Category Archives: Shot by Police

Killed – John Lincoln (Colleyville, TX)


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.

Killed – Mitchell Allen Street (Sparta, NC)

Mitchell Allen Street

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.

Killed – Asa James Dolak (Torrance, CA)

Asa James Dolak

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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


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.