Category Archives: Shot by Police

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Bohemia, NY)

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A Bay Shore man is charged with murder after police say he shot a woman in the head at a Bohemia motel early Saturday morning.

According to police, Fifth Precinct officers were called to the MacArthur Inn, located at 444 Veterans Memorial Highway, at 4:50 a.m. after a report that a woman had been shot.

When officers knocked on the door of room 117, Stoker Olukotun Williams opened the door and began firing at the two responding officers who were only feet away, police said.

Officers returned fire and Olukotun Williams was struck in the arm, police said. Olukotun Williams fled the motel parking lot but was captured a short distance away, police said. Neither officer was wounded.

Olukotun Williams, 24, was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and released into police custody.

Officers found the the body of Shalece Cunningham, 24, inside the motel room where they had originally confronted Olukotun Williams, police said.

Cunningham, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two friends of the victim were found unharmed in the motel room.

http://patch.com/new-york/sachem/police-woman-murdered-at-bohemia-motel-killer-fires-at-officers

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/man-charged-after-fatal-bohemia-hotel-shooting-gun-battle-with-police-1.6028324

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/man-held-without-bond-in-bohemia-motel-killing-1.6032471

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/07/murder-suspect-wounded-during-shootout-with-cops-at-bohemia-hotel/

http://longisland.news12.com/news/stoker-williams-of-bay-shore-accused-of-executing-shalece-cunningham-at-macarther-inn-in-bohemia-faces-judge-1.6095588

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/woman-killed-in-bohemia-motel-shooting-1.6032747?image=3

http://7online.com/archive/9240083/

http://www.examiner.com/article/murder-suspect-nabbed-after-shootout-at-bohemia-motel

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homicide-Long-Island-Hotel-MacArthur-Red-Carpet-Inn-Bohemia-222806241.html

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/23370004/shooting-at-li-motel-where-woman-found-dead

Killed – Lealann Russell Melder Cooley (St Petersburg, FL)

Russell Melder Cooley

St. Petersburg Police shot and killed a man early Saturday morning who they said pointed a rifle at them.

Officers first got a call of shots being fired at around 1:45 a.m. near Lealann Russell Melder Cooley’s home on 40th Street North but didn’t find anything.

Nearly two hours later police received a noise complaint in the same neighborhood.

When officers arrived they heard a gunshot coming from Cooley’s home.

They found Cooley standing on his porch with a handgun. Investigators said he put the gun down but grabbed a rifle and aimed it at police.

“I saw the cops approach the house and just yell out, ‘put it down! put it down!'” said Christopher Thomas, who lives two houses down the street. “They unloaded at least 15, 20 shots.”

Authorities say Cooley’s wife and 18-year-old daughter left the home yesterday to stay with relatives because they did not feel safe.

“Both reported to investigators that Cooley had been drinking heavily and acting strangely throughout the previous day,” the police report said.

According to interviews with Cooley’s family, he had been taking his firearms out and loading them while acting paranoid and making suicidal threats, police said.

Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe has determined that the fatal shooting of a St. Petersburg man by police earlier this month was justified.

Lealann Russell Melder Cooley, 46, was shot dead by police on Sept. 7 when they say he threatened them with a rifle at his home.

Lt. Gregory Totz and officers Christopher Turbee, Michael Carter, Michael Karayianes, David Kimes and John Phifer fired on Cooley when he confronted them, police said.

The police department’s Internal Affairs Division is reviewing the case and Chief Charles “Chuck” Harmon will hold a Shooting Review Board once review is done. The officers involved remain on administrative duty.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/23366493/man-killed-in-officer

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/man-killed-after-pointing-rifle-at-st-petersburg-officers/2140569

http://www.news4jax.com/news/1-dead-in-policeinvolved-shooting-in-st-pete/21831694

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-police-shoot-kill-man-who-had-rifle-20130907/

http://patch.com/florida/stpete/police-shoot-kill-st-pete-man-armed-with-rifle

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/state-attorney-finds-st-pete-police-shooting-justified-20130925/

http://deadlyforce.info/incident/2778

http://tbo.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=TB&date=20130907&category=ARTICLE&lopenr=130909411&Ref=AR&template=printart

Killed – Charlie Bates (Tampa, FL)

Charlie Bates

TAMPA — A man believed to have committed several home invasions and sexual assaults died Friday after a chase and shootout with police.

The manhunt for Charlie Christopher Bates, 24, ended shortly after 12:30 p.m. Friday when police rammed the car he was driving, sending it off the roadway. What followed was 2 minutes of gunfire between police and the suspect. When the gunfire ended, Bates was pulled from the car seriously injured.

He died at an area hospital less than an hour later.

TAMPA — At the stroke of midnight, Claudia Seijo heard a knock at the door.

Outside, more than two dozen of her friends stood waiting. It was her 20th birthday and her fiance had arranged a surprise party.

Once back inside, Seijo left the door open, like she always did during parties, so friends could come and go.

It had never been a problem before, she said. Living at the Oaks Condominiums, a complex off 42nd Street that is home to many of her friends at the University of South Florida, she had always felt safe.

But in the early hours of Friday morning, someone uninvited walked in.

“This guy shows up and he kind of just stands at the door,” said Seijo, a student at Hillsborough Community College. Before anyone could question him, he pulled a gun.

At first, Seijo and her friends thought it was a prank. His silver 9mm gun resembled a spray-painted water pistol, they joked.

Then he began to yell.

“He starts telling us to move, to drop everything, to not call 911, to drop our phones,” Seijo said.

The man was Charlie “Chris” Bates, 24. And what the partygoers didn’t know was that they weren’t his first victims of the night.

His rampage began about 11 p.m. Thursday at the nearby Cambridge Woods Apartments where he attacked a group of USF students, binding the four men and raping the four women, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Then, across the street at Eagles Point Apartments, Bates forced a woman inside her apartment and made her undress and kiss him. His demeanor changed when the woman began praying. He apologized and left.

That’s when he headed to the Oaks Condominiums.

Inside Seijo’s apartment, Bates ordered the group of mostly international students, many of them of Indian descent, into a small bedroom.

“He tells us to not call 911 saying, ‘Whoever does, I’ll kill them,’ ” Seijo said.

Still, when Bates became distracted by the knocks of some late arriving friends at the now closed front door, one of the students attempted to dial 911. But Bates returned too quickly and saw the lit-up phone on the floor.

“Demanding to know who it was, he pointed the gun at my roommate, but she told him it wasn’t her,” Seijo said. “Then he pointed the gun at another friend and said, ‘I’m going to shoot you, you’re going to die.’ ”

When no one confessed, Bates shot the gun toward the ground, Seijo said. The bullet struck the carpet about a foot from one student’s leg.

As the knocks at the front door grew louder, Bates became frustrated, Seijo said. He went back and forth, taking hostages and letting them go, in one case because a boyfriend pleaded for his girlfriend’s safety.

Bates then pointed the gun at several people’s heads, Seijo said, including her fiance, and demanded money. The group forked over about $80, Seijo said, and Bates finally left.

On Saturday, Seijo, a pre-med student, was still trying to process the night’s events.

“At a moment like that so many things are going through your head,” she said. “You’re thinking you’re going to die, you’re thinking you want to protect your friends.”

When Seijo learned what happened at nearby apartments, she had a mix of emotions.

“I started feeling anger and sadness,” she said, “and relief that none of us got hurt.”

But, now, she mostly feels neglected.

“In most of these apartments, we’re students,” she said. “We may not be on campus but we are part of USF. I feel like there should have been more security for us, especially knowing the neighborhood around us is a horrible zone.”

On Friday, USF president Judy Genshaft invited students living in the affected communities to stay on campus free of charge for the weekend. “I wanted everybody to know there is nothing more important than the safety of our students, faculty and staff and visitors to the campus. …” Genshaft said. “This is a situation which is not uncommon across universities in the United States, but we certainly don’t ever want it to happen near or around our campus. We care about everything that impacts our students.”

After hours of searching, law enforcement spotted Bates on Friday afternoon driving a stolen car south along U.S. 301 toward Interstate 4. A car chase ensued. It ended when Bates lost control after an officer rammed the back of his car.

Authorities shot Bates “several times,” deputies say. He was pronounced dead a while later.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-student-describes-horror-as-charlie-bates-invades-her-home/2140604

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/hillsborough-deputies-investigating-series-of-overnight-assaults-near-usf/2140291

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Tampa-Area-Crime-Spree-Suspect-Charlie-Bates-Killed-in-Shootout-222719171.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/after-day-long-search-suspected-rapist-charlie-christopher-chris-bates-shot-to-death-in-shootout

http://www.theledger.com/article/20130906/NEWS/130909582?tc=ar

http://tbo.com/news/breaking-news/suspect-in-usf-area-attacks-dies-after-police-chase-shootout-

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/06/tampa-police-shootout/2776923/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theledger/obituary.aspx?pid=166911347

Killed – Ray Anson Mitchell (Mobile, AL)

Ray Anson Mitchell

MOBILE, Alabama — The man killed in an early morning officer-involved shooting on Bonneville Drive Friday has been identified as Ray Anson Mitchell, 37, a Mobile Police Department spokesman said.

Mitchell was shot by officers after he tried to shoot a Taser gun he had wrestled from police at an officer, said MPD spokesman Cpl. Christopher Levy.

He had already Tased a female officer, said MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains.

No other officers were injured in the confrontation, according to police.

Around 4:30 a.m. police were called to a reported prowler outside a home on the 700 block of Bonneville Drive, Levy said.

When they arrived they found Mitchell in the caller’s yard. He “engaged the officers in a physical confrontation,” prompting officers to Tase him, Levy said.

The Taser gun had no effect on him and police are investigating why, Rains said.

“When Mitchell attempted to Tase a second officer, the officers then fired shots striking Mitchell,” Levy said in a news release.

“Why the Taser didn’t affect him is going to be part of the investigation,” Rains said. “He was actually able to obtain the Taser and use it.”

Police said at least one officer, a woman, was Tased before the shooting but she was not seriously injured.

“All the officers are okay, medically speaking,” Rains said.

Police ordered the man drop the Taser gun and surrender, but he refused to listen to their instructions. Officers opened fire while the man was still armed, Rains said.

Family at the home confirms that Mitchell was a relative of theirs.

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/09/mobile_police_37-year-old_atte.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/09/second_officer-involved_shooti.html

http://blog.al.com/live/2013/09/1_dead_after_mobile_police_off.html

http://www.wkrg.com/story/23358004/second-deadly-officer-involved-shooting-in-two-days

http://obits.al.com/obituaries/mobile/obituary-preview.aspx?n=ray-mitchell&pid=166932901&referrer=30

Killed – Michael Deluca (Port Hueneme, CA)

Michael Deluca

NAME OF MAN KILLED BY PHPD OFFICERS RELEASED
(Sunday 09-08-13 at 10:15 AM)
The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of the man who was shot and killed by Port Hueneme police officers early Friday morning. An autopsy concluded that 53-year-old Michael DeLuca of Thousand Oaks died from multiple gunshot wounds. Port Hueneme police have not released any additional information since Friday’s shooting. At that time, police said that their officers responded at 4:13 AM Friday to a report of a traffic collision in the 500 block of E. Surfside Drive. Police said shortly after arrival, shots were fired. They said that as a result of the shooting DeLuca was killed, pronounced dead at the scene. The officers were not injured. The DA’s office, Oxnard PD, and the sheriff’s department were all assisting Port Hueneme police with the investigation into what happened. They are asking anyone with information to call Detective Sgt Eric Starna at PHPD at (805) 986-6629.

“He’s always parked his truck up here at night and in the morning,” said Donni Perez of Port Hueneme.

A 53-year-old Thousand Oaks man shot and killed by Port Hueneme police this month was a former boxer and bodyguard for Sylvester Stallone, his son said this week.

Michael “The Duke” De Luca was an accomplished man who had other aspirations, son Mike De Luca Jr. said.

Officials say after receiving several 911 calls on Friday, they confronted Deluca at the scene of a traffic accident.

Police say Deluca was not cooperative and told officers that he had a gun.

Officers first used a Taser in an effort to subdue him. Port Hueneme police say they then used deadly force when Deluca’s actions escalated.

http://abc7.com/archive/9238735/

http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2013/09/10/michael-deluca-shot-by-port-hueneme-ventura-police/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/What-Really-Happened-To-The-DUKE/1413397688876272

http://abc7.com/archive/9242719/

http://www.kclu.org/2013/09/09/man-shot-to-death-in-encounter-with-port-hueneme-police-identified/

http://abc7.com/archive/9240937/

Double Shooting – Killed – Kendrick Lee Amest (Houston, TX)

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September 09, 2013 – Charges have been filed against four bank robbery suspects arrested in an incident in which shots were fired at two Harris County Sheriff’s deputies at 9800 Ribbonwood about 2:20 p.m. last Thursday (Sept. 5).

The suspects, James Burrel Gibson (b/m, DOB: 7-17-92), Victor Allen Woods, Jr. (b/m, DOB: 11-24-76), Jeremie Tramain Washington (b/m, DOB: 5-22-88) and Tremarcus Rayvon McAdams (b/m, DOB: 2-28-91), are charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 209th State District Court. Photos of the four suspects are not available at this time.

A fifth suspect, Kendrick Lee Amest (b/m, DOB: 12-4-83), was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two deputies who returned fire were not injured in this incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Brady and Officers N. Rosenblatt, E. Zugner and J. Saldana reported:

The five suspects robbed a Wells Fargo bank in North Harris County. While fleeing, the suspect’s vehicle was located by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies. When the deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the suspects fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspects subsequently crashed their van at the above location on Ribbonwood and exited the vehicle. Upon doing so, suspect Amest then fired on the two deputies, who returned fire, fatally striking him. Another suspect pointed a pistol at the deputies, who in fear of their safety, discharged their duty weapons, wounding him. All four suspects were arrested at the scene.

As is customary when a member of law enforcement discharges his or her duty weapon in the city limits, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2013/sep/nr090913-6.htm

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Bank-robbery-suspect-killed-in-shootout-with-4789868.php

http://abc13.com/archive/9237517/

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/humble/news/fall-creek-bank-robbery-suspect-killed-others-captured-after-chase/article_97444150-9c09-59f7-87f5-eb561a20072b.html

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/23352947/one

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Houston, TX)

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September 09, 2013 – Charges have been filed against four bank robbery suspects arrested in an incident in which shots were fired at two Harris County Sheriff’s deputies at 9800 Ribbonwood about 2:20 p.m. last Thursday (Sept. 5).

The suspects, James Burrel Gibson (b/m, DOB: 7-17-92), Victor Allen Woods, Jr. (b/m, DOB: 11-24-76), Jeremie Tramain Washington (b/m, DOB: 5-22-88) and Tremarcus Rayvon McAdams (b/m, DOB: 2-28-91), are charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 209th State District Court. Photos of the four suspects are not available at this time.

A fifth suspect, Kendrick Lee Amest (b/m, DOB: 12-4-83), was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two deputies who returned fire were not injured in this incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Brady and Officers N. Rosenblatt, E. Zugner and J. Saldana reported:

The five suspects robbed a Wells Fargo bank in North Harris County. While fleeing, the suspect’s vehicle was located by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies. When the deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the suspects fled and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspects subsequently crashed their van at the above location on Ribbonwood and exited the vehicle. Upon doing so, suspect Amest then fired on the two deputies, who returned fire, fatally striking him. Another suspect pointed a pistol at the deputies, who in fear of their safety, discharged their duty weapons, wounding him. All four suspects were arrested at the scene.

As is customary when a member of law enforcement discharges his or her duty weapon in the city limits, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2013/sep/nr090913-6.htm

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Bank-robbery-suspect-killed-in-shootout-with-4789868.php

http://abc13.com/archive/9237517/

http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/humble/news/fall-creek-bank-robbery-suspect-killed-others-captured-after-chase/article_97444150-9c09-59f7-87f5-eb561a20072b.html

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/23352947/one