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COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT USE OF FORCE RESULTING IN DEATH OF COMMUNITY
MEMBERS FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014

Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Philip Miller
43
Male
Black 1/10/2007
9714 S. Avalon Blvd.
South Central LA
Miller was unarmed man walking out of a building behind someone who had been shot by someone else. Said he was "reaching for his
waistband."
Mathew Powell
24
Male
Black 1/22/2007
671 S. Coronado Place
Mid-City (LA)
Jose Carlos Perez Hernandez
36
Male
Latino
2/8/2007
9201 State St.
South Gate
Officers claimed Hernandez pulled a gun out of his waistband.
Francisco Mondragon Saucedo
24
Male
Latino 2/11/2007
5035 Echo St.
Highland Park (LA)
Called to mental health facility; officers claimed they shot because Saucedo approached with "sharp object."
Jose Millan
27
Male
Latino 2/11/2007
10218 Brockway St.
El Monte
Marcellus Wright
25
Male
Black 2/24/2007
Broadway Place and 36th Place
South Central LA
Antonio Bland (photo left)
25
Male
Black
3/4/2007
Gramercy Place and Exposition Blvd. South Central LA
David Weisman
34
Male
White 3/13/2007
5034 Cahuenga Blvd.
Toluca Lake
Jaime Flores
29
Male
Latino
4/2/2007
10727 Inglewood Ave.
Lennox
Edmund Wong
40
Male
Latino
4/6/2007
9404 Pico Vista
Downey
Police stated they recovered pellet guns.
John Goudeaux
45
Male
White
4/9/2007
17600 Runnymede St.
Lake Balboa
Police claimed victim was naked and armed with a metal rod.
Luis Salinas
23
Male
Latino 4/11/2007
15444 Nordhoff St.
North Hills
According to the LAPD, the incident took place in a church parking lot at Langdon Avenue and Rayen Street in the North San Fernando
Valley, where, Salinas drove a car that collided with other cars in the lot. He also allegedly attacked a male employee of the church. Also
according to the LAPD, Officer Jerold Chase from LAPD Mission Division tried to pull Salinas off the employee, Salinas “got Chase's baton out
of its ring and hit him with it, striking the officer's head,” and Chase fired his weapon, killing Salinas.
Javier Chavez
30
Male
Latino 4/14/2007
3608 W. 30th St.
South Central LA
Pedro Renteria (photo left)
21
Male
Latino 4/26/2007
1418 W. 225th St.
Harbor-Gateway (LA)
Antonio Escareal
51
Male
API
5/1/2007
22729 South Neptune
Carson
Antonio Escareal’s death is listed by some media as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information, and has not
confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to seek –
additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis.
Richard Tyson (photo left)
20
Male
Black
5/9/2007
906 Victor Ave.
Inglewood
Police were chasing Tyson, “thought he was reaching for his waistband,” shot multiple times.
Andrew MacEarchern
52
Male
White 5/10/2007
Sepulveda Blvd. and Rosecrans Ave. El Segundo
Officers claimed MacEarchem “had a knife on his belt.”
Juan Velasco
30
Male
Latino 5/11/2007
5900 Block of Southside Drive
East Los Angeles
Ventura Saenz
19
Male
Latino 5/12/2007
Pixley Ave. and Muriel Ave.
Compton
Saenz was stopped for making an illegal u-turn; shot in the face. (Fourth law enforcement shooting in four days.)
Carlos Ornelas
43
Male
Latino 5/16/2007
10000 Foothill Blvd.
Lake View
Ronald Ball (photo left)
60
Male
Black 5/19/2007
156 W. 32nd St.
South Central LA
According to LAPD Newton Division narcotics officers (who were in plain clothes and driving a plain van working surveillance), “spotted a
group of about five people, both black and Latino, making a drug transaction.” The LAPD claimed that the officers got out and detained two
suspects in handcuffs, that Ball ran away and was chased by Det. Eric Armstrong, that Ball got underneath a car, that Armstrong got down on
the ground, reached in, and began pulling him out, that Ball then pulled out a gun (from under the car), and Armstrong shot him.”

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FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014

Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Jamar Witherspoon
18
Male
Black 5/28/2007
E. 89th St. and Main St.
South Central LA
LAPD officer claimed he "saw a handgun in his waistband," and shot Witherspoon.
Juan Sanchez
21
Male
Latino 5/30/2007
3207 California Avenue
Huntington Park
Detrick Ford (photo left)
20
Male
Black 6/13/2007
122 E. 120th St.
South Central LA
Police claimed Ford “had a knife.”
Aaron Borden
26
Male
Black 6/26/2007
4014 S. Hobart Blvd.
South Central LA
William Vasquez (photo left)
43
Male
Latino
7/2/2007
18325 Mansel Ave.
Torrance
Torrance Police Department responded to a call for “a man who had a knife cuts on his stomach and was threatening to kill himself.”
Torrance PD gave no additional details except that “officer-involved shooting occurred.” Vazquez was shot several times.
Charlie Wilson
20
Male
Black 7/14/2007
2609 231st St.
Torrance
Shaun McCoy
22
Male
Black 7/14/2007
2609 231st St.
Torrance
Police shot and killed McCoy and Wilson “when confronted.”
Victor Garcia
14
Male
Latino 7/19/2007
Venice Blvd. and Cattaraugus Ave.
Palms (Los Angeles)
Deshawn Adams
24
Male
Black 7/22/2007
1825 West Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena
Officers claimed Adams had a gun, and shot him. Then officers said Adams was in possession of a fake gun.
Mark Gregg (photo left)
25
Male
White 7/24/2007
1452 N. Martel Ave.
Hollywood (LA)
Las Virgenes Road
Santa Monica
Arturo Guzman
29
Male
Latino
8/4/2007
and Piuma Canyon Road
Mountains
Park Ranger shot Guzman in the head because Guzman allegedly “bumped him” with his car.
John Rico
30
Male
Latino
8/9/2007
5243 N. Huntington Dr.
El Sereno (East LA)
Anita Delgado
39
Female Latina
8/9/2007
13935 Foothill Blvd.
Sylmar
Delgado allegedly pointed gun at officers. According to police, "Her gun turned out to be a plastic semi-automatic replica."
Peter Rodriguez
23
Male
Latino 8/14/2007
1500 N. Herbert Ave.
South El Monte
Officers approached Rodriguez while he was "writing graffiti." They claim Rodriguez “dropped spray can, pulled out a gun, and shot the
police car.”
Brent McKinney
45
Male
Black 8/14/2007
2500 East Cesar Chavez Avenue
East Los Angeles
Rickey Harvey
20
Male
Black 8/21/2007
13320 Doty Ave.
Hawthorne
Alonso Cardenas
41
Male
Latino
9/2/2007
823 Summit Ave.
Pasadena
Elaine Coleman
20
Female Black
9/9/2007
14427 Lemoli Ave.
Hawthorne
Jovon Talley-Ford
27
Male
Black 10/4/2007
202 E. Hazel St.
Inglewood
José Jimenez
30
Male
Latino
11/10/07
59th Street and Hooper Avenue
South Central LA
Jose Jimenez’ death is listed by some media as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information, and has not
confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to seek –
additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis.
Glen Boldware
47
Male
Black
1/4/2008
1841 Sawtelle Blvd.
Sawtelle (West LA)
Police claimed Boldware was holding a gun but later admitted it was a lighter. Police followed him and shot him from an unmarked car as he
walked towards them.
Ronald Boone
20
Male
Black 1/29/2008
Crenshaw Blvd. and West Slauson
South Central LA
Edwin Rivera (photo left)
20
Male
Latino
2/7/2008
19828 Welby Way
Winnetka
Rivera was known to law enforcement as having “long-term mental health issues.”
Juan Carlos Castillo
Maldonado
22
Male
Latino 2/16/2008
South Park View St. and Ocean View Pico Union (LA)
Daniel Leon
22
Male
Latino 2/21/2008
Estara Ave. and Drew St.
Glassel Park (LA)
Byron San Jose
25
Male
Latino 2/27/2008
Valerio St. and Kester Ave.
Van Nuys
Carlos Arevalo
22
Male
Latino 2/29/2008
3411 Loosmore St.
Cypress Park (LA)

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Maurice Leroy Cox (photo left)
38
Male
Black
3/1/2008
Slauson Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd.
South Central LA
Cox was an unarmed motorist who was holding a cigarette lighter that police “thought was a gun.”
Lawrence Smith
24
Male
Black
3/4/2008
5160 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood (LA)
Sergio Rojas
21
Male
Latino 3/12/2008
1491 N. Indiana St.
East Los Angeles
Rojas was shot while running away.
Marco Ernesto Avila
33
Male
Latino 3/13/2008
Watson Ave. and East L St.
Wilmington
Gang enforcement officers from LAPD's South Bureau claimed they saw Avila committing a traffic violation on a bicycle. They claimed he
dropped his bike and started fighting with police.
Rodney Sandberg
24
Male
White 3/15/2008
1820 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance
Police were called to respond to a suicide attempt. They shot Sandberg when he allegedly advanced towards officers with knife.
Mohammad Usman Chaudhry
(photo left)
21
Male
Asian 3/25/2008
1435 N. Curson Ave.
Hollywood (LA)
Chaudhry was autistic. Officer claimed Chaudhry attacked him with a knife. Federal jury found he lied, used excessive force, and awarded
family $1.7 million.
Sergio Sedillo
26
Male
Latino
4/3/2008
Eubank Ave. and E. Pacific Coast Hwy Wilmington
Jonathan Taylor
24
Male
Black 4/11/2008 831 S. Nash St.
El Segundo
Fernando Cortez
21
Male
Latino 4/12/2008 1526 E. 92nd St.
South Central LA
Police claimed Cortez “pulled a handgun out of his pocket."
Richard Dale
54
Male
White 4/19/2008 2266 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance
Marco Gomez
31
Male
Latino
5/2/2008 1458 E. 23rd St.
South Central LA
Officers from the LAPD’s Newton Division Gang Enforcement Detail responded to a house call, entered and shot Gomez. Police claim he was
armed.
Samuel Om (photo left)
21
Male
Asian
5/3/2008 West 7th St. and S. Westmoreland Ave Pico Union (LA)
At end of car chase, police claim Om approached police with gun.
Michael Byoune (photo left)
19
Male
Black 5/11/2008 3003 West Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood
Police fired at a “slow-moving” approaching car, killing Byoune, an unarmed passenger.
Glenn Rose
25
Male
White 5/13/2008 320 S. 1st Ave.
Covina
Police chased Rose in an allegedly stolen car, shooting and killing him.
Carlos Rivera
17
Male
Latino 5/17/2008 128 W. 45th St.
South Central LA
Police claim Rivera “approached officers with gun.”
Roketi Mosesue (photo left)
46
Male
API
5/17/2008 3440 E. 67th St.
Long Beach
Police claimed Mosesue was a “disturbed person” who they “tried to arrest, got scared” and shot him. After the shooting, officers were
"confronted by 40 people," followed by Samoan community protests.
Frank Filomeno Alejo
28
Male
Latino 5/20/2008 3207 E. 6th St.
East Los Angeles
Police claimed Alejo ran from police, then “stopped to point his gun” at them, and was shot.
Ilda Grasso
52
Female Latina 6/10/2008 S. Garfield Ave. and E. Hellman Ave.
Alhambra
Grasso was stopped for speeding. Officer thought he “saw a gun,” and shot her.
Bryan Moore
26
Male
Black 6/26/2008 1000 E. 150th St.
Compton
Sheriffs Deputies claim: “They instructed Moore to show his hands. Moore then looked at one of the deputies and was about to turn in his
direction. Fearing for his safety, the deputy fired his gun.”
Ruben Walton Ortega
23
Male
Black
7/1/2008 11100 Crenshaw Blvd.
Inglewood
Gang task force officers responding to “a call about men loitering,” chased Ortega and shot him. Claimed he had his hand “in his waistband.”
Kevin Wicks
38
Male
Black 7/21/2008 100 N. Hillcrest Blvd.
Inglewood
Officers shot at front door of Wicks’ house when they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance, killing Wicks. Police were at the
wrong address. Wicks was home alone

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FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014

Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Christian Portillo
34
Male
Latino 7/24/2008 11010 Dalerose Ave.
Inglewood
Portillo was unarmed, sitting in his car in his driveway. When police approached the car, they claim Portillo was "physically startled," causing
them to shoot. Family received $750,000 settlement on 8/31/2010.
Jesse Moore
56
Male
Black 7/31/2008 South Central Ave. and Wilde St.
Skid Row (LA)
Police claim they shot Moore because he had a knife.
Eric Lewis Liebowitz
35
Male
White
8/5/2008 5800 Balcom Ave.
Encino
Police say they shot because Liebowitz was armed with gun. Witnesses said victim had mental health issues.
Gerardo Arvallo
32
Male
Latino 8/10/2008 3169 Los Flores Blvd.
Lynwood
Allegedly armed with a gun in his house, police moved in and shot Arvallo.
Eddie Franco
56
Male
Latino 8/31/2008 475 S. Market St.
Inglewood
Franco was a homeless man who, according to police, “reached for his waistband.” Bystanders said they heard no commands, just sudden
shooting - (at least 13 shots).
Joshua Stephenson
25
Male
Black 10/1/2008 3205 Burton Ave.
Rosemead
Police said Stephenson was “armed with a pole.”
Abraham Sanchez
33
Male
Latino
10/18/08 11614 Atlantic Blvd.
Lynwood
Police claimed Sanchez “reached for his waistband,” then said "a jagged, 8-inch piece of concrete was recovered at the scene."
Joshua Maravilla
20
Male
White
10/27/08 El Segundo Blvd. and Compton Ave.
Compton
Alejandro Erazo
25
Male
Latino 11/8/2008 California Ave. and Frederick St.
Venice (LA)
Police said they shot Erazo when he got out of the car, because he refused to comply with officers' orders."
Dontaze Storey Jr.
29
Male
Black
11/11/08 W. 3rd St. and New Hampshire Ave.
Koreatown (LA)
Storey was unarmed. He was shot in torso, leg and mouth in front of family. Police said his “cell phone looked like a gun.”
Omar Garcia
24
Male
Latino
11/17/08 2370 S. Azusa Ave.
West Covina
Salvador Zepeda Alarcon
18
Male
Latino
11/30/08 801 N. Humphreys Ave.
East Los Angeles
Alarcon was chased and shot multiple times in the back. Witnesses claimed officers “planted pistol.”
Victor Francisco Tejeda
17
Male
Latino
12/17/08 801 E. Holt Ave.
Pomona
Kami Stevens
40
Female White
12/26/08 1021 Coronado Ave.
Long Beach
According to LBPD, officers were called to the scene of a domestic dispute and found Stevens, “distraught and on the rook with a handgun.”
Officers shot and killed here claiming that she “pointed the gun at them.”
Saul Soriano
41
Male
Latino
1/1/2009 14122 Terrabella St.
Arleta
Ricardo Badillo
22
Male
Latino 1/24/2009 826 W. 137th St.
Compton
Leroy Barnes Jr.
38
Male
Black 2/19/2009 Mentone St. and Washington Blvd.
Pasadena
Victoria Fox
53
Female White
3/6/2009 8455 La Tuna Canyon
Shadow Hills
Steven Hernandez
23
Male
Latino
3/7/2009 6515 Albany St.
Huntington Park
Hernandez was chased and shot multiple times. He was unarmed. Investigators later revealed that he was not involved in robbery they were
responding to.
Cesar Ramirez
25
Male
Latino 3/11/2009 2679 Menlo Ave.
South Central LA
After a car chase, where Ramirez allegedly shot at officers, he was shot and killed. A friend posted online that one of Ramirez’ friends had
been shot by police earlier that day.
Sammie Richardson
59
Male
Black 3/12/2009 E. 4th St. and S. San Pedro St.
Skid Row (LA)
After a car chase, Richardson was shot in the head
Ernesto Castaneda
22
Male
Latino 3/25/2009 3553 Temple City Blvd.
Rosemead
Castaneda was mentally ill. Officers claimed he “approached with knife,” and they shot and killed him.
Erik Garcia
18
Male
Latino 4/16/2009 5728 Santa Fe Ave.
Vernon
Officers claimed Garcia “Put his hands up then reached for a replica (fake) handgun."
Gene Valdez
18
Male
Latino 4/26/2009 816 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Compton
Deputies were chasing Valdez and claim he pointed a gun. Gun allegedly in Valdez’ possession was a “replica (fake) pistol.”
Raul Castillo Razo
15
Male
Latino 4/27/2009 11300 Firestone Blvd.
Norwalk
Police claim Razo “turned gun on officers.”
James Tuggle
29
Male
Black
5/3/2009 1229 Cedar Ave.
Long Beach
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FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Marcus Smith
31
Male
Black 5/17/2009 822 S. Osage Ave.
Inglewood
Police claim Smith drew a gun while being dispersed from a party. Four officers shot multiple times. Witnesses say Smith slipped on the
stairs, and was shot with his hands up.
Socrates Siqueiros
21
Male
Latino 5/24/2009 15th St. and Henderson Ave.
Long Beach
Police were chasing Siquieros when they claim he turned to them with a gun, and they (police) shot him. (Third officer-involved shooting in
Long Beach that week.)
Wilford Hunton
18
Male
Black 5/28/2009 Long Beach Freeway at Willow Ave.
Long Beach
In a car chase with police, officers shot three people, killing Hunton. (One police officer injured by police fire.)
Mitchell Marien
23
Male
White 5/28/2009 17844 Lakewood Blvd.
Bellflower
Off-duty officer said Marien had a knife.
Richard Cabrales
20
Male
Latino
6/5/2009 3819 E. 6th St.
East Los Angeles
Cabrales was shot during a parole search.
Pedro Fernandez
24
Male
Latino
7/6/2009 11346 Iowa Ave.
Sawtelle (West LA)
Fernandez allegedly approached officers "with an object in his hand," and was shot and killed.
Woodrow Player III (photo left)
22
Male
Black 7/10/2009 11254 S. Berendo Ave.
South Central LA
Player was shot in the back while running away. He was unarmed; officers “thought cell phone was a gun.”
Jose Jimenez
16
Male
Latino 7/24/2009 Meeker Ave. and Mildred St.
El Monte
Officer was chasing two people and claimed he shot when one reached for a gun.
Howard Gross
57
Male
White
8/1/2009 9243 Ramona Blvd.
Rosemead
Jessie Long
19
Male
Black
8/6/2009 49th St. and Wadsworth Ave.
South Central LA
Long was unarmed and sitting in a car when he was shot.
Guillermo Saucedo
23
Male
Latino
8/7/2009 12716 Waldorf Drive
Lynwood
Ezequiel Jacobo
33
Male
Latino
8/8/2009 6 Squaw Peak Lane
Carson
Oran Douglas III
37
Male
Black
8/9/2009 919 W. 68th St.
South Central LA
Wilson Victorian
59
Male
Black
9/4/2009 265 Dominguez St.
Carson
Police responded to an alleged robbery and shot Voctorian.
Robert Brown
84
Male
Black
9/6/2009 10803 S. Avalon Blvd.
South Central LA
Brown was suspected of shooting a manager at his retirement home, and then the police shot him.
Darrick Collins (photo left)
36
Male
Black 9/14/2009 1234 Poindexter Ave.
South Central LA
Officers claimed to be responding to a call regarding a burglary followed Collins toward his own home. Collins was shot in the back of the
neck through a closed wooden gate leading into his own backyard. He was not involved in any robbery. Officers claimed that Collins "reached
for his waistband." However, it was impossible to see into the back yard through the gate.
Leopoldo Huizar
24
Male
Latino 9/20/2009 11650 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk
Officers said they "encountered a suspicious male," then claimed Huizar reached for his waistband.
Felipe Valdovinos
27
Male
Latino 9/20/2009 Alondra Blvd. and 710 Freeway
Compton
Deputies claim they saw Valdovinos emerge from a "darkened alley and attempted to make contact with [him]." Police claim he “ran away
then turned and shot at police.”
Noe Escobar Reyes
41
Male
Latino 9/22/2009 1993 S. Towne Ave.
Pomona
Efrain Lara Gutierrez
31
Male
Latino 10/2/2009 18203 Renwick Road
Citrus
John Fulchiero
50
Male
White
10/17/09 3107 Midvale Ave.
Palms
Julian Nolasco
25
Male
Latino
11/4/09
59th St. and Avalon Blvd.
South Central LA
Police claim Nolasco got out of a stolen car to shoot at officers.
Daniel Carlon
23
Male
Latino
11/12/09 1344 1/4 Cochran Ave.
Mid-Wilshire (LA)
Police Responded to domestic violence complaint earlier in the day. Carlon killed his ex-girlfriend while police patrolled her apartment
complex. Police then shot Carlon through apartment window.
Emmanuel Alvarez
27
Male
Latino
12/17/09 S. Azusa Ave. and Greenville Drive
West Covina
Police claim Alvarez was “armed with gun” during a traffic stop.

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FROM JANUARY 2007 – AUGUST 2014

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
John Aguilera
35
Male
Latino 2/14/2010 1807 W. Badillo St.
West Covina
Aguilera was shot by a West Covina PD SWAT officer who claimed Aguilera was armed and had a hostage when shot.
Brian Macias
17
Male
Latino 2/25/2010 123 Andre St.
Mayflower
Macias was shot by his father – an off-duty LAPD reserve officer – at the family’s home, because Macias allegedly approached his father with
a “large object.”
Isaac Ornelas
30
Male
Latino 3/18/2010 14252 Community St.
Panorama City
Officers claim Omelas reached for a weapon.
Albert Valencia
32
Male
Latino 3/19/2010 10316 Blumont Road
South Gate
Valencia died of cardiac arrest after being shot with a taser.
Steven Washington
27
Male
Black 3/20/2010 856 S. Vermont Ave.
Koreatown (LA)
LAPD gang officers stopped Washington walking on the street. He was unarmed. Family members say Washington had learning disabilities
and was afraid of strangers. Police claimed Washington “reached for his waistband.” He was shot in the head.
Stephen Bours
30
Male
White 3/20/2010 12621 Paramount Blvd.
Downey
Bours was an Iraq veteran in the middle of the street with a small 7-inch hatchet, who – according to police – “approached officers” and was
shot at least 8 times.
Mario Jaramillo
43
Male
Latino 3/27/2010 10801 S. Prairie Ave.
Inglewood
Jaramillo was stabbing himself, and police shot him.
Julio Garcia
46
Male
Latino 4/22/2010 8305 Atlantic Ave.
Cudahy
Lejoy Grissom
27
Male
Black 4/25/2010 Motor Avenue and Venice Boulevard
Palms (West LA)
Grissom was shot with his hands up. Police claim he “reached for his waistband.”
Donovan Morris
34
Male
Black 5/10/2010 21000 Block of Victory Boulevard
Canoga Park
Police claim Morris turned toward them with gun drawn.
Andrew Caprio
42
Male
White 5/24/2010 101 Freeway at Van Nuys Boulevard
Sherman Oaks
After a car chase from Los Angeles to Monrovia and back to Los Angeles, police claim Caprio “emerged (from the car) with a knife, and
started to throw knife” at officer.
Alfred Pouliot
27
Male
Latino 5/26/2010 434 Potrero Grande
Monterey Park
Jose Flores
19
Male
Latino 5/27/2010 400 S. Park View St.
Pico Union (LA)
LAPD Officer April Harding claimed in a statement that two gang unit officers responded to “a call and tried to stop Flores, who was running by
West 6th and South Park View streets near MacArthur Park, said LAPD. She further claimed that “Officers saw a handgun in the man’s hand,
and he refused to drop the weapon. That’s when the officer-involved shooting took place.” LAPD also claim that Flores was a “known gang
member engaged in a drug deal.”
Oscar Morales
21
Male
Latino 5/27/2010 8327 Burnet Ave.
North Hills (SFV-LA)
Police were called for service related to mental health issues and suicide threats. Morales grabbed a fireplace poker and police shot multiple
rounds.
Anthony Aguilar
25
Male
Latino
6/9/2010 1850 Morningside Crt.
Azusa
Police pulled over to talk to a “suspicious looking” couple, claim Aguilar reached for his waistband, and they shot him. No weapon was found.
Dexter Luckett
23
Male
Black 6/16/2010 16131 Eucalyptus Ave.
Bellflower
According to LASD deputies, they responded to a call of gunshots fired, were directed to an apartment complex, and Luckett “matched the
description” of the alleged shooter. According to the LASD, “a deputy ordered Luckett to raise his hands, walk to the radio car and place his
hands on the hood,” and deputies claim that Luckett raised his hands then allegedly “dropped his left hand toward his waistband.” LASD
claimed that Luckett was shot twice. The County Coroner’s report show that he was shot twice. No weapon was found.
Daniel Garcia
32
Male
Latino 6/20/2010 513 Emmett Williams Way
Montebello
According to officers, Garcia was shot because he “had a knife.”
Zachary Champommier
18
Male
White 6/24/2010 12175 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City
LASD claims that Champommier ran his car toward them (LASD deputies working with DEA officers). Sheriff deputy shot twice and killed
Champommier.
Javier Rueda
28
Male
Latino 7/10/2010 Penrose Street and Claybeck Avenue
Sun Valley
At the end of a car chase, police claim Rueda emerged from the car shooting at officers. Police also, claimed “he was a gang member and a
parolee.”
Luciano Reyes
35
Male
Latino 7/16/2010 11963 Phillippi Ave.
Pacoima
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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Pedro Santa Cruz
40
Male
Latino 7/21/2010 E Street and McDonald Avenue
Wilmington
Officers claim Santa Cruz was punching police officer, and another officer thought “he was stabbing him” and shot him.
Leonel Mateos
20
Male
Latino 8/28/2010 Washington Blvd. and Arlington Ave.
Arlington Hts. (LA)
Police said Mateos was hitting a car window with a baseball bat, so was shot by police.
Manuel Ramirez
37
Male
Latino
9/5/2010 West 6th Street and South Union Ave.
Pico Union (LA)
Allegedly, Ramirez was holding a knife, and walking drunkenly. Police shot him in the head 3 times. Residents at the scene yelled at the
police, and crowds protested for several days.
Jack Schlesinger
25
Male
White 9/28/2010 1633 W. Temple St.
Temple-Beaudry (LA)
Reginald Linthicum
43
Male
Black 10/4/2010 1360 West 6th Street
San Pedro
James Davis (photo left)
18
Male
Black 10/7/2010 2048 E. 114th St.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Davis’ mother moved to Moreno Valley to get James away from the violence in LA. He was visiting his family in Watts, and was shot once in
the back while “running away.” Several witnesses say that when he stopped by police, he dropped a gun and surrendered. The crowd that
formed after the shooting was called an “angry mob” by the police, and they issued a tactical alert in response. But the crowds according to
the YJC and several community intervention groups at the scene was upset, but peaceful.
Johnathan Cuevas (photo left)
20
Male
Latino
10/10/10 Long Beach Blvd. and Josephine St.
Lynwood
Cuevas was stopped by Sheriffs deputies while walking home. Because he was on Probation, he panicked and ran. He was shot in the back
while “running away.” The autopsy also revealed what witnesses claimed – that deputies flipped Jonathan over and also shot him in the front.
James Ramirez
33
Male
Latino
10/22/10 9th Street and Broadway
Santa Monica
Robert Thomas
21
Male
Black 11/8/2010 1665 E. 123rd St.
Willowbrook (SCLA)
Thomas was chased on “suspicion” (charge unknown), then shot. Police claimed he was shot while pointing a gun at them, but he was shot
12 times in the back.
Alexander Acosta
31
Male
Latino
11/26/10 18500 Block of Colima Road
Rowland Heights
Douglas Zerby (photo left)
35
Male
White
12/12/10 5333 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach
According to a statement released by the LBPD, 2 Long Beach police officers responded to a 911 call at 4:40 p.m. from a neighbor reporting
“an intoxicated man holding a six shooter that looked like an antique gun.” According to Sgt. Dina Zapalski, a spokeswoman for the Long
Beach Police Department, “the officers had a position of cover and were observing the suspect while other officers were en route.” Zerby was
in a seated position when he allegedly “extended his arms while holding the gun-like object and pointed it at an officer.” Investigators later
determined that Zerby was actually holding a black pistol-grip water nozzle with a metal tip. Zerby was shot in the torso with a shotgun and
handgun.
Jose Olguin Cabanas
41
Male
Latino
12/19/10 2100 Block of Pine Avenue
Long Beach
Kevin Wooten
23
Male
Black
12/25/10 9900 Grape St.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Dnary Fowler
19
Male
Black
½/2011
8759 S. McKinley Place
Watts (S. Central LA)
Derrick Abernathy
20
Male
Black
1/8/2011 8000 Wadsworth Avenue
Watts (S. Central LA)
Abernathy was shot when exiting a vehicle. He had no contact with police.
Nestor Torres
37
Male
Latino 1/11/2011 Floral Drive and Brannick Avenue
East Los Angeles
Police claim Torres was armed and shooting. However, witnesses deny police story.
Reginald Doucet Jr. (photo left)
25
Male
Black 1/14/2011 5625 Crescent Park W.
Playa Vista (W. LA)
Doucet was naked, unarmed and according to police “behaving erratically” when he was shot by law enforcement.
Carlos Heredia Jr.
17
Male
Latino 1/18/2011 22115 Roscoe Blvd.
West Hills
Earl Rhodes
48
Male
Black 1/24/2011 951 E. 107th St.
South Central LA
Rhodes was unarmed and had mental health issues when he was shot by law enforcement.
Miguel Sanchez Jr.
21
Male
Latino 2/15/2011 1509 W. 224th St.
Harbor Gateway
Stephen Bullock
33
Male
Black 2/18/2011 932 E. New York Dr.
Altadena
David McMahon
49
Male
White 2/19/2011 4618 Fountain Ave.
Hollywood (LA)
Authorities claim McMahon “displayed a handgun” while running away.
Christopher Glass
17
Male
Black
3/1/2011 533 E. Ave P-14
Palmdale
Roger Williams
41
Male
Black
3/3/2011 Raymond Avenue and Florence Ave.
South Central LA
Police claim Williams had a gun, but no gun was found.
Justin Ford
23
Male
Black 3/12/2011 740 W. El Segundo
Harbor Gateway (LA)
According to police, Ford was shot when "he removed what they thought was a handgun from his waist." A replica (fake) pistol was found.
Jesucita Ortega
25
Female Latina 3/17/2011 3190 Pine Avenue
Long Beach

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Jorge Jimenez
31
Male
Latino 3/28/2011 1321 S. Greenwood
Montebello
Authorities claim Jimenez death is an example of “suicide by cop” in which “a suspect challenges police in order to be shot."
Sergio Salazar
53
Male
Latino
4/4/2011 13652 1/2 Dronfield
Sylmar
Jose Monteon Jr.
19
Male
Latino
4/8/2011 153 E. Avenue R-4
Palmdale
Frank Johnson
59
Male
Black 4/13/2011 2420 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica
Edgar Battad
63
Male
Asian 4/24/2011 123 E. Newmark Ave.
Monterey Park
Jose Solorio
46
Male
Latino 4/27/2011 1761 E. 115th St.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Brenda Williams
57
Female Black
4/27/2011 10020 Anzac Ave.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Williams was deaf and had mental health issues, (both facts reported when his daughter called 911). Due to her hearing disability, Williams
did not hear police commands. She was shot, kicked over, and shot again in front of her family.
Hector Hernandez
36
Male
Latino
5/9/2011 1508 Arapahoe St.
Pico Union (LA)
Dale Garrett
51
Male
Black
5/10/2011 West 5th Street and Spring Street
Downtown LA
Police claim Garrett was holding a knife, turned toward undercover detective, and was shot.
William Lusk
19
Male
Latino 5/25/2011 11702 S. Central Ave.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Police claim Lusk was shot after he "reached into his pocket as if he was reaching for a weapon." No weapon was found.
Chritopher Colonel
21
Male
Latino 5/25/2011 9824 San Miguel Ave.
South Gate
Police claim Colonel was shot because he was “holding a knife.”
Mario Vanegas
45
Male
Latino 6/22/2011 3800 W. 27th St.
South Central LA
Police claim Vanegas "charged at them with a knife"
William Quiros Jr.
32
Male
Latino 6/23/2011 12853 S. Prairie Ave.
Hawthorne
Officer claimed he “felt a weapon on his (Quiros’) waistband” during pat-down and shot him.
Martin Osuna Aguilar
23
Male
Latino 6/27/2011 8911 S. Atlantic Ave.
South Gate
Michael Maguire
36
Male
White
7/1/2011 6139 Rosebay St.
Long Beach
Nahun Garcia
23
Male
Latino 7/13/2011 2621 Zoe Ave.
Huntington Park
Jose Torres
33
Male
Latino 7/18/2011 10461 Ilex Ave.
Pacoima
Derrick Sites
39
Male
White
7/20/2011 3435 S. Broadway Street
South Central LA
Maria Ruvalcaba
29
Female Latina 7/22/2011 300 Block of Ann Street
Chinatown (LA)
Police were called to domestic disturbance. When they arrived, Ruvalcaba was locked in the bathroom. According to police, she exited the
bathroom with a knife and was shot.
Christopher Moreno
38
Male
Latino 7/30/2011 515 Echandia St.
East Los Angeles
Ismael Lopez
29
Male
Latino 8/26/2011 301 E. Ann St.
Long Beach
Police were called to a supermarket because of a fight. Lopez had come to the parking lot to check on a friend, but was not part of the fight.
When police arrived, the crowd fled. Lopez was shot because “ one of the suspects did something that made the officer "fear for his safety
and/or the safety of the other officers." He was unarmed.
Maurice Shepard
55
Male
Black
8/26/2011 126 W. D St.
Wilmington
Antonio Diaz
49
Male
Latino
9/6/2011 153 West 101 Street
South Central LA
According to authorities, Diaz was shot because he had a "replica (fake) of a small-caliber revolver." There were no police injuries.
Samuel Liaw
42
Male
Asian
9/14/2011 202 North McPherrin Avenue
Monterey Park
Noel Salinas
49
Male
White
9/15/2011 13982 Van Ness Avenue
Gardena
Police claim they "Attempted to subdue ---, but were unsuccessful."
Keith Watkins
40
Male
Black
9/18/2011 1100 West 53 Street
South Central LA
While being chased, police claim Watkins “drew a gun, and one of the officers fired.”
Alberto Acosta Jr.
18
Male
Latino 9/24/2011 6717 Darby Avenue
Reseda (SFV – LA)
Antonio Tafolla
35
Male
Latino 9/30/2011 Glendale Ave and San Fernando Road Glendale
Julio Sandoval
47
Male
Latino 10/9/2011 7348 Vineland Ave.
Sun Valley
Police claim Sandoval shot at police. Victim’s son said the gun his father aimed at officers was a BB gun. The son told KTLA Channel 5 TV,
“The whole time I’m just yelling, ‘Stop, my dad’s just drunk, he’s got a BB gun!”

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Unknown
15
Male
Latino
10/10/11
8522 South Hoover Street
South Central LA
The YJC received community information regarding this death as an officer-involved homicide. But the YJC can find no further information,
and has not confirmed this with the Coroner’s Office. Therefore, we listed the death in the report while we seek – and encourage others to
seek – additional information. But we did not include this death in our report’s data or overall analysis.
Manuel Vargas
42
Male
Latino
10/12/11 11390 Old School River Road
Downey
Darrell Logan
32
Male
Black
10/13/11 3117 Heather Ave.
Palmdale
Andres Avila
26
Male
Latino
10/16/11 929 W. Holt Ave.
Pomona
Michael Nida (photo left)
31
Male
Latino
10/22/11 12400 Paramount Boulevard
Downey
Nida was unarmed, running away, and was shot 5 times, twice in the back. He was mistaken for a robbery suspect.
Jason Bitz
23
Male
White
10/31/11 Del Amo Blvd. and Studebaker Road
Lakewood
Lee Jefferson
23
Male
Black
11/23/11 822 East 105 Street
Watts (S. Central LA)
Jorge Ocon
29
Male
Latino
11/25/11 868 E. Jefferson Ave.
East Los Angeles
Ocon was shot in the back. He had no firearm in hand.
Emiliano Amaya
39
Male
Latino 12/1/2011 11423 Pioneer Blvd.
Norwalk
Amaya was shot in his home. Police had a search warrant for someone else.
Tyler Brehm
26
Male
White
12/9/2011 Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood (LA)
Roberto Rodriguez
32
Male
Latino
12/17/11 474 Solano Ave.
El Sereno (East LA)
Police responded to a house fire, and claimed Rodriguez started shooting at officers and they shot back. Later the police changed their
account and said he wasn’t shooting, but had a gun.
Edgar Gonzales
19
Male
Latino
12/21/11 S. Vermont Ave. and Washington Blvd. West Adams (LA)
Police claimed they were following a stolen vehicle, when Gonzales got out and started shooting at officers, and they shot back. There were
no officer injuries.
Robert La Rue
48
Male
White
12/27/11 29303 Golden Meadow Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes
La Rue was shot because he “had a knife.”
Jazmyne Eng
40
Female Asian
¼/2012
9353 E. Valley Boulevard
Rosemead
According to authorities, Eng “appeared mentally ill,” and “threatened” officers with a hammer. Police reported trying to subdue her with a
taser. But the Coroner’s autopsy revealed that no taser was used before the shooting.
Richard Hughes
38
Male
White
1/5/2012 1700 Block of Riverside Dr.
Elysian Valley (LA)
Police claimed Hughes lunged with a knife, and was shot dead. Police called it “suicide by cop”.
Mark Miles
48
Male
White
1/6/2012 5212 Colfax Ave.
Valley Village
Claimed Miles “lunged at them” with knife.
Juan Nuñez
34
Male
Latino
1/7/2012 4858 Axtell St.
El Sereno (East LA)
Claimed Nuñez pulled out a gun instead of putting his hands up.
Christian Cobian
26
Male
White
1/21/2012 44201 10th St. West
Lancaster
Officers approached Cobian for riding a bike without a headlight, claim he reached for his waistband and they shot him dead. No gun was
found.
Karapet Bulmadzhyan
22
Male
White
1/22/2012 7708 Ethel Ave.
Sun Valley
Responded to a house call, authorities claim Bulmadzhyan was armed with a gun and refused to put it down.
Steve Rodriguez
22
Male
Latino 1/23/2012 1231 Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park
Claimed Rodriguez swung a metal bar at officers and would not put it down. Video on youtube shows differently.
Donald Handy
68
Male
White
2/1/2012 44924 Spearman Ave.
Lancaster
Claim Handy raised a sword at deputies during a house call.
Ezequiel Garcia
45
Male
Latino 2/16/2012 501 W. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach
Shoot-out between supervising ICE agents during a job performance review at ICE offices.
Robert Henning
22
Male
2/21/2012 16635 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount
Henning crashed during a car chase with Sheriff deputies. When he refused to exit the vehicle, he was shot. According to LASD, Henning was
“suspected of being on drugs or alcohol.”
Shonchy Thaopraseuth
22
Male
Asian
2/23/2012 3201 Wilshire Blvd.
Mid-Wilshire (LA)
Thaopraseuth was chased by police by car and then shot approximately 50 times at a gas station.
Frank Martinez
27
Male
Latino
3/1/2012 15503 Escalona Road
La Mirada
Three police officers and an FBI agent killed Martinez after they saw him “reach for his pocket.” However, the County Coroner and other
investigations revealed that Martinez had no weapon.
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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Julien Gonzalez
24
Male
Latino
3/2/2012 1250 W. Lomita Blvd.
Harbor City
Authorities attempted to stop Gonzalez on his bicycle and cite him for “riding without lights during hours of darkness,” police said. Officials said
Gonzalez did not stop. He got off his bike and began to quickly walk away from them. The shot at him, killing him.
Arturo Cabrales
22
Male
Latino
3/7/2012 10321 Lou Dillon Ave.
Watts (S. Central LA)
Sheriff deputies conducted a traffic-stop of Cabrales in LAPD area. Deputies claim that Cabrales got out of car with a gun and began running.
He was shot in the back. (Witness statements claim that a deputy sheriff entered Cabrales’ property and shot him in the back.)
Kenneth Gomez
27
Male
Latino
3/7/2012 Arden Drive and Freer Street
Temple City
During a car chase, officers claim Gomez tried to run into an officer.
Garmik Kirakosian
30
Male
White
3/21/2012 10700 Block of La Tuna Canyon Rd.
Shadow Hills
According to a report by the LAPD, “Police shot Kirakosian after he pointed a weapon at them.”
Kendrec McDade (photo left)
19
Male
Black
3/24/2012 751 Sunset Ave.
Pasadena
Police claim that officers “responded to a robbery and shot McDade several times.” Pasadena Police declined to say whether McDade was
armed or to provide any further details about the shooting.
Benjamin Bittner
35
Male
White
3/24/2012 7462 Craner Ave.
Sun Valley
According to police reports, Bittner allegedly “pulled out a handgun when he approached police in his backyard.”
Abdul Arian
19
Male
White
4/11/2012 101 Fwy. And Canoga Ave.
Woodland Hills
Officials said “police fired at Arian as he tried to run away and they thought he was armed.”
Xavier Gonzalez Torres
30
Male
Latino 5/12/2012 15000 Block of Stafford Street
City of Industry
Claim they “responded to a carjacking, resulting in a car chase where Torres got out of car, firing gun.”
Hernan Rubalcaba
35
Male
Latino
6/1/2012 2523 Houston St.
East Los Angeles
According to an LAPD Spokesperson, police “saw a man with a gun, and that’s when an officer-involved shooting occurred,” killing Rubalcava.
Oscar Sermeno
61
Male
Latino 6/14/2012 Burbank Boulevard and Morella Ave.
Valley Village
Authorities claim Sermeno got out of his car with “what appeared to be a gun,” and officers shot, killing him.
Name Unknown
27
Male
Latino 6/21/2012 11500 Block of Atlantic Avenue
Lynwood
The LASD claim that the victim “put his right hand in his right pocket and charged the patrol car.” Deputies shot him in the torso several times.
Juan Serna
30
Male
Latino 6/25/2012 Bullis Road and Orchard Avenue
Compton
Sheriff deputies claim that Serna was “armed with a gun.” Deputies shot him in the head.
Javier Ortiz
31
Male
Latino
8/3/2012 38515 Larkin Ave.
Palmdale
LASD claim Ortiz took a deputy’s gun and pointed it at him. It has not been released how it was then Ortiz and not the deputy who was shot.
Jonte Loven House
24
Male
Black
8/8/12
4460 Cerritos Avenue
Long Beach
Christopher Allen Shull
25
Male
White
8/28/2012 17210 Palo Verde Ave.
Bellflower
Authorities claim Shull was “shot during a high-speed chase.”
Anthony Michael Axe
34
Male
Latino
8/29/12
21200 South Figueroa Street
Carson
According to LASD, when Axe was approached by deputies, he tried to drive away, backing his RV into the patrol car. One deputy, thinking
that “Axe could hit” his partner with the RV fired, killing Axe. LASD also released statement to reveal that “Axe was a parolee.”
David Jordan
20
Male
White
9/11/2012 1900 Block of East Hardwick Street
Long Beach
LBPD claims Jordan was “armed with a knife.”
Wilfredo Fu
64
Male
White
10/6/2012 2600 Block of Manhattan Place
Jefferson Park (SCLA)
Responding to a domestic disturbance, authorities claim Fu was armed with a knife and was shot multiple times when he advanced toward his
wife with the knife.
Steve Rombeau
22
Male
White
10/17/12 15556 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys
Police claim Rombeau was “armed with a gun,” and shot during a car chase.
Jilberto Gutierrez
27
Male
Latino
10/18/12 555 East Hardy Street
Inglewood
Gutierrez was arrested the day before and got sick while being booked into custody. He was transferred to Centinala Hospital and while
cuffed to the hospital gurney, LASD claim “he used his free hand to reach for the deputy’s gun, prompting the shooting.”
Alexander Nestoiter
49
Male
White
10/18/12 13843 Oxnard Street
Valley Glen
Officers were called to the scene for a “man with a knife,” but police claim “they discovered Nestoiter armed with a pistol.”They shot and killed
him.”
Steven Bowman
60
Male
White
11/9/2012 45940 Desert Spring Drive
Lancaster
Car chase between Bowman and Sheriff deputies, followed by an apparent surrender and then a shoot out killing Bowman.

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Jose De La Trinidad (photo left) 36
Male
Latino
11/10/12 1900 Block of East 122nd Street
Willowbrook (SCLA)
De La Trinidad was unarmed. Sheriff deputies officers who responded claim he got out of the car that his brother was driving, and "reached
for his waistband." Family members and their lawyer "insist that Jose was standing with his hands behind his head when he was shot by
deputies. They have requested an FBI investigation into the shooting" and also insist that a key witness was pressured to change her story.
Jose Luis Toloza
35
Male
Latino
11/14/12 12828 Cookacre Street
Compton
LASD claims that a foot chase led to Toloza “starting a fight” with the deputy. The deputy shot and killed him.
Jeovany Mendoza
18
Male
Latino 12/1/2012 14625 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys
LAPD claims that Mendoza was “armed with a knife and threatening a woman,” when officers shot him in the face.
Carlos Carrillo
26
Male
Latino 12/6/2012 1853 Whitely Avenue
Hollywood
Responding to domestic violence call, LAPD claims Carrillo was “armed with knife and had injured his ex-girlfriend.” Officers shot and killed
him.
Christopher Allen Taylor
19
Male
Black
2/21/2013 6422 Keynote Street
Long Beach
Long Beach PD claim that Taylor “opened fire on police, after being suspected of stealing a vehicle.”
Moises De La Torre
25
Male
Latino 2/24/2013 Vineland and Archwood Streets
North Hollywood
LAPD officers responded to a radio call claiming “assault with deadly weapon,” and shot De La Torre.
Sonia Angelita
Castaneda Montoya
28
Female Latina 3/16/2013 915 West Holt Avenue
Pomona
Gang Task Force officers driving through a parking lot claim they "were confronted by a female brandishing a handgun" and then "a shooting
occurred" killing Montoya.
Edgar Villareal
25
Male
Latino
4/9/2013 4049 Agnes Avenue
Lynwood
Felipe Corrales
45
Male
Latino 4/25/2013 901 Truman Street
San Fernando
According to officers, Corrales was “wielding a tree branch the size of a baseball bat when he was shot and killed by police." Police claim that
Corrales “attacked at least one of them with the branch."
Brice Quinton Jefferson
24
Male
Black
4/26/2013 11413 S. Vermont Ave.
South Central LA
Kenneth Bernard Williams
55
Male
Black
5/1/2013 263 E. 5th Street
Skid Row (LA)
Rigoberto Arceo
34
Male
Latino 5/11/2013 4105 Walnut Street
Cudahy
Authorities claim Arceo “exited car and advanced, trying to get their gun.” Arceo’s sister was in the passenger seat, and said he got out with
his hands up and was shot down. Family has asked for a federal inquiry.
Ignacio Ochoa
37
Male
Latino 5/14/2013 7238 Richfield Street
Paramount
Christian Leonard Eaddy
25
Male
Black
5/16/2013 13206 Corcoran Street
Pacoima
Officers claim that they “found Eaddy holding a knife and trying to stab himself with a syringe." Eaddy allegedly approached officers, when
they tased him and then shot him.
Charles Anthony Curl
46
Male
Black
5/18/2013 1 Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood
Terry Laffitte
49
Male
Black
5/18/2013 6104 1/2 Miramonte
South Central LA
Sheriff deputies claim they “saw a man riding a bicycle without headlights or tail lights who appeared to be intoxicated." They followed him
home where they claim he punched them. Deputies fought with Lafitte, the family tried to intervene, and deputies then they shot him, killing
him. The LASD also stated to media that "Laffitte and several of the family members who attacked deputies are gang members."
William Alexander Mejia
18
Male
Latino 5/21/2013 314 S. Gless Street
East Los Angeles
The LAPD stated that Mejia was a "known gang member carrying a revolver" and "riding a bicycle, when he pointed a gun at police." He was
shot and killed.
Rayshawn Marquis Brown
27
Male
Black
5/23/2013 1602 E. Palmer Street
Compton
Ricardo Diaz Zeferino
34
Male
Latino
6/2/2013 1644 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena
Officers stopped two Latino men on bicycles outside a drug store after a robbery call. A man intervened, putting himself between the two men
and the officers, in order to say that the two peolple who were stopped were not at fault. Officers shot and killed the man who intervened.
John Samir Zawahri
23
Male
White
6/7/2013 1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica
Officers shot and killed Zawahri during a gun battle on the campus of Santa Monica College after Zawahri killed five people and injured four
others beginning with the killing of his father and older brother at te family’s Santa Monica home.
Ceaser Joe Mendoza
24
Male
Latino 6/22/2013 15613 Loukelton Street
La Puente
De’Angelo Lopez (photo left)
22
Male
Black
6/27/2013 1127 W. Arbutus St.
Compton
Responding to a burglary call, deputies shot Lopez when he was attempting to jump over the back wall of the home. LASD claim he jumped
the wall and simultaneously pointed a gun at a deputy. He was shot and killed.
Eugene Mallory
80
Male
White
6/27/2013 36644 117th St. East
Antelope Valley
David Garcia
34
Male
Latino 6/30/2013 12685 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima
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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Juan Diaz Chavez
37
Male
White
7/16/2013 1801 West Pico Blvd.
Pico Union (LA)
Chavez was killed by undercover gang unit officers in an unmarked car monitoring a candlelight vigil. LAPD said "Chavez appeared to stare
at the officers as he walked toward the vehicle, and as he passed, he reached into his waistband." They shot and killed him. Neighbors and
friends claim that Chavez was a security guard going to the vigil for the death of his friend.
Robert Michael McAfee
29
Male
Latino 7/19/2013 6871 Duchess Drive
Whittier
Luis Alonzo Juarez
42
Male
Latino 7/25/2013 1319 S. Long Beach Blvd.
Compton
Mitchell Thomas Allison
42
Male
White
8/16/2013 505 Susana Avenue
Redondo Beach
Justo Quintero
30
Male
White
8/18/2013 1007 Arroyo Verde Road
South Pasadena
Patrick Othro Sullivan
74
Male
Black
8/20/2013 4081 Normandie Ave.
South Central LA
Dennis Hakeen Vasquez
17
Male
Latino 8/28/2013 2060 East Piru Street
Willowbrook (SCLA)
Carlos Ernesto Oliva Sola
23
Male
Latino 9/10/2013 4000 Block of E. Almanza Ln
East Los Angeles
Ruben Ramos Escobedo
59
Male
Latino 9/18/2013 West Adams Blvd. and Hauser Blvd.
West Adams
John Del Real Jr.
39
Male
White
9/26/2013 2332 17th Street
Long Beach
Darrell Atkinson
49
Male
Black
10/6/2013 Venice Blvd. at 10 Fwy.
Mid-City (Los Angeles)
Sheriff deputies from the Transit Services Bureau came into contact with Atkinson, who allegedly “grabbed a wooden stick from a nearby
shopping cart," advancing toward the deputies. He was shot and killed.
Bruce Douglas Graham
53
Male
White
10/6/2013 28653 Cloverleaf Place
Castaic
Responding to calls of a "family disturbance" and then a "suicidal man with gun" calls, deputies shot and killed Graham “when he would not
follow commands to drop the gun.”
William Alfred Harvey III
57
Male
Black
10/27/13 16409 Woodruff Ave.
Bellflower
Quentin Eric Hicks
49
Male
Black
10/29/13 3940 Century Blvd.
Inglewood
Carlos Saenz
27
Male
Latino
11/1/13
7400 Block of Jackson
Paramount
Donte Lamont Jordan
39
Male
Black
11/10/13 West Anaheim St. and Chestnut Ave.
Long Beach
Officers responded to a call that Jordan was “firing a gun at a gas station.” They pursued and shot him.
Paul Aguilar
21
Male
Latino
11/15/13 2400 Block of Earle
Rosemead
Authorities responded to a call by family members that Aguilar was drunk with a knife and had injured his sister. They shot and killed him in
front of his family.
Robert Joseph Bandler
75
Male
White
11/17/13 1200 Block of Stone Canyon Road
Bel Air
Police claim Bandler was “armed with gun and would not drop it.” They shot and killed him. Several neighbors interviewed said that Bandler
was nicknamed "Crazy Bob" but was "not a violent person."
Tyler Damon Woods
19
Male
Black
11/19/13 441 Nebraska Avenue
Long Beach
LBPD claim Woods got out of passenger seat of a car and ran. Police chased him to a rooftop where he knelt and turned to them. They shot
and killed him. He was unarmed. Friends and family report that he ran because he had a warrant and feared custody.
Jose Jouvanny Mendoza
18
Male
Latino
11/22/13 Burbank Blvd. and Riverton Avenue
N. Hollywood (LA)
Robert Reagh Gillon
72
Male
Latino
11/25/13 12740 Woodley Avenue
Granada Hills
Lorenzo Cesar Aguilar
23
Male
White
11/29/13 700 E. Alosta Avenue
Azusa
Brian Newt Beaird (photo left)
51
Male
White
12/13/13 Olympic Blvd. and Los Angeles Street
Downtown LA
Beaird was an unarmed, disabled veteran with brain trauma. He was shot and killed after a car chase with officers. His family has filed a law
suit.
Asa James Dolak
19
Male
White
12/26/13 21363 Madrona Avenue
Torrance
Police pursued Dolak, because he was suspected of setting fires the day before. They shot and killed him claiming that he was armed with a
knife.
Paul Smith
58
Male
Black
1/14/2014 1059 West 62nd Street
South Central LA
Police claim Smith approached the front door with a gun when police came to investigate a robbery. They shot and killed him.
Javier Mendez
35
Male
Latino 2/13/2014 19101 East Elberland
West Covina
Police conducted a car and foot chase of Mendez, shooting and killing him. No weapon was found.
Kenny Clinton Walker
23
Male
Black
3/6/2014 9617 South San Pedro
South Central LA
LAPD "declines to say what prompted one officer to open fire, citing an ongoing investigation."
Monty Wayne Barker
(photo left)
74
Male
White
3/21/2014 5249 Mecca Avenue
Tarzana
Authorities claim Barker was “armed with shotgun,” whwn they shot and killed him. There are a few agencies investigating the case, including
the LA County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division.
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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Michael Valentino
27
Male
White
3/27/2014 8100 Block of Gould
Hollywood Hills (LA)
Police officers responding to a domestic violence call claimed that Velentino fired on them, injuring one officer. Police shot and killed
Valentino.
Jairo Armando Pedraza
24
Male
Latino
4/4/2014 6445 Olcott Street
Tujunga
Officers responded to a suicide call, describing that Pedraza had a knife and was attempting to kill himself. Police arrived and shot and killed
Pedraza.
John Winkler (photo left)
30
Male
White
4/7/2014 900 Block of Palm Avenue
W. Hollywood (LA)
According to a report released by the LASD, Winkler was “mistakenly shot” by LA County Sheriffs Department deputies responding to a call
regarding a “man with a knife” in an apartment. Winkler and another man shot and injured by deputies were actually fleeing the apartment –
to escape from the man with the knife – when they were shot. The man with the knife was taken into custody using physical force.
Eddie Phongsavad
45
Male
Asian
4/13/2014 5270 Sunset Blvd.
East Hollywood (LA)
Responding to a vandalism call at at 99 Cent Store, officers claim victim “had a knife and confronted them.” Phongsavad was shot and killed.
Daniel Christopher Yealu
(photo left)
29
Male
Black
4/24/2014 4800 Block of Venice
Mid-City (LA)
According to LAPD report, Yealu walked into the Wilshire Division station, approached the front desk and fired a Glock pistol at the two
officers there, officials said. One of the officers was wounded before the pair returned fire, killing Yealu.
Salvador Palencia
42
Male
Latino 4/25/2014 3821 East 56th Street
Maywood
Responding to a call about a suicide attempt, officers claim Palencia was “holding two metal objects resembling knives and approaching
officers.” He was shot and killed.
Daniel Ibarra
26
Male
Latino 4/29/2014 117 North Gage Ave.
East Los Angeles
Responding to a "domestic dispute," Ibarra held out for hours refusing to surrender before police shot him multiple times, killing him.
James Renee White Jr.
(photo left)
21
Male
Black
5/12/2014 100 Universal City Pl.
Universal City (LA)
Responding to a cal regarding an "unruly group" at Universal City Walk, LAPD officers claim they “heard gunshots, saw a man with a gun and
shot him.”
Danny Christian Molina
34
Male
Latino 5/18/2014 Troost Avenue and Stagg Street
Sun Valley
Officers responded to an "assault with deadly weapon" call and found a man “throwing rocks and small boulders." They claim Molina then
pulled out two knives and "advanced towards the officers." They shot and killed him.
Noel Enrique Aguilar
23
Male
Latino 5/26/2014 6968 N. Long Beach Bl.
Long Beach
LBPD chased Aguilar on foot, and claim they “shot him when he was reaching for an officer’s gun.” They also claimed to recover a handgun
at the scene."
Antoine D. Hunter (photo left)
24
Male
Black
6/24/2014 E. Palmer St. and N. Poinsettia Ave.
Compton
Sheriff deputies allege that Hunter was driving recklessly. Deputies shot at both Hunter and the passenger while they were backing up the
car. They also claimed they saw Hunter "reaching for his waistband" as he was driving. Hunter was killed. The passenger was also injured
by deputy gunshots.
Samuel Johnson
45
Male
Black
6/25/2014 Santa Rosalia Drive and Stocker St.
View Park (LA)
Johnson was suspected for shoplifting. Police pursued him and shot him while "attempting to take him into custody."
Paul Ray Kemp Jr.
40
Male
Black
6/27/2014 3845 West 113th Street
Inglewood
Responding to a call of "unknown trouble," Inglewood PD officers claimed to try and break up a fight, then chased Kemp, “fought with him and
shot him.”
Luis Ramirez
38
Male
Latino 7/25/2014 6719 Hayvenhurst Ave.
Encino
Frank Al Mendoza
54
Male
Latino
8/1/2014 9015 Rosehedge Drive
Pico Rivera
Sheriff deputies shot and killed 54 year-old Frank Al Mendoza who they "mistook" for 24 year-old Ramirez. (More details directly below.)
Cedric Oscar Ramirez
24
Male
Latino
8/2/2014 9015 Rosehedge Drive
Pico Rivera
Deputies were trying to arrest Ramirez on parole violations, and Ramirez ran into Mandoza’s house. When Mendoza came to his own front
door, deputies opened fire, killing him. They later stormed the house also shooting and killing Ramirez.

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Name
Age Gender Race
Date
Address
City
Omar Obrego (photo left)
37
Male
Latino
8/3/2014 6900 Block of South Main Street
South Central LA
Officers claim they pulled Obrego over in hiss car because he was “driving erratically.” Obrego stopped in front of his residence and
according to the LAPD “a physical altercation ensued” between Obrego and two officers. Obrego was taken to the hospital where he died
approximately 12 hours later. According to the LAPD, “As a result of that altercation … the suspect had a laceration and that’s one of the
reasons officers called the ambulance.” According to several civilian witnesses, Obrego was badly beaten for at least ten minutes, and was
bleeding.
Alberto Cornelio Morales
41
Male
Latino
8/9/2014 2705 Grant Avenue
Walnut Park
Ezell Earl Ford (photo left)
24
Male
Black
8/11/2014 South Broadway and West 65th Street South Central LA
Ford was walking on the street when gang officers on patrol told him to take his hands out of his pockets. Ford was known in community and
to police as someone who was mentally ill. (He was diagnosed with depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia.) LAPD Chief Beck has
declined to comment citing ongoing investigation. According to several witnesses we talked to, police ordered then pushed Ford to the
ground, then shot him at least three times in the back. One witness claims they shot him first while Ford was standing, then shot him again on
the ground. Some witnesses state that some of the gunshots were fired into Ford after he was handcuffed.
Gabriel Lopez Gonzalez
22
Male
Latino 8/12/2014 800 Block of South Brand Boulevard
San Fernando
Luther Lathron Walker
38
Male
Black
8/18/2014 8800 Block of Artesia
Bellflower
Andre Maurice Jones
(photo left)
37
Male
Black
8/18/2014 3700 Block of South Grand Ave.
South Central LA

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