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August 26, 2014
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Police involved shootings for August 2014 as of the above date; Filed at 0744
Date Last Name, First Name (Age) State (City) Description
2014-08-25 unidentified (??) Colorado (Grand Junction) Grand Junction police shot and killed a man sitting in his car. [1]
2014-08-25 Matheny, Randy (31) West Virginia (Dingess) Police say Randy Matheny was involved in an auto accident and fired a shot before police arrived, then went home with his baby. Troopers say when they approached Matheny he lifted his gun and pointed it at troopers giving them no choice but to shoot him.[2]
2014-08-25 unidentified (??) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) K-9 Sgt. Ryan Stark fatally shot a burglary suspect who stabbed a his dog after it was set to attack him. The dog is expected to survive.[3]
2014-08-24 Griffis, Timothy (35) Florida (Lake City) The police report said Griffis was acting strange and wouldn’t come out of a shed, saying he would kill Deputy Bradley Carpenter. “After he failed to comply with the requests to come out he was eventually tased and taken into custody.” Handcuffed, Griffis began having trouble breathing and then stopped altogether. Carpenter took the cuffs off and administered CPR, but Griffis died later at a hospital. [4]
2014-08-24 McMilon, Stephen Andrew (52) Oregon (Medford) Police responded twice to calls, second time contacting McMilon carrying a shotgun, two handguns, and a “substantial” amount of ammunition, according to an agency press release. Four officers responded; McMilon menaced officers with a shotgun. Two minutes later, he fired at least one round at an officer. Police shot back and killed him. [5]
2014-08-24 Jennings, Joseph (18) Kansas (Ottawa) Jennings had just been released from a psychiatric hospital three hours before two Ottawa police officers shot and killed him.[6][7]
2014-08-24 Herrera-Garcia, Mauricio (39) Arizona (Phoenix) Herrera-Garcia left the scene of an auto accident and then fired several shots into the air when the accident victim tried to contact him. According to police, Phoenix Police Department SWAT team members fatally shot him after he pointed a handgun at an officer as they tried to apprehend him. Herrera-Garcia was Latino. [8]
2014-08-24 McIntosh, Roshad (19) Illinois (Chicago) A man was fatally shot in a police-involved shooting on the near west side August 24. Police recovered a 9 mm handgun at the scene. [9]
2014-08-24 unidentified (??) Illinois (Chicago) Police on foot patrol saw a gunman shooting another man at 80th and Ingleside. When police saw the man try to fatally shoot the victim, a police officer fired and fatally struck the gunman, police said.[10]
2014-08-23 unidentified male (61) Maryland (Ellicott City) Authorities said suicidal man had threatened to kill occupants of his home in Ellicott City and then confronted the officers with a knife [11]
2014-08-23 Brown, Lamar Anthony (39) Florida (West Palm Beach) Responding to a complaint of a bike robbery, police say Brown tussled with West Palm Beach police officer Jason Rafael Barquin, deflected a Taser strike and opened fire at Barquin who shot and killed Brown.[12]
2014-08-22 Fowler, James Matthew (41) Georgia (Adairsville) Lt. Fowler committed suicide by gun in his police vehicle.[13]
2014-08-22 Alvarado, Alex (38) California (San Bernardino) Officer Gabriel Garcia shot in the head during a “protracted gun battle,” trainee returned fire and killed shooter [14]
2014-08-20 Friedman, Darren (45) Maryland (Ellicott City) Officer Daniel Young and Officer Lara Bradshaw responded to a suicide in progress call shot and killed Friedman in his bedroom.[15]
2014-08-20 Carrasquillo, Edgar (32) New Jersey (Camden) Man was shot multiple times by officers after he drove his car toward them. Mother told media her son was a drug addict and she had been trying to get him to treatment.[16]
2014-08-20 Williams, Arvel Douglas (30) Maryland (Perry Hall) Harford County sheriff’s deputies used Tasers on 30-year-old Arvel Douglas Williams “in an effort to safely place [him] under arrest,” Baltimore County Police said Thursday. Police did not say how many deputies used Tasers, or how many times Williams was stunned.[17]
2014-08-19 Ellis, David (29) Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Man killed in police shoot out. Officer Steve Korpalski, a 14-year-veteran, grazed in the left side of his head by a bullet.[18]
2014-08-19 Guy, Miranda (28) Tennessee (Harriman) Harriman Police Lt. Dan Schneider and Roane County Deputy Chris White shot and killed Guy, saying later she was a burglary suspect. Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson called the shooting “justified” two days later. [19][20]
2014-08-19 Cole-Garrit, Darius (21) Illinois (Chicago) A man on a bike was fatally shot by police on the Far South Side after he aimed a gun at officers, authorities said. [21]
2014-08-19 Godinez, Maria Fernada (22) Florida (Orlando) A suspect and officers engaged in a shootout outside a bar in downtown Orlando. The suspect and a police officer suffered injuries. An innocent bystander woman (Godinez) was struck by an officer’s bullet and died.[22]
2014-08-19 Leichardt, Chad (40) Kansas (Haysville) A man was fatally shot by police after officers arrived at an apartment complex responding to a domestic disturbance. Reportedly, Leichardt was wielding a knife and refused police commands to drop it.[23]
2014-08-19 Powell, Kajieme (25) Missouri (St. Louis) A 25-year-old man with a knife was shot by two officers. The man was reported saying that he wanted to die; family report he was “mentally challenged”. The shooting took place three miles away from the site of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and occurred during Ferguson unrest.[24]
2014-08-18 Towe, Jeffrey (53) California (Woodland) Man lunged at officers with a knife and was shot. Family reported to media a long history of mental illness.[25]
2014-08-18 Bukowiecki, Richard (47) California (Norwalk) Bukowiecki committed suicide in a motel room. He had served on the Cerritos College campus police force for 26 years and was chief for the past eight. In 2012 he was awarded Outstanding Classified Manager.[26]
2014-08-18 Jones, Andre Maurice (37) California (Los Angeles) Jones was killed by the LAPD SWAT team after a “rolling gun battle.” Police accuse driver Avel Jowan Turks of attempted murder; an officer was badly wounded.[27]
2014-08-18 unidentified (??) California (Los Angeles) A SWAT team shot and killed an armed man who had been holding his girlfriend hostage for hours August 18 at an apartment complex in Bellflower. Negotiators were in contact with the unidentified man before the shooting occurred, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. [28]
2014-08-17 Piirainen, Steven (52) Maine (Mexico) State Trooper Paul Casey and Mexico Reserve Officer Dean Benson stopped Piirainen, who was suspected of stealing a truck. Piirainen was killed after an exchange of gunfire.[29]
2014-08-17 Love, Levon Leroy (44) Texas (San Antonio) Love was found passed out in his car and naked from the waist down, police said. Paramedics were called, but Love resisted efforts to load him into an ambulance and jumped back into his car instead, police said. He started to drive away with the gurney dragging behind him until he crashed into a pickup. Police said Love would not calm down as they tried to detain him after the crash, so they deployed Tasers.[30]
2014-08-16 Wegener, Travis (28) Tennessee (Knoxville) Police Cadet Michael William Little was shot and killed after he gunned down Travis Donald Wegener, 28, at the home of Little’s ex-girlfriend, police said. Little also shot his ex-girlfriend and her mother, seriously injuring her mother. Family friend Joshua Womack shot and killed Little.[31]
2014-08-14 Jennings, Alvin Curtis (61) Iowa (Davenport) Jennings reportedly had a knife and charged police. According to his family, Jennings suffered from mental and physical disabilities.[32]
2014-08-14 Parker, Dante (36) California (Victorville) Sheriff’s deputies found Parker riding a bicycle away from the residence and tried to stop him, but he appeared to be under the influence of unknown substances and became “uncooperative and combative,” officials said. Parker allegedly fought with a female deputy and left bruises on her arms. The deputy used a Taser on Parker “multiple times” during a struggle, officials said. A second deputy helped handcuff Parker and place him in the backseat of a patrol unit, when they saw that he was sweating and breathing heavily, authorities said.[33]
2014-08-XY Wagner, Sonny (52) Kansas (Newton) A single officer responded to a domestic violence call, met Wagner at the front door of his home. The officer reported he told Wagner to put the knife down, but he refused. Wagner then raised the knife and walked toward the officer. The officer then fired his service weapon twice, hitting Wagner in the chest. [34]
2014-08-14 Snowman, Diana (19) California (San Jose) A woman was fatally shot by police after she pointed a cordless drill designed to appear as an Uzi firearm. The officer who shot Snowden, Wakana Okuma, was CIT trained. [35]
2014-08-13 Zavala, Jacinto (21) Colorado (Greeley) Zavala was shot by police. Family told the media Zavala was a veteran and had PTSD.[36]
2014-08-13 Cusseaux, Michelle (50) Arizona (Phoenix) Michelle Cusseaux, a woman with mental illness was shot and killed by Phoenix police after her family and mental health workers called for police assistance.[37]
2014-08-13 unidentified male Texas (Houston) When officers pulled over a driver suspected of driving a stolen pickup, the driver raised a gun at them. Officer Alton Baker then shot and killed the driver.[38]
2014-08-13 unidentified male Texas (Houston) A man shot and injured Houston police officer John Calhoun. Calhoun returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect. Officer Alton Baker then shot and killed the driver.[39]
2014-08-13 Jones, Reagan Alabama (Muscle Shoals) Reagan Jones barricaded himself in his apartment at Arbor Village Apartments after shooting and injuring his sister. Jones fired a high-powered military-style rifle at officers, and a Florence SWAT officer fired two rounds at Jones, killing him.[40]
2014-08-12 Lopez-Gonzalez, Gabriel (22) California (San Fernando) Police shot and killed Lopez-Gonzalez who, according to media reports, had held his girlfriend hostage. Online cell phone footage shows police barrage.[41][42]
2014-08-12 Pifer, Ronald (54) Michigan (Fairfield Township) Pifer reportedly pointed a shotgun at police.[43]
2014-08-11 Robert Mroczek (46), Pammi Mroczek (49), Daniel Brennan (51) New York (Palenville) Parole officer Mroczek killed his estranged wife and boyfriend, then suicided after a police chase. [44]
2014-08-11 Ford, Ezell (24) California (Los Angeles) Ford was shot and killed by two LAPD officers. According to witnesses, Ford was unarmed and on the ground when killed. According to his family, Ford suffered from mental illness.[45]
2014-08-11 Gonzalez, Jose Manuel (18) Texas (Dallas) Neighbors told media Gonzalez attacked his mother, father and grandmother. Officers saw Gonzalez with two knives. The teen refused to drop the knives so Senior Cpl. Kevin Gladden shot and then Tased him. Police said he died at the hospital.[46]
2014-08-11 Davis, Eddie Texas (DeKalb) Officers responding to a disturbance call at residence were fired upon Eddie Davis who wounded one officer in the leg. Gun shots were returned and suspect suffered fatal injuries.[47]
2014-08-11 Harris, Torrez (52) Mississippi (Canton) Harris shot and killed his step-daughter and ran to a nearby laundry where officers shot and killed him. Friends and family were surprised.[48]
2014-08-10 unidentified (??) Washington (Burien) Police responded to domestic violence call, got girlfriend out of the house and negotiated while SWAT teams lined up. After midnight the man started shooting with shotgun and handgun. Police returned fire, killing him. As of 8/25/14 this person has not been identified by media or authorities.[49]
2014-08-11 Taylor, Dillon Utah (South Salt Lake) Taylor was unarmed and walking out of a convenience store. Police had been called to the scene due to an anonymous report and ended up shooting Taylor in the parking lot.[50]
2014-08-10 Gaynier, Andrew Scott (26) Texas (Dallas) Gaynier was an unarmed man who was shot multiple times and killed by an officer working off duty. Officer Antonio Hudson received a 911 call about a man who was walking the streets making lewd comments towards women. He identified Gaynier and shot him while he was trying to enter a family vehicle.[51]
2014-08-09 Cornelio Morales, Alberto (41) California (Walnut Park) A gunman shot and injured a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy at 4 am., and after a manhunt was found hiding in a dumpster. Victim was Latino.[52][53]
2014-08-09 Brown, Michael (18) Missouri (Ferguson) Shooting of Michael Brown. Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson at 2:15 pm, after being confronted for jaywalking. According to police, Brown, who was unarmed, shoved and hit a police officer, and reached for the officer’s handgun. The officer then shot Brown. Some witnesses stated that Brown did not assault the officer or go for his gun, but that the patrol car door was opened so close and with such force that it bounced off Brown and closed on the officer. They go on to state Brown had his hands in the air when he was shot dead by the officer. The shooting sparked protests the following days after the shooting in downtown Ferguson, with protesters chanting “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “no justice, no peace!” and some opportunistic individuals looting around Ferguson and nearby St. Louis.[54][55][56]
2014-08-09 Paulino, Jose, Jr. (38) Pennsylvania (Tamaqua) Paulino was “Running around, yelling obscenities, and the employee of the market and a bystander called 911.” Paulino was unarmed, but he wouldn’t comply with officers, so they stunned with several times with a taser gun, according to State Police.[57]
2014-08-08 Higgins, Justin Wayne (23) Arkansas, (Fort Smith) According to police reports in the media, Higgens was shot and killed by an off-duty deputy after briefly holding a friend at gunpoint [58]
2014-08-08 unidentified (??) Michigan (Detroit) Officer noticed drugs inside a car during traffic stop. Driver took off with officer hanging on to the car. Officer shot the driver in the chest, fell to the ground and was shaken but not injured. [59]
2014-08-08 Uncles, Austin David (26) Colorado (Denver) Uncles, described in the media as having a “long criminal record in Utah” was shot in the torso after he allegedly pulled a gun on troopers while they were trying to arrest him.[60]
2014-08-07 Reyes-Torres, Jose (20) California (Folsom) The first officer to arrive confronted a single suspect who was armed with a large knife. That officer shot the suspect who is believed to have stabbed a woman and an infant located at the scene.[61]
2014-08-07 Wagner, Regan (23) Texas (Longview) Wagner was reportedly driving on his way to work when he was shot to death by a police officer during a traffic stop.[62]
2014-08-06 Dozer, Michael (26) California (Bakersfield) Dozer allegedly poured gasoline on a woman and tried to set her on fire.[63]
2014-08-06 Pickard Jr., James (51) Hawaii (Pearl City) A man in a stolen car advanced towards a police car, and officers fired at him.[64]
2014-08-06 Lake, Jeremy (19) Oklahoma (Tulsa) Jeremy Lake was allegedly shot by his girlfriend’s father, Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler, in front of Lake’s home. Kepler, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, turned himself in to authorities afterwards. Kepler was booked on a charge of first-degree murder, and his wife was booked on a charge of accessory to murder. On August 19, the district’s attorney formally charged Kepler with one count of first-degree murder and one count of shooting with intent to kill, for allegedly firing at his daughter. Wife Gina Kepler was arrested as accessory on about August 7.[65][66]
2014-08-06 Farias, Rudolph (51) Texas (Houston) Houston Police officer committed suicide in the parking garage behind the downtown Houston jail. He was one of four HPD officers dismissed and ordered to turn in their badges amid a ticket-rigging investigation.[67]
2014-08-05 Crawford, John (22) Ohio (Beavercreek) Man holding air rifle shot by police in Walmart.[68]
2014-08-05 Hudson, Tommy (53) Virginia (Hudgins) Recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper Tommy Hudson committed suicide with a gunshot to his chest.[69]
2014-08-04 Flores, Manuel (28) New Mexico (Albuquerque) Man shot after attempting to ram car into deputy’s vehicle.[70]
2014-08-04 Rodriguez, Maria (42) California (Bakersfield) Rodriguez was shot by Kern County deputies after she pointed a realistic-looking BB handgun at them from on top a pile of stones, at a stones business.[71]
2014-08-03 unidentified Texas (Houston) An armed bank robbery suspect was shot by Harris County Sheriff deputies. As of 8/24/14 this person has not been identified by media or authorities.[72]
2014-08-03 Armstrong, Justin (28) Arizona (Pinetop) Armstrong, an armed shooting suspect, shot in Hon-Dah casino parking lot.[73][74][75]
2014-08-03 Doll, Steve Matthew (40) California (Stockton) Doll was shot by California Highway Patrol officer Officer Ben Schiesser after chase by car and on foot.[76]
2014-08-03 Vang, Yee (20) Minnesota (St. Paul) A carjacking suspect shot at police officers, and officers returned fire, killing the suspect.[77]
2014-08-03 Swearingen, Ryan (27) Iowa (Fort Madison) Ryan Swearingen, who was armed with a knife, was shot by Officer Karl Judd during an incident in Swearingen’s home.[78][79]
2014-08-03 Calhoun, Jacorey (23) California (Oakland) A deputy shot Jacorey Calhoun, 23, a possible suspect in a violent home-invasion robbery and pistol whipping early Sunday, hours after he fled from a car stop and hid in the yard of a home. [80]
2014-08-03 Lanza, Mark (23) Arizona (Phoenix) Lanza fired shot at police who arrived at a condominium complex responding to a call of a burglary, and officers returned fire.[81]
2014-08-02 Abrego, Omar California (Los Angeles) Omar Abrego, 37, was declared dead Aug. 3 about 12 hours after he was arrested by the two gang-unit sergeants, according to officials. The sergeants took Abrego into custody after they spotted him driving fast in South L.A. and nearly striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk, according to the LAPD. Cause of death and officers involved were not immediately released. Abrego was Latino.,[82][83]
2014-08-1 Calloway, Anthony (27) Georgia (Atlanta) A Fulton County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed Calloway in East Point after the man shot at officers and their dog [84]
2014-08-01 Pierre, Daniel (42) New Jersey (Winslow Township) Described by relatives having “struggled with drug addiction,” Pierre was shot and killed by Winslow Township police, who declined to say why they’d been called there.[85]


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