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This is a list of people killed by non-military law enforcement officers in January 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.

January 2014

Date Name (Age) State (City) Description
2014-01-31 Michael Paul Napier (33) California (Vista) San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies shot and killed Napier because he reached for his waist band when they ordered him to show his hands. Four deputies were serving a felony warrant for drug-related charges when they contacted the victim, who was in his garage fixing his bicycle. It is believed that two deputies fired shots.

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2014-01-31 Zachary Ryan Andrews (28) Nevada (Laughlin) Officers Samuel Soloriao Solorio of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Laughlin substation shot robbery suspect Zachary Ryan Andrews. Andrews "allegedly produced a firearm" and the officers "engaged the individual in gunfire.”[3]
2014-01-30 Garcia-Jauregui, Jose Angel (27) Utah (Santaquin) Garcia-Jauregui allegedly shot and killed Sgt. Cory Wride when the officer stopped to check on a vehicle he thought was abandoned. Officers caught up with Garcia-Jauregui and exchanged gunfire with him. Garcia-Jauregui and another officer were both shot and hospitalized; Garcia-Jauregui died later of his injuries.[4]
2014-01-28 Denk, Gracie Louise (21) North Carolina (Wilmington) A Wilmington police officer fired 4 rounds into Denk's car.[5]
2014-01-25 Shergill, Parminder Singh (43) California (Lodi) [6]
2014-01-21 Koster, Keith (54) Indianapolis (Indiana) An unnamed officer shot Keith Koster, a mentally ill man, while in the process of a Welfare Check.[7]
2014-01-18 Surface, Caleb (23) Ohio (Fairfield) Surface was shot by police after allegedly refusing to take his hands out of his pockets after police demanded him to. Police were at Surface's father's house to respond to a domestic disturbance. In March 2014, the district's attorney declined to file charges against the officer who shot Surface.[8]
2014-01-16 King, Marie (55)
Boren, Kelly (32)
Boren, Joshua Jr (7)
Boren, Haley (5)
Utah (Spanish Fork) Lindon police officer Joshua Boren (34) did not show up for work one night, prompting his commander to send officers to his home where they found the bodies of Boren's mother-in-law, wife, and two children, along with his own body. Police say the couple had been experiencing marital problems for several months.[9]
2014-01-16 Baker, Jordan (26) Texas (Houston) [10]
2014-01-05 Arias, Rocendo (23) Washington (Yakima) An officer was checking on a suspicious vehicle in a car wash’s parking lot. During the contact, the officer shot Arias, the sole occupant of the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.[11]
2014-01-05 Vidal, Keith (18) North Carolina (Boiling Spring Lakes) A man called police to help with his stepson, Keith Vidal, who was having a schizophrenic episode. Vidal had a screwdriver in his hand, and when he refused to drop it officers first tased and then shot him, killing him. The officer who shot Vidal, Byron Vassey, was charged with voluntary manslaughter.[12]
2014-01-04 Murray, John (31) New Jersey (Paterson) An officer confronted Murray, believing that he matched the description of a man wanted for a home invasion. Police say Murray was armed with a knife and that a struggle ensued. The officer fired one round, killing him.[13]
2014-01-04 Estrada, Michael (49) Arizona (Sierra Vista) [14]
2014-01-04 Humphrey, Jesse (30) Washington (Selah) Police had a warrant to search the house. Jesse Humphrey made a shot from a long rifle, which led to the arrival of a SWAT team who killed the man.[15]
2014-01-03 Williams, Joeshawn Edward (21) Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) Police spotted Williams standing near a 7-Eleven store in the area, who then appeared to try to run away when approached by police. Police Sgt. Jimmy Cortez fired at Williams several times when Williams allegedly started shooting at Cortez.[16]
2014-01-02 Maldonado, Wesley (35) Colorado (Thornton) Maldonado was shot and killed after he led police on a high speed chase which ended in a Thornton apartment complex. Some witnesses to the shooting allege that police use of force was "excessive". Police allegedly found a firearm in the vehicle, after the pursuit, that had recently been fired.[17]
2014-01-03 Jones, Patrick (47) Ohio (Columbus ) [18]
2014-01-02 Schmidt, Michael E. (47) Texas (Dallas) Michael Schmidt, a lawyer at the Schmidt Firm in Dallas, reported that his apartment was being burglarized. He was home with his 11-year-old daughter. Police stated that Michael Schmidt started shooting at police officers and officers returned fire and shot him dead.[19]
2014-01-01 Bridges, Shane (33) Oklahoma (Chelsea) [20]
2014-01-01 Reece, Julias Michael (20) Michigan (Redford) An armed man suspected in a series of carjackings in Redford and Detroit was shot and killed by police on New Year’s Day.[21]

See also


  1. "Deputies Shoot, Kill Man Wanted on Felony Warrant". MNBCSanDiego. Feb 1, 2014.
  2. "Man shot by deputies drug-addicted, bipolar". U~T San Diego. Feb 1, 2014.
  3. "Officer, victim identified in Laughlin shooting". Mohave Valley Daily News. February 4, 2014.
  4. "Fugitive who killed Utah deputy in shooting spree is shot and killed". UPI. January 31, 2014.
  5. "Family disputes autopsy findings in shooting death". StarNews. June 10, 2014.
  7. "Niece: Man slain by SWAT officers 'very ill'". Indianapolis Star. January 22, 2014.
  8. Father son argument leads to a police officer fatally shooting the 'unarmed' son just one week after his 23rd birthday, DailyMail
  9. "Police: Lindon police officer responsible for Spanish Fork murder-suicide". The Salt Lake Tribune. January 17, 2014.
  11. "Man shot by police at car wash". Yakima Herald Republic. January 6, 2014.
  12. "Family says officers shot and killed son". WECT6. January 5, 2014.
  13. "Officials ID suspect shot, killed by north NJ cop". The Trentonian. January 5, 2014.
  15. "Man killed by police in Selah standoff". Yakima Herald Republic. January 5, 2014.
  16. "Police release name of man killed in officer-involved shooting". News OK. January 4, 2014.
  17. "Suspect killed after shootout with police in Thornton". Denver Post. January 4, 2014.
  19. "Lovable and Laid Back Texas Lawyer killed by police shootout". ABC News. January 3, 2014.
  21. "Man suspected in Redford, Detroit carjackings shot, killed by police". ABC News. January 2, 2014.