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

July 2014

Date Name (Age) State (City) Description
2014-07-30 Nelson, Richard (52) Hawaii (Waikiki) After rear-ending a bus Nelson was seen drinking in his car by a nearby police officer. The police officer gave pursuit and Nelson began to drive erratically. According to Hawaii News Now, witnesses were said to have seen him make U-turns, put his car in reverse, and drive on sidewalks. The pursuing officer then shot Nelson to prevent injuries to others nearby.[1]
2014-07-29 Edwards, Josh (25) Illinois (Pana) Edwards was killed in a police shoot out in a meth house. Three others were arrested. [2]
2014-07-28 Charles Mozdir (32) New York (New York) A suspected sex offender, Charles Mozdir, was fatally shot at a smoke shop in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, where he was employed. Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, and may have been wounded by Mozdir's gun. Mozdir was featured on The Hunt With John Walsh.[3]
2014-07-28 Isby, Steven (53) Illinois (Chicago) A burglary suspect was shot and killed by a 20-year veteran police officer in the Bucktown neighborhood at 3:30 am. The officer and the suspect got into a struggle with the officer's firearm, and the officer was shot in the arm with his own weapon. The officer claimed he was in fear for his life and fired at the suspect, killing him.[4]
2014-07-27 Robert Henderson (37) West Virginia (Huntington) An armed man, Robert Henderson, was shot and killed at the El Ranchito Mexican Bar. According to officers, Henderson did not comply with the officer's demands and made a threatening gesture.[5]
2014-07-25 Nicholas Lister (31) Utah (Millcreek) Lister was killed by police after he fired one round at them in his apartment complex, according to investigators. The officers came there to investigate a domestic dispute involving Lister.[6]
2014-07-25 Luis Jobel (33) California (Los Angeles) Police received a call at 3:30 am of a man causing a disturbance in the Van Nuys neighborhood, throwing rocks and vandalizing property. Police arrived at the scene and shot and killed Luis Jobel.[7]
2014-07-24 Lori Knowles (37) Georgia (Henry County) Knowles was shot and killed by police at her home. According to police, she was armed with an unspecified weapon.[8]
2014-07-22 Joaquin Cibrian (29) Texas (La Joya) Standoff. [9]
2014-07-20 Richard Duncalf (28) Washington (Kent) According to police, Duncalf fired at several officers, and officers returned fire, killing Duncalf.[10]
2014-07-18 Kenneth Johnson (34) Nevada (North Las Vegas) According to Public Information Officer Aaron Patty, about 1:30 a.m., officers were attempting to pull over the man for a routine traffic stop near Ann Road and Camino Al Norte. The rider refused to stop for officers and led them on a pursuit, Patty said. The suspect ditched his vehicle at a home's front yard in the 700 block of Rio Royal Way and ran away. Police caught up with him in the 6000 block of Revere Street near Tropical Avenue, where an officer fired his gun, striking the man several times. According to NLV police, the man turned at officers at the time, confronted them and drew what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun. [11]
2014-07-17 Eric Garner (43) New York (Staten Island) Garner had just broken up a fight between several other men when he was approached by two plainclothes police officers who questioned him about illegal cigarette sales. Garner got angry and the officers proceeded to arrest him. He resisted arrest and the officers placed him in a chokehold and slammed his head against the ground. Three more officers showed up and joined in the fight. Garner began shouting "I can't breathe" which he did six times. He went into cardiac arrest while he was in an ambulance. He was pronounced dead 1 hour later at a hospital. The chokehold tactic is prohibited to be used by NYPD officers. On August 1, 2014, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office ruled Garner's death to be a homicide.[12]
2014-07-17 Holt-Singh, Misty (41) California (Stockton) Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.[13][14][15]
2014-07-17 Renteria Jr. Gilbert (30) California (Stockton) Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.[16][17][18]
2014-07-17 Martinez, Alex Gregory (27) California (Stockton) Two bank robbers and a hostage, 41-year-old Misty Holt-Singh, were shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire after a vehicular chase. Holt-Singh was abducted by the bank robbers and forced into a stolen SUV. A third bank robber, 19-year-old Jaime Ramos, and two other hostages (who were shot and ejected from the stolen vehicle during the chase) survived. Ramos was charged with murder in connection with the shooting.[19][20][21]
2014-07-17 Davis, Justin Maryland (Germantown) Three officers returned fire on Justin Davis, a Kentucky Army National Guard private, who fired on the officers at Cameron Brown Park on Farmington Boulevard. Davis had been sitting in his car with a rifle at the park and was believed to be suicidal and suffering from PTSD. [22]
2014-07-13 Brandstetter, David (26) Arizona (Maricopa County) An army veteran was reported walking naked in traffic. Police arrived, but when he opened the patrol car door and jumped on the officer inside, punching him and demanding his weapon, the officer shot him.[23]
2014-07-13 Campbell, Lawrence New Jersey (Jersey City) Lawrence Campbell entered a Walgreens at 4 a.m. and assaulted a security guard there, and then took his handgun. Officer Melvin Santiago arrived at the scene, and was then fatally shot by Campbell. Campbell was shot by other police officers.[24]
2014-07-09 Minch, Steven (45) Illinois (Granite City) A St. Charles man who called 911 early this morning insisting police show up at a Granite City gas station was fatally shot by the arriving officers who say the man pointed a gun at them. [25]
2014-07-08 McKinney, James (29) California (Hayward) McKinney was shot by officers at the Phoenix Lodge motel when they came there to investigate an incident involving McKinney at 4:00 am. According to police, McKinney was involved in a scuffle with people inside a motel room, and a woman suffered a cut to her mouth and scrapes and bruises to her arm and chest caused by McKinney. When police arrived at the scene, McKinney lunged at them and attempted to disarm them of their guns. McKinney was shot three times in the upper body by two officers and died at the scene.[26]
2014-07-08 Riley, Jeannette (35) Sandpoint (Idaho) Riley was acting erratic and armed with a knife outside of Bonner General Hospital. After police were called to the scene and Riley refused to stop approaching the officers she was shot and pronounced dead minutes later inside the emergency room. [27]
2014-07-05 Robinson, Warren (16) Illinois (Chicago) Officers started chasing Robinson because he matched a caller's description, but lost him for a few minutes when he ducked into a gangway between Morgan and Sangamon Avenue, Camden said. The boy later hid under a car as officers caught up with him, police said. He began getting out from under the car and the officers told him to drop the gun, Camden said. He did not and the officers shot him, Camden said.[28]
2014-07-04 Rios, Pedro (14) Illinois (Chicago) Officers saw him crossing Cicero heading east with something sticking out of his waistband and tried to stop him, police said. Rios took off running and then pointed a "a large revolver" at pursuing officers, according to a statement released by the police department. Officers fired and hit him, police said. He was pronounced dead about 10:10 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.[29]
2014-07-01 Derby, Austin (36) Washington (Seattle) Derby was involved in a high-speed chase with police and crashed his truck near Interstate 5. Derby then ran away into a shed, where police confronted him later. Derby then came out of the shed and pointed at them with a pellet gun designed to look realistic. The officers fatally shot Derby.[30]

See also

References

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  2. Dickson woman arrested after fatal Illinois shooting, The Tennessean, August 20, 2014.
  3. Man featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' killed during attempted arrest, CNN, July, 28, 2014.
  4. Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting In Bucktown, CBS News, July, 28, 2014.
  5. Man fatally shot by police in Huntington bar, Associated Press, July 28, 2014.
  6. McFall, Michael. Millcreek man killed in police shooting, Salt Lake City Tribune, July 25, 2014.
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  28. Ford, Liam. "Two boys, 14 and 16, among five people shot by Chicago police". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
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