled a semiautomatic handgun and fired at one deputy, striking her in the right thigh, and that deputy and her male partner returned fire, Hecht said.

During the exchange, the other deputy was struck in the left hand, she said.

The suspect was hit by one of the deputies’ rounds and died after being taken to a hospital, Hecht said.

Both deputies were treated at a hospital and released, she said.

The bullet that struck the female deputy was deflected by a cellphone charger she had in her pocket, Hecht said.

The other deputy suffered a graze wound and was treated by paramedics on the scene.

Quentin Eric Hicks, a 49-year-old black male, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, after being shot in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Death date
Oct. 29, 2013
Address
Inglewood
3940 Century Blvd.
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Cause: Gunshot
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Officer-involved

http://patch.com/california/southgate-lynwood/man-killed-in-inglewood-gunbattle-is-identified

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/quentin-eric-hicks/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/29/2-deputies-wounded-suspect-killed-in-inglewood-shooting/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Man-Slain-in-Inglewood-Gun-Battle-with-Deputies-Identified-230330551.html

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Inglewood, CA)

male

A coroner’s official today identified a man killed a gunbattle in Inglewood that wounded two sheriff’s deputies, including one who avoided more serious injury thanks to a cellphone charger in her pocket.

The suspect fatally shot by deputies was Quentin Hicks, 49, of Long Beach, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

The shooting occurred just after midnight Tuesday in the 3900 block of Century Boulevard, across from Hollywood Park near Prairie Avenue, after two deputies pulled over a vehicle with two men and a woman inside, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Diane Hecht.

“As soon as the vehicle stopped, the man in the front passenger seat got out … and approached the deputies,” Hecht said. “Shortly thereafter the suspect began fighting with them.”

The suspect (allegedly) reached for a gun that was in his waistband, sheriff’s Lt. Mike Rosson said

“The male deputy, for lack of a better term, bear-hugged the suspect, pinning his arms,” Rosson said.

Somehow, the suspect managed to break free, Rosson said.

The man pulled a semiautomatic handgun and fired at one deputy, striking her in the right thigh, and that deputy and her male partner returned fire, Hecht said.

During the exchange, the other deputy was struck in the left hand, she said.

The suspect was hit by one of the deputies’ rounds and died after being taken to a hospital, Hecht said.

Both deputies were treated at a hospital and released, she said.

The bullet that struck the female deputy was deflected by a cellphone charger she had in her pocket, Hecht said.

The other deputy suffered a graze wound and was treated by paramedics on the scene.

Quentin Eric Hicks, a 49-year-old black male, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, after being shot in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Death date
Oct. 29, 2013
Address
Inglewood
3940 Century Blvd.
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Cause: Gunshot
Race/Ethnicity: Black
Officer-involved

http://patch.com/california/southgate-lynwood/man-killed-in-inglewood-gunbattle-is-identified

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/quentin-eric-hicks/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/10/29/2-deputies-wounded-suspect-killed-in-inglewood-shooting/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Man-Slain-in-Inglewood-Gun-Battle-with-Deputies-Identified-230330551.html

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

female

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

male

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

male

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Albuquerque, NM)

male

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities said Sunday.

Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks identified the gunman as 35-year-old Christopher Chase, who died after crashing a stolen police car Saturday at a gasoline station.

Albuquerque television station KOAT reported (http://bit.ly/HnCiZX ) that Chase was armed with an assault rifle.

Three Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during the shooting spree. Police declined to identify the three officers or to provide many details of their injuries, but one remains hospitalized.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Eleven of the law enforcement officers who were critical in putting an end to an October shooting rampage throughout the metro area were honored at the Albuquerque Metro Crime Stoppers luncheon Friday.

On Oct. 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers and one sheriff’s deputy were injured by Christopher Chase, who went on a shooting rampage through the city and targeted law enforcement.

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins is in the intensive care unit of an Albuquerque hospital, according to Sheriff Dan Houston. She had worked for the law enforcement agency since 1998.

Banks said Chase stole a police car after an officer took cover after coming under fire.

Witnesses said Chase told them to call police and “he would be waiting for them,” Banks said at a news conference, according to video posted on the website of KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1gTwd7d ).

Chase was dressed in body armor, camouflage clothing and wore a black mask.

“The subject called and waited for police. I call it a senseless act, a coward’s act,” Banks said when asked if the shooting was an ambush.

Carlos Correa, a tire technician at a shop near Broadway and Iron, said he saw a man washing his black Corvette around 11:30 a.m. The man was approached by the suspect carrying a gun, which is described in varying accounts as an AK-47 and a semiautomatic rifle, and told him something to the effect of, “I’m not going to hurt you, but call APD and tell them I’m waiting at the bus stop.”

Correa said the suspect then walked across to the east side of Broadway and hunkered down behind a bus stop enclosure and a couple of cars.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

Also Tuesday, the department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot.

Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

In one chilling moment, officers find a female officer slumped over in a police cruiser bleeding and with her mouth agape, apparently just seconds after taking a bullet.

“She’s been shot, she’s been shot,” the officer wearing the camera shouts.

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
WWW.ABQJOURNAL.COM

In one clip, officers can be seen tending to a cop who appeared to be shot in in the leg.
Later, an officer’s lapel cam appears to capture him firing an assault rifle through the windshield of his car with one hand while steering with the other.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/christopher-chase-cop-killer-tattoo_n_4169438.html

http://krqe.com/2014/07/18/police-involved-in-october-shooting-ramage-honored/

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3600616.shtml#.VaB1cV9Vikr

http://www.abqjournal.com/289154/abqnewsseeker/witness-car-chase-shots-fired-in-north-valley.html

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/who-was-shooting-suspect-christopher-chase/22661012

http://www.policeone.com/body-camera/articles/6809720-Video-Pursuit-shooting-of-cop-killer-captured-on-body-cam/

http://www.abqjournal.com/348096/news/man-in-car-chase-shot-8-times.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/293578/news/apd-chief-outlines-shooting-chase.html

http://krqe.com/2015/03/31/albuquerque-police-sitting-on-police-shooting-investigations-da-says/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lapel-cam-video-captures-harrowing-albuquerque-police-shootout-killer-article-1.1604301

Wounded – Police Officer (Stafford, TX)

female

Stafford police officer testified Wednesday against the first of three defendants accused of shooting her last year, an incident that thrust her into the national spotlight and earned her a seat at January’s State of the Union address.

Officer Ann Carrizales, her voice wavering a bit, recalled the feeling of being shot in the face the night of Oct. 26, 2013. “I thought to myself, ‘It’s happening. It’s happened.'”Then, when the second bullet struck her chest, she remembered saying to herself, “Don’t go down. Don’t go down.”

That night, Carrizales had stopped to attend to an idling vehicle in Stafford, a city located southwest of Houston. She approached the vehicle because she saw it sit at an intersection through multiple green lights.

The traffic stop turned violent when one of the three men in the vehicle, the front-seat passenger, shot her in the cheek and chest, she said.

She fired back, but the car sped away. Carrizales, who had served as a Marine, notified dispatch that she had been shot and pursued the vehicle. During the high-speed chase, she testified, she saw muzzle flashes and heard shots coming from the rear of the car where she said Daniel Cruz, the defendant in Wednesday’s case, was sitting.

It was around 3:38 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2013, when Carrizales stopped to question three suspicious men in a car, all members of a notorious Houston gang.

According to investigators, within minutes the passenger in the front seat, Rodriguez, opened fire and shot Carrizales in the face. Police said he also shot her in the chest.

Carrizales did chase the suspects for 20 miles, but they got away. All were eventually tracked down. Rodriguez was nabbed first. Henriquez and Cruz were caught in early November 2013.

Testimony continues Thursday at 9 a.m.

STAFFORD, Texas — She was hailed a hero cop after surviving a shooting last year, but now Stafford police officer Ann Carrizales is being sued by a suspect who says she used excessive force.

According to court documents, Jay Mazoch, 22, was shot by Carrizales in 2012. Police allege he was trying to shut his car window on her arm and then attempted to use his vehicle as a deadly weapon while Carrizales was in front of it.

Mazoch’s attorney says video from a Stafford police patrol car proves that’s not true.

“The dash cam video clearly shows him at a complete stop, the brake lights are on,” said attorney Randall Kallinen. “She says a few things, points [the gun] directly at his face and then fires.”

Mazoch says he suffered more than $80,000 in medical bills and is asking for unspecified damages from Carrizales and the Stafford Police Department.

Carrizales is the same officer who was shot in October 2013 during a traffic stop.

“She did a good thing there and that’s fantastic,” said Kallinen. “However, a year earlier, she shot my client in the face. It’s on video, it’s improper and excessive force.”

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/fortbend/crime-courts/article/Stafford-officer-recounts-night-she-was-shot-5856997.php

http://www.khou.com/story/news/2014/10/14/stafford-cop-sued-by-suspect-she-shot/17272277/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-texas-shot-face-article-1.1975517

http://abc13.com/archive/9308510/

http://abc13.com/archive/9309456/

http://abc13.com/news/man-shot-in-face-by-officer-sues-stafford-pd/350538/

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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/neighborhood/fortbend/crime-courts/article/2nd-man-gets-prison-term-in-Stafford-officer-s-6237178.php

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Espanola, NM)

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Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, 22, of Española, was killed Thursday night and an unnamed State Police agent was injured during a shooting at the Las Lomas Apartments, according to a State Police statement.

Agents with the State Police Investigations Bureau were looking for Cisneros-Chavez, who was a suspect in a $7,600 larceny case and had a warrant out for his arrest.

They found Cisneros-Chavez in apartment 323 just before 9 p.m. Multiple gunshots were fired. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and died of his injuries in the apartment. A State Police officer was taken to a hospital after receiving a gunshot wound. He was in stable condition, coherent and talking following the shooting.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police has released new evidence in a police shooting late last year that left an officer wounded and a suspect dead.

State Police officer Joey Gallegos, who was shot in the stomach in October when serving a warrant at an Española apartment complex, can be heard in an audio recording.

The suspect, Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, was shot by State Police 13 times after he fired once at officers.

State Police went to arrest him for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from his grandfather.

He was shot in his girlfriend’s grandmother’s apartment while standing in a bathroom.

A State Police officer standing next to the injured officer described what happened.

A district attorney ruled the shooting justified.

At some point, guns went off and Cisneros-Chavez shot the officer. Officers then shot and killed Cisneros-Chavez.

Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez had cocaine and marijuana in his system when he shot state police Agent Joey Gallegos in the gut as officers tried to serve an arrest warrant, authorities say. Gallegos told investigators the young man kept pulling the trigger, but the firearm jammed, and Gallegos opened fire with his M-16 rifle.

Rio Arriba County- On October 24, 2013 at 8:53 pm, Espanola State Police Dispatch was advised of shots being fired at the Los Lomas apartments in Espanola NM.

Agents from the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau (IB) were out conducting impact operations in the Espanola area. Agents went to the Los Lomas apartments (number 323) to look for Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez (22) of Espanola. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was a suspect in a 7600.00 larceny investigation and also had an active warrant for his arrest.

Contact was made, and it was confirmed Mr. Cisneros-Chavez was in the apartment.

Agents entered the apartment and made contact with Mr. Cisneros-Chavez. Multiple gun shots were fired.

A NMSP IB agent received a gunshot wound and was transported to the local hospital and was coherent, talking, and in stable condition. Mr. Cisneros-Chavez received fatal gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries on scene.

We are currently investigating this case. Further updates will be provided in subsequent press releases.

http://www.abqjournal.com/288503/news/espanola-man-killed-state-police-officer-injured-in-shooting.html

http://www.abqjournal.com/288978/news/shootout-kills-suspect-wounds-a-police-officer.html

http://krqe.com/2014/04/02/da-espanola-officer-involved-shooting-was-justified/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/24940498

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/new-mexico-state-police-officer-shot-in-espanola/22626938

http://www.abqjournal.com/291672/north/details-in-shooting-of-man-by-espantildeola-police-released.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/state-police-agent-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/article_657aba6e-ba91-5c64-a500-f0e058c5334f.html

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/suspect-killed-officer-wounded-in-espa-ola-shooting/article_8b970f97-636e-5951-b947-df6c5d24cc7c.html

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/state-police-officer-involved-shooting-in-espanola/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Roswell, NM)

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Chaves County- On October 21, 2013, at approximately 9:15 am, New Mexico State Police Sergeant Lawrence Murray, Officer Genaro Gaytan, and Chavez County Deputy Albert Padilla were involved in a pursuit with suspect Cristoval Quintana on US 285, south of Roswell NM.

At the intersection of US 285 and Chickasaw Road gun fire was exchanged between Sergeant Lawrence Murray and Mr. Quintana. At this time, Sergeant Murray was struck in the upper thigh area by a round fired from a shotgun operated by Mr. Quintana.

Mr. Quintana drove his vehicle west on Chickasaw Road approximately half a mile and stopped. At this location Mr. Quintana was fatally shot. Officers located a sawed off 12 gauge shotgun in the immediate area of Quintana’s body. According to the OMI report Mr. Quintana did suffer a fatal gunshot wound.

Sergeant Lawrence Murray has recovered from the gunshot wound he sustained from the incident. This investigation has been turned over to the Chavez County District Attorney’s Office for review.

ROSWELL, N.M. —A state police sergeant was shot in the thigh during a shootout following a high-speed chase Monday morning near Roswell, according to the New Mexico State Police.

Around 8 a.m., a state police sergeant tried to pull over Cristoval Quintana, 30, who left his significant other on the side of the road. When the sergeant turned on her lights and sirens, Qunitana sped off in an attempt to flee.

After a 4-mile chase, state police used a spike strip to stop Qunitana. As his vehicle slowed to a stop, police said Qunitana fired several gunshots and hit another state police sergeant in the leg.

Police fired back and fatally wounded Qunitana. State police said Qunitana had a violent criminal history.

State police said the sergeant was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The sergeant has been released from the hospital.

The moments leading up to the shootout in Roswell that ended with a gunman dead and police officer injured were caught on camera.

James Cupp, who shot the home video from his phone Monday morning, said he didn’t even realize what he was witnessing for a few minutes. The state police car in front of him was going so slow along US 285 he thought someone’s vehicle was breaking down, not that a violent shootout was about to occur.

“OK, we’re on a slow speed chase,” Cupp is heard saying on the phone video. “We’ve got traffic on both sides blocked off.”

Cupp said he traveled for about four miles like this, with the getaway car moving at a snail’s pace.

“For some reason, this guy wouldn’t go any faster than five miles per hour,” he said.

State police said the green Jaguar they were after was being driven by a convicted felon, Christoval Quintana, 30, of Lovington, N.M.

The shootout began, at mile marker 87 on the freeway; but before that, Cupp told Action 7 News police were trying everything to stop Quintana.

“The guy won’t pull over they’ve already pulled out spike strips,” Cupp said.

When Quintana finally did stop, police say he opened fire first.

Cupp has a different version of events; he believes police coming from the other direction blocked off Quintana’s car, and it was an officer who walked up to the passenger’s side and fired the first shot.

“He just casually walked up … right up to the side window, and stood there not even for a split second, and next thing you know he just unloads his gun into the side window,” Cupp said.

Even after that, Cupp said Quintana’s car started inching along, and then, “all of a sudden everybody just started unloading their guns.”

Quintana later died from his injuries. The state police sergeant, whose name has not yet been released, is recovering.

After speaking to Cupp, Action 7 News called State Police to inquire about his version of events. Sergeant Emmanuel Gutierrez maintains the version that Quintana fired first, though he did ask for Cupp’s contact information to interview him, and added that the case is still under investigation.

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/update-to-nmsp-ois-in-chaves-county/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/state-police-officer-shot-near-roswell/22544624

http://www.koat.com/news/fatal-roswell-shootout-caught-on-camera/22577824

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/grand-jury-clears-officer-in-fatal-santa-fe-shooting/article_f6dd8563-c6b5-5bb9-96fd-59e054f002fe.html

http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2293396&fh_id=11147

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Coffeeville, MS)

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The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is helping investigate an officer-involved shooting in Coffeeville Sunday night. Coffeeville Police received a domestic violence call about around 9:00 p.m. at 201 Rayburn Street.

An hour-and-a-half later, they had David long, who lives at the address and is wheelchair bound, outside the house when he pulled a handgun and began firing at the officer. The officer returned fire, killing long, but was struck four times and airlifted to a Memphis hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Officer Kurt Savage was shot four times answering a domestic violence call Sunday night in the Yalobusha County town of Coffeeville.

Even though Officer Savage was wounded, we’re told he returned fire, hitting and killing David Long.

The shooting happened about 11 p.m. at 210 Rayburn Street, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said.

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) – A Coffeeville, Mississippi police officer is recovering at The Med this morning after he was shot four times.

http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/23745911/officer-injured-in-shootout-with-wheelchair-bound-suspect

http://wreg.com/2013/10/21/coffeeville-police-officer-shot-during-domestic-violence-call/

http://www.wapt.com/news/mississippi/police-officer-hurt-suspect-killed-in-shooting/22540690

http://www.localmemphis.com/story/coffeeville-police-officer-recovering-after-being-shot/d/story/yypNqeBvJ0GS1MB6T_8sCg

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/David-D.-Long-96647694

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (St Louis, MO)

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CEDAR HILL, MO (KTVI) – Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says Shawn Nims, the man suspected of shooting two Jefferson County deputies, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Friday morning.

Boyer says Nims tried to jump out of the window of a woman’s home not too far from the original scene. When officers ordered him to drop his weapon, he refused and was shot at least one time. The woman at the home was taken into custody. She was released after giving a statement.

The shooting ends a nearly 7-hour manhunt for Nims that started around 2:00 a.m. Friday.

The incident began when deputies responded to a 911 hangup around 11:00 p.m. in the 7400 block of Twin Ridge Road.

Residents first told police the call was accidental and was made from a medical alert bracelet.

When officers began to leave, they saw someone going out of a back window. They did not chase the person because it was dark and in a wooded area.

They went back to the home around 2:00 a.m. When the deputies walked down the stairs, Nims reportedly opened fire on the two deputies.

Authorities say Deputy Nina Osia, 22, was shot in the lower left calf and has a broken leg. Deputy Michael Toombs, 43, was hit in the arm. Both officers were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

The manhunt ended at 8:20 a.m. Friday in the 7300 block of Cedar Drive, where police saw an open sliding door and went inside with a search dog team. When police spotted Nims, he dived out a front window, and officers in the front yard yelled for him to put down his weapon, Boyer said.

http://fox2now.com/2013/10/11/two-deputies-shot-suspect-still-on-the-loose/

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/suspect-who-ambushed-shot-two-deputies-is-killed-in-jefferson/article_4562294a-57c7-5468-a2e5-71510ef99d27.html

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-jefferson-county-deputies-shot-ambush

http://archive.ksdk.com/news/article/402064/3/Two-deputies-shot-police-looking-for-Shawn-Nims

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/10/11/two-deputies-shot-manhunt-underway-in-jefferson-county/

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/11/Suspect-who-shot-two-police-officers-shot-killed-in-manhunt/UPI-13521381523497/?spt=su

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/14/suspected-neo-nazi-shot-dead-after-wounding-two-cops-in-missouri/

http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/suspect-killed-after-shooting-two-deputies/article_310430dc-326f-11e3-af0b-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.myleaderpaper.com/news/police_fire/cedar-hill-man-shot-to-death-after-allegedly-shooting-two/article_25605da6-3282-11e3-bac6-0019bb30f31a.html

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (St Louis, MO)

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CEDAR HILL, MO (KTVI) – Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says Shawn Nims, the man suspected of shooting two Jefferson County deputies, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers Friday morning.

Boyer says Nims tried to jump out of the window of a woman’s home not too far from the original scene. When officers ordered him to drop his weapon, he refused and was shot at least one time. The woman at the home was taken into custody. She was released after giving a statement.

The shooting ends a nearly 7-hour manhunt for Nims that started around 2:00 a.m. Friday.

The incident began when deputies responded to a 911 hangup around 11:00 p.m. in the 7400 block of Twin Ridge Road.

Residents first told police the call was accidental and was made from a medical alert bracelet.

When officers began to leave, they saw someone going out of a back window. They did not chase the person because it was dark and in a wooded area.

They went back to the home around 2:00 a.m. When the deputies walked down the stairs, Nims reportedly opened fire on the two deputies.

Authorities say Deputy Nina Osia, 22, was shot in the lower left calf and has a broken leg. Deputy Michael Toombs, 43, was hit in the arm. Both officers were taken to a hospital where they were treated and released.

The manhunt ended at 8:20 a.m. Friday in the 7300 block of Cedar Drive, where police saw an open sliding door and went inside with a search dog team. When police spotted Nims, he dived out a front window, and officers in the front yard yelled for him to put down his weapon, Boyer said.

http://fox2now.com/2013/10/11/two-deputies-shot-suspect-still-on-the-loose/

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/suspect-who-ambushed-shot-two-deputies-is-killed-in-jefferson/article_4562294a-57c7-5468-a2e5-71510ef99d27.html

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-jefferson-county-deputies-shot-ambush

http://archive.ksdk.com/news/article/402064/3/Two-deputies-shot-police-looking-for-Shawn-Nims

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/10/11/two-deputies-shot-manhunt-underway-in-jefferson-county/

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/11/Suspect-who-shot-two-police-officers-shot-killed-in-manhunt/UPI-13521381523497/?spt=su

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/10/14/suspected-neo-nazi-shot-dead-after-wounding-two-cops-in-missouri/

http://dailyjournalonline.com/news/local/suspect-killed-after-shooting-two-deputies/article_310430dc-326f-11e3-af0b-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.myleaderpaper.com/news/police_fire/cedar-hill-man-shot-to-death-after-allegedly-shooting-two/article_25605da6-3282-11e3-bac6-0019bb30f31a.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Wrightsboro, NC)

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Brandon Smith’s sister is speaking out about her brother’s shooting death Sunday. She said law enforcement acted too quickly when they shot and killed Brandon.

“I don’t think it’s right or fair of the measures they took today,” said Georgia Smith. “I mean they didn’t even give him a chance to do anything. All didn’t even give him a chance. He didn’t get to do anything.”

A woman who said she is Brandon Smith’s estranged wife is also upset over the murder of the man she said she loved. Lindsey Smith said she hadn’t spoken to Brandon Smith in years, but disagreed with the way he was killed. She said that she believes Brandon was the victim of racial profiling and murder.

“Just because you’re the law, does not mean you can take the law into your own hands and kill people,” said Smith. “You were supposed to go out and apprehend him for whatever investigation or whatever he was involved in. You wasn’t supposed to go out and gun him down and kill him.”

The twisted trail of violence that began Thursday in Creekwood with a man shooting and wounding a detective and ended Sunday in Wrightsboro with the accused shooter dead took another sharp turn Monday.

The estranged wife of Brandon Devone Smith, the man accused of shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office detective, on Monday accused sheriff’s deputies of murdering her husband.

Smith, 30, was shot dead Sunday in a wooded area off a dead-end street after a car chase involving sheriff’s office detectives and multiple law enforcement officers.

“They shot him down,” Lindsey Smith said. “My husband was murdered and the law is not supposed to take it in their own hands.”

Law enforcement officers were “absolutely justified” in shooting and killing a man – later found to be unarmed – who was suspected of shooting and wounding a New Hanover County sheriff’s detective last month, District Attorney Ben David said Friday.

Brandon Davone Smith, 30, was accused of wounding Detective Michael Spencer on Oct. 10 in the Creekwood public housing development. Spencer is recovering.

Smith was killed Oct. 13 by law enforcement officers after a car chase and a foot pursuit that ended in a wooded area of Wrightsboro. David based his statement on results of an investigation into the shooting death conducted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

Assistant District Attorney Tom Old, who was part of the DA’s “officer shooting review team,” said officers fired on Smith when he reached for and pointed at them a dark object that later was found to be a cell phone. While no gun was found on Smith, a man who had been in a car with him minutes before told police Smith had a dark-colored handgun in the waistband of his pants.

At a Friday morning news conference, Old said three officers – two New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies and an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – fired at Smith when he refused to show his hands as ordered.

Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement around 4 p.m. October 13. Officials say Smith was responsible for shooting a detective a few days prior in the Creekwood community.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

According to Old, a deputy with NHCSO and an officer with WPD were on patrol in Creekwood when they saw a suspicious vehicle with out-of-state plates. They saw it again and pulled it over on Emory Street.

The two people inside the vehicle, one of whom was Smith, ran in two different directions. Officers approached Smith and asked to speak with him, but Smith continued running and ducked behind a trash can.

Without warning, Old said Smith pulled a handgun and fired at the deputy who was standing about 10-15 yards away and then fired at the WPD officer. Smith ran away when the officer returned fire.

According to Old, the WPD officer said with 100% certainty that Smith was the person who shot at the officers.

Law enforcement said they made several attempts to contact Smith and his family members to urge him to turn himself in. Smith, however, made it clear he was not going to and did not want to go back to prison, according to Old, so officers began patrolling Princess Place Drive.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

Old explained deputies spotted Smith leaving a residence on Princess Place Drive October 13 and reported he got into the passenger seat of a Chevy Impala.

A number of marked and unmarked deputies and officers responded to the report to back up the sergeant who called it in. They followed the car with emergency lights and sirens, but the car didn’t stop. Instead, the vehicle sped up until it reached a dead end.

At that point, officials said Vincent Joyner got out of the car and ran away, while Smith ran into a wooded area. Joyner was arrested, but several law enforcement officers followed after Smith.

A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office knew of a short cut, from a prior incident in the area, and alerted two others to “Go left! Go left! There’s a trail!” The officers followed and ended up in a yard with no cover that bordered the woods. All three officers stopped running and were about 30 feet away from a ditch.

Old said the officers looked around and found Smith, who was lying on the ground. The officers told Smith to “show me your hands” repeatedly. According to Old, Smith sat up but didn’t show his hands.

Officers then pointed their guns at Smith and continued yelling at him to “show me your hands.” Smith started to reach for something in his waistband and officers said it looked like he was trying to pull out an object that appeared to be stuck.

Eventually, Smith was able to unhinge the object and started to point what officers said was a dark object at law enforcement, so all three officers began to fire.

According David, Smith was shot at two dozen times in less than three seconds. Nine bullets hit Smith, three grazed him and 12 missed.

A detective went to handcuff Smith, who was pronounced dead within three minutes. Officials only found a cell phone, a dreadlock wig and $320.

Officials said Friday that Joyner told them Smith had shown a handgun while they were riding in the car together just before the shooting.

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131014/articles/131019836

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131014/ARTICLES/131019836

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131106/ARTICLES/131109778

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20131101/ARTICLES/131109973

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http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/10/13/man-wanted-for-shooting-deputy-killed/

http://www.wect.com/story/23680212/family-of-man-killed-by-law-enforcement-speaks-out

http://www.wect.com/story/23851344/da-fatal-shooting-of-suspect-justified

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/starnewsonline/obituary.aspx?n=brandon-d-smith&pid=167562216

Killed – Thomas J. Piccard (Wheeling, WV)

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a retired police officer armed with two weapons fired up to two dozen shots at a U.S. courthouse in West Virginia before police returned fire and killed him.
Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger identified the gunman in Wednesday afternoon’s shooting as 55-year-old Thomas J. Piccard of Bridgeport, Ohio. He is a retired Wheeling police officer.

(CBS/AP) WHEELING, W. Va. – A man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia, before security officers returned fire, critically injuring the man, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

CBS affiliate WDTV reports the gunman was transported to a local hospital where he died.

The station reports no one inside the building was hurt during the incident which took place at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. However, CBS affiliate WTRF reports Wheeling Hospital confirmed at least three people were admitted with injuries from the shooting.

Witnesses reported that an assault-type rifle was used in the attack, WDTV reports. They said that the gunman was apparently shooting at the building itself.

(CBS/AP) WHEELING, W.Va. – A former police officer who fired 26 shots into the glass facade of a federal courthouse in West Virginia earlier this mont had a “deep hatred for the federal government,” a recently broken heart and serious health problems, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

Although U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld declined to be more specific about the motive, he said those three things factored into Thomas J. Piccard’s decision to open fire on the federal building in Wheeling on Oct. 9.

Piccard was shot to death by an officer at the scene.

Writings expressing hatred for the government were found in Piccard’s Ohio home, and he was carrying five pages when he was shot, Ihlenfeld said.

Trailer park residents Mahlon Shields and Lori LeMasters told The Associated Press that Piccard had disclosed in the past few days that he had stomach cancer.

Shields, 25, who has lived across the street from Piccard for about a year, said the man appeared to be thin and pale. Shields said a neighbor told him that Piccard wanted to go to Florida to die.

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Shot-by-Security-after-Firing-Shots-at-Federal-Courthouse-in-Wheeling-227121701.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/shooting-at-west-virginia-courthouse-gunman-killed-by-authorities-report-says

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/w-va-courthouse-shooting-update-prosecutor-says-ex-cop-thomas-j-piccard-hated-govt/

http://wvpublic.org/post/ex-police-officer-identified-shooter-federal-building-wheeling

http://www.wtrf.com/story/23648971/breaking-shots-fired-at-federal-courthouse-building-in-wheeling

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2013/10/wheeling-courthouse-shooting-ex-cop-killed-had-cancer-neighbors-say-95204.html

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/marshals-gunman-fires-at-us-courthouse-in-wva/22357242

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/10/ex-cop-waved-off-bystanders-before-shooting/

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Man-Shot-by-Security-after-Firing-Shots-at-Federal-Courthouse-in-Wheeling-227121701.html

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http://www.wvgazette.com/News/201310090087

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http://heavy.com/news/2013/10/tom-piccard-shooting-wheeling-west-virginia-courthouse/

Double Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (St Louis, MO)

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A 25-year-old man was fatally shot and a police officer wounded after a chase Saturday afternoon that began when police thought they spotted a drug deal.

The officer was shot in the foot, and was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

Police identified the deceased man as, Jared Harris, of the 9500 block of Vallette Drive.

Police Chief Sam Dotson said police observed what they thought was a hand-to-hand drug deal on McMillan Avenue and tried to stop the vehicle, a dark gray Camaro, about 4 p.m.

The fleeing car crashed a few blocks away, at North Taylor and Garfield avenues, and the driver began shooting at police, hitting one officer in the left foot, police said.

Two officers returned fire, killing the driver.

The officer who killed the suspect is 29 and has been on the force about five years. The other officer, 47, has been on the force 14 years.

Police arrested two male passengers, one 28 years old and one 18, in the crashed car and recovered a handgun just outside the car.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/drug-deal-suspect-fatally-shot-by-police-identified/article_d9e6e206-459d-56b7-8965-cfa67006d659.html

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-officer-wounded-in-shootout-leaves-hospital/article_56c8638f-e0e8-5203-86b0-81df6eba3c16.html

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2013/10/05/st-louis-police-officer-shot/

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Killed – Police Officer – Deputy Billy Kennedy (McCamey, TX)

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Upton County Deputy Billy “Bubba” Kennedy, a licensed peace officer for 14 years with stops in Pecos County, Brown County and Upton County, was remembered by his friends and family today after Kennedy, 38, was shot and killed during an incident at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Stripes Convenience Store in McCamey, 50 miles south of Odessa on Highway 385.

The Upton County Sheriff’s Office reports Kennedy, 38, was killed in the line of duty. The incident took place at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Stripes Convenience Store in McCamey.

Kennedy encountered a male subject and multiple shots were fired, a news release stated.

Gary David Green, 50, has been charged with capital murder in the death of Kennedy, according to Sgt. Santos Carrasco Jr. with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Green suffered gunshot wounds and is in critical condition at Medical Center Hospital.

http://www.oaoa.com/news/article_3e5c2806-2c30-11e3-803d-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.oaoa.com/news/crime_justice/law_enforcement/article_a8f03d9a-2c82-11e3-ac0d-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/2013/10/04/in-memoriam-%E2%80%93-deputy-billy-%E2%80%9Cbubba%E2%80%9D-kennedy/

http://www.newswest9.com/story/23598584/upton-county

http://www.newswest9.com/story/23641102/new-details-released-in-connection-with-shooting-that-killed-deputy-billy-kennedy

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/03/Texas-law-enforcement-officer-dies-in-shooting/90251380829868/

http://www.odmp.org/officer/21846-deputy-sheriff-billy-f-bubba-kennedy

http://www.odmp.org/officer/reflections/21846-deputy-sheriff-billy-f-bubba-kennedy/50

http://www.mrt.com/news/crime/article_bd45521a-2d74-11e3-a171-0019bb2963f4.html

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Deputy-Billy-Bubba-Kennedy-UCSO-EOW-10213/124703567700386

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Police Officer (Jefferson, PA)

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BROCKWAY, Pa. —A state trooper was shot as a warrant was being served at a home in northwestern Pennsylvania, and police said a suspect was found dead early Friday after an all-night police response brought dozens of officers to the crime scene.

State police identified the dead man as Kenneth Lees Sr. and said his adult son, Kenneth Jr., is under arrest while Trooper Brad Wilson remains in critical condition.

Police said the shooting happened Thursday afternoon when troopers went to a house in Brockway, Jefferson County, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, to serve the warrant with a drug task force.

At a news conference Friday, police said they were trying to search the house because they were looking for a meth lab. They think Lees Sr. shot Wilson through a window and killed himself.

Lees Jr. was caught Thursday night after police issued a “be on the lookout” alert for him. They said he was taken into custody after he tried to run following an approximately 20-mile car chase.

September 27, 2013

DuBois Station – Officer involved shooting that occurred on September 26, 2013 at 1881 Cemetery Hill Road, Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

Incident Number: C04-1138998

Lead Investigator: Corporal Gregory Raybuck

This incident occurred as members of the Pennsylvania State police and the Jefferson County Drug Task Force were serving a search warrant on the occupants of the Kenneth Lees Sr. residence located at 1881 Cemetery Hill Road, near the Borough of Brockway, Snyder Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Upon approaching the front door of the residence and announcing their identity and possession of a lawful search warrant, the officers were met with gunfire from an occupant of the home. Trooper First Class Bradley Wilson was struck in the neck and upper torso by two bullets fired from the residence and was immediately incapacitated. Troopers and officers on scene then returned fire and successfully extricated the wounded Trooper from the scene.

Trooper Wilson was taken by ambulance to the DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois, Pennsylvania and once stabilized; he was transferred by medical helicopter to Altoona Regional Medical Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania for emergency surgery. He was then transported to UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for further treatment. His condition is currently listed as critical.

At the scene, law enforcement established a perimeter around the Lees residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants to negotiate their surrender. All attempts to communicate with the occupants of the home were unsuccessful. At approximately 1 a.m. on September 27, 2013, members of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team made entry into the Lees residence to discover the sole occupant; Kenneth Lees Sr., deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Pennsylvania State Police were assisted in this incident by the Jefferson County Emergency Management Association, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Brockway Borough Police Department, the Brookville Borough Police Department, the Sykesville Borough Police Department, the Reynoldsville Borough Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Brockway Volunteer Fire Department, the DuBois City Volunteer Fire Department, and the Brockway Volunteer Ambulance Service.

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/state-trooper-shot-in-jefferson-county/22139310

http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/police-release-details-in-trooper-shooting-standoff/d/story/yhvM6NeDPkqsDmI0FMGP1g

http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/d/story/father-and-son-allegedly-making-drugs-together/38521/UpSxPyq3U0qin20sbYQvYQ

http://www.thecourierexpress.com/tri_county_sunday/article_4bce74f4-a731-11e3-811d-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wearecentralpa.com/story/d/story/fleeing-suspect-waives-hearing/81844/3zyrb2N0L0-WACuBPnhtGg

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Wounded – Police Officer (Payson, AZ)

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On Saturday, September 21, 2013, DPS Highway Patrol Officer Seth Meeske made a traffic stop on a white passenger car driven by Cody Archuleta just after 10 p.m. on State Route 87 south of Payson.

When Officer Meeske approached the right side of the car, Archuleta shot him three times through the passenger window. One shot went through Officer Meeske’s forearm, another shot hit Officer Meeske in the left leg and the third shot hit the back of Officer Meeske’s vest.

After shooting the officer, Archuleta left him bleeding on the side of the road and fled north on State Route 87. Officer Meeske was able to return to his patrol car and radio for help. Officer Meeske then drove himself to the Payson hospital and walked into the Emergency Room.

DPS Highway Patrol Officer Robert Derango, on his very first day as a solo patrol officer, heard the initial call for help from Officer Meeske and saw Archuleta speed through a red light in downtown Payson. Officer Derango immediately began to pursue Archuleta reaching speeds of up to 100 miles-per-hour.

Officers from the Payson Police Department and a deputy from the Gila County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit. After 40 miles, Archuleta drove off the road and into a ditch near milepost 289. Archuleta shot at officers after getting out of his car and officers with the Payson Police Department and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office returned fire.

Archuleta was found with what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Officers gave Archuleta first aid and a Department of Public Safety Air Rescue helicopter landed to help. A DPS Officer/Medic pronounced Archuleta deceased at the scene.

Officer Meeske was airlifted to Banner Good Samaritan Hospital where he underwent surgery over night. Officer Meeske is doing well and in good spirits. His family has expressed their sincere thanks to the public for their concerns during this trying time. The family has requested that they have time to recover as a family and should they want to speak, DPS will notify the media.

“Words fail me in describing the incredible bravery and presence of mind exhibited by Officer Seth Meeske during this incident,” said Robert Halliday, Director of DPS. “He is alive today because of his quick thinking after being shot numerous times. The men and women of DPS have a very difficult job and perform it with courage every day. As we have seen too many times, it is dangerous work. My thanks to the Gila County Sheriff’s Department and the Payson Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. I would like to commend the excellent response by DPS Officer Robert Derango who had just completed his law enforcement training. All of us at DPS pray for a speedy recovery for Officer Meeske. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Payson Police Chief Donald Engler said, “This case is a great example of numerous law enforcement agencies working together to resolve a complex, highly dangerous incident while doing their best to protect the public. All law enforcement agencies in Rim Country work together on a daily basis, which enhances their ability to operate as a single law enforcement unit when critical incidents occur. The Payson Police Department is very thankful Officer Meeske is recuperating so well from his injuries.”

Gila County Sheriff Adam Shephard is quoted as saying, “The inter agency cooperation between the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Payson Police Department and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office was very evident in the events that unfolded on Saturday evening. Officers from each agency responded, without hesitation to assist in locating a violent offender who attempted to take the life of Officer Meeske. I would like to thank all of the officers involved and my Deputies who were called out to assist in this event. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Meeske for a rapid recovery and return to duty”

A high speed chase near Payson leads to a shoot-out with law enforcement. A DPS officer was shot several times. He’s in the hospital.

As for the suspect, he was killed.

DPS officials say the officer was making a routine traffic stop, but within moments he came under gunfire. And what most remarkable here — he not only survived, he drove himself to the hospital.

“Just after 10 on Saturday we had an officer shot multiple times and this was two, three miles south of Payson,” said Carrick Cook, DPS spokesman.

DPS officials say the suspect, 22-year-old Cody Archuleta, shot the 39-year-old officer several times during a traffic stop.

As the suspect sped away the wounded officer called dispatch with vehicle information. Then somehow the officer managed to drive himself to the hospital.

A DPS officer on his first day alone on the job was then called to catch the suspect, before being joined by area law enforcement agencies on a windy chase through northern Arizona, DPS says the suspect drove about 100 miles per hour. He was finally stopped 40 miles away from Payson.

“At the end of this pursuit the suspect did drive into a field and exchange gunfire with officers before, we believe, he has a self-inflicted gunshot wound and died.”

DPS officials say the injured officer is in stable condition. No one else was hurt in the gunfight or chase.

http://www.azdps.gov/Media/News/View/?p=443

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/23496399/police-ariz-officer-shot-during-traffic-stop

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http://www.kpho.com/story/23497464/payson-officials-to-discuss-shooting-that-injured-dps-officer

http://www.paysonroundup.com/news/2013/sep/24/stuff-heroes/

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?pid=167138635

Double Shooting – Killed – Police Officer – Rod Bradway (Indianapolis, IN)

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INDIANAPOLIS — A police officer was shot and killed Friday while responding to an early-morning domestic disturbance on the city’s northwest side.

Police said Officer Rod Bradway responded to the Eagle Pointe apartment complex after screams were heard in a unit.

“With a heavy heart I must tell you that Officer Rod Bradway has died serving his city. Please keep him and his family in your prayers,” said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite, according to IMPD News.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Christopher Bailey said Bradway forced his way into an apartment after hearing a woman scream for help and was shot. The gunman, who has been identified as Steven Byrdo, 24, was killed during an exchange of shots, but it is unclear who fired the fatal shot.

A child was in the apartment at the time of the incident but was unharmed, Kendale Adams of IMPD said.

Bradway, 41, was taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later.

September 20, 2013, at approximately 1:52 a.m., Officer Rod L. Bradway, 41, responded to a domestic disturbance in the Eagle Pointe Apartment complex in the 6700 block of Eagle Pointe Drive North, near West 46th St. and I-465.

Upon arrival, Officer Bradway heard a woman screaming for help inside an apartment. He called for backup on his radio and told fellow officers to “step it up.” A Northwest District control operator asked Officer Bradway if he needed more assistance. He replied, “Yeah, I got to try and force entry.” Officer Bradway then forced his way through the apartment’s door to help the woman and her infant child. Steven Byrdo, a 24 year-old convicted felon, was standing behind the door and ambushed Officer Bradway as he entered the apartment. Byrdo fired at least six shots from a .380 semi-automatic pistol, mortally wounding Officer Bradway. The fatal shot went just above Officer Bradway’s body armor and into his chest. Officer Bradway fired his Glock .40 caliber service weapon eight times, with many of the shots striking Byrdo. Officer Maurice Shipley arrived during the gun battle and also shot Byrdo, who was stuck at least seven times. He died at the scene.

Medics rushed Officer Bradway to Wishard Hospital at approximately 2:10 a.m. He passed away shortly thereafter.

Investigators later learned Byrdo held the woman, described as his girlfriend, and her child hostage for several hours before the woman made her way to the apartment balcony and yelled for help. Investigators believed Byrdo intended to kill the woman, her infant child and possibly take his own life.

INDIANAPOLIS — The provider of a gun used to kill an Indianapolis police officer could face federal charges and up to 10 years in prison, according to a U.S. attorney.

Lawyers in U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett’s office recently prosecuted three other men who provided guns to convicted felons who later used them to wound or kill police officers.

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http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/man-also-killed-in-indianapolis-police-officer-slaying-had-criminal-past

http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/IMPD/About/Memoriam/Pages/Rod-Bradway.aspx

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Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Bakersfield, CA)

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Two men who were shot and killed at the Four Points Sheraton have been identified.

The shootout happened at 12:34 a.m. during a traffic stop in the east parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on California Avenue, according to Sims.

According to BPD Public Information Officer Michaela Sims, a police officer — whose identity has not been released — sustained a moderate gunshot wound to the head. The injury does not appear to be life threatening.

Justin Bryan Harger, 32, of Bakersfield died at the scene after being shot.

Also Jorge Ramirez, 34, of Bakersfield died after being shot.

The following are the officers involved in the shooting: Daniel Brewer, eight-year veteran; Rick Wimbish, 22-year-veteran; Ryan Vaughan, four-year veteran; Jess Beagley, eight-year veteran; and Chad Garrett, three-year veteran.

Both Harger, 32, and Ramirez, 34, died at the scene. Police said an officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head that did not appear to be life-threatening, and another officer suffered a minor injury unrelated to the gunfire.

The Harger family is angry because they believe that the shooting of Harger was premeditated murder.

Sheila Somers, Harger’s mother, said police showed up to her home just days before his death and said they would kill Justin when they found him.

According to Somers police told her, “you would want to turn him in because if we find him we are shooting him and if we catch him we are going to kill him.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The lawyer of the family representing Jorge Joel Ramirez, a man fatally shot by police, released a statement on behalf of the family today.

The lawyer, Mark J. Geragos, Esq., said that the family is demanding an investigation be completed by the Bakersfield Police Department in the death of Ramirez.

Here’s the letter in its entirety:

We represent the family of Jorge Joel Ramirez, a 34 year old unarmed young man who was shot and killed on September 16th, by Bakersfield Police while working as an informant for the Bakersfield Police Department.

Jorge was working with the Bakersfield police to catch a armed and dangerous fugitive wanted in a shooting. It is clear that something went terribly wrong, but the family has been stonewalled by the Bakersfield Police. Our own preliminary investigation has revealed extensive communications by the Bakersfield police directing Jorge.

The Bakersfield police sent Jorge to his execution on September 16, 2013. The police also placed the entire community at risk based on their reckless and outrageous operation.

The Police release of public information of the facts surrounding the shooting are a moving target. The goal seems to be an attempt to explain and justify the killing while slandering Jorge. Even while this so called investigation is still pending and Police Chief Williamson’s has indicated that he has already made up his mind and that he has decided his officers did nothing wrong.

The family of Jorge demand an investigation conducted by an independent agency. Chief Williamson should insist on an independent investigation, at very least, to avoid the bias he has already injected into the process through his media appearances. He should immediately step aside from any involvement in this matter. The officers involved in the shooting, who have so far illegally refused to give statements, must be compelled to provide statements about their involvement and they must be held accountable for their conduct as required by the law.

Ramirez was unarmed. He was apparently caught in a gunfight between several Bakersfield police officers and the fugitive he was ostensibly trying to help them apprehend, 32-year-old Justin Bryan Harger. Harger fired at police, striking Officer Daniel Brewer, who was hospitalized but released a few hours later.

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http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Justin-Harger&lc=4239&pid=167126707&mid=5675726

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Police Officer (Phoenix, AZ)

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PHOENIX – Phoenix police are investigating after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in North Phoenix.

The shooting happened near 35th Avenue and Tierra Buena, one road north of Greenway Road, just before 7 p.m.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said the incident began Saturday afternoon when they got a call about three individuals, one with a weapon, apparently trying to break into a condo.

Martos said when officers arrived a man was standing outside a condo, along with an unidentified male and female.

Police reports said Lance L. Danielson began yelling at officers, complaining that “he did not want to go back to prison,” and preceded to grab a handgun from his backpack. During this verbal exchange, the two other suspects, fled the scene.

Officers began to negotiate with Danielson to put down the weapon, and when he refused SWAT was called out around 4 p.m.

SWAT officers negotiated with the 30-year-old man for about three hours at which point gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was struck and killed.

Police identified the man as Lance L. Danielson Sunday morning.

Martos said two officers were shot during the exchange of gun fire and transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

A female officer remained hospitalized Monday morning. A second male officer was shot in his ballistic vest and was released Saturday evening, said Martos.

Martos said they believe Danielson was upset because he was evicted from the property the night before the shooting.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/pd-officer-involved-in-north-phoenix-shooting

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http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23433936/2013/09/14/police-investigate-officer-involved-shooting-at-phoenix-apartment