On May 25, George Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. The incident sparked international protests against racism and police brutality – but in the wake of this mass call for change, police are still killing Black men and women at disproportionate rates.
Using databases from Mapping Police Violence and The Washington Post, CBS News has compiled a list of 164 Black men and women who were killed by police from January 1 to August 31, 2020. Many of the cases remain under investigation.
This data is based on reported and verified cases, and does not necessarily account for all incidents in which a person was killed by police. But based on the known cases, police have killed at least one Black person every week since January 1, and only two states — Rhode Island and Vermont — have reported no killings by police this year.
Here are the known names and cases of the Black men and women who have been killed by police so far this year.
Jamarri Daiwon Tarver
January 2, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
According to CBS affiliate KLAS-TV, 26-year-old Jamarri Tarver was killed by North Las Vegas Police Department officers following a 24-minute police chase in an allegedly stolen vehicle that resulted from an attempted traffic stop. Officials said that following the chase, Tarver rammed the car into several police vehicles, at one point pinning a cop between the cars.
Two officers then fired 24 rounds at Tarver, who did not respond to commands to show his hands. He was declared dead at the scene.
January 4, 2020
According to the Chicago Tribune, 25-year-old Tyree Davis died after police tasered and shot him for allegedly stealing something from a dollar store and not dropping a knife.
Davis was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia two years prior, and police had been warned that he might have mental health issues when they were dispatched to the scene, the Tribune reported.
Davis ran from officers when they approached, according to video of the incident released by Chicago police and reviewed by the Tribune. The officers eventually caught up with Davis, and one officer tasered him multiple times. As he continued to move toward that officer, her partner shot him multiple times.
Tina Marie Davis
January 5, 2020
Spring Valley, New York
The Journal News reported that 53-year-old Tina Marie Davis died after being tasered by a Spring Valley Police Department officer.
Police have said that they approached Davis after getting multiple 911 calls alleging that Davis was breaking car windows. They restrained Davis to prevent her from harming herself or others, and tasered her forearm to get her to loosen her grip on an officer's neck, The Journal News reported.
Davis suffered a medical emergency while handcuffed, prompting officers to remove the restraints and administer CPR and Narcan, police said.
Surveillance footage showed Davis had a "seizure-like episode" before police arrived at the scene.
Brandon Dionte Roberts
January 5, 2020
According to Delaware State Police, Milford officers were dispatched to 27-year-old Brandon Dionte Roberts' apartment after a domestic incident involving weapons was reported. The officers claim Roberts advanced at police with a large knife, which prompted them to shoot him.
Roberts was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Roberts' fiancee said that the police immediately started firing at Roberts and gave him no time to respond, according to CBS affiliate WBOC. Attorneys for Roberts' family have requested that the body cam footage be released.
An attorney for Roberts' family said he was having a mental health crisis before the police arrived.
January 5, 2020
According to the Florida Times-Union, 17-year-old Kwame Jones was shot by police after a Jacksonville officer tried to pull him over for allegedly driving in the wrong direction.
Police said Jones wouldn't stop the car and hit another vehicle before crashing into the base of a bridge. Police said there was "some sort of exchange" between the officer and the driver that resulted in the officer shooting Jones.
January 5, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 18-year-old Miciah Lee was fatally shot by Sparks police after he had allegedly threatened to kill himself.
Police said Lee had a handgun and that his mother had told police he was mentally unstable. When police found Lee, he was allegedly driving and refused to stop.
According to the district attorney's investigation into the shooting, obtained by KUNR Public Radio, Lee crashed into another car and kept attempting to flee the scene, prompting an officer to fire a foam round through the driver's side window. The glass did not shatter as intended, police saaid, and Lee continued to ignore them. Lee allegedly drove away and again crashed the car.
At the second crash site, an officer attempted to remove Lee from the driver's seat, but while he was doing so he saw that Lee had a gun tucked between his legs, KUNR reported. The officer backed away from the car after he said Lee slouched forward to reach for the gun. The officer then shot him five times, as another officer also opened fire. Lee was shot six times.
Claude Washington Fain III
January 9, 2020
CBS Philadelphia reported that 47-year-old Claude Washington Fain III was fatally shot by SWAT officers after authorities said they attempted to serve a warrant for his arrest.
Police said Fain fired at two state parole officers from a second-floor apartment. SWAT officers then exchanged gunfire with Fain, and killed him during the exchange.
January 9, 2020
New York, New York
According to WABC-TV, 37-year-old Earl Facey was killed by New York police officers in Manhattan after he was allegedly seen shooting another man.
Police said they told Facey to get on the ground, but he refused. Police then shot at him three times. Facey was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police said two handguns were recovered at the scene.
Henry Isaac Jones
January 11, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 47-year-old Henry Isaac Jones was fatally shot by South Georgia officers who said he was standing over a body in a street while holding a sawed-off shotgun.
Police said Jones shot another man who had passed him on the street. When officers arrived at the scene of the shooting, they told Jones to drop his gun, to which he allegedly did not comply. Jones would not move away from the body, prompting officers to shoot him, police said.
Jones died at a hospital.
January 11, 2020
Miami Beach, Florida
CBS Miami reported that 49-year-old Ryan Simms was fatally shot by Miami police after he allegedly threatened staff at a cafe while carrying a butcher's knife.
Police said Simms stabbed the first officer who made contact with him. At that point, several officers confronted Simms with their guns drawn. They tasered him and he fell to the ground before officers rushed at him and multiple gunshots were heard, according to video cited by CBS Miami.
Simms later died at a hospital.
January 13, 2020
According to CBS Chicago, 29-year-old Keenan McCain was shot by Gary police who said they were trying to arrest him in connection with a murder.
Police said they made contact with McCain, who then went into his house and started a standoff. SWAT officers tried to negotiate with McCain for a few hours before entering the house, at which point McCain allegedly opened fire.
Officers shot and killed McCain.
Albert Lee Hughes
January 15, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WGCL, 47-year-old Albert Lee Hughes was fatally shot by police after officers said they responded to a call that he was trespassing.
Hughes was allegedly in a Wendy's dining area with a beer when managers said he was causing problems. Police said that Hughes attacked an officer with a chair and that the officer then shot Hughes with a taser. When the taser was not effective, the officer shot Hughes with his gun.
Hughes died at the hospital.
Renard Antonio Daniels
January 15, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WKMG, 55-year-old Renard Antonio Daniels was fatally shot by a Cocoa police officer after allegedly attacking a woman with a knife at a park.
An officer responded to the 911 call about the alleged attack. Upon arriving at the scene, the officer said he saw Daniels stabbing a woman with a large butcher's knife. Daniels refused to drop the knife, police said, prompting the officer to shoot him.
The officer said Daniels then charged him, and the officer shot him two more times.
January 15, 2020
West Haven, Connecticut
According to CBS and CW affiliate KYTX, 19-year-old Mubarak Soulemane was killed by a State Police Trooper who authorities said had suspected Soulemane of holding someone at knife point and stealing their car.
According to the Hartford Courant, police started chasing Soulemane when they spotted his vehicle, which was believed to have been involved in a carjacking. Police said Soulemane had drawn a knife before he was shot, but community leaders said he would have posed no danger to the officers, given that he was allegedly shot in his car with the window rolled up. Body camera footage reportedly shows police shooting Soulemane as many as seven times.
Samuel David Mallard
January 17, 2020
Powder Springs, Georgia
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 19-year-old Samuel David Mallard was shot and killed by Cobb County SWAT officers who said they had arrived at his home to arrest him because he was a suspect in multiple crimes.
Police said Mallard was driving when they arrived and that Mallard attempted to drive away from the scene. Four officers shot Mallard, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the AJC reported.
January 19, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 42-year-old Kelvin White was killed by an off-duty Norfolk police officer who has since been charged with voluntary manslaughter. The officer said he showed up after his wife said she had a confrontation with White.
When the officer arrived, he identified himself and pulled out a gun, telling White to get on the ground, prosecutors said. White allegedly refused to get on the ground and the officer then holstered his gun and wrestled White. At some point, the officer allegedly fired six shots, striking White three times.
White's family has reported that he suffered from schizophrenia.
Gamel Antonio Brown
January 21, 2020
Owings Mills, Maryland
According to the Associated Press, 30-year-old Gamel Antonio Brown died after Baltimore County officers shot him with a taser.
Police said they were dispatched to the home Brown was at after they received reports of an injured person. When they came across Brown, they said he became volatile and combative, the AP reported.
Police said they deployed a taser and Brown went into cardiac arrest. He died at a hospital.
Darius J. Tarver
January 21, 2020
According to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth, 23-year-old Darius Tarver was tased and fatally shot by a Denton police officer who police said was responding to a call from Tarver's roommate to help Tarver during a mental health crisis.
Tarver's family's attorney said Tarver had a traumatic brain injury from a near-fatal collision that happened soon before his interaction with police. Before he was killed on January 21, he had barricaded himself in his room and was muttering about God and light, the attorney said.
Police body cameras show Tarver was holding a large knife and frying pan when officers approached him outside of his apartment. Tarver allegedly did not comply to commands to drop the objects and an officer shot him with a taser. Tarver stumbled forward and an officer then shot him.
Tarver fell and got back up, allegedly grabbing the pan and moving towards officers. The same officer then shot him two more times, killing him.
Reginald Leon Boston Jr.
January 21, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WJAX, 20-year-old Reginald Leon Boston Jr. was fatally shot by Jacksonville police who said they had set up an undercover operation to find a man who robbed someone at gunpoint. Police had three suspects, including Boston.
Officers attempted to arrest Boston and two others when suspects allegedly displayed a gun that they would not put down, WJAX reported. Officers shot two suspects, including Boston. Boston was killed at the scene.
It is not clear if Boston was the person holding the gun.
Michael J. Rivera
January 23, 2020
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
According to the Associated Press, 32-year-old Michael Rivera was shot and killed by a Riverdale police officer who said he suspected Rivera of shoplifting.
The AP reported that an officer stopped Rivera, who was driving an SUV, believing he was connected to a shoplifting incident that happened minutes earlier. Rivera then drove off and ended up at a dead end. A Riverdale officer pulled up and parked in front of Rivera.
When the officer got out of the car, Rivera allegedly drove the car forward and rammed the car, pinning the officer's leg. Both the officer and Rivera allegedly exchanged gunfire. Rivera was shot at least once and died at a hospital.
Andrew J. Smyrna
January 23, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 32-year-old Andrew Smyrna was shot and killed by a Georgia State Patrol trooper after he was allegedly found driving a stolen car.
Police said Smyrna was initially parked when officers confronted him, but attempted to leave. Smyrna allegedly drove toward them and the trooper then shot at Smyrna.
Smyrna hit a patrol car and crashed near an intersection. He died at a hospital from gunshot wounds.
Deandre Lee Seaborough-Patterson
January 23, 2020
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that 22-year-old Deandre Lee Seaborough-Patterson was killed by Savannah police officers who said they were responding to a home invasion.
Police said Seaborough-Patterson, who they suspected of the invasion, was standing in the home's yard. Police said they told Seaborough-Patterson to drop the weapon he was holding and that he did not comply. Officers said he pointed his weapon at them, prompting them to shoot.
Seaborough-Patterson died at a hospital.
January 23, 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida
According to CBS affiliate WTSP, 29-year-old Marquis Golden was shot by Pinellas County police.
Police said a deputy in an unmarked cruiser was waiting near Golden's house for him to approach his car, after the car was being driven erratically earlier in the day. The deputy rolled down his window and Golden allegedly noticed the uniform, at which point he allegedly went back inside his home and returned with another individual.
Police said each man was holding a gun and that they pointed them at the deputy, who then got out of his car. The men started to shoot at the deputy, police said, who took cover in an alley and fired his handgun 18 times.
Golden was shot and killed.
Joshua James Brown
January 25, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 34-year-old Joshua James Brown was fatally shot by Columbus police after he allegedly attempted to rob a Bob Evans restaurant.
Police said Brown was wearing a hockey-type mask when he entered the restaurant and that he had demanded the manager open a safe. Brown allegedly fled without money and was met by officers behind the restaurant. An officer shot Brown, who later died at a hospital.
D'ovion Semaj Perkins
January 25, 2020
According to ABC affiliate KMGH, 19-year-old D'ovion Semaj Perkins was fatally shot by Aurora police after he was suspected of carjacking.
Police said that Denver officers chased Perkins, who was allegedly armed, into Aurora, during which time Perkins hit at least two cars on the interstate. Perkins then allegedly stole a sedan and drove away.
Denver officers said they used a PIT maneuver to stop the car, at which point Perkins ran away and took an SUV. Officers pinned the car and one officer shot Perkins. Police said they later found a handgun in the carjacked SUV.
Perkins died at a hospital.
William Howard Green Jr.
January 27, 2020
Marlow Heights, Maryland
According to CBS affiliate WUSA, 43-year-old William Howard Green was fatally shot by a Prince George County police officer while he was handcuffed.
Police said that the officer was responding to a 911 call alleging a male driver struck multiple cars along a road. The officer was told at the scene that Green was asleep in his car. The officer then took him out, handcuffed him and put him in the front seat of the police cruiser, police said.
Minutes later, a second officer heard gunshots and found that Green had been shot seven times. He later died at the hospital.
Jaquyn O'Neill Light
January 28, 2020
Graham, North Carolina
According to CBS affiliate WFMY, 20-year-old Jaquyn O'Neill Light was shot by Graham Police officers who said they were attempting to serve a warrant to Light.
Police said when they went to arrest him, he ran outside, and there was a confrontation. An officer shot Light, who later died from his injuries. It's unclear if Light was armed when he was shot.
Keith Dutree Collins
January 30, 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina
CBS affiliate WNCN reported that 52-year-old Keith Dutree Collins was fatally shot by a Raleigh police officer who was investigating a report of an armed man acting strangely.
Police said the officer came into contact with Collins walking along a road and that Collins briefly put his hands in the air before running away. The officer then chased Collins and said the man reached into his waistband.
The officer said he kept telling Collins to raise his hands and at some point, Collins turned around and pointed a gun at the officer. The officer then shot Collins four times. The incident continued, with the officer ultimately shooting Collins 11 times.
Collins died at the hospital, and police said they discovered the weapon he was holding had been a BB gun.
January 30, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 15-year-old Abdirahman Salad was fatally shot by two Columbus police officers who said they were responding to a reported robbery.
Police said the officers had a confrontation with Salad at the pharmacy that had been robbed. Salad, they said, was armed with a gun, and at some point he was shot by police. He died at a hospital.
Leonard Charles Parker Jr.
February 1, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WKRG, 53-year-old Leonard Parker Jr. of Covington, Georgia, was killed by a Gulfport police officer.
Fox and CW affiliate WXXV reported that the officer was responding to calls of a disturbance in the area. As an officer was approaching the area, Parker was allegedly driving away and drove toward the officer. The officer then shot Parker, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
February 1, 2020
Fort Myers, Florida
According to the Fort Myers News-Press, 41-year-old Ronnell Mouzon was fatally shot by a Fort Myers police officer who authorities said was responding to a call that Mouzon had fired shots at a beauty salon.
Police said Mouzon shot his wife at the salon and exchanged fire with police before he was shot. Mouzon died a few days later.
February 2, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WDJT, 17-year-old Alvin Cole was shot and killed by a Wauwatosa police officer after police responded to a call that there was a person with a weapon near a mall.
Police said when they arrived at the scene, a foot chase ensued. An officer shot and killed Cole in what he said was self defense.
Marc Dominic Neal
February 3, 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah
According to CBS affiliate KUTV, 56-year-old Marc Dominic Neal was fatally shot by Unified Police who said they were responding to a domestic dispute.
Police said they arrived at the scene of the dispute to find Neal outside holding a gun. The department said officers tried to de-escalate the situation and convince Neal to put down the gun, but he then pointed the gun at officers and stood in a shooting position.
Officers shot Neal, and when he was allegedly seen moving after he had fallen, they shot him again. Police said officers' coats covered their body cameras. After the incident, police discovered Neal was holding a fake gun.
Dominque Antwon Anderson
February 4, 2020
Home Garden, California
According to the Los Angeles Times, 26-year-old Dominque Antwon Anderson was shot and killed by Kings County deputies. Police said that Anderson had attacked three people, including his brother, with a machete.
Police said Anderson would not drop a knife and was advancing toward officers when one of the deputies shot Anderson, who then fell on the ground. Anderson then got up and charged at deputies with a machete raised over his head, police said, and deputies shot at him several more times.
Anderson died on the scene.
February 9, 2020
WGN-TV reported that a man was killed by a Chicago police officer who was responding to a disturbance call. The police department's incident report identifies the man in the case as 31-year-old Jeremy Grayson.
Police said that Grayson shot an individual after they had arrived and then fled on foot. They located him and had an armed confrontation, during which Grayson allegedly shot at officers. The officers shot back and Grayson died at the scene. Police said they recovered a handgun from the incident.
Bobby Joe Gibbs
February 10, 2020
Forrest City, Arkansas
According to ABC affiliate KATV, 40-year-old Bobby Joe Gibbs was shot and killed by Forrest City police who said they were responding to reports that a man was making threats.
Police said officers confronted Gibbs at a Walmart and that he turned around and shot at them. The officers then shot and killed Gibbs.
February 18, 2020
The Orlando Sentinel reported that 22-year-old Kevin Aldophe was shot and killed by Orlando police who suspected him of burglary.
Police said the incident occurred when an officer pulled over Aldophe for driving a stolen vehicle. Aldophe then allegedly fled to an apartment complex, where he allegedly abandoned the car and started running away. Three officers chased him, and two of the officers shot their guns.
Aldophe was allegedly armed and threatening the police. He was shot and later died at a hospital. Police said Aldophe did not appear to shoot at the officers.
Joseph C. Jewell III
February 20, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WBNS, 17-year-old Joseph Jewell III was fatally shot by police who were attempting to deliver a warrant to Jewell at a hotel. Jewell, according to police, was a suspect in the murder of another teenager.
Police said they went to a hotel where Jewell was staying and when they arrived, he opened to door and immediately started shooting. Three SWAT officers shot at him, police said. Jewell later died at the hospital.
February 25, 2020
Queens, New York
According to CBS New York, 19-year-old Matthew Felix was fatally shot by Nassau County police who said they were investigating a violent carjacking.
Felix allegedly pointed a firearm at the carjacking victim's head and told them to get out of the car. Police said they tracked the car to Felix's home and waited for him to drive off in another vehicle.
Felix allegedly drove at officers who then fired their guns at him. The car crashed into a building, and Felix died at the scene. It was not clear if Felix was armed when he was shot.
Kenneth Laneal Sashington
February 25, 2020
According to NBC affiliate WSFA, 38-year-old Kenneth Sashington was fatally shot by police who said they were responding to a call that there was suspicious activity at an apartment complex. Neighbors had said someone was banging on doors.
Officers said Sashington was someone they believed was involved and that he fired shots at officers before running away. Police chased him and exchanged gunfire, and Sashington was killed.
Justin Lee Stackhouse
February 26, 2020
According to the Herald-Tribune, 30-year-old Justin Stackhouse was shot and killed by a Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy who said Stackhouse was driving toward him.
Police reported that the deputy saw Stackhouse driving with a shredded front tire and damage at the front of his car after midnight. The deputy called for backup and attempted to stop Stackhouse, but Stackhouse continued driving, authorities said.
Stackhouse allegedly drove onto a curb at a Walmart and the car got stuck. When deputies got out of the car and identified themselves, they said Stackhouse put the car in reverse and accelerated toward one of the deputies. The deputy then shot at Stackhouse multiple times.
Stackhouse died at the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.
February 27, 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado
CBS Denver reported that 28-year-old Desmond Hayes was shot and killed by an off-duty Colorado Springs police officer.
An investigation found that the officer was in an unmarked patrol car at a Carl's Jr. drive thru when Hayes got in and told the officer he had a gun. The officer shot and killed Hayes.
February 29, 2020
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 49-year-old Anthony Taylor was shot and killed by Milwaukee police after Taylor was allegedly threatening to kill his wife.
The Sentinel reported Taylor was running a food truck outside of a bar that his wife owned when they got into a physical altercation. Taylor's wife left the bar without Taylor's knowledge. Taylor then allegedly broke a window of his mother-in-law's car with his gun and fired one shot while looking for her. He then allegedly choked one of the bar employees and shouted he was going to kill his wife.
When officers arrived, Taylor was outside the bar holding his gun. Surveillance footage shows him pointing the gun at an approaching officer, according to the Sentinel. The cop then fired shots at Taylor, who raised his gun again. Taylor was fatally shot.
March 3, 2020
CBS News previously reported that 33-year-old Manuel Ellis died after being restrained by police.
Police said they confronted Ellis because he was harassing a woman at an intersection when he was walking home. They said Ellis told them he had warrants and wanted to speak with them. He then repeatedly struck the patrol car and two officers called for backup.
Police said Ellis picked up an officer by the vest and "slam-dunked" him on the ground, and there was a struggle before Ellis was handcuffed.
The Pierce County Medical Examiner said Ellis died of respiratory arrest because of physical restraint. A 12-minute police radio recording reveals Ellis saying he couldn't breathe and officers telling dispatchers he needed to be strapped down. Police had said Ellis was suffering from excited delirium.
Ellis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Devan Austin Twilley
March 5, 2020
Hamilton Township, Indiana
According to CBS affiliate WTHR, 25-year-old Devan Twilley died after he was pursued by Gaston police.
Police said the chase started after a woman called 911 saying someone had broken into her home and was in the house. Police said they found the suspect, Twilley, who drove away. Deputies used a tire deflation device on the road, but Twilley allegedly kept driving.
Police said Twilley was driving at a high speed and lost control of the car, flipping several times. Twilley died at the scene.
Elijah Jamaal Brewer
March 5, 2020
CBS Pittsburgh reported that 25-year-old Elijah Brewer was fatally shot by police who pulled over a car in which Brewer was a passenger.
Four detectives in an unmarked police car said they were responding to a robbery when they pulled over a car with two Black males inside. Police said the officers smelled marijuana and asked the driver to get out of the car.
The driver complied with officers, but Brewer, police said, got into an altercation with the detectives. Brewer allegedly fired a gun and hit an officer in the hip. An officer returned fire. Police said a handgun was recovered from the scene and Brewer fired at least two rounds.
Brewer died at the hospital from multiple gunshot wounds in his torso and extremities.
Tyler M. Jones
March 6, 2020
According to CBS and CW affiliate WKRC, 24-year-old Tyler Jones was killed by Fairfield Police who were responding to a domestic situation.
Police said they arrived at Timber Hollow Apartments to investigate the dispute when Jones got into a confrontation with them. Police said Jones pulled out a gun, prompting three officers to fire shots.
March 8, 2020
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
According to ABC affiliate WPLG, 27-year-old Barry Gedeus was fatally shot by a Fort Lauderdale police officer who said he believed he was the suspect in an alleged sexual assault from earlier in the day.
Gedeus was riding his bike home as police were searching for the suspect. The officer believed Gedeus matched the description of the suspect, a Black male who has dreadlocks.
An attorney for Gedeus' family said the officer hit Gedeus with his cruiser, reached out of the car and attempted to grab him. The attorney said Gedeus then tried to run away, and was shot 10 times.
Police said there was a violent altercation between Gedeus and the officer, and that Gedeus has been identified by the alleged sexual assault victim.
Zachery Anderson Jr.
March 8, 2020
Police said Anderson allegedly pulled a gun on a woman at the mall. When they arrived at the scene, Anderson started to run away and officers shot at him. Another individual tried to intervene, and police said Anderson fatally shot that man.
Police then shot Anderson, who later died at the hospital.
March 12, 2020
Kansas City, Missouri
CBS affiliate KCTV reported that 47-year-old Donnie Sanders was shot and killed by Kansas City Police who said they pulled him over for a traffic stop.
Police said when they stopped Sanders around midnight, he and a passenger got out of the car and ran away. The officers did not have body cameras, but said when an officer caught up to Sanders, he raised his arm in a motion that made the officer think he had a weapon. The officer said Sanders didn't comply with orders to drop a weapon, so he shot him.
Sanders died at the hospital. Police later said he was not armed when he was shot.
March 13, 2020
When police entered the home, Taylor's boyfriend fired at officers, later saying he thought they were intruders. Police said they went to the apartment looking for illegal drugs, which were never found. Police opened fire and Taylor was fatally shot, although it is not clear which officer fired the rounds that killed her.
One of the police officers involved was fired in June after department officials determined he "wantonly and blindly" shot 10 rounds into the apartment without verifying that there was an "immediate threat."
Darrell William Mobley Sr.
March 15, 2020
Syracuse, New York
According to CBS affiliate WRGB, 48-year-old Darrell Mobley was shot and killed by a Syracuse police officer after police responded to reports of a burglary in progress.
Police said when they arrived at the scene, Mobley was holding a knife. Mobley allegedly stabbed an officer in the neck, prompting the officer to fire multiple rounds at Mobley, hitting him once. The officer was not wearing a body camera.
Mobley died at the hospital.
Darwin "Darrin" Barnell Foy
March 16, 2020
Webster City, Iowa
According to the Associated Press, 35-year-old Darwin Barnell Foy was shot and killed by Iowa State Troopers who said they were responding to a 911 call from a woman who said that a man had fired shots at her.
Police said they negotiated with Foy for hours but he threatened to shoot the woman within a specific amount of time. The troopers then went into the home and shot Foy.
William Dion Tolbert Simpkins
March 17, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 39-year-old William Simpkins was fatally shot by Atlanta police officers who said they were responding to a call that Simpkins was firing rounds into the air.
The first officer who arrived at the scene attempted to speak to Simpkins, police said. Simpkins then allegedly started to shoot at the officer. Six officers were engaged in a gunfire exchange with Simpkins and dozens of rounds were fired, police said. One of the officers fatally shot Simpkins.
March 18, 2020
According to ABC affiliate KTXS, 28-year-old Lebarron Ballard was shot and killed by Abilene police, who said he attacked them with a knife.
Police said Ballard stole a can of beer earlier in the day. Police said officers tased him after a short foot chase and then shot him after he allegedly attacked them.
March 19, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 61-year-old Harold Spencer was fatally shot by Iota police who were responding to a criminal trespassing complaint.
Police said when they responded to the complaint, they found Spencer sitting in a truck in the driveway of the home with a gun. They said Spencer pointed the gun at himself before pointing it at them. At least one officer then shot Spencer.
Spencer later died at the hospital.
March 20, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WCTV, 31-year-old Mychael Johnson was shot and killed by Tallahassee Police after an alleged attempted carjacking.
Officers said they found Johnson driving an allegedly stolen vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop. After he fled, Johnson allegedly carjacked another vehicle. When he drove away, Johnson lost control of the car and crashed, police said. He then tried to carjack another car, officers said, adding that they eventually caught up to him and tried to arrest him.
The police said Johnson violently resisted the arrest and that an officer shot him. Johnson died at the scene.
Alvin Lamont Baum II
March 20, 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia
According to the Associated Press, 23-year-old Alvin Lamont Baum II was fatally shot by Virginia Beach police who said they were attempting to arrest him for a felony warrant.
Officers said they recovered a handgun from nearby and that Baum died at the scene. It is not clear what led to the shooting.
Kamaal Koby Edwards
March 20, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 18-year-old Kamaal Koby Edwards was shot and killed by Cuthbert Police officers who were investigating a car break-in.
The officers confronted Edwards during the investigation, and a foot chase ensued. Police said officers and Edwards exchanged gunfire, and Edwards was pronounced dead at the scene.
March 23, 2020
Rochester, New York
41-year-old Daniel Prude died after Rochester Police put a hood over his head and pressed his face into the ground for several minutes while he was naked and handcuffed. A medical examiner determined that his death was caused, in part, by complications related to asphyxiation. The medical examiner's report also noted "excited delirium" and PCP intoxication.
Prude's family members had called police to help Prude as he suffered from a mental health episode. Body cam footage showed police approaching Prude while he was naked and kneeling in the street. He complied when they asked him to lay on his stomach so they could handcuff him.
Minutes later, Prude — who had been speaking to officers throughout the interaction — went silent and vomited water before he stopped breathing. He died seven days later.
Tyrell "Rex" Fincher
March 27, 2020
Newburgh, New York
According to the Times Herald-Record, 26-year-old Tyrell "Rex" Fincher was fatally shot by Newburgh police officers who said they were questioning him about a shooting that happened a day earlier.
During the questioning, police said Fincher pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued. Fincher's gun allegedly went off during that time, and officers fired back, killing him.
Etonne T. Tanzymore
March 30, 2020
According to The Baltimore Sun, 38-year-old Etonne Tanzymore was fatally shot by Baltimore police who were responding to the scene of a reported shooting.
Police body cam footage shows that Tanzymore had his arm raised when officers arrived to the scene. Two officers immediately opened fire when they got out of their vehicles. A third driver, who arrived last, opened fire as well.
Police said they did so because Tanzymore was holding a gun and had turned toward them, but the video was not clear enough to show what he had been holding. Tanzymore's family said he was standing with relatives to protect them after a gunman had fired and struck one of them.
Nathan R. Hodge
April 2, 2020
According to CBS affiliate KNOE, 66-year-old Nathan R. Hodge was fatally shot by a Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was responding to a disturbance call.
Police said someone reported Hodge had threatened another man with a firearm. At some point during their interaction, shots were fired, killing Hodge. It is not clear why the shots were fired.
Tommie Dale McGlothen Jr.
April 6, 2020
According to the Associated Press, 44-year-old Tommie Dale McGlothen Jr. died after being repeatedly punched and tased by police officers.
Officers said they encountered McGlothen outside a home where he was blocking a driveway and allegedly following an individual into his house. The coroner said police reported McGlothen was mumbling and exhibited signs of paranoia and emotional disturbance.
A 4.5-minute witness video shows officers wrestling with McGlothen, with one officer repeatedly punching him and another hitting him with a baton. Someone is heard saying an officer tased him, the AP reported.
When police get McGlothen off the ground, his hands are handcuffed behind his back. He falls or is pushed back to the ground. Officers then walked him to the police car, pushed him against it and hit his head on the hood, the AP said.
McGlothen died at the hospital the next day. The coroner said McGlothen's death could have possibly been prevented, and that it was obvious that he needed medical care when he was confronted by police.
April 7, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WNCN, 33-year-old Idris Abdus-Salaam was shot and killed by police, who said he was suspected of stabbing four women.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said law enforcement killed Abdus-Salaam at the truck stop where the stabbings took place after they confronted him and he refused to drop a knife. Abdus-Salaam died on the scene.
Dewayne Curtis Lafond
April 7, 2020
According to the Refugio County Press, 45-year-old Dewayne Curtis Lafond was killed after a nearly 17-hour standoff with several police departments.
Police said they initially responded to a woman who called 911 saying a man entered her home with a gun. A neighbor allegedly called 911 immediately after reporting gunshots. Officers said they went to the house and found that Lafond barricaded himself inside with the woman, adding that he threatened to shoot her if officers got any closer.
After unsuccessful negotiations, police said they fatally shot Lafond.
Joshua Dariandre Ruffin
April 8, 2020
Columbia, South Carolina
According to CBS affiliate WLTX, 17-year-old Joshua Ruffin was killed by a Columbia police officer who was patrolling an area where cars had recently been broken into.
The officer allegedly got out of his car to question Ruffin, and police said Ruffin started to run away. The chase lasted 20 seconds, and during that time, Ruffin allegedly pulled out a gun. The officer then shot Ruffin in the chest, killing him.
Months later, Fifth Circuit Solicitor Byron Gipson said no charges will be filed against the officer involved, WLTX reported.
April 9, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WOIO, 22-year-old Desmond Franklin was shot and killed by an off-duty Cleveland police officer.
The officer claimed that he and Franklin were driving side by side when Franklin threatened to shoot him. The officer was not wearing a uniform and was in an unmarked car when he shot Franklin.
It remains unclear if Franklin had a gun. One of his attorneys said surveillance video of the incident reveals no indication that Franklin had a gun or threatened the officer, but police say Franklin or the teen he was with pointed a gun at the officer, according to Cleveland.com.
The case is now being investigated by Ohio's district attorney.
Kanisha Necole Fuller
April 10, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WJAX, 43-year-old Kanisha Necole Fuller was killed by an off-duty Birmingham police officer in what officials described as a "love triangle gone wrong."
Police said they responded to reports of multiple gunshots and found Fuller inside an unmarked police vehicle with multiple gun shot wounds. Fuller died at a hospital.
Another Alabama detective was in the car during the shooting, but was not injured. The officer has been charged with capital murder, WJAX reported.
Jonathan Lee Adams
April 10, 2020
According to CBS Philadelphia, 31-year-old Jonathan Lee Adams was shot and killed by Pottstown Police who said they were responding to 911 calls that people were yelling inside the home Adams was located.
Police said they received three 911 calls about the disturbance. When they arrived, police said Adams was inside the home and armed with a handgun. Officers said they told him to drop the gun several times and that he opened fire at them. They returned fire, hitting him.
Adams was pronounced dead at the hospital.
April 15, 2020
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 39-year-old Goldie Bellinger of Williston, South Carolina, was fatally shot by SWAT officers in an hours-long standoff at a motel. Police had been sent to the motel for a wellness check, authorities said.
Police said Bellinger barricaded himself in his room and refused to speak to deputies. One deputy said Bellinger had a gun, which Bellinger allegedly pointed at deputies at some point.
The SWAT team attempted to negotiate with Bellinger, but he started shooting at them, police said. Three SWAT officers returned fire, and Bellinger died at the scene.
April 16, 2020
According to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 31-year-old Jasman Washington was shot and killed by a Lubbock police officer who conducted a traffic stop.
Police said officers had attempted to stop Washington because he was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Washington parked that car, but got into another car nearby after fleeing, prompting another chase, police said.
Washington spun out of control, and when police tried to surround the car, they said Washington rammed police vehicles and pinned an officer. Police then opened fire.
Washington died at the scene.
Derick L. Powe
April 17, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WKRG, 29-year-old Derick L. Powe was shot and killed by Daphne Police who said they were responding to a report that Powe was pointing a firearm at his neighbors.
Officers said when they arrived at the scene, they found Powe had been acting erratically and fired at least one shot at some point during the day. Police were notified that Powe was driving by, and attempted a traffic stop.
Powe allegedly showed a gun during the stop, and was shot by officers.
Steven Demarco Taylor
April 18, 2020
San Leandro, California
CBS News previously reported that 33-year-old Steven Demarco Taylor was shot and killed by a San Leandro Police officer after he allegedly attempted to steal a baseball bat from a Walmart.
Police said they were called to the store after Taylor attempted to leave without paying. Body cam footage showed police telling Taylor to drop the bat he was holding. When Taylor did not comply, officers shot him with a Taser twice, which did not subdue him.
An officer then shot Taylor once in the chest. Another officer deployed another taser on Taylor after he was shot.
The officer who shot Taylor, Jason Fletcher, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
April 19, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WDJT, 25-year-old Joel Acevedo was killed by an off-duty Milwaukee Police officer in the officer's home.
A criminal complaint cited by WDJT alleges that the officer called 911 and said he needed help. Acevedo was heard saying "I swear I'll go home. I swear," on the call. When other officers arrived at the scene, they allegedly found the officer straddling Acevedo, who was laying on his stomach. Acevedo was not moving when the additional officers arrived, and the officer who was charged for the death said he was unsure if Acevedo was breathing, according to the complaint.
The complaint said the officer had a party the night prior, and claimed Acevedo was going through his pockets when he woke up. Acevedo attempted to leave but got into a fight with someone else, and then the charged officer grabbed him around the neck, according to the complaint. An autopsy said Acevedo choked to death.
The officer, Michael Mattioli, was suspended and charged with first degree reckless homicide, WDJT reported.
April 19, 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado
According to CBS affiliate KKTV, 28-year-old Sergeant Virgill Thorpe was killed by Colorado Springs police officers who were responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.
Thorpe, an Army soldier at Fort Carson, was outside of his home when police arrived, but went inside and grabbed an AR-15, police said. Police added that Thorpe pointed the rifle at four officers, who then fired their weapons, hitting Thorpe at least once. Thorpe allegedly fired one round from his gun.
April 21, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada
According to CBS affiliate KLAS, 24-year-old Chase Rosa was killed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers who attempted to conduct a traffic stop while in plain clothes and an unmarked vehicle.
Police said Rosa was speeding and that the officers were unmarked because they were doing surveillance in the area. The police allegedly. attempted to stop Rosa, and found that the vehicle had been been reported stolen.
Rosa dropped off two women at a gas station who said Rosa had a shotgun, according to police. Shortly after, Rosa allegedly stopped the car and exited holding the gun. He allegedly walked to another car, pointing the gun at the person inside.
The officers pulled up to the scene, identified themselves and told Rosa to drop the gun, authorities said. Rosa then allegedly turned around, still pointing the gun. The officers shot him multiple times. Rosa later died at the hospital.
April 22, 2020
Missouri City, Texas
According to the Houston Chronicle, 35-year-old Joshua Johnson was shot after he allegedly approached an undercover Gulf Coast Task Force deputy with a cell phone flashlight and a BB gun.
Police said Johnson was house sitting for a neighbor who was in the hospital when he tapped on the window of the deputy's unmarked car. The deputy was planning to issue a felony arrest warrant nearby, police said.
The deputy did not have a body camera and there was no dashcam. Police said Johnson and the deputy exchanged words before the shooting.
Elmer L. Mack
April 22, 2020
Florence, South Carolina
According to the Associated Press, 40-year-old Elmer L. Mack was killed by Florence County police during a shootout.
At least one Florence officer engaged in shots with Mack, police said, and four officers were in the area. It is not clear what led to the shooting.
Kelvin D. Shaw
April 25, 2020
Rock Island, Illinois
According to NBC affiliate KWQC, 37-year-old Kelvin D. Shaw was fatally shot by Rock island Police officers who were investigating a complaint of a domestic disturbance.
Police said they were told a man was holding two women against their will in an apartment and that the man had a gun. When several officers surrounded the apartment, they said Shaw snuck out of a window and was reportedly armed with a gun.
A confrontation between Shaw and the officers ensued, resulting in officers shooting him. A gun was recovered at the scene, police said.
Shaw was pronounced brain dead after being shot several times, and was taken off life support days later.
April 28, 2020
According to CBS affiliate WTSP, 26-year-old Jonas Joseph was shot and killed by Hillsborough County police following a traffic stop.
Police had said the car Joseph was driving matched the description of a car that was involved in a shooting a week before the incident, and that officers spoke with him for about 15 minutes. When they asked him questions about the shooting, they said he rolled up his window and attempted to flee.
Police said Joseph hit a police car that was parked about a foot behind him and later crashed into a tree. He then allegedly started shooting at officers, prompting five officers to return fire and killed him.
A gun with Joseph's fingerprints was recovered from the scene, police said.
Local Black Lives Matter advocates disputed the police's account of the shooting, claiming they don't believe Joseph ever fired at officers.
Shaun Lee Fuhr
April 29, 2020
Columbia City, Washington
According to The Seattle Times, 24-year-old Shaun Lee Fuhr was killed by a Seattle police SWAT officer who said he was responding to a domestic violence call and claimed that Fuhr had taken his 1-year-old daughter at gunpoint.
Seattle police released body camera footage of the confrontation, showing several officers chasing Fuhr as he fled through a small parking lot. Police confronted Fuhr around the side of a building. Fuhr was holding the child when police shot him and killed him. The video, according to the NAACP, does not show Fuhr displaying a weapon or officers trying to de-escalate the situation.
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