Category Archives: Shot by Police

Double Shooting – Killed – Laroy Brown (Alameda, CA)


An off-duty Alameda County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed an armed-robbery suspect and may have wounded a second gunman during a confrontation at a convenience store in Alameda, police said Friday.

The shooting happened at the Bonfare Market at 1505 High St. shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

The off-duty deputy, a 20-year veteran and SWAT team member assigned to Oakland International Airport, was reading a magazine at the store when two men wearing masks came in, authorities said.

“A confrontation occurred, and the deputy feared for his safety, as well as the safety of the employees who were working in the store at the time,” said Alameda police Sgt. Wayland Gee.

When the armed robbers demanded the clerk hand over money, the deputy used his department-issued weapon to shoot both men. Brown was killed, while Traylor managed to flee despite his wound. He entered a car driven by Elbert McBride and the two fled the scene. Alameda police were able to track down Traylor when he checked himself into the hospital for his bullet wounds.

Killed – Kendall Walker (Vacaville, CA)

Kendall Walker

An Oakland civil rights law firm announced on Wednesday that it has filed a federal civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Kendall Walker, who was fatally shot by Vacaville police last July.

According to the law firm, Haddad & Sherwin, officers from the Vacaville Police Department fired multiple shots killing Kendall Walker, 24, who the lawfirm described as mentally ill and emotionally disturbed, as he got out of his car near the intersection of Ulatis Drive and Nut Tree Road on July 18.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, names the city of Vacaville, as well as retired Police Chief Richard Word and two officers.

The law firm stated that on the day of the incident, officers did not know whether Walker had committed any crime, however, he had previously acted erratically, repeatedly knocking on the door of his longtime friend, whose sister informed their mother, a police dispatcher.

Walker had led police on a low-speed car chase in his Geo Metro which never exceeded any speed limit, according to the law firm.

One of the patrol cars rammed Walker’s car using the tactical “PIT” (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuver, which caused Walker’s car to spin around. The suit claims that Walker emerged from his car un-armed, posing no threat, and that officers fired multiple shots at him without warning. Walker died at the scene.

The unidentified suspect, who is believed to have been in his mid-20s, was shot at killed around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ulatis and Christine drives at the end of a pursuit that began in south Vacaville, said Vacaville police Lt. John Carli.

Killed – Kong Nay (Irmo, SC)


IRMO, S.C. —  Authorities have released the name of a robbery suspect shot and killed by Richland County deputies.

Coroner Gary Watts said Saturday 34-year-old Kong Nay died at the scene of the shooting.

Authorities say a convenience store clerk called deputies at around 7 p.m. Thursday after Nay said he didn’t have money and demanded $40 in gas before showing a gun.

The clerk called deputies. Nay crashed his vehicle after a short chase and shot at officers, who returned fire and shot him.

Lott has said Nay had previous burglary and assault charges. His family tried to have him committed for mental issues two months ago, but he was evaluated and released.

Killed – Andrew Thomas (Pembroke Pines, FL)

Andrew Thomas

BSO Case Number: BS13-07-2500PIO Number: 13-7-17ADate: July 18, 2013Time: 3:02 p.mPlace of Occurrence: 1462 S. Palm Ave., Pembroke PinesJurisdiction: Pembroke Pines

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators are releasing the name of a suspect who intended to rob a business in Pembroke Pines and harm anyone who got in his way. Upon entering, the suspect confronted BSO deputies, who felt forced to fire their weapons.

The fatal shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at a business located at 1462 S. Palm Ave. in Pembroke Pines. Earlier in the week, BSO detectives learned from a confidential informant that Andrew Thomas, 23, was planning on robbing the business Thursday afternoon (July 18). When the masked gunman entered the business, he encountered BSO deputies and did not comply with their orders.

The deputies perceived a threat and responded with deadly force. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. No deputies were injured, and there were no employees inside the business during the shooting.

Per BSO policy, homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Three deputies, Gerardo Lopez, 40, Carlos Gomez, 32, and Jason Rotella, 40, have been placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation.

It is unknown why the suspect targeted this particular business.

Killed – Gerardo Pinedo (Pleasant Grove, TX)

Gerardo Pinedo

The father of a 19-year-old shot and killed by a Dallas police officer last summer has sued the officers — and the city of Dallas — in federal court.

Gerardo Pinedo Sr. says the officers are responsible for the wrongful death of his son Gerardo Pinedo Jr., who Sr. Cpl. Mark Meltabarger and Officer Jamal Robinson initially believed had broken into a house on Conner Drive, off Buckner Boulevard, in Pleasant Grove. That house turned out to be Pinedo’s childhood home, and the suit claims that the 19-year-old was “lawfully within [the] home” during the moments leading to the fatal shooting.
Gerardo Pinedo Jr.
According to police and the lawsuit, around 10 p.m. on July 17 officers were dispatched the house in the 1600 block of Connor Drive; a neighbor had called 911 after hearing loud noises coming from inside the abode. Officers initially believe someone was ransacking the house. But, no: Police said Pinedo had been drinking whiskey at a friend’s house and grown belligerent during his binge. The friend asked him to leave, so Pinedo walked with a buddy to the house owned by his father.

When Meltabarger and Robinson pulled up, police say, they saw Pinedo looking around inside the darkened house with a flashlight and ordered him outsidee. But he was in bad shape, police said: Pinedo, rambling to himself, ran around in circles, fell to the found in the fetal position, started banging at the ground, then got up and threw a cell phone at Meltabarger’s head before he charged at the Robinson. Maltabarger, a 13-year-veteran at the time, discharged his Taser; Robinson, who was newly out of the police academy, fired his gun.

Pinedo, who, by all accounts, was not armed at the time, was taken to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where he was pronounced dead. He died of a single bullet wound to the chest.

The suit alleges, among other things, that Pinedo didn’t receive emergency medical treatment for about half an hour after the shooting. The father also alleges that the officers “prodded,” grabbed and dragged his son, and that Meltabarger and Robinson used “excessive and deadly force for no lawful reasons” on his son.

According to Dallas police spokesperson Sr. Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey, the department’s Internal Affairs Division investigated the shooting and “determined the actions of Officer Robinson were consistent with Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code and within guidelines of the Dallas Police Department’s Deadly Force Policy.”

Meltabarger was investigated for “failing to take proper action as a Field Training Officer by allowing his Recruit to become separated from him during the investigation of a Burglary-in-Progress call.” That allegation was sustained, but Meltabarger wasn’t disciplined.

The suit doesn’t say how much Pinedo wants for his son’s death, only that he’s demanding “such heedless and reckless disregard of Gerardo Pinedo Jr.’s rights, safety, and welfare is more than momentary thoughtlessness, inadvertence, or misjudgment. Such unconscionable conduct goes beyond ordinary negligence, and as such, Plaintiff requests punitive and exemplary damages be awarded against Defendants Robinson and Meltaberger in a sum which is within the jurisdictional limits of this Court.”

Police now say the man who was shot this morning by a rookie officer has died from his injuries.

Investigators no longer believe Gerardo Pinedo was burglarizing the home but now think he once lived there. It’s unclear whether the home is occupied now.

Police say the 19-year-old was drinking with friends earlier in the night, and when he became aggressive they asked him to leave. He and a friend left and went to the home on Conner Drive.

While hanging out in the back yard, the friend said Pinedo became even more belligerent, and the two got into a fight. That’s when a neighbor called 911, thinking that someone might have broken into the home.

When police arrived, the friend had left and they found Pinedo inside the home, yelling unintelligibly.

Ordered out of the home, the suspect came out, ran around in circles and then curled into a ball on the ground, babbling the whole time.

Shortly afterward he threw a cellphone that struck one of the officers in the head and then jumped up and charged at the other officer.

That officer, Jamal Robinson, shot Pinedo, and the second officer, Senior Cpl. Mark Meltabarger, deployed his Taser, shocking the suspect at the same time.

Pinedo was taken to Baylor hospital where he died.

Robinson has been on the force 10 months and out of the academy for seven weeks. Meltabarger is a 13-year veteran.

Dallas police were called to a burglary on Conner Drive in Pleasant Grove at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night after a neighbor reported seeing someone breaking into a home.

Double Shooting – Killed – Carlos Crompton (St. Petersburg, FL)

Carlos Crompton1

A man is dead and a woman he allegedly shot is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday night in St. Petersburg.

Officers say they had no choice but to shoot and fatally injure 39-year-old Carlos Crompton, who they say shot his former girlfriend and then fired at them with a .38-caliber revolver on 14th Avenue South.

Alyssa Dudley, 21, is hospitalized with gunshot wounds at Bayfront Medical Center. Family members say her prospects for survival will be “touch and go” for at least the next few days.

According to St. Petersburg police, officers responded at 8:40 p.m. to a report of multiple shots and a person shot at the Dover Apartment at 3545 30th Avenue N.

Keisha Brown is Alyssa’s roommate and like a sister to Crompton. She said after three years the couple had grown apart and Crompton had a hard time accepting it.

Last night, Brown said he snapped.

“All of the sudden he’s coming through the door with a gun,” she said.

Brown pushed her daughter out the door, then she said she tried to stop Crompton.

“I was trying to stop him – like no Carlos, what are you doing? He shot Alyssa, and I ran and he kept shooting,” she said.

Officers and medical personnel found Dudley inside her apartment with numerous gunshot wounds. She was transported to Bayfront as a trauma alert and underwent surgery overnight.

Officers quickly identified the shooting suspect as Crompton, who had left the area in a black Chevrolet sedan, police said. Patrol officers then began searching various addresses for the man.

Around 9:20 p.m., police said, officers found Crompton’s car parked in front of a relative’s home on the 4200 block of 14th Avenue South. Several officers parked a short distance away and walked up to the location.

According to police, the officers identified themselves and confronted Crompton in the front yard near his vehicle. Police said Crompton went to his car and came back with a black .38 special revolver, which he used to fire one round at officers.

Two of the officers, who are members of the department’s street crimes unit, returned fire, striking Crompton, police said. Crompton was transported to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:02 p.m.

According to police, investigators learned that Crompton and Dudley had once lived together at the Dover Apartments. They have not released a motive for the shooting.

The officers, who were not injured and have not been identified, have been placed on administrative leave pending a review of the shooting.

Killed – Marilyn Elizabeth Peterson (Oil City, PA)

Marilyn Elizabeth Peterson

PITTSBURGH — A 68-year-old woman who authorities say was having a breakdown and threatening others at her northwestern Pennsylvania home waved a knife at police officers who were called to respond and one of them shot her to death, state police said Wednesday.

Troopers say the dead woman is Marilyn Elizabeth Peterson. They have not identified the Oil City police officer who shot the woman, or two others who were involved in the call. Oil City is about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Authorities expected an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday will confirm she died from a single shot fired by the officer about 9 p.m. Tuesday. The Venango County coroner did not return calls.