Category Archives: Shot by Police

Mass Shooting – Dead – Aaron Alexis (Washington, DC)

Aaron Alexis

The Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred on September 16, 2013, when lone gunman Aaron Alexis fatally shot twelve people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) inside the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, D.C.[6][7][8] The attack, which took place in the Navy Yard’s Building 197, began around 8:20 a.m. EDT and ended when Alexis was killed by police around 9:20 a.m. EDT.

It was the second-deadliest mass murder on a U.S. military base, behind only the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009.

Shooting begins[edit]
On Monday, September 16, Alexis left his hotel and arrived at the Navy Yard in a rented Toyota Prius at around 7:53 a.m., using a valid pass to enter the Yard.[4][9][10][11] He entered Building 197 at 8:08 a.m. through the main entrance, carrying the disassembled shotgun (the barrel and stock of which had been sawed off) in a bag on his shoulder, and went to the fourth floor, where he conducted work during the prior week. He assembled the shotgun inside a bathroom, then emerged with the gun, crossed a hallway into the building’s 4 West area, which is a cubicle area near the atrium, and began shooting at 8:16 a.m. Four people were hit; three of them died, while the fourth, a young woman, survived wounds to the head and hand.[2][10][11][12] At 8:17 a.m., approximately one minute and 30 seconds after the first shots were fired,[11] the first calls to 9-1-1 were made.[2][10][13]

By 8:20 a.m., Alexis had shot and killed eight people on the fourth floor, and he made his way to the third floor, where he fatally shot two more people within the next two minutes. He also fired at several people on at least five separate occasions, wounding one woman in the shoulder as she ran up a stairwell. A NAVSEA employee described encountering a gunman wearing all-blue clothing in a third-floor hallway, saying, “He just turned and started firing.”[10][11][14] After firing several shots on the third floor, Alexis went to the first floor.[11]

Police response[edit]
At 8:23 a.m., officers from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies began arriving at Building 197. However, because there were many buildings on the base, officers were unable to discern Building 197’s location and asked bystanders for its location. They eventually found Building 197 after moving towards the direction people were fleeing from. There was also confusion regarding the shooting also taking place in a nearby building; in reality, a wounded victim evacuated from Building 197 had been moved to an area located near the second building for medical attention.[2][11][13]

While on the first floor, Alexis moved around randomly before turning around and heading towards the front entrance. There, he fired at Richard Ridgell, the security officer stationed there, through a set of windows, killing him and taking his Beretta 92FS 9mm semiautomatic pistol afterwards. Ridgell, a former Maryland state trooper, had earlier been informed by two police officers to remain at his post and try to stop the gunman if he attempted to leave the building.[2][5][4][11][15][16][17] He then fired his shotgun at a second security guard and a Navy military police officer at the first-floor atrium, missing both; the security guard fired back and Alexis fled down a hallway. Shortly afterwards, Alexis fired at two police officers and a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent in another hallway before fleeing again.[11]

At 8:34 a.m., Alexis went towards the west side of the building, where he encountered two men standing at a corner of the building in an alleyway. He tried to fire at them with his shotgun, but realized he was out of ammunition and switched to the stolen Beretta, shooting and killing one of the men with it; the other man managed to escape without injury.[11] Reports indicated the victim in the alleyway was hit by a “stray bullet”.[2] Alexis’s usage of the pistol during the alleyway shooting led police officials to initially believe the possibility of a second gunman involved.[11]

After killing his final victim, Alexis moved to a cubicle area, where he discarded the shotgun. At the same time, a team of officers entered Building 197, but they became confused after gunshots echoed through the atrium, leading them to believe the gunman was on an upper floor. As a result, the officers headed up to the second floor, while Alexis remained on the first floor. At approximately 8:55 a.m., Alexis went to the third floor via stairwell and concealed himself inside a bank of cubicles. At 9:12 a.m., two officers and two NCIS agents entered the cubicle area,[11] whereupon Alexis opened fire on them, hitting one of the officers, Scott Williams, in both legs.[2][5][13][17] The other officer and the NCIS agents dragged Williams out of the area and alerted other officers to Alexis’ presence. Williams would later be taken down to the first floor and seek medical attention, and ultimately survive.[11]

At 9:15 a.m., soon after Williams’ evacuation, D.C. Police Emergency Response Team officer Dorian DeSantis and U.S. Park Police officers Andrew Wong and Carl Hiott entered the cubicle area and searched the individual banks. Eventually, Alexis jumped out from one of the desks and fired at DeSantis from approximately five feet away, shooting him once in his tactical vest, and the three officers returned fire. DeSantis was uninjured by the gunshot.[11] At 9:25 a.m., Alexis was fatally shot in the head by DeSantis during the gunfight, and his death was later confirmed at 11:50 a.m.[2][10][13][17][20][21]

Fatalities[18][19]
Michael Arnold, age 59
Martin Bodrog, age 53
Arthur Daniels, age 51
Sylvia Frasier, age 53
Kathy Gaarde, age 62
John Roger Johnson, age 73
Mary Francis Knight, age 51
Frank Kohler, age 50
Vishnu Pandit, age 61
Kenneth Bernard Proctor, age 46
Gerald Read, age 58
Richard Michael Ridgell, age 52

Victims[edit]
There were 13 fatalities, including the perpetrator. Alexis and 11 of the victims were killed at the scene,[22] while a twelfth victim, 61-year-old Vishnu Pandit, died at George Washington University Hospital.[4][23] All the victims killed were civilian employees or contractors.[4] Eight others were injured, three of them from gunfire. The survivors wounded by gunshots (police officer Scott Williams and two female civilians) were in critical condition at Washington Hospital Center.[20][24][25]

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Triple Shooting – Killed – Justin Bryan Harger (Bakersfield, CA)

Justin Bryan Harger

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Two men who were shot and killed at the Four Points Sheraton have been identified.

The shootout happened at 12:34 a.m. during a traffic stop in the east parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on California Avenue, according to Sims.

According to BPD Public Information Officer Michaela Sims, a police officer — whose identity has not been released — sustained a moderate gunshot wound to the head. The injury does not appear to be life threatening.

Justin Bryan Harger, 32, of Bakersfield died at the scene after being shot.

Also Jorge Ramirez, 34, of Bakersfield died after being shot.

The following are the officers involved in the shooting: Daniel Brewer, eight-year veteran; Rick Wimbish, 22-year-veteran; Ryan Vaughan, four-year veteran; Jess Beagley, eight-year veteran; and Chad Garrett, three-year veteran.

Both Harger, 32, and Ramirez, 34, died at the scene. Police said an officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head that did not appear to be life-threatening, and another officer suffered a minor injury unrelated to the gunfire.

The Harger family is angry because they believe that the shooting of Harger was premeditated murder.

Sheila Somers, Harger’s mother, said police showed up to her home just days before his death and said they would kill Justin when they found him.

According to Somers police told her, “you would want to turn him in because if we find him we are shooting him and if we catch him we are going to kill him.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The lawyer of the family representing Jorge Joel Ramirez, a man fatally shot by police, released a statement on behalf of the family today.

The lawyer, Mark J. Geragos, Esq., said that the family is demanding an investigation be completed by the Bakersfield Police Department in the death of Ramirez.

Here’s the letter in its entirety:

We represent the family of Jorge Joel Ramirez, a 34 year old unarmed young man who was shot and killed on September 16th, by Bakersfield Police while working as an informant for the Bakersfield Police Department.

Jorge was working with the Bakersfield police to catch a armed and dangerous fugitive wanted in a shooting. It is clear that something went terribly wrong, but the family has been stonewalled by the Bakersfield Police. Our own preliminary investigation has revealed extensive communications by the Bakersfield police directing Jorge.

The Bakersfield police sent Jorge to his execution on September 16, 2013. The police also placed the entire community at risk based on their reckless and outrageous operation.

The Police release of public information of the facts surrounding the shooting are a moving target. The goal seems to be an attempt to explain and justify the killing while slandering Jorge. Even while this so called investigation is still pending and Police Chief Williamson’s has indicated that he has already made up his mind and that he has decided his officers did nothing wrong.

The family of Jorge demand an investigation conducted by an independent agency. Chief Williamson should insist on an independent investigation, at very least, to avoid the bias he has already injected into the process through his media appearances. He should immediately step aside from any involvement in this matter. The officers involved in the shooting, who have so far illegally refused to give statements, must be compelled to provide statements about their involvement and they must be held accountable for their conduct as required by the law.

Ramirez was unarmed. He was apparently caught in a gunfight between several Bakersfield police officers and the fugitive he was ostensibly trying to help them apprehend, 32-year-old Justin Bryan Harger. Harger fired at police, striking Officer Daniel Brewer, who was hospitalized but released a few hours later.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/two-men-killed-in-shootout-with-police-at-four-points-sheraton-identified-091613

http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/local/story/Man-shot-to-death-by-Bakersfield-Police-acting-as/d/story/r_lD60E-6UGy2yN0nFEflw

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Mom-of-man-killed-in-police-shootout-calls-it-premeditated-murder-224522001.html

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x558589792/Police-release-names-of-officers-involved-in-fatal-shooting

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x196570287/Shooting-leaves-2-dead-2-officers-injured-in-hotel-parking-lot

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/US-Marshals-Most-Wanted-Justin-Bryan-Harger-223952831.html

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/police-received-information-on-hargers-whereabouts-prior-to-hotel-shootout-091813

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/family-of-justin-harger-man-shot-and-killed-by-bakersfield-police-is-speaking-out-091913

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/family-of-slain-bakersfield-police-informant-demand-answers

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/officials-man-killed-in-hotel-shootout-was-police-informant-100813

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http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Justin-Harger&lc=4239&pid=167126707&mid=5675726

Triple Shooting – Killed – Jorge Ramirez (Bakersfield, CA)

Jorge Ramirez

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Two men who were shot and killed at the Four Points Sheraton have been identified.

The shootout happened at 12:34 a.m. during a traffic stop in the east parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on California Avenue, according to Sims.

According to BPD Public Information Officer Michaela Sims, a police officer — whose identity has not been released — sustained a moderate gunshot wound to the head. The injury does not appear to be life threatening.

Justin Bryan Harger, 32, of Bakersfield died at the scene after being shot.

Also Jorge Ramirez, 34, of Bakersfield died after being shot.

The following are the officers involved in the shooting: Daniel Brewer, eight-year veteran; Rick Wimbish, 22-year-veteran; Ryan Vaughan, four-year veteran; Jess Beagley, eight-year veteran; and Chad Garrett, three-year veteran.

Both Harger, 32, and Ramirez, 34, died at the scene. Police said an officer suffered a gunshot wound to the head that did not appear to be life-threatening, and another officer suffered a minor injury unrelated to the gunfire.

The Harger family is angry because they believe that the shooting of Harger was premeditated murder.

Sheila Somers, Harger’s mother, said police showed up to her home just days before his death and said they would kill Justin when they found him.

According to Somers police told her, “you would want to turn him in because if we find him we are shooting him and if we catch him we are going to kill him.”

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The lawyer of the family representing Jorge Joel Ramirez, a man fatally shot by police, released a statement on behalf of the family today.

The lawyer, Mark J. Geragos, Esq., said that the family is demanding an investigation be completed by the Bakersfield Police Department in the death of Ramirez.

Here’s the letter in its entirety:

We represent the family of Jorge Joel Ramirez, a 34 year old unarmed young man who was shot and killed on September 16th, by Bakersfield Police while working as an informant for the Bakersfield Police Department.

Jorge was working with the Bakersfield police to catch a armed and dangerous fugitive wanted in a shooting. It is clear that something went terribly wrong, but the family has been stonewalled by the Bakersfield Police. Our own preliminary investigation has revealed extensive communications by the Bakersfield police directing Jorge.

The Bakersfield police sent Jorge to his execution on September 16, 2013. The police also placed the entire community at risk based on their reckless and outrageous operation.

The Police release of public information of the facts surrounding the shooting are a moving target. The goal seems to be an attempt to explain and justify the killing while slandering Jorge. Even while this so called investigation is still pending and Police Chief Williamson’s has indicated that he has already made up his mind and that he has decided his officers did nothing wrong.

The family of Jorge demand an investigation conducted by an independent agency. Chief Williamson should insist on an independent investigation, at very least, to avoid the bias he has already injected into the process through his media appearances. He should immediately step aside from any involvement in this matter. The officers involved in the shooting, who have so far illegally refused to give statements, must be compelled to provide statements about their involvement and they must be held accountable for their conduct as required by the law.

Ramirez was unarmed. He was apparently caught in a gunfight between several Bakersfield police officers and the fugitive he was ostensibly trying to help them apprehend, 32-year-old Justin Bryan Harger. Harger fired at police, striking Officer Daniel Brewer, who was hospitalized but released a few hours later.

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/two-men-killed-in-shootout-with-police-at-four-points-sheraton-identified-091613

http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/local/story/Man-shot-to-death-by-Bakersfield-Police-acting-as/d/story/r_lD60E-6UGy2yN0nFEflw

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http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/family-of-slain-bakersfield-police-informant-demand-answers

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http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x1149424329/Legal-claim-filed-in-police-shooting-of-informant

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http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/2-suspects-dead-2-officers-wounded-in-shootout-223903971.html?tab=gallery&c=y&img=0

https://www.facebook.com/justiceforJorgeramirez

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Justin-Harger&lc=4239&pid=167126707&mid=5675726

Triple Shooting – Killed – Lance Danielson (Phoenix, AZ)

Lance Danielson

PHOENIX – Phoenix police are investigating after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting in North Phoenix.

The shooting happened near 35th Avenue and Tierra Buena, one road north of Greenway Road, just before 7 p.m.

Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said the incident began Saturday afternoon when they got a call about three individuals, one with a weapon, apparently trying to break into a condo.

Martos said when officers arrived a man was standing outside a condo, along with an unidentified male and female.

Police reports said Lance L. Danielson began yelling at officers, complaining that “he did not want to go back to prison,” and preceded to grab a handgun from his backpack. During this verbal exchange, the two other suspects, fled the scene.

Officers began to negotiate with Danielson to put down the weapon, and when he refused SWAT was called out around 4 p.m.

SWAT officers negotiated with the 30-year-old man for about three hours at which point gunfire was exchanged and the suspect was struck and killed.

Police identified the man as Lance L. Danielson Sunday morning.

Martos said two officers were shot during the exchange of gun fire and transported to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

A female officer remained hospitalized Monday morning. A second male officer was shot in his ballistic vest and was released Saturday evening, said Martos.

Martos said they believe Danielson was upset because he was evicted from the property the night before the shooting.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/north-phoenix/pd-officer-involved-in-north-phoenix-shooting

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20130915police-man-dead-officers-shot-following-hour-phoenix-standoff.html

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/23433936/2013/09/14/police-investigate-officer-involved-shooting-at-phoenix-apartment

http://www.kpho.com/story/23435207/3-officers-wounded-in-2-separate-valley-shootings

http://ktar.com/22/1662675/Phoenix-PD-2-officers-shot-in-apartment-standoff-suspect-killed

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23433936/2013/09/14/police-investigate-officer-involved-shooting-at-phoenix-apartment

Double Shooting – Killed – RT McGinty (Avondale, AZ)

RT McGinty

Avondale police on Sunday identified the man who was killed when officers returned gunfire Saturday.

R.T. McGinty, who was 27 and from Avondale, opened fire on police when they tried to stop him at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday as he rode a bicycle near 3rd Street and Rose lane, said Avondale Police Sgt. Brandon Busse.

McGinty began shooting as two police officers stepped out of the patrol car, Busse said.

He struck one officer in the face, Busse said. The officer was airlifted to an area hospital, is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery, Busse said.

Officers returned fire and fatally shot McGinty, Busse said.

“R.T. McGinty was also transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased,” Busse said.

http://archive.azcentral.com/community/swvalley/articles/20130914avondale-officer-shot.html

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/23433607/2013/09/14/avondale-police-officer-shot

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/avondale/pd-officer-suspect-shot-in-avondale

http://www.azfamily.com/story/28372148/avondale-cop-shot-in-face-suspect-dead

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23437503/2013/09/15/identity-released-of-man-who-shot-at-avondale-officer

Killed – Jonathan A. Ferrell (Charlotte, NC)

Jonathan A. Ferrell

A grand jury has indicted Officer Randall Kerrick of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the September 14 shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, according to a statement from state Attorney General Roy Cooper.

The grand jury heard evidence from the state Bureau of Investigation and the police department.

“With the strength of the evidence in this case, we’re not surprised,” Charles Monnett, an attorney for Ferrell’s family, said about Monday’s indictment.

Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning — but he may have just been looking for help after a car wreck.

He was unarmed.

Police now believe Ferrell was seeking assistance after crashing his car.

The crash was so severe that authorities now believe Ferrell had to climb out of the back window, affiliate WBTV reported.

He ran to the closest house for help.

The woman inside thought it was her husband.

“To her surprise, it was an individual that she did not know or recognize,” Monroe told WBTV. “She immediately closed the door, hit her panic alarm, called 911.”

The man stood outside and “continued to attempt to gain the attention of the homeowner,” a police statement said.

“The evidence revealed that Mr. Ferrell did advance on Officer Kerrick and the investigation showed that the subsequent shooting of Mr. Ferrell was excessive,” police said in another statement issued late Saturday night. “Our investigation has shown that Officer Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon during this encounter. ”

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say an officer shot and killed a man early today.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers received a call shortly after 2:30 a.m. about an attempted breaking-and-entering at a residence in the 7500 block of Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte.

Officers who responded to the scene came across a man matching the description of the possible suspect, and surrounded him, Monroe said at a press conference at police headquarters. Monroe said the man physically charged at officers, and one of the officers fired at him. The man was struck by bullets multiple times and died at the scene, Monroe said.

A year ago Sunday, Jonathan Ferrell wrecked his car on an unfamiliar road. A toxicology report showed no signs drugs, and while he had been drinking he was not drunk. He escaped the car barefoot and without his cellphone. He sought help at a nearby house, but his late-night and urgent knocking frightened the woman inside.

He then ran up to three Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers who had responded to the woman’s 911 call. Moments later, he was dead, and for the first time in at least 30 years, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officer was charged with a crime in connection with an on-duty shooting.

On Monday, she got closer to her answers. A grand jury indicted Officer Randall Kerrick, 28, who joined the city’s animal control division in 2010 as a pathway to his police job, on a charge of voluntary manslaughter. He was the first Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged in a fatal shooting in more than 30 years.

WCNC 9:05 a.m. EST February 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A trial date for Officer Randall Kerrick has been set.

Court officials confirm to NBC Charlotte that Kerrick will be tried on voluntary manslaughter charges on July 20. As of now, the trial will happen in Charlotte.

http://www.news-record.com/news/article_87070ba0-1d5f-11e3-af0e-001a4bcf6878.html

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article9165083.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/us/charlotte-police-officer-indicted-in-shooting.html?_r=0

http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/crime/2015/01/20/trial-date-set-for-randall-kerrick/22061691/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/12/12/in-a-police-shooting-case-in-charlotte-fewer-headlines-but-familiar-call-for-justice/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jonathan-ferrell-death/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/jonathan-ferrell-shot_n_3937175.html

http://www.thenation.com/blog/176176/jonathan-ferrell-former-football-player-killed-police-after-seeking-help-following-car-w

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/jonathan_a_ferrell_ran_for_hel.html

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24510643/charlotte-officer-not-indicted-in-deadly-shooting

http://www.ibtimes.com/meet-jonathan-ferrell-ex-football-player-shot-dead-police-charlotte-nc-1408016

Killed – Hector Jimenez (Riverside, CA)

Hector Jimenez

Riverside police shot and killed a man who allegedly lunged toward them while armed with a knife Friday night, police said.

Family members of the knife-wielding man called police with reports that he was armed and acting bizarre, City News Service reported.

Police responded to the Riverside home near 10th Street and Sedgwick Avenue about 9:30 p.m. and began minutes of negotiations with the man to put down his knife, Riverside police Lt. Guy Toussaint said.

The man, who was in his 50s, did not comply with demands to disarm himself and charged the officers, police said.

Three officers fired shots at the man while another officer deployed beanbag rounds from a shotgun, police said.

A man shot dead Friday night, Sept. 13, after police say he charged them with a knife has been
identified as 50-year-old Hector Jimenez, of Riverside.

Jimenez died at 9:26 p.m. in the 2300 block of 10th Street, according to the Riverside County
coroner’s office.

Riverside police said they were called to the front yard of a residence in that block at 9:10 p.m.
after receiving a 911 call reporting someone who appeared to be suicidal.

When officers arrived, according to a police department news release, the man was “waving a
knife frantically and cutting himself.”

Police tried to persuade the man to put down the knife, but he charged at them while holding it.
Police then shot him.

Ambulance and fire paramedics came to the man’s aid, but pronounced him dead.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Riverside-Police-Shoot-Kill-Knife-Wielding-Man-223746271.html

http://www.pe.com/articles/jimenez-673032-police-thalia.html

http://abc7.com/archive/9248406/

http://www.riversideca.gov/cprc/OIDs/13-034_Jimenez/2)_Press/09-14-13_Man_shot_dead_by_police_identified.pdf

https://www.facebook.com/KilledByPolice/posts/696156953745778?_rdr

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http://www.pe.com/articles/lewis-763262-police-officers.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbgi6UHaTuc