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This is a list of people killed by non-military law enforcement officers in April 2014, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. The listing documents the occurrence of a death, making no implications regarding either wrongdoing or justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. Killings are arranged by date of incident which caused death. Different death dates are, if known, noted in the description.

For lists of killings from other years, see List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States.

April 2014

Date Name (Age) State (City) Description
2014-04-30 Hamilton, Dontre (31) Wisconsin (Milwaukee) Officer Christopher Manney (38 years old and a 13-year veteran of the department) was dispatched to the park about 3:30 p.m. April 30 after a call involving the man. When the officer arrived, Hamilton was lying on the ground near the park,, and the officer helped him to his feet and began to speak with him. As the officer began patting down Hamilton, a struggle ensued. The officer drew his wooden baton and began to defend himself, and during the struggle, Hamilton took the baton from the officer and began to beat the officer on the head. The officer then drew his gun and fired, with witnesses describing hearing five to 10 gunshots, striking Hamilton numerous times.[1] Manney was fired from the police department in October 2014.[2]
2014-04-26 Ramsey, Samantha (19) Kentucky (Boone County) A deputy responding to a field party is hit by Samantha Ramsey's car. After jumping on the hood of the car he fires four bullets through the windshield, hitting and killing Ramsey.[3]
2014-04-21 Hawkes, Mary (19) New Mexico (Albuquerque) A young woman suspected of auto theft was shot and killed by Albuquerque police officer Jeremy Dear following a foot chase. Officer Dear was fired in December 2014 for repeatedly not using his body camera.[4]
2014-04-13 Thomas, Maynard (67) North Carolina (Hampstead) Neighbors say police were called after Thomas crashed a golf cart into his neighbor's garage. A trooper arrived at Thomas's house and shot Thomas multiple times after he allegedly pointed a gun at the trooper. Witnesses at the scene reported that officers approached without lights on and did not ring the doorbell, and that Thomas was not aware that they were police.[5]
2014-04-13 Lauro Avechuco (40) Arizona (Sierra Vista) Officer Justin Dannels stopped Avechuco for speeding. After stopping briefly, Avechuco fled into a nearby neighborhood and stopped again in the 3900 block of Mahonia Place. At this point, police say, Avechuco accelerated his vehicle toward Dannels, who fired his sidearm several times, killing Avechuco.[6]
2014-04-12 Villanueva, Rolando (24) Washington (Yakima) The deceased suspect has been identified as Rolando H. Villanueva, 24, of Yakima.[7]
2014-04-10 Winkler, John (30) California (Los Angeles) Three deputies fired at Winkler, killing him, when he fled from an apartment where he had been held captive. The alleged attacker, who has been charged with attempted murder and torture, had been holding his roommate and two others in the apartment. Winkler and another man were running out the door when deputies arrived. Police say they found the attacker assaulting the third victim inside the apartment after they killed Winkler.[8]
2014-04-10 Van Camp, Robert (23) California (Clovis) Fresno County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a 23-year-old man early Thursday at a home in a rural area east of Buchanan High School.[9]
2014-04-08 Doering, Travis (40) Nevada (Las Vegas) More details have been released into the most recent officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas.[10]
2014-04-04 Santiago, Michael (35) Vermont (Brattleboro) On April 4, Santiago, 35, of Brattleboro, was shot and killed by Brattleboro Police Department Sgt. Mark Carignan during the service of a search warrant on Room 301 of America's Best Inn on Putney Road. The search warrant was obtained as the result of an ongoing drug investigation and authorized police to search the room for drugs and Santiago.[11]

See also


  1. "Probe into police killing at Red Arrow Park nearly completed". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. June 30, 2014.
  2. Police officer who shot Dontre Hamilton is fired,, October 16, 2014.
  3. "Dash cam footage gives insight after 19-year-old shot, killed by deputy. According to Brockman's own statement and witnesses at the scene, the officer was never struck by the car, he jumped on the hood of Ramsey's car.". Fox 19. April 28, 2014. External link in |title= (help)
  4. "Albuquerque police fatally shoot 19-year-old woman". sjcsf00. Dec 4, 2014.
  5. "UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pender County". WWAY. Apr 14, 2014.
  6. "Man shot by local officeridentified". Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  7. Uretsky, Kevin. "Update- Suspect Killed in Officer Involved Shooting". Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  8. "Los Angeles County sheriff deputies mistakenly kill man fleeing assailant". Chicago Tribune. Apr 10, 2014.
  9. GEORGE, CARMEN. "Man shot, killed by Fresno County deputies at Clovis home". The Fresno Bee. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  10. Hostetler, Krista. "More details into officer-involved shooting on Maceta Avenue". KTNV. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  11. AUDETTE, BOB. "Investigation into April 4 police shooting in Brattleboro completed". Retrieved 6 November 2014.