Category Archives: Shot by Police

Killed – Dontae Hayes (Riverside, CA)

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RIVERSIDE – A man fatally shot during an armed confrontation with Riverside police was identified today.

He was Dontae Hayes, 20, of Riverside, according to the Riverside County Coroner.

The shooting occurred when Hayes pulled a handgun after making contact with officers at Arlington Park, near Miller and Roosevelt streets, at 11:40 a.m., said Lt. Guy Toussant of the Riverside Police Department.

Toussant said officers decided to handcuff Hayes before questioning him, in an area adjacent to a children’s playground.

The mother of a man who Riverside police shot to death in Arlington Park on Dec. 31, 2013, is seeking at least $25,000 from the city.

Taffy Hayes, mother of Dontae Daveon Lewis Hayes, has filed a claim for damages with the city that alleges wrongful death and violation of civil rights.

http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140101/riverside-man-fatally-shot-by-police-identified

http://www.pe.com/articles/riverside-697248-shooting-filed.html

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http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/man-shot-by-officers-at-arlington-park/

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http://www.pe.com/articles/-742330–.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-riverside-ois-20131231-story.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Officer-Police-Involved-Shooting-Riverside-Arlington-Park-238321181.html

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Dontae-Hayes&lc=7067&pid=168998844&uuid=4cfab18f-de9b-40e0-bc16-05b8afa2d754

Killed – James M. Eshelman (Moses Lake, WA)

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MOSES LAKE — The man fatally shot by Moses Lake police Monday night was identified as 54-year-old James M. Eshelman, of Moses Lake, according to Moses Lake police.

Eshelman was shot about 5:30 p.m. Monday after officers responded to a disturbance at a home in the 2000 block of South Belair Drive. Eshelman was armed with a large knife when officers contacted him, according to police reports.

At some point, an officer shot Eshelman, who was transported to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake where he was pronounced dead.

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/article_2204a92e-7273-11e3-9ba8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.ifiberone.com/news/eshelman-challenged-police-in-situations-before-being-shot-by-officer/article_104c69fa-741d-11e3-a3e2-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.ifiberone.com/news/moses-lake-police-reveal-deceased-s-name-from-monday-police/article_fff69936-727d-11e3-88a4-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/man-s-name-released-in-fatal-moses-lake-police-shooting/article_2204a92e-7273-11e3-9ba8-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/830044/Eshelman-James.php

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (San Diego, CA)

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Homicide detectives tried to determine Monday what led to a man being fatally shot in the Linda Vista area of San Diego.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 2000 block of Drescher Street around 5 p.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Lt. Jorge Duran.

Once there, they learned a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound had just been dropped off at a local hospital, the lieutenant said in a statement. The man died a short time later.

Trial began Monday for a San Diego man accused of a crime spree that ended with a gunfight in a Point Loma neighborhood two years ago.

“The defendant went on a rampage,” Deputy District Attorney Joe McLaughlin told a jury as he described the events of December 29, 2013.

Sean O’Toole of Linda Vista was shot on Drescher Street and then dropped off at a local hospital where he later died.

Hours later, Travis Bondurant was shot and injured at the La Jolla Biltmore Motel on La Jolla Boulevard.

McLaughlin said investigators had prepared a warrant to arrest Joseph Anthony Hill, a man with a long criminal history, in both shootings. Members of the Violent Crimes Task Force went to Catalina Street in Point Loma on Dec. 30 to take Hill into custody.

That’s when Hill tried to run and in the process struck a law enforcement officer with his car.

On Monday, Deputy DA McLaughlin told jurors O’Toole was shot because he had “disrespected” Hill’s girlfriend.

A jury deliberated only a few hours before finding Joseph Anthony Hill guilty of murdering Sean O’Toole and wounding Travis Bondurant on Dec. 29, 2013.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – The investigation continued Tuesday after U.S. Marshals opened fire on a murder suspect in a Point Loma neighborhood, leaving him critically wounded.

Police said members of the multi-agency Fugitive Task Force tried to arrest Joseph Hill at 1661 Catalina Boulevard at 8:35 a.m. Monday for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a male in the Linda Vista area Sunday. Neighbors have identified that victim as Sean O’Toole.

http://www.cbs8.com/story/24326764/man-shot-in-linda-vista-dies-in-hospital

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Joseph-Hill-Point-Loma-Homicide-Case-San-Diego-299583511.html

http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/04/23/ex-con-who-shot-friend-for-disrespecting-girlfriend-guilty-of-murder/

http://www.kusi.com/story/28885988/la-mesa-man-convicted-of-murder

http://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2014/07/18/trial-ordered-man-accused-murder-attempted-murder-three-hour-period/

http://www.cbs8.com/story/24327960/murder-suspect-wounded-in-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/jul/18/parolee-trial-shootings-fatal-linda-vista/

http://www.preferredcremation.org/sean-austion-otoole/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sandiegouniontribune/obituary.aspx?pid=168980966

Killed – Bethany Lytle (Taft, CA)

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A woman from Taft was shot and killed after she failed to drop a dagger she was threatening deputies with, according to Kern County Sheriff’s Department deputies.

On Sunday at about 7:40 p.m., deputies from the Taft Substation were sent to a home in the 800 block of Filmore Street in response to an unknown situation.

While deputies were driving to the location, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center told deputies that the resident, 31-year-old Bethany Lytle of Taft had an active no bail arrest warrant for a Sheriff’s parole violation.

When deputies arrived at the location, they said they spoke to a man who told deputies Lytle was brandishing a knife, breaking picture frames and other household items inside the home.

The man also told deputies Lytle had to be held down on the ground while 911 was called.

Deputies went into the home to check the welfare of Lytle. Deputies said they found Lytle inside the home sitting down and speaking incoherently. Lytle suddenly stood up and armed herself with a double edged dagger with an approximate ten inch blade, deputies said.

Lytle became combative and one deputy immediately deployed and activated his Taser, but it was ineffective, according to officials. Another deputy had his duty weapon drawn and both deputies repeatedly ordered Lytle to drop the dagger, but she refused and charged at the deputies, according to officials.

Deputies said Lytle closed the distance to the deputies within five feet and held the dagger above her head while making a stabbing motion.

One of the deputies opened fire and Lytle fell to the ground, but did not drop the dagger.

Lytle continued to refuse deputies orders to drop the dagger, deputies said. Lytle eventually threw the dagger away and deputies took her into custody, according to deputies.

Medical aid immediately arrived to the home to treat Lytle’s injuries. Lytle was uncooperative and struggled with medical aid to the point she had to be restrained. Lytle was airlifted to Kern Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that one of its deputies has been cleared of any wrongdoing in a Dec. 29 shooting in Taft.

Deputy Johnny Frisbie’s use of his gun was determined by an internal review board to be within department policy.

Bethany Lytle, 31, was shot and killed after she threatened deputies with the 10-inch knife, the sheriff’s office said at the time.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/police-fatally-shoot-woman-after-threatening-police

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Sheriffs-office-clears-deputy-in-Taft-shooting-240357121.html

http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20131230/News/131239969

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2014/01/03/taft-woman-shot-by-deputy-died-of-multiple-gunshot-wounds.html

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Taft-woman-shot-and-killed-by-authorities-238154361.html

http://www.onebakersfield.com/2013/12/kern-county-sheriffs-deputies-were-involved-in-an-officer-involved-shooting-in-taft-on-december-29-2013/

http://www.taftmidwaydriller.com/article/20140106/OBITUARIES/140109921

http://www.bakersfieldfunerals.com/obits/obituary.php?id=608856

Killed – William M. Jackson (Harrisburg, PA)

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HARRISBURG — The man who was fatally shot Sunday by Harrisburg police has been identified as William M. Jackson, 43, a West Hanover Township resident, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said Monday.

Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick on Monday revealed the identity of the West Hanover Township man who was shot and killed Sunday by Harrisburg police. The man is William M. Jackson, 43.

An autopsy performed on Jackson revealed that he was struck with three bullets, and a fatal shot hit his spine, Hetrick added during a news conference at the coroner’s office here.

Jackson was shot around 4:50 p.m. at the corner of Schuylkill Street and Brensinger Alley. Police were investigating a suspicious Ford Ranger pickup truck in the area, authorities said.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/three_bullets_recovered_from_b.html

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/investigation_continues_into_2.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/police_shooting_harrisburg.html#incart_river

http://www.hooperfuneral.com/obits/obituary.php?id=438446

Killed – Christopher George (Longmont, CO)

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The Boulder County Coroner on Monday afternoon identified the man shot and killed by a Boulder County deputy on Sunday as 43-year-old Christopher George.

Detectives continued working Monday on the investigation into the fatal shooting of George in his home southwest of Longmont after his mother called for help because he had been holed up in a room for days.

Members of the county’s multi-agency critical incident team visited neighbors of the home at 8309 N. 95th St. on Monday morning and revisited the scene inside the house, which was surrounded by police crime scene tape and secured by Boulder County deputies. The home was released to its owner, Dixie George, at about 6:15 p.m. Monday.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported on Sunday that a woman at the home called county dispatch at 8:35 a.m. and asked for help for her adult son, who had been in his room for several days. The woman reported to the sheriff’s office that he did not have access to weapons.

Deputy Brandon Bussard, a two-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, and Deputy Gary Robinson, a 16-year veteran, responded about 10 minutes later. They went to the room to speak with George and he reportedly “displayed” a gun during the conversation.

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cmdr. Heidi Prentup reported Bussard fired several rounds and wounded the man, who died at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday after he was flown to Denver Health Medical Center for surgery.

“The male, who was seated on his bed partially covered with blankets, reached behind his back. One deputy advanced in an attempt to gain control of the man’s arm. The man produced a 9 mm handgun and pointed it at the deputy,” Prentup wrote Monday in an email update about the shooting. “Both deputies saw the gun, heard the suspect manipulating the weapon and feared for their life. (Bussard) ultimately fired three times, striking the male twice in the torso, with the third round going into the bed.

When the suspect’s handgun was examined later it was jammed, appearing to have malfunctioned.”

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that a Boulder County deputy who shot and killed a Longmont area man in his home Dec. 29, 2013, was justified in the shooting.

Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett and chief trial deputy Sean Finn sent a letter to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle that detailed the review of the case and the finding.

As a result, prosecutors will not file charges against Boulder County Deputy Brandon Bussard, who shot Christopher George, 43, after George reportedly pulled a gun and pointed it at Bussard.

http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_24816685/boulder-county-officials-still-mum-identities-deputy-man

http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_24959299/boulder-county-deputy-cleared-fatal-shooting-longmont-area

http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_24824929/friends-longmont-man-killed-deputy-involved-shooting-shocked

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/boulder-co-deputy-brandon-bussard-cleared-in-fatal-shooting-of-longmont-man-christopher-george

http://archive.9news.com/news/local/article/370978/346/Man-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24830775/friends-struggle-understand-death-man-shot-by-deputy

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescall/obituary.aspx?pid=168865776

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Christopher-Alan-George-97470015

Killed – Jaspal Singh (Bakersfield, CA)

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A domestic disturbance call in a southeast Bakersfield neighborhood led to an officer involved shooting Sunday.

The incident happened just after 8 a.m. in the 5200 blk. of San Mateo Dr.

A department spokesman said officers were confronted by a man armed with a gun as they approached the residence. One officer fired his duty weapon when the man pointed his gun at them, and struck the suspect several times.

The suspect, who was later identified as 45-year-old Jaspal Singh, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said they thought Singh was already dead when he was put into the ambulance.

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/BPD-Domestic-violence-call-led-to-officer-involved-shooting-237889611.html

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/bakersfield-police-investigating-possible-officer-involved-shooting-112913

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2013/12/29/east-bakersfield-man-shot-killed-by-police.html

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2013/12/31/police-release-name-of-officer-who-shot-armed-suspect.html

Killed – Joseph Glenn (Ruston, LA)

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RUSTON — A suspect in an armed robbery and a separate kidnapping was shot and killed Sunday by police at a Ruston motel, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Joseph Glenn, 22, of Grambling, confronted the Ruston police officers with a replica of a handgun before he was fatally shot at a Hampton Inn around 5:30 a.m., the State Police said.

Glenn was the suspect in an armed robbery at a Ruston gas station that was reported several hours before the motel shooting. He also was suspected of involvement in a kidnapping at a Walmart in Ruston that occurred after the robbery.

State Police Trooper Albert Paxton said nobody was injured in the armed robbery or kidnapping, but he didn’t immediately release any other information about either incident.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/12/police_shoot_ruston_armed_robb.html

http://apmobile.worldnow.com/story/24323554/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-ruston

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/08/30/glenn-speaking-joseph-kendall-glenn/14826151/

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/regional_news/article_e78563e6-711f-11e3-b894-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.ktbs.com/story/24323401/police-fatally-shoot-ruston-armed-robbery-suspect

http://www.ksla.com/story/24323554/fatal-officer-involved-shooting-in-ruston

Triple Shooting – Killed – Franklin Jones III (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

Killed – Man (Houston, TX)

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An off-duty Prairie View police officer fatally shot a man allegedly attempting to run him over in the parking lot of a northwest Harris County Walgreens on Saturday night, authorities said.

The officer was working an extra security job at the Walgreens, located at Antoine and Veterans Memorial. Around 8:45 p.m., a man known to write bad checks at the store entered the business, said Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman deputy Thomas Gilliland.

When the officer approached the suspect, he ran out of the store to a nearby car, Gilliland said. The officer tried to stop the man using his Taser, but it was not effective. Gilliland said the man got into the vehicle and attempted to drive into the officer, who then fired his duty weapon toward the suspect several times, striking him at least once.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Area-state-Off-duty-officer-kills-man-who-5099348.php

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Area-state-Off-duty-officer-kills-man-who-5099348.php

http://www.click2houston.com/news/deputies-man-shot-killed-by-offduty-officer/23684014

http://abc13.com/archive/9374936/

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9374936

Killed – Mario Edward Garnett (Phoenix, AZ)

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MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com)–A nationwide manhunt ended Saturday when a bank robber, accused of shooting and killing a police officer in Tupelo, Mississippi, was killed during a shootout with police in Arizona.

Investigators say the suspect killed in Phoenix is the same man who shot and killed Sgt. Gale Stauffer Monday. Officer Joseph Maher was also injured in that shooting. The suspect was also caught on camera earlier Monday morning trying to rob a bank in Atlanta, GA.

“All of us hope that the conclusion of this investigation will bring some measure of comfort and peace,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge, Daniel McMullen.

In Tupelo, Mississippi, the FBI along with state and local law enforcement held a media conference, and Beth Stauffer, the widow of Officer Gale Stauffer, also made a statement thanking law enforcement for their work and the nation for their prayers and support.

The man suspected in a spree of bank robberies and the killing of a police officer in Tupelo, Miss., was sentenced in 2010 for threatening to kill President Obama and his predecessors, a federal law enforcement official told ABC News.

Authorities today identified the suspect, who was killed Saturday in a shootout with police outside a Phoenix, Ariz., bank, as Mario Edward Garnett, 40.

An indictment said that in August 2010 Garnett allegedly posted a message to the White House website, saying among other things: “if you order a strike on Iran, I’m going to come up there and blow your brains out on national TV. You scheming hypocrite … Netanyahu is a dead man. Damn Israel.”

Six days later, he allegedly posted another message, saying: “I’m going to settle some scores on behalf of Israel and America’s victims on behalf of those they continue to oppress. I’ll kill president and farmer alike. You are either worth something or you are chaff.”

Garnett was sentenced in June 2011 to eight months behind bars and three years supervised release for the threats against the president.

According to court documents, he was held for a month after his sentencing, but on July 26, 2011, he was let out on supervised released.

He was supposed to participate in a “program of mental health aftercare,” but he violated the conditions of supervised released, saying during a mental health session on Sept. 21, 2011, that his probation officer should be “put to death,” according to the document.

He repeatedly “rants and makes threats,” court documents said at the time.

A federal judge placed Garnett on home confinement with GPS monitoring for 120 days.

But in October 2011, a federal judge sentenced Garnett to 24 months in prison for violating his supervised release, and the judge said he “recommends a facility to evaluate and address the defendant’s mental health.”

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

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http://heavy.com/news/2013/12/arizona-bank-robber-shot-dead/

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http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/mario-edward-garnett-suspect-in-nationwide-manhunt-had-no-arizona-connections

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/suspected-killer-fatally-shot-phoenix-bank-heist-ends-nationwide-manhunt-article-1.1561445

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Double Shooting – Killed – Somourian Jamal Wingo (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

Killed – Anthony Darnell King (Oklahoma City, OK)

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OKLAHOMA CITY —Oklahoma City police have identified the man shot and killed during a home invasion on Friday.

Police said Anthony Darnell King, of Tulsa, was shot and killed by an off-duty highway patrol trooper in the 200 block of NE 2nd Street. According to Oklahoma City police, King had was an Oklahoma Department of Correction escapee. Police identified the trooper as John Marion. Marion has eight years of service as a trooper.

Police said officers responded to a first-degree burglary call with shots fired around 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

Oklahoma City police found King unresponsive in the home. He had at least one gunshot wound. Police said he died during emergency surgery at a local hospital.

http://www.koco.com/crime/tulsa-man-killed-during-home-invasion-was-oklahoma-department-of-corrections-escapee/23694828

http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/okc-police-man-killed-in-home-invasion-was-a-department-of-corrections-escapee-from-tulsa

http://www.newson6.com/story/24327709/okc-police-release-id-of-burglary-suspect-shot-killed-by-ohp-trooper

http://www.okcfox.com/story/24327657/police-identify-home-invasion-suspect-shot-by-ohp-trooper-as-prison-escapee

http://www.news-star.com/article/20131230/NEWS/131239976

http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/okc/trooper-shoots-kills-man-after-apartment-breakin/23675568

http://www.biglowfunerals.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&o_id=2378608&fh_id=10320

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Killed – John A. Massey (Cobb County, GA)

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Cobb County’s Department of Internal Affairs Unit is investigating a fatal shooting involving a Cobb County police officer.

The shooting happened Friday morning near the 2200 block of Powers Ferry Road.

According to Cobb police, uniform officers initiated an investigation involving a stolen motorcycle parked in the parking lot of an Extended Stay Hotel.

During the investigation, officers came into contact with John A. Massey, 30, Marietta, in one of the hotel rooms.

Police said a physical altercation began between Massey and officers, and Massey produced a handgun.

A Cobb police spokesperson said an officer fired his weapon, killing Massey.

Officers responded at about 10:15 a.m. to a report of a stolen motorcycle that was parked in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America Hotel on Powers Ferry at Interstate 285 in the Cumberland area. During their investigation, officers confronted a suspect in room 345 of the hotel.

http://www.cbs46.com/story/24317007/cobb-pd-investigating-a-fatal-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/police-officer-shoots-kills-cobb-county-man/ncW6B/

http://www.examiner.com/article/man-shot-by-cobb-county-police-after-altercation

http://patch.com/georgia/dallas-hiram/john-allen-massey-30-dies

Killed – John Lincoln (Colleyville, TX)

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A Dallas man was fatally shot by North Richland Hills SWAT officers Thursday night after a 2 1/2-hour standoff at the man’s mother’s house in Colleyville, police reported.

John Lincoln, 49, came out the front door, yelled obscenities and pointed a handgun at officers, who shot him, police said.

Officers had been sent to the house in the 4100 block of Lexington Parkway in Colleyville at 7:10 p.m. Thursday after a 911 caller said a man was threatening his mother.

When officers arrived, they reported that they could see through windows an armed man and a younger woman, who was later identified as Lincoln’s 18-year-old daughter.

Tristan Hallman reports at 12:04 p.m.: A man gunned down by police Thursday night in Colleyville was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, the man’s family said.

John Lincoln, 49, had been drinking with his father Thursday evening before he went over to his mother’s house in the 4100 block of Lexington Parkway, said Kim Sharif, Lincoln’s sister.

COLLEYVILLE (CBS 11 NEWS) – A Colleyville family is upset with the way a standoff ended Thursday night, resulting in the death of the suspect — who is a brother and father.

Colleyville police responded to the home on Lexington Parkway, after receiving a call that a man was threatening to kill his mother who lived there. Police from several cities and SWAT teams surrounded the home, and tried to talk the man, who was armed with a handgun, out of the house. Colleyville police aren’t releasing the identity of the man, but family members say he is 46-year-old John Donald Lincoln.

Lincoln’s mother was not home, but family members say his 18-year-old daughter, Erin, lives at the home, and was present at the time of the incident.

Police say they communicated with the man over the phone, but he refused to cooperate. About two and a half hours into the standoff, police say the man leveled the gun at officers, and three members of the North Richland Hills SWAT team opened fire. The officers shot the man several times, and he was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article3840895.html

http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/police-shoot-kill-man-thursday-night-after-several-hour-standoff-in-colleyville.html/

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/12/29/colleyville-family-upset-with-results-of-standoff/

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/crime/2014/08/20/14146330/

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/One-Man-Dead-After-Standoff-in-Colleyville-237477471.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dfw/obituary.aspx?n=john-lincoln&pid=168817582&

Killed – Mitchell Allen Street (Sparta, NC)

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Two law enforcement officers placed on administrative leave with pay while the State Bureau of Investigation investigates a fatal shooting in Alleghany County on Dec. 26 were identified on Monday.

They are Sparta Police Officer Tyler Choate and Alleghany Sheriff’s Department Deputy Steve Carrier. Names of the two officers weren’t given when the Alleghany Sheriff’s Department first shared details on the incident about 1 p.m. Dec. 27.

According to an Alleghany Sheriff’s Department press release, officers identified themselves when they responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at the home of Mitchell Allen Street, 51, of Arnies Lane, and ordered Street to put down the high-powered rifle he was holding.

The release said officers shot Street when he refused to put the gun down and pointed it at them.
The news release didn’t say which officer or officers shot Street, where he was shot or how many times. The incident occurred about 7 p.m.

http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/two-officers-on-leave-after-fatal-shooting-near-sparta-identified/article_242a6c12-6f25-11e3-a1e0-0019bb30f31a.html

http://myfox8.com/2013/12/29/sparta-man-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting/

http://www.wxii12.com/news/local-news/foothills/man-killed-in-officerinvolved-shooting/23675254

http://deadlyforce.info/incidents/mitchell-allen-street

http://www.grandviewfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Mitchell-Allen-Street/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/independencedeclaration/obituary.aspx?n=mitchell-allen-street&pid=168958731

Killed – Asa James Dolak (Torrance, CA)

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A Torrance man shot to death by police after he set fire to his girlfriend’s apartment and mother’s house was a “stupid child” whose anger was fueled by alcohol, his dog’s death and court orders to stay away from his loved ones, his brother said.

Asa James Dolak, 19, was reportedly extremely drunk when he confronted his former girlfriend, Emily Barrett, with a knife early Thursday at the apartment he occasionally shared with her and their 2-year-old son in north Torrance. A friend might have given Dolak alcohol as a gift on Christmas, said his brother, Samuel Sanchez.

Dolak suffered from mental illness, including dramatic highs and lows, and took medication at times, Sanchez said in an interview Saturday.

Dolak was sought since 12:15 a.m. when he reportedly broke into the apartment he formerly shared with his girlfriend at 167th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard and threatened to kill her with a knife, Watt said.

Dolak’s whereabouts remained unknown throughout the day until officers searching his neighborhood found him in the restroom, about a block from his mother’s house.

Dolak, who appeared to be bloody, was holding a knife and ran from officers. They chased him until the shooting occurred. Firefighters pronounced him dead at 1:35 p.m., Watt said.

The sergeant said an extensive search for Dolak ensued and about 1:30 p.m. someone “that identically matched Mr. Dolak” was seen at the school. The teenage suspect was seen in a girl’s restroom, bleeding from a hand and armed with a knife.

Watt said a short foot pursuit began and Dolak ran to a nearby sports field where he was fatally shot.

“He confronted the officers and failed to comply with their demands and ultimately there was an officer-involved shooting,” he said. “He was armed with a knife.”

http://www.dailybreeze.com/general-news/20131228/man-shot-to-death-by-torrance-police-was-drunk-grief-stricken-and-angry-at-court-order-brother-says

http://www.dailybreeze.com/general-news/20131226/police-shoot-torrance-man-sought-in-arson-attempt-to-kill-ex-girlfriend-2-year-old-son

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/asa-james-dolak/

http://ktla.com/2013/12/26/suspicious-apartment-fire-in-torrance-prompts-arson-investigation/

http://www.laweekly.com/news/asa-james-dolak-alleged-arsonist-fatally-shot-by-torrance-cops-4255162

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Possible-Arson-Suspect-Torrance-237347371.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9373028/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/26/police-kill-arson-suspect/4213041/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/only-on-2-mother-of-arson-attempted-murder-suspect-fatally-shot-by-police-speaks-out/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailybreeze/obituary.aspx?pid=168969183

Killed – James Torres (Bronx, NY)

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Cops shot and killed an ex-con with a lengthy rap sheet Thursday morning in the Bronx after chasing him down for a gunpoint robbery at an ATM, cops and police sources said.

James Torres, 44, was killed in front of an apartment building on Davidson Ave. in Morris Heights around 4:04 a.m. after a scuffle with several cops, police said.

Torres had just stolen an iPhone and wallet from a 24-year-old man who was in a Chase Bank ATM vestibule on W. Burnside Ave., cops said.

The robbery victim quickly went outside and flagged down a marked police car.

The officers then drove around with the victim until he spotted Torres, broadcasting the wanted man’s description over the radio, a cops and a police source said.

One of the cops exited the patrol car and chased the robber on foot as Torres ran a Davidson Ave. building about a block away, the source said.

Several cops joined the chase as Torres, who entered a small enclosed area outside the building’s main entrance, began banging on the door, the source said.

A fight ensued between Torres and the cops. One of the cops fired his gun, striking Torres twice in the chest, cops said.

Torres was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died at 4:46 a.m. The cops were treated for tinnitus.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/cops-shoot-kill-man-bronx-article-1.1558655

http://nypost.com/2013/12/26/cops-shoot-armed-thief-in-atm-heist/

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/26/robbery-suspect-killed-in-police-involved-shooting-in-the-bronx/

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Police-Involved-Shooting-Bronx-Armed-Robber-ATM-Morris-Heights-Death-Suspect-237293201.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/nyregion/police-fatally-shoot-an-armed-robbery-suspect-in-the-bronx.html?_r=0

http://abc7ny.com/archive/9372468/

http://bronx.news12.com/news/police-involved-shooting-on-west-tremont-avenue-leaves-james-torres-of-locust-point-dead-1.6675205

Triple Shooting – Killed – Male Teen – Peyton Cole Barbour (Dallas, TX)

Peyton Cole Barbour

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

Killed – Michael Rosales (Corpus Christi, TX)

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Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson provided some new details Thursday regarding an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead on Christmas Eve.

The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 4100 block of Herndon Street, near Staples. When police arrived on scene, the bullets were directed at them instead. They returned fire and killed the suspect, who was identified as 44-year old Michael Rosales.

“In my view, this is a very unfortunate situation,” Simpson said. “All indications, from what we have right now, our officers responded very professionally. They did the job they were trained to do. Again, it’s unfortunate. Certainly, hearts go out to that family.”

Authorities said they received multiple calls on Christmas Eve that Rosales was firing shots at his girlfriend. According to Chief Simpson, when police arrived on the scene, Rosales displayed two guns and began to fire at officers.

The media was actually allowed to see dash cam footage of the incident, but the Nueces County District Attorney advised that police not to release the video to the public. In it, you can see police take cover behind their vehicles and return fire. Rosales was hit several times and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to witnesses, Rosales had been drinking all day.

The three officers who were involved — Officer Katha McAlister, Senior Officer Adam Villarreal and Senior Officer Enrique Roman — have been placed on paid administrative leave.

http://www.kiiitv.com/story/24310334/police-chief-provides-new-details-in-fatal-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.kiiitv.com/story/24305052/man-shot-in-officer-involved-shooting-dies

http://www.alicetx.com/recordstar/news/man-dies-after-shoot-out-with-police/article_c31c8bfb-f619-5704-91ce-1eada526146b.html

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1BIrgdomjNbJArgKjd1RJEZnDVdoTO44_7Wy9jrg#rows:id=1

http://www.kiiitv.com/story/24300822/officers-involved-in-late-night-shooting-investigation-underway

Killed – Male Teen – William Goodman (Pensacola, FL)

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The fatal shooting of a Gulf Breeze teenager by a Pensacola police officer Christmas Eve 2013 was justified, according to a report issued by the State Attorney’s Office on Thursday.

No criminal charges will be filed against Officer Chad Willhite in the death of 17-year-old William A. Goodman III, who was shot to death after leading officers on a high speed chase around the city and ramming his vehicle into a pair of patrol cars.

Investigations by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney’s Office concluded Willhite was faced with a suspect who “exhibited no indication he would obey commands of any officer,” wrote Assistant State Attorney John Molchan in the report.

The report said officers spotted Goodman driving a Corvette through the city at speeds of 80-90 mph in the early morning hours of Dec. 24. Officers reportedly initiated pursuits of the Corvette several times, but discontinued them when Goodman began to drive even more recklessly.

Goodman was eventually intercepted and stopped at the intersection of 17th Avenue and Bayfront Parkway at about 5:30 a.m. After being boxed in at the intersection and surrounded by officers, Goodman began repeatedly ramming the Corvette into the police vehicles in an attempt to escape, the report said.

When Officer Sgt. Steve Bauer was struck in the leg by the Corvette after exiting his vehicle to detain Goodman, Willhite fired into the vehicle three times and hit Goodman twice in the torso, the report said.

Goodman died shortly after being taken to a hospital. A toxicology report found that his blood-alcohol content was .13, which is over the legal limit in Florida.

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/04/25/pensacola-police-state-attorney-fdle-fatal-shooting/8137115/

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2014/04/24/pensacola-police-fatal-shooting-gulf-breeze-/8108365/

http://pensacolapolice.com/12242013-fdle-investigating-officer-involved-shooting/

http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Teen-Driver-Shot-by-Police-Officer-After-Chase-237193911.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/panhandle-police-shoot-and-kill-teen-driver/

http://www.pnj.com/article/20131224/NEWS11/131224001/Pensacola-Police-Department-investigating-shooting-on-Bayfront-Parkway

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Red Rock, AZ)

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On Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 6:25 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at the “M Passion Adult Boutique” in Picacho Peak. According to a Pinal County Sherriff’s office press release, two armed suspects entered the business and tied up the female employee in a back room. The female was able to escape and called 9-1-1 as the suspects were running out the back door. The safe from the business was taken by the suspects.

An “attempt to locate” was broadcasted to law enforcement agencies.

At 6:29 a.m. a PCSO deputy located an Audi passenger car in the area of the reported robbery leaving at a high rate of speed westbound on Interstate-10. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by using his emergency lights and siren. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated in which the Audi reached speeds in excess of 120 mph.

At 6:37 a.m. the suspect vehicle exited onto northbound Highway 87. The suspect vehicle pulled into a dirt field and then the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle collided.

Initial information is the two armed suspects exited the vehicle and shot at the deputy. The deputy returned fire and shot both suspects. One suspect died at the scene and the other suspect who was shot in the arm and leg attempted to run. The deputy was able to catch him and attempted to arrest him yet the suspect fought with him.

Eventually the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital to be treated for his gunshot wounds.

The suspects, who authorities later identified as 32-year-old Michael Clower and 23-year-old Adam Chavez, exited the damaged vehicle and began firing at the officer. The deputy returned fire, killing Clower and striking Chavez in the arm and leg, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Babeu said Chavez fought and struggled with the deputy during the arrest.

The deputy, who is a seven year veteran and member of the SWAT and Search and Rescue teams, appeared to have escaped the head-on collision without injuries, Babeu said.

Chavez was hospitalized but his condition was not available Monday evening.

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/eloy_enterprise/news/pcso-deputy-involved-in-shooting-near-red-rock/article_ba9200ec-6e63-11e3-9f13-001a4bcf887a.html

http://kjzz.org/content/13953/red-rock-robbery-ends-car-chase-fatal-shooting

http://www.1041kqth.com/news/Armed-robbery-ends-in-fatal-officer-involved-shooting–237021891.html

http://archive.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/20131223pinall-county-deputy-shooting-robbery-suspects-abrk.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kgun9/news/Armed-robbery-ends-in-fatal-officer-involved-shooting–237021891.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Michael Clower (Red Rock, AZ)

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On Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 at 6:25 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at the “M Passion Adult Boutique” in Picacho Peak. According to a Pinal County Sherriff’s office press release, two armed suspects entered the business and tied up the female employee in a back room. The female was able to escape and called 9-1-1 as the suspects were running out the back door. The safe from the business was taken by the suspects.

An “attempt to locate” was broadcasted to law enforcement agencies.

At 6:29 a.m. a PCSO deputy located an Audi passenger car in the area of the reported robbery leaving at a high rate of speed westbound on Interstate-10. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle by using his emergency lights and siren. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated in which the Audi reached speeds in excess of 120 mph.

At 6:37 a.m. the suspect vehicle exited onto northbound Highway 87. The suspect vehicle pulled into a dirt field and then the suspect vehicle and deputy’s vehicle collided.

Initial information is the two armed suspects exited the vehicle and shot at the deputy. The deputy returned fire and shot both suspects. One suspect died at the scene and the other suspect who was shot in the arm and leg attempted to run. The deputy was able to catch him and attempted to arrest him yet the suspect fought with him.

Eventually the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital to be treated for his gunshot wounds.

The suspects, who authorities later identified as 32-year-old Michael Clower and 23-year-old Adam Chavez, exited the damaged vehicle and began firing at the officer. The deputy returned fire, killing Clower and striking Chavez in the arm and leg, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Babeu said Chavez fought and struggled with the deputy during the arrest.

The deputy, who is a seven year veteran and member of the SWAT and Search and Rescue teams, appeared to have escaped the head-on collision without injuries, Babeu said.

Chavez was hospitalized but his condition was not available Monday evening.

http://www.trivalleycentral.com/eloy_enterprise/news/pcso-deputy-involved-in-shooting-near-red-rock/article_ba9200ec-6e63-11e3-9f13-001a4bcf887a.html

http://kjzz.org/content/13953/red-rock-robbery-ends-car-chase-fatal-shooting

http://www.1041kqth.com/news/Armed-robbery-ends-in-fatal-officer-involved-shooting–237021891.html

http://archive.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/20131223pinall-county-deputy-shooting-robbery-suspects-abrk.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kgun9/news/Armed-robbery-ends-in-fatal-officer-involved-shooting–237021891.html

Killed – James Lewis Brown (Greenville, NC)

James Lewis Brown

The State Bureau of Investigation has cleared three officers involved in a deadly shooting last month in Greenville.

Killed was 24-year-old James Brown on December 22nd.

Advanced Patrol Officer A.C. Pool, Advanced Patrol Officer S.N. Cates, and Advanced Patrol Officer A.K. Leggett, were originally placed on administrative leave after the shooting.

In a news release, Greenville police say the three have been cleared to return to duty. “While these officers have been cleared to return to full duty, we will not return them to street duties until they have received the proper counseling and care required after a traumatic incident of this magnitude,” said Chief Hassan Aden.

Police were originally called around 6:30 p.m. that night for the report of a suicidal man at the Vineyard Townhome complex, according to investigators.

Officers said they found Brown along a small bridge on Forlines Road near Reedy Branch Road, where they engaged him.

Investigators said Brown turned his gun on police. That is when Greenville police fired at the man, hitting him.

Brown later died at Vidant Medial Center.

A man killed in December by Greenville police wrestled with an officer who later Tased him was then shot multiple times in the back when he reached around and pointed a gun toward officers behind him, according to an autopsy and officials.

James Lewis Brown Jr. of Greenville had cocaine, metabolites and other substances in his system when he was shot on Dec. 22 by three officers during the altercation, according to reports received this week from the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Raleigh.

Police responded about 6:30 p.m. to a report of a suicidal, armed man at Vineyard Townhomes off Forlines Road and had information he consumed controlled substances and attempted to use a gun but it jammed, District Attorney Kimberly Robb said Friday.

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/SBI-Investigating-Greenville-Officers-Involved-Shooting-236961671.html

http://www.reflector.com/crimerescue/autopsy-man-shot-10-times-2467757

http://www.wcti12.com/news/police-officers-shot-man-who-pointed-gun-at-them/23617848

http://www.reflector.com/crimerescue/man-shot-officers-2250803

http://www.kpho.com/story/24295944/man-dies-after-being-shot-by-greenville-police

http://www.smithfcs.com/obituaries/James-Brown-7/

Double Shooting – Killed – Mah-Hi-Vist Goodblanket (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

Killed – David Giliberti (Lititz, PA)

David Giliberti

LANCASTER, Pa. — The Lancaster County District Attorney has ruled that a shooting involving a Lititz police officer was justified. The victim of the shooting was killed after being tased three times and shot five times.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. on Dec. 21 at a home in the 100 block of Arrowhead Drive. Officer Joel Hartz, a 23-year-veteran, shot and killed David Giliberti, 22, after a struggle.

According to District Attorney Craig Stedman’s investigation, Giliberti

had a knife, threatened to kill Hartz several times and even went after his service weapon several times. After wrestling with Giliberti, Hartz fired his taser several times, hitting Giliberti, but with no apparent impact.

The investigation found that after repeated attempts to subdue Giliberti and telling him to drop his knife, Giliberti raised the weapon. Hartz said he first shot Giliberti twice in the chest, but the man did not go down.

“It didn’t even look like it phased him. He was almost smiling at me,” Hartz was quoted as saying during the investigation.

Hartz shot three more times and Giliberti fell down.

http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/lancaster/da-rules-fatal-shooting-justified/24660406

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/12/lancaster_county_man_shot_to_d.html#incart_river_default

http://lancasteronline.com/news/police-shoot-and-kill–year-old-in-man-s/article_87f1642d-aa8f-5bbc-ab20-bc24ab9c7d69.html

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/da-lititz-man-would-have-murdered-police-officer-who-eventually/article_18696452-9e30-11e3-8138-0017a43b2370.html

http://lancasteronline.com/news/man-shot-to-death-by-lititz-police-officer-is-identified/article_7d02415f-f1d1-523a-bc3a-6ae97bffa85c.html

http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/lancaster/death-investigated-in-lititz/23602598

http://fox43.com/2013/12/21/knife-wielding-man-shot-killed-by-police-in-lititz/

http://abc27.com/2013/12/21/man-dead-following-police-involved-shooting-in-lititz/

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/02/more_than_a_dozen_police-invol.html

http://lititzrecord.com/news/memorial-held-for-giliberti-grandmother-definitely-had-cause-to-be-concerned-da-said/

http://lancasteronline.com/obituaries/david-p-giliberti/article_e73d51a1-5471-559f-baa2-eb05bac7f396.html

Killed – Sharon McDowell (Anderson, SC)

Sharon McDowell

ANDERSON, S.C. —Authorities said a woman was killed following a police chase that ended with gunfire in Anderson on Friday night.

Lt. Tony Tilley of Anderson Police Department said officers responded to a call about a shoplifter at the Kohl’s on Clemson Boulevard.

Police said officers put up blue lights trying to stop the suspect, but she took off and a chase began.

The chase ended in the Appleton Street area. According to police, two officers in a patrol car stopped her and they were outside their vehicle, then a passenger with McDowell got out and ran, but was later arrested. Authorities said another police car was behind McDowell, which she backed into, then she drove toward the officers outside their vehicle in front of her.

“We had a couple of officers who had already gotten out of their car. The suspect then turned the car toward them and tried to run them down and they responded with gunfire,” Tilley said.

The driver was killed.

Coroner Greg Shore identified the driver as Sharon McDowell, 49, of Anderson.

The McDowell family claims the officers unnecessarily fired 27 shots, one of which hit Sharon in the neck and killed her.

Tom Dunaway is the McDowell family attorney who said the evidence shows something different.

“Clearly the officers were not being confronted by Sharon,” Dunaway said. “If anything, she was trying to run from them.”

According to a lawsuit filed by Dunaway against the city, officers fired 27 shots at McDowell’s car. The suit also alleges that the officers violated the city’s chase policy.

“This was a non-felony charge and certainly one that wouldn’t require them to use excessive force,” Dunaway said.

An officer at the scene manually activated his body camera and Stewart said the footage indicates the officer acted to protect himself.

“The officer fell,” Stewart said. “He didn’t think he would have time to get up as the vehicle came at him. He did what he had to protect his life.”

Annie McDowell, the victim’s mother, said she also saw the body camera video and had a different opinion: “It was unbelievable for a police officer to be so unconcerned about a human’s life.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/woman-killed-in-police-chase/23600926

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24278010/police-shoplifting-suspect-shot-and-killed-in-anderson

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/24794052/family-demads-police-turn-over-evidence-in-deadly-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.wyff4.com/news/local-news/anderson-news/family-of-suspect-killed-by-police-wants-answers/23946092

http://www.independentmail.com/videos/detail/rally-for-sharon-mcdowell

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/26790085/lawsuit-filed-against-anderson-police-in-shoplifting-suspects-death

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/independentmail/obituary-preview.aspx?n=sharon-mcdowell&pid=168663882&referrer=2067

Killed – Duane Slentz (Indianapolis, IN)

Duane Slentz

Authorities have identified a man shot to death by police Wednesday as Duane Slentz, 49.

An Indianapolis police officer fatally shot Slentz at the man’s Southeastside home Wednesday after the man led police on a chase through the city, authorities say.

The chase began about 11:40 a.m. in Brookside Park on the city’s Eastside, said Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Chris Bailey.

Slentz was approached by a park ranger who said the man smelled of alcohol. As the ranger questioned him, Bailey said, Slentz became evasive and took off in his car.

Police chased the man to a house in the 3800 block of South Franklin Road a few miles away. Bailey said Slentz crashed his car into another car at the house, got out and ran inside, locking the door behind him.

Police said Slentz yelled “I have a gun” as he entered the house.

Officers outside the home tried to persuade the man to surrender. When officers heard Slentz through a window cock his gun, an officer fired the fatal shot, authorities said.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2013/12/18/impd-officer-fatally-shoots-man-on-southeastside/4110911/

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/swat-crews-head-to-scene-of-gunfire-after-police-chase

http://fox59.com/2013/12/19/police-identify-man-killed-after-standoff-at-southeast-side-home/

http://www.wthr.com/story/24252145/2013/12/18/police-chase-on-indianapolis-southeast-side-ends-with-suspect-dead

http://www.erleweinmortuary.com/obituaries/Duane-Slentz/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/indystar/obituary.aspx?n=duane-a-slentz&pid=168665672

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Duane-A.-Slentz-97430948

http://indiana.obituaries.funeral.com/2013/12/22/duane-alan-slentz/

Killed – Kevin Ross (Evanston, IL)

Kevin Ross

Left: Azim Hakeem; Right: Mobeen Hakeem

Mobeen Hakeem, 34, and Azim Hakeem, 38, were discovered around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Evanston Pipe and Tobacco shop in the 900 block of Davis Street in the north suburb, according to relatives and authorities.

The mother of the two men drove to the store to check on them shortly after 8 p.m. where she found the “open” sign still illuminated and the doors padlocked. The Sun-Times reports after the woman called authorities who later snapped the lock to enter the store, and found the men in the basement with “at least” one gunshot wound each.

December 20, 2013 (EVANSTON, Ill.) — Police in Evanston say a suspected bank robber who was shot and killed on Monday was responsible for the murder of two brothers back in July.

Police say a search conducted in a basement storage locker in Ross’s Evanston condominium turned up documents belonging to Azim Hakeem, 38, and his brother, Mobeen Hakeem, 34,. The brothers were were shot to death July 30 at their store, Evanston Pipe and Tobacco. Their bodies were found in the basement.

It was a crime that caused unease in the Evanston community and stymied police who assigned two officers full time to try to solve it. The murders of brothers Mobeen and Aziz Hakeem inside the tobacco shop they ran has gone unsolved since July.

But police got a break in the case after following up on bank robbery suspect 29-year-old Kevin Ross, who was shot by officers after a confrontation Monday. They searched a storage locker in his apartment.

“Police searched that storage locker and located several pieces that linked him to the scene of the double murder, and also specifically, linked him to the murder itself,” said Cmdr. Jay Parrott, Evanston Police Dept.

Among the items they found in the storage locker were the victim’s I.D.s, a matching .22-caliber shell casing consistent with the weapon used to shoot the brothers multiple times, and a receipt from cigar shop from several months earlier, indicating he had been in the store previously.

Hakeem’s family however believes police take pinning the crime on the wrong suspect. They have been anxiously hoping for an arrest in the case, but they doubt Ross was the killer.

“We’re just really frustrated because there’s this consistent pattern of misinformation, lack of transparency and it just raises more and more doubts,” said Farheen Hakeem, victim’s sister.

Kevin Ross was shot and killed on Monday, after allegedly robbing a Chase Bank branch in the 900 block of Grove Street. When police approached him after the robbery, and he refused to drop his weapon, officers shot and killed Ross.

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9367626

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/chi-officials-two-men-dead-in-evanston-building-20130731-story.html

http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/suspect-shot-in-evanston-linked-to-five-bank-robberies

http://wgntv.com/2013/12/21/family-not-convinced-that-bank-robber-killed-evanston-brothers/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-20/news/chi-evanston-murder-bank-robbery-20131220_1_qudrat-syed-mobeen-hakeem-azim-hakeem

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-14/news/ct-met-cigar-shop-murders-20131014_1_evanston-pipe-azim-hakeem-mobeen-hakeem

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-12-21/news/chi-family-of-slain-brothers-says-they-still-want-answers-20131221_1_qudrat-syed-evanston-pipe-farheen-hakeem

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/azim-hakeem-mobeen-hakeem_n_3719388.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/brothers-shot-in-evanston_n_3682231.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/12/20/evanston-cops-link-dead-bank-robber-to-double-murder/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9367626/

http://wgntv.com/2013/07/31/2-men-found-dead-inside-evanston-cigar-shop/

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9190715/

http://wgntv.com/2013/07/31/2-men-found-dead-inside-evanston-cigar-shop/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evanston-bank-robbery-suspect-shot-20131216-story.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-08/news/ct-met-evanston-brothers-killed-0808-20130808_1_evanston-pipe-evanston-neighbors-slayings

Killed – Darold Vanden Heuvel (Green Bay, WI)

Darold Vanden Heuvel

UPDATED Thursday, January 9, 2014 — 10:11 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay police officer, involved in his second deadly shooting, has been cleared by the Brown County district attorney.

Authorities say Officer Clint Beguhn fired ten rounds and killed 63-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel last month in the underground parking garage of an apartment where the man’s estranged wife lived.

WLUK-TV reports Beguhn and another officer were called to the apartment and found VandenHeuvel in the garage with a gun. Beguhn told investigators he fired when VandenHeuvel reached for his gun.

Beguhn was also cleared in a deadly shooting outside the Packer Stadium Lounge in 2011. The officer can now return to street duty.

UPDATED Wednesday, January 8, 2014 — 6:34 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay’s police chief says an officer acted appropriately when he fatally shot a man suspected of stalking his estranged wife last month.

Police Chief Tom Molitor on Wednesday called the shooting “a tragic event,” but said the officer’s actions were justified.

Sixty-three-year-old Darold VandenHeuvel died Dec. 16 after being struck by seven police bullets inside the garage of his wife’s apartment building.

Molitor says officers had responded to a 5:30 a.m. call from VandenHeuvel’s wife saying the man was in the building.

When officers demanded that VandenHeuvel show his hands, he reached for a handgun in his waistband. Officer Clint Beguhn fired 10 shots at him. The other officer did not fire.

http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Green-Bay-Oofficer-fatally-shoots-suspect-236024311.html

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5121282/

http://archive.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20140308/GPG0101/104150002/When-police-shoot-Seven-fatal-shootings-by-officers-since-2002-analysis-shows

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20140108/GPG0101/301080250/

http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/breaking-man-dies-in-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/nbc26/news/Officers-Respond-to-Reports-of-a-Shooting-on-Green-Bays-West-Side-236009901.html

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/green-bay-officer-shoots-kills-armed-man-at-apartment-complex-b99164686z1-236019451.html

http://www.newcomergreenbay.com/obituary.aspx?src=value&obitid=76128

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenbaypressgazette/obituary.aspx?pid=168627116

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Darold-E.-Vanden-Heuvel-97406231

Killed – Roy D. Rhodes (Milford, DE)

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MILFORD, Del.- Delaware State Police say Roy D. Rhodes has died from injuries sustained Saturday in an officer-involved shooting in Milford.

Rhodes, 58, of Milford, had been listed in critical condition at Milford Memorial Hospital since the shooting. He was pronounced dead Monday evening.

DSP on Monday also identified the officer involved as Milford Police Sgt. Robert Young, 39, an 18-year veteran.

Young was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the DSP investigation into the incident.

The DSP Homicide Unit is investigating at the request of the Milford Police Department.

DSP spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack said Rhodes was driving a Lincoln Town Car at around 4 p.m. Saturday on Milford-Harrington Highway when he nearly caused a crash with another car. The other car avoided a collision, and Rhodes crashed through some bushes and stopped in a driveway.

Shavack said the other driver got out to check on Rhodes, who was holding a knife to his own throat. The driver took the knife from Rhodes, who then allegedly pulled out a handgun. That is when Sgt. Young arrived on the scene.

Shavack said Young repeatedly ordered Rhodes to put down the gun, but he refused. Young then shot Rhodes three times in the upper body and lower extremity, according to Shavack. Both the knife and the handgun were recovered at the scene.

http://www.wboc.com/story/24226608/suspect-identified-in-police-involved-shooting-in-milford

http://www.milfordbeacon.com/article/20131214/NEWS/131219871

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131216/NEWS01/312160066/Man-shot-by-Milford-officer-dies

http://archive.delmarvanow.com/article/20131217/NEWS/312170059/Man-shot-by-Milford-officer-dies

https://m.facebook.com/notes/delaware-state-police-news-room/suspect-in-milford-pd-officer-involved-shooting-succumbs-to-injuries/660311210676813/

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Roy-D.-Rhodes-97438159

Killed – Lawrence Sanchez (Clifton, CO)

Lawrence Sanchez

An hours-long standoff with law enforcement in an Orchard Mesa neighborhood ended with the shooting of an unidentified suspect around 4 p.m., according to Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and scanner traffic.

Communications between dispatch and officials at the scene indicated the suspect, armed with a rifle, refused to come out of the home situated on C Road between 32 and 32 1/2 roads.

Officers at the scene reported shots were fired at 3:29 p.m. and again at 4:06, scanner traffic indicated.

Witnesses reported roads into the neighborhood were blocked off by police as the incident unfolded.

Initial reports from the sheriff’s office stated the county SWAT team was called to the scene in Clifton and contact was made with the suspect.

“The situation is now being considered an officer-involved shooting,” an updated sheriff’s office report said. “The situation is being turned over to the Critical Incident Response Team.”

Mesa County, Colo. – Immediately following the shooting incident that occurred at 3210 B ½ Road, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was activated to conduct an investigation. The CIRT on this investigation is being lead by the Grand Junction Police Department.

In tangent with the Mesa County Coroner’s Office, the suspect is identified as Lawrence Sanchez, DOB: 10/16/1964. At the time of his death, he was wanted for escape from a halfway house (Community Corrections) and other related charges by The Colorado Department of Corrections.

Two deputies were placed and remain on administrative leave for their involvement in this shooting, which is standard procedure.

As noted earlier, the CIRT investigation continues. Once complete, likely a matter of weeks, the case will be forwarded to District Attorney Pete Hautzinger, for his review and disposition.

http://www.gjsentinel.com/breaking/articles/swat-standoff-ends-with-officer-involved-shooting

http://www.mcsonews.com/2013/12/swat-call-out.html

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/man-shot-by-police-wanted-for-escape

http://www.nbc11news.com/home/headlines/Roads-closed-for-police-activity-235875351.html

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/12/15/1-dead-after-officer-invloved-shooting/

Killed – Victor Rivera (Waipahu, HI)

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Four Honolulu Police officers have been placed on administrative leave after an early-morning shooting left a Waipahu man dead and family members claiming police used excessive force.

According to authorities, the shooting happened behind a home at 94-926 Hiapo Street. Officers went to the home at about 3:10 a.m. Saturday to investigate a dropped 911 call.

“When they arrived, they saw a male standing at the back of a house and holding a 12-foot metal police with a straight blade attached to the end,” said Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha.

Witnesses told the officers that the man had threatened a family member with the blade.

Kealoha said the man refused orders to put the long blade down. and instead advanced toward them while making cutting motions.

“One of the officers deployed his electric gun, but it was ineffective, and the male continued his advance,” said Kealoha. “A second officer filed multiple shots, fatally striking the male several times.”

Police said five shots were fired. Emergency medical responders said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Family members and the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as 43-year-old Victor Rivera.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24221378/40-year-old-man-dead-after-shooting-in-waipahu

http://www.kitv.com/news/hawaii/deadly-shooting-in-waipahu/23487308

http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2014/01/14/victor-s-rivera-2/

http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2014/01/12/victor-s-rivera/

Killed – Brian Newt Beaird (Los Angeles, CA)

Brian Newt Beaird

Brian Newt Beaird, a 51-year-old white man, was shot and killed by police in downtown Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2013, after leading authorities on high-speed chase through South Los Angeles that ended when he crashed his silver Corvette.

Beaird, of Oceanside, was pronounced dead at California Hospital Medical Center at about 11:13 p.m., said Los Angeles coroner’s Capt. John Kades.

The pursuit began about 9:30 p.m. when L.A. County sheriff’s deputies apparently tried to stop Beaird, for driving recklessly.

Beaird finally crashed his silver Corvette into another car near Olympic Boulevard and Los Angeles Street about 10:30 p.m., following an hour-long pursuit that wound through South Gate, Huntington Park and South L.A., police said.

Three LAPD officers fired an estimated 22 times at Brian Beaird, who was unarmed. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has put the officers on extended leave pending a final investigation, saying he was “very concerned” by the incident.

Beaird’s father and brother stood outside LAPD headquarters a week after the shooting to announce that they had filed a $20-million claim against the city, a legal precursor required when suing a California government entity. An attorney for the Beaird family said that if the city doesn’t reach an agreement, the family would pursue a federal wrongful-death suit.

Bill Beaird described his youngest son as a disabled veteran who was discharged from the National Guard in 1988 after a botched surgery on a brain tumor. The surgery left his son with brain trauma, Beaird said. He could be paranoid, his father said, particularly about police.

John Beaird, the oldest of Bill Beaird’s four sons, said his youngest brother “made a lot of bad decisions that day.” But, he said, the officers should not have shot him.

“I can only imagine how terrified and alone he was in the last moments of his life,” he said.

An investigation into the shooting is underway. The department, which often provides written explanations for police shootings, has provided few details in the case.

Three Los Angeles police officers violated department rules for using deadly force when they fatally shot an unarmed man following a high-speed chase last year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck has found.

Beck rejected the officers’ claims that they opened fire because they feared that their lives were in danger.

“The preponderance of the evidence does not independently support [the officers’] perceptions that a deadly threat was present,” Beck wrote in a recently released report. The Dec. 13, 2013, shooting drew national attention after local news programs televised it live.

The suspect, Brian Newt Beaird, had turned and was moving away from officers when the three opened fire, according to the video footage. Beaird was hit by 15 shots. The three bullets that mostly likely killed Beaird, a 51-year-old National Guard veteran, struck him from behind, the report said.

As the investigation was ongoing, city officials signaled in April that they did not believe there was a plausible justification for the decision to fire on Beaird when they agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the man’s family.

Beaird, 51, died at California Hospital Medical Center about 11:15 p.m., less than an hour after the pursuit ended, according to the Los Angeles Times. An autopsy has not confirmed the cause of death.

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/brian-newt-beaird/

http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-lapd-corvette-20141204-story.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-0821-lapd-shooting-settlement-20140821-story.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Fatal-2013-Shooting-in-Downtown-LA-Deemed-Unjustified-by-LA-Police-Commission-284795401.html

http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/12/04/48464/beck-finds-against-officers-who-killed-unarmed-man/

http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/12/20/41088/lapd-shooting-relatives-of-driver-fatally-shot-at/

http://ktla.com/2013/12/20/father-of-man-fatally-shot-by-lapd-watched-shooting-on-live-tv/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2013/dec/15/oceanside-man-shot-chase-los-angeles/

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2014/aug/20/brian-beaird-family-5-million-settlement-LAPD/

http://patch.com/california/oceanside-camppendleton/police-fatally-wound-oceanside-man-following-wild-chase-through-los-angeles

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/San-Diego-Man-IDd-as-Driver-in-LA-Chase-235971461.html

Killed – Ricky Taylor (Neillsville, WI)

Ricky Taylor

A 24-year-old Neillsville policeman has been placed on administrative leave after he fatally shot a 23-year-old man during an early-morning disturbance, authorities said Monday.

Officer Aaron Bembnister responded to a disturbance at a home in Neillsville about 2:30 a.m. Friday and was confronted by Ricky Taylor, said James Backus, chief deputy of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, which is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

“Taylor was ultimately shot after approaching the officer and being advised numerous times to drop the knife,” Backus said in a statement.

Taylor’s mother, Jolynn Ashmore, said Taylor came home drunk, some things got heated and she called police for some help.

Ashmore said the officer fired multiple shots. Investigators have not said how many shots were fired or what kind of knife Taylor was brandishing.

NEILLSVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The family of a man fatally shot by a Neillsville police officer has filed a claim asking the city and the officer for a $2 million settlement.

Officer Aaron Bembnister responded to a domestic disturbance call Dec. 13. According to a prosecutor’s report, Ricky Taylor ignored commands to drop the knife. The report says Bembnister retreated as far as he could when he shot Taylor. The district attorney has said Bembnister was justified.

The News-Herald Media reports the claim filed Friday alleges the city was negligent in training officers to respond to a person “experiencing an emotional crisis and/or who was intoxicated.” The claim also alleges Bembnister used excessive force.

Neillsville city attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth says the city had not been served by Friday afternoon and had no comment.

The fatal shooting of a man on Dec. 13, 2013 during a confrontation by a Neillsville police officer was justified, a prosecutor has ruled.

Clark County District Attorney Lyndsey Boon Brunette made the determination following an investigation by the Department of Criminal Investigations and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department.

Ricky Taylor, 23, was killed when he approached police officer Aaron Bembnister armed with a knife and refused to drop it. Officer Bembnister was responding to a domestic disturbance. During the confrontation, the Taylor was shot by the officer. Taylor was transported to Memorial Medical Center by ambulance, then flown to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where the he later died.

“I have concluded there is no basis to believe officer Bembnister committed any crime,” explained District Attorney Boon Brunette. “The shooting, although regrettable, was in fact justified under the circumstances”.

Investigators concluded Taylor pointed a knife at officer Bembnister at close range. According to the District Attorney’s legal opinion Taylor’s level of intoxication may have played a role in his non-compliance. Court document say he had a blood alcohol level of .198.

http://www.waow.com/story/24214872/2013/12/13/one-dead-in-police-shooting-in-neillsville

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Neillsville-police-officer-fatally-shoots-subject-235762381.html

http://www.wsaw.com/home/headlines/1-Killed-After-Controntationw-ith-Police-in-Neillsville-235754281.html

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/Person-killed-in-officer-involved-shooting-in-Neillsville-235749741.html

http://www.waow.com/story/25040613/2014/03/21/neillsville-officer-acted-properly-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.geschefh.com/obituary/Ricky-Taylor/Neillsville-WI/1323105

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/marshfieldnewsherald/obituary.aspx?n=ricky-taylor&pid=168592424&

Killed – Gregory Bendas (Farmington, CT)

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A domestic disturbance in Farmington between a father and his adult son ended with the 43-year-old son shot and killed by police.

The victim is identified as Gregory Bendas, of 3 Butternut Dr., which is where the shooting took place.

Officers were called about 10:45 p.m. Thursday to the Butternut Drive home. They say when they got there the son confronted them in the street with a gun. An officer shot him and he died at the scene.

The father has not been identified and it’s not clear why he was at his son’s home.

The stepfather didn’t just lose his stepson that day. He also lost his wife, Bendas’ mother, after she passed away in Simsbury at McLean’s on Dec. 12, according to an obituary published in The New Britain Herald. The obituary calls him her “soulmate” and states that the two were married in 1980. The obituary also acknowledges that “her loving son,” Bendas, “passed away unexpectedly on the same day as his mom.”

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/12/13/man-shot-and-killed-by-farmington-police/

http://patch.com/connecticut/farmington/farmington-police-report-history-of-calls-at-site-of-officerinvolved-shooting

http://articles.courant.com/2013-12-13/community/hc-farmington-shooting-1214-20131213_1_butternut-stepfather-state-police

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/235684151.html

http://www.wfsb.com/story/24210886/farmington-man-killed-by-police-during-dispute-idd

http://foxct.com/2013/12/13/man-shot-dead-after-confronting-police-with-firearm/

http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2013/12/23/news/doc52b1b4450f3bb353125574.txt

Double Shooting – Killed – Eric M. Anderson (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/

Killed – Robert Harris (Wenatchee, WA)

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WENATCHEE — A Washington State Patrol investigation has cleared the Wenatchee police officer who fatally shot a suspect in an undercover drug deal.

The patrol said Monday that Officer Scott Reiber was justified in using lethal force on Dec. 12 when he shot 43-year-old Robert Harris of Wenatchee.

Reiber was being dragged through the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant after the officer had pulled over the car to arrest Harris.

The officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Capt. Doug Jones says the patrol officer who shot the 43-year-old man Thursday afternoon was struck by the man’s SUV in the parking lot of a Taco Bell.

http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2014/06/wenatchee-police-officer-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/24210488/officer-involved-shooting-in-wenatchee-kills-one-man

http://www.omakchronicle.com/news/2013/dec/18/coronor-identifies-man-killed-wenatchee-police/

https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2014/jan/21/state-patrol-video-shows-wenatchee-officer-dragged-prior-to-shooting-suspect/

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2013/dec/12/one-person-dead-wenatchee-incident/

Killed – John Knudsen (Hollis, ME)

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HOLLIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says a man from Hollis was shot and killed in a confrontation with State Police.

Investigators say the standoff began around noon in Hollis when a 61-year-old John Knudsen’s wife left their home and he fired a shot.Troopers shut downRoute 35 and calledin the StatePolice Tactical Team and negotiators.

The fatal shooting took place when Knudsen came to the front door of his house, he made some comments to police and fired another shot.State Police say Trooper Tyler Stevenson, a member of the Tactical Team, returned fire. The Maine Department of Public Safety says Stevenson is a nine year veteran of the State Police. He is on administrative leave with pay.

Police say Knudsen was shot after he fired a handgun at police following a standoff that lasted more than three hours. He had been drinking much of the day and had earlier argued with his wife, who called police and fled the couple’s home.

Police were called to 33 Little Falls Road, a manufactured home set back from the road, at about 10:30 a.m.

Maine’s attorney general ruled Tuesday that a state trooper who shot and killed a man in Hollis on Dec. 12 was justified in using deadly force after the man fired a revolver toward the trooper.

The investigation also showed that contrary to initial reports, the trooper fired first in response to the man pointing his gun at the officer’s position 266 feet away. That first shot did not hit John A. Knudsen, 61, of Little Falls Road in Hollis, but the trooper’s second shot did.

Knudsen was despondent over a leg injury that left him with limited mobility. Knudsen, who had battled alcohol addiction for much of his life, had been drinking since early that morning, according to a report from Attorney General Janet T. Mills.

http://www.wcsh6.com/story/local/2013/12/12/6783253/

http://www.pressherald.com/2014/04/01/maine_ag__deadly_force_justified_in_fatal_shooting_of_hollis_man/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/13/family_members_remember_hollis_man_killed_in_police_standoff/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/14/police_shooting_brings_tragic_end_to_a_troubled_life/

http://www.pressherald.com/2013/12/12/police_are_on_the_scene_of_a_standoff_in_hollis_/

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/01/news/portland/attorney-general-trooper-was-justified-in-fatal-shooting-of-hollis-man-threatening-suicide/

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/12/12/news/portland/police-identify-man-killed-in-hollis-standoff/

http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=john-allen-knudsen&pid=168667037

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/John-A.-Knudsen-97433805

Double Shooting – Killed – Kenneth Herring (Columbus, OH)

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A South Side man who was killed by Columbus police early yesterday had shot and wounded his girlfriend three hours earlier and might have wanted officers to shoot him, police and a family spokesman say.

Kenneth R. Herring, 50, was shot repeatedly when police confronted him just after midnight on the porch of a home at 719 S. 17th St.

Police did not release details of the confrontation but said five officers fired their weapons while trying to take Herring into custody. He died at the scene at 12:14 a.m.

Division spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said a tip had led police to the house, where Herring apparently knew at least one person. Four people inside and the officers were not hurt.

Police found a gun at the scene, but Weiner would not say where. It was the 21st shooting by division police this year and the seventh fatal one.

Police had been searching for Herring on Wednesday night in connection with an earlier shooting at 1196 Lockbourne Rd.

Officers were called to that address at 9 p.m. by the mother of Richell Dixon.

“My daughter’s been shot twice by her boyfriend,” she said in her call to 911. “Please hurry.” She identified Herring as the shooter and said he was running south on Lockbourne toward Marion Road.

Dixon, 44, was taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center in critical condition. Police said yesterday that her condition has stabilized and she is expected to survive.

The Dec. 12, 2013 shooting occurred just after midnight when five police officers fired on Kenneth R. Herring, 50, on the porch of a home at 719 S. 17th St.

Herring, who was killed by the officers, had shot and wounded his girlfriend three hours earlier at a South Side home. Plainclothes officers had received a tip that Herring was at the S. 17th Street address.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/12/13/south-side-suspect-shot-repeatedly-by-police.html

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/12/12/Columbus_Officer_Involved.html

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/03/23/Police-named-in-weekend-fatal-shooting.html

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/12/12/columbus-officer-involved-shooting-17th.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dispatch/obituary.aspx?pid=168627330

Killed – Krystal Barrows (Ross County, OH)

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CHILLICOTHE – A Ross County grand jury did not return a secret indictment for Ross County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brett McKnight in the accidental death of Krystal Barrows.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office met with the grand jury Friday, said Jill Del Greco, spokeswoman for the state office. The case is now closed because the grand jury did not return the indictment.

Details of the grand jury’s decision are secret under Ohio law, Del Greco said. She could not comment on McKnight’s future with the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.

Barrows, 35, was killed during service of a warrant Dec. 11, 2013, when McKnight’s gun inadvertently fired. Barrows was struck by a bullet during the no-knock search warrant at a residence off U.S. 23 South when the single round was fired as law enforcement entered.

She died the next day in a Columbus hospital.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation later determined the round had come from a submachine gun held by McKnight, who reported he never realized the gun had fired. A shell casing was found just outside the home, and evidence showed the bullet had passed through the home from the outside before hitting Barrows.

In the release, Ross County Sheriff George Lavender’s office said that members of the U.S. 23 Task Force were executing a search warrant about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday at a trailer at 467 Rt. 23 S. near Chillicothe. The release said they expected to find large amounts of heroin, several weapons and a guard holding an assault rifle at the front door.

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a woman killed during a Ross County drug raid last December. According to documents filed Friday at the Ross County Courthouse, the suit has been filed against Ross County Sheriff George Lavender, Sgt. Brett McKnight and Ross County.

They are accused of negligence in the death of Krystal M. Barrows, who was mortally wounded in a drug raid when law enforcement entered the residence December 11th. She died the following day.

A subsequent investigation found Sgt. McKnight’s weapon discharged when a concussion grenade was tossed into the residence as tactical entry teams were entering.

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/story/news/local/2015/02/11/mcknight-indicted-krystal-barrows-shooting/23241895/

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/12/13/woman-accidentally-shot-by-ross-county-deputies-in-raid.html

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/05/13/ross-county-family-looks-for-answers-in-raid-death.html

http://mydeathspace.com/article/2014/01/07/Krystal_Barrows_(35)_was_shot_by_a_police_officer_who_didn_t_know_that_his_gun_had_gone_off

http://www.vindy.com/news/2014/oct/27/family-sues-police-over-death/?print

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20131212/NEWS01/312120009/Officer-s-errant-shot-struck-woman-head

http://www.wkkj.com/articles/local-news-stories-106759/wrongful-death-lawsuit-filed-against-sheriff-12857205/

Killed – Rodney Wayne Stevens (St. Augustine, FL)

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The St. Johns County man who was shot on Katnack Road on Wednesday died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office.

District Medical Examiner Predrag Bulic performed an autopsy on Rodney Wayne Stevens, 64, and released the findings today.

The deputy who fired the shot, Thomas Coward, 29, has been placed on administrative leave, according to the Sheriff’s Office. That is standard procedure when an officer is involved in a shooting.

Deputies went to the house around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported that another person at the house was armed and threatening people.

http://staugustine.com/news/police/2013-12-12/update-man-shot-deputy-died-gunshot-wound-head#.VeUIBSVViko

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2013-12-11/story/armed-man-shot-dead-deputy-st-augustine-home-during-disturbance

http://archive.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/article/338197/3/Man-shot-in-head-by-SJSO-deputy

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/North-Florida-Deputies-Fatally-Shoot-Man-235557951.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/staugustine/obituary.aspx?pid=168575810

Killed – Brandon Marshall (Saratoga, CA)

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The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified the man killed by a deputy outside a Saratoga office complex earlier this week as a 43-year-old Sunnyvale man, while at least one witness questioned the need for lethal force.

Workers in an office complex at the intersection of Saratoga and McFarland avenues called 911 just after noon on Tuesday to report that a man at the complex was acting erratically and may have been attempting to commit suicide, said Santa Clara County sheriff’s Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup.

When deputies arrived, they began talking to Brandon Marshall, who “suddenly became agitated,” pulled out a 5½-inch metal spike and attacked one of the deputies, Stenderup said in a news release Friday.

The deputy, Stenderup said, was hit with the spike and feared for his life, so he fired his gun. Marshall was hit in the chest but continued to fight with officers as they restrained him, Stenderup added.

s a man with a history of mental problems, Brandon Marshall was having a bad day last Dec. 10. At a noontime conference at the Saratoga offices of his employer, set-top device maker Roku, the quality assurance engineer furiously ingested pills.

At one point, the 43-year-old pulled out his mobile phone and called his father, a Sunnyvale dentist, to pick him up. When Marshall wandered outside, someone called 911.

Described by firefighters as acting “manic,” Marshall nonetheless began negotiating with paramedics, who were on the phone with Marshall’s father when Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies Kristin Anderson and Aldo Groba arrived.

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Marshall’s family says that when Anderson approached him from behind, Marshall swung a key fob at her, described as a short, rounded aluminum rod. Groba, a 14-year veteran, then shot Marshall in the stomach.

Over the phone with the paramedics, Marshall’s father, Steven Marshall, heard his son cry out in pain. Within a few hours, the engineer died at Valley Medical Center.

The deputies say he swung a key fob, or “kubaton,” at them before Deputy Aldo Groba fired a shot at the engineer’s stomach. His family’s attorneys contend that the deputies had no reason to confront Marshall, who posed no significant threat: He was simply waving his keys in his agitation.

A) None of the four deputies who responded to the scene had CIT (crisis intervention training), which teaches authorities how to deal with the mentally ill. Like many departments, the sheriff’s office offers such training but does not make it mandatory.

C) When the first deputy on the scene, Kristen Anderson, approached Marshall, he became more agitated. His family’s attorneys say he was fidgeting with his keys, which were attached to a thin, rounded aluminum rod. When Anderson asked if it was a weapon, Marshall said it was and put it away at her request.

D) Groba initially had been standing some distance away when Anderson — according to the family’s filing — looked over at him. Groba then approached with a gun drawn, prompting Marshall to back up and say, “No, no, no” or “whoa, whoa, whoa,” witnesses said. As Marshall swung his key chain at deputies, Groba fired a single shot.

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24721838/sheriffs-office-identifies-man-killed-by-officer-altercation

http://www.mercurynews.com/scott-herhold/ci_26513302/strange-sad-history-brandon-marshall

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_24696463/saratoga-sheriffs-deputy-injured-suicidal-man-shot-confrontation

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_26412010/santa-clara-county-sheriffs-sued-over-fatal-shooting

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Deputy-Suspect-Injured-in-Saratoga-Shooting-235287081.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/scott-herhold/ci_28351798/more-details-emerge-death-brandon-marshall

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/business/in-silicon-valley-thriller-a-settlement-may-preclude-the-finale.html?_r=0

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Brandon-Marshall&lc=2473&pid=168521219&mid=5775605

Mass Shooting – Killed – Adrian Montesano (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 – Killed – Corsini Valdes (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

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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

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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 – Andy Snider (Albuquerque, NM)

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In last Sunday’s fatal shooting, an officer fired multiple rounds from a beanbag gun at the suspect before another officer fatally shot him as he rushed at the officers with a 10-inch claw hammer, interim Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Friday.

Banks provided the first detailed account of the shooting at a news conference Friday afternoon.

He said that a 7-Eleven clerk at University and Central had called 911 around 9:30 p.m. after Andy Snider, 37, got into a fight with another person in the store. Banks said that after police found Snider, he ran into an alley. When Snider ignored officers’ commands, officer Nathan Cadroy shot him “multiple” times with a beanbag gun.

“Snider put his hands in his jacket and refused the commands of the officers,” Banks said. “Snider began to run toward officer Cadroy with the hammer raised above his head. Cadroy immediately began to back up, and shot several more beanbag rounds as Snider sprinted toward him.”

Banks said Officer Hector Marquez, who joined the department three years ago, shot Snider at least once in the torso. Snider was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The estate of Andy Snider, who was shot and killed by two Albuquerque Police Department officers December 8, 2013, is suing the two officers involved in the incident for what it calls his wrongful death, as well as the city of Albuquerque for allegedly failing to properly train its officers.

APD officers Hector Marquez and Nathan Cadroy-Croteau shot Snider, who was 37 when he died, after originally responding to a call about a man armed with a hammer that evening.

The lawsuit asks for financial relief for Snider’s estate for various reasons, including Snider’s “wrongful death,” medical care and funeral costs, Snider’s lost earnings and future earnings, and emotional compensation for his family and estate, among others.

It alleges claims of battery and state constitution violations against officers Cadroy-Croteau and Marquez, as well as negligence on the city’s part for failing “to properly train APD officers as to the proper use of deadly force.”

http://www.abqjournal.com/319776/news/albuquerque-police-say-man-killed-by-police-had-hammer.html

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3759942.shtml#.VeMWVyVViko

http://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/6982642-Video-NM-police-fatally-shoot-man-armed-with-hammer/

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http://krqe.com/2015/04/08/lawsuit-filed-in-police-killing-of-man-with-hammer/

http://krqe.com/2014/03/14/video-shows-suspect-with-hammer-shot-by-police/

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/lapel-video-released-from-dec-hammer-shooting/24988456

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Click to access snider-lawsuit.pdf

http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/police-involved-shooting/23389652

Double Shooting – Killed – Ruben Pupo (Miami, FL)

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MIAMI (CBS4) – An argument over a parking space reportedly led to a deadly shooting in Miami on Sunday.

It happened outside Mieses’s barber shop at 5325 N.E. 2nd Avenue.

During an argument over the parking spot, witnesses said a security guard, whose name has not been released, shot the owner of the barber shop, 37-year old Gerson Mieses.

Miami Police Officer Frederica Burden said when one of their officers arrived on the scene, he tried to separate the men.

“The security guard then took a step back and shot the employee of the barber shop, which in turn the officer stepped back and asked him to drop his weapon and then he shot the security guard,” Burden said.

Both the guard and Mieses died.

“The security guard flipped his lid and pushed someone aside and shot the barber,” said Martin Cole who saw it all go down. “The security guard came out from behind someone and then shot the barber in the chest area. I didn’t see any weapon on the barber. He was just mad and waving his hands a little bit, but I didn’t see any weapons.”

Burden said the officer who shot the guard is close to retirement and has nearly 20 years of experience.

On Sunday Dec. 8, around 12:30 p.m., Ruben Pupo, 57, was on duty patrolling the strip mall that included Sabal Palm Barber Shop when witnesses say a dispute over a parking space led to an argument with shop owner Gerson Mieses.

A Miami police officer arrived, but, as his back was turned to Pupo, the armed guard drew his weapon and fired once at Mieses, killing the 37-year-old barber shop owner, according to Miami police reports and official statements.

The Miami police officer then drew his weapon and killed Pupo.

State investigators checking Pupo’s last firearms re-certification quickly learned the killing was connected to their investigation of bogus certificates, as it was signed by an instructor who was under investigation, according to a source close to the investigation.

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http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Months-After-Crackdown-Armed-Security-Guard-Instructors-Have-Days-in-Court-272775361.html

Killed – Jared Brown Garnham (Pittsburgh, PA)

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PITTSBURGH —The Allegheny County district attorney has released dashcam video of a wild, frightening chase that prompted an Amber Alert and ended with the suspect shot being and killed by police.

“The officers otherwise acted in accordance with their training, they followed the appropriate use-of-force continuum, they showed tremendous restraint and they probably saved that baby’s life,” District Attorney Stephen Zappala said Wednesday.

The incident took place in the early-morning hours of Dec. 8. Zappala said it started in Uniontown when Jared Brown-Garnham was with his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Spring, who was giving him a ride to Pittsburgh.

According to Zappala, Brown-Garnham was a key witness for the prosecution in a murder trial in his home state of Massachusetts and was due back in court to testify. Zappala said Garnham received some information during the car ride with Spring that his life may have been in danger as a result of his testimony, and Zappala said Spring believed that is what set him off.

Zappala said Spring feared for her safety and told him she needed to stop to use a restroom in Brentwood, but was planning to escape. The DA said Garnham followed her into a convenience store, accused her of trying to dial 911 and, after the two argued, he took off with the woman’s car and her 8-month-old daughter in the back seat, prompting an Amber Alert to be issued.

The high-speed chase moved west and ended at Pittsburgh International Airport.

Pennsylvania State Police and other officers from local departments pursued the vehicle as it drove erratically, as seen in video provided by Zappala. Brown-Garnham crashed into a gate at the airport that led to a runway, and that’s when officers were able to surround his vehicle.

Video shows the officers communicating with Brown-Garnham at gunpoint while he waved a knife at officers, the baby and repeatedly stabbed himself. At times, he pulled the child onto his lap and to his chest while stabbing himself. Brown-Garnham also held the knife to the baby’s throat and told officers he would use her as a human shield.

“He’s swearing at them,” Zappala said. “He’s saying, ‘Kill me, kill me.'”

A state trooper was able to break the back windshield of the car in preparation to shoot the man, because officers said they feared he would kill the child. Once the baby laid her head down, an officer opened fire less than 20 inches from Garnham’s head, killing him. Zappala said an autopsy revealed cocaine in the man’s system.

Zappala’s conclusion ends a three-month Allegheny County Police investigation into the incident that began Dec. 7 and stretched into the next day. The district attorney reviews all cases in which police use deadly force, Zappala said.

But on the ride to the city, Brown-Garnham of Uniontown received several phone calls and became agitated. They stopped at the Euro Mart in Brentwood about 11:15 p.m. so that Spring and her 3-year-old son could use the restroom.

The unnamed officer fatally shot Jared Brown-Garnham, 21, in the head in a car at a gate on the Moon side of the airport about 2 a.m. Mungo said Brown-Garnham was the ex-boyfriend of the child’s mother, whom she did not identify, but was not related to the child, identified in an Amber Alert as Bailey Fergurson.

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