8. Micah Xavier Johnson
A sniper killed five police officers during a Black Lives Matter march and in the aftermath, the peaceful protesters downtown say they were wrongly blamed for the massacre.
Dallas chief of police David Brown said that the gunman, who has was unaffiliated with any group, said he wanted to kill white police officers. Before this was known, fingers were pointed in all directions over who was to blame for the massacre.
“We cornered one suspect, and we tried to negotiate for several hours,” Brown recalled. “We had an exchange of gunfire with the suspect, and we saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed the officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased as a result of the detonating the bomb.”
That slain suspect was later identified as Micah Xavier Johnson, from Mesquite, Texas.
Brown said Micah Johnson told negotiators that “he was upset about Black Lives Matter, he said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect stated he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers. The suspect stated he was not affiliated with any groups, and he stated that he did it alone.”
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6.) Jerad and Amanda Miller
Two police officers were gunned down by a man and a woman as they were eating lunch in a Las Vegas pizza restaurant, officials said.
"They were ambushed," Sheriff Doug Gillespie of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department said at a news conference though he said it was not yet known why the two were targeted.
Witnesses said the two yelled "This is a revolution" during the attack, but officials said they had not yet identified a motive for the shooting.
The pair have “some apparent ideology that is along the lines of militia and white supremacists,” according to authorities.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Kevin McMahill said at a press conference that one of the suspects, 31-year-old Jerad Miller, left a swastika and a Gadsden flag -- which features a coiled snake with the words "Don't Tread on Me” -- on top of the body of Officer Alyn Beck, 41.
Jerad Miller also laid a note on the body of officer Igor Soldo, 31, that said “this is the beginning of the revolution,” McMahill said. Both officers were gunned down inside Cici’s Pizza Sunday during their lunch break.
9.) Scott Michael Greene
Trump, Conservatives Silent After Latest Cop Killer ID’d as White Man
By Moses Frenck
When three police officers were shot and killed in Baton Rouge last July, there was understandable national outrage — but there was increased fervor from many conservatives, led by Trump, who demanded “law and order,” immediately blamed President Barack Obama and pointed to the Black Lives Matter movement. The “cop killer” in this incident was a Black man.
Meanwhile, following the coldblooded killing of two police officers in Iowa in what investigators have called an “ambush-style” attack by a white, Confederate flag-waving man with a Trump-Pence sign on his front lawn, the outrage by Trump and his surrogates and supporters has been considerably more subdued.
After the Baton Rouge shootings, Rush Limbaugh on his radio show said BLM was “quickly becoming a terrorist group committing hate crimes.” Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and staunch Trump mouthpiece said on CBS: “[Black people] sing rap songs about killing police officers and they talk about killing police officers, and they yell it out at their rallies and the police officers hear it.”
According to police, the two officers, Urbandale Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Police Sgt. Anthony Beminio, were shot and killed in their patrol cars, taken by surprise with no opportunity to defend themselves.
It appears Greene was mad at police for not arresting Black teens who did not stand for the national anthem during a high school football game and kicking Greene out instead for waving a Confederate flag — violating school policy.
Greene video recorded his confrontation with police two weeks prior to the shootings, when police escorted him out of the Urbandale High School football game after he waved a Confederate flag in front of several Black people during the national anthem. He later wrote online that he “was offended by the blacks sitting through our anthem. Thousands more whites fought and died for their freedom. However this is not about the Armed forces, they are cop haters.”
1.) Franklin Osgood
Authorities say a former police officer killed himself after a chase with police that led state troopers to finding the body of the ex-cop's wife in his trunk.
New Jersey State police were notified by police in Providence, Rhode Island, that Franklin Osgood was believed to be traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Officers located his car, but Osgood, a former Providence police officer, refused to pull over. CBS New York reports Osgood lost control of the car and ran off the road, striking a guard rail and a state police vehicle, authorities said.
Troopers found the 61-year-old Osgood with a self-inflicted gunshot wound when they approached the car. The body of 55-year-old Mary Jo Osgood was in the trunk.
Franklin Osgood was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Providence police said at a news conference Sunday that Osgood's daughter had called them to say her father was missing and distraught.
3.) Gavin Long
A Missouri man ambushed and killed three law officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge during a time when police nationwide and in the Louisiana city in particular have been on high alert after five officers were killed in a Dallas ambush July 7.
Louisiana State Police announced that they had received threats of plots against Baton Rouge police.
A man identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City went on a shooting rampage on his 29th birthday that left two police officers and a sheriff's deputy dead, police sources said. Long, who was African-American, was a former Marine who spent time in Iraq and was discharged at the rank of sergeant in 2010, according to the U.S. military.
The three law-enforcement officers killed in Baton Rough, Louisiana, were, Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald.
Long was a prolific user of social media, with dozens of videos, podcasts, tweets and posts under his pseudonym Cosmo Setepenra. Under that name, Long also tweeted a link to a news story about Dallas shooter Micah Johnson and said the shooter was "one of us! # MY Religion is Justice."
The shooting took place around 8:40 a.m. (9:40 a.m. ET) in the city of about 230,000 people, already tense after the high-profile police shooting of Sterling, an African-American man, on July 5.
Police received a call of a "suspicious person walking down Airline Highway with an assault rifle," a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
When police arrived, the shooting began.
"There was no talking, just shooting," Baton Rouge Police Cpl. L.J. McKneely said.
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Regarding CF# 07-004281
I know most of you who personally know me are in disbelief to hear from media reports that I am suspected of committing such horrendous murders and have taken drastic and shocking actions in the last couple of days. You are saying to yourself that this is completely out of character of the man you knew who always wore a smile wherever he was seen. I know I will be vilified by the LAPD and the media.
Unfortunately, this is a necessary evil that I do not enjoy but must partake and complete for substantial change to occur within the LAPD and reclaim my name. The department has not changed since the Rampart and Rodney King days. It has gotten worse. The consent decree should never have been lifted. The only thing that has evolved from the consent decree is those officers involved in the Rampart scandal and Rodney King incidents have since promoted to supervisor, commanders, and command staff, and executive positions.
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5.) Ismaaiyl Brinsley
Officer Rafael Ramos sat in the driver's seat. Officer Wenjian Liu was at his side.
The two cops weren't at their usual precinct -- normally, the pair was assigned to downtown Brooklyn, but they were working a "critical response" detail in an area with higher crime, police said.
That's where they were slain, ambush-style as they sat in their patrol car, New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said at a news conference.
They were "shot and killed with no warning, no provocation," Bratton told reporters. "They were quite simply, assassinated."
The gunman was found dead in a nearby subway station from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police were investigating posts Brinsley allegedly made on social media. Bratton said that the suspect had earlier shot and seriously wounded a woman believed to be his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore.
Baltimore police received information that Brinsley had made threatening comments about police, and sent a warning to police in New York, Bratton said.
That message came almost the same time the ambush happened.
7.) Manuel Rosales
Paul Tuozzolo, NYPD cop, killed by Manuel Rosales in Bronx, officials say.
An armed ex-con fatally shot an NYPD sergeant from 2 feet away and wounded a second officer as the cops approached his car in the Bronx.
The gunman was killed in a barrage of police bullets, leaving his blood-stained torso hanging from the open door of the vehicle. (pictures below)
Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo, 41, was fatally struck in the head and chest during the violent exchange.
The second cop — Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, 30 — was hit in the right leg and is expected to survive following the 3 p.m. shooting in Van Nest.
4.) Jesse Michael Gomez
One San Diego police officer was shot and killed and another was injured as they tried to make a stop, leading to one arrest and an extensive hunt for other suspects, police said.
The officer who died was Jonathan "JD" DeGuzman, 43, a 16-year department veteran and father of two, police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said at a news conference.
37 U.S. law enforcement officers had died from shootings in 2016, a 79% increase from the total in the same period last year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, which keeps data on officers killed on the job.
Annual rates of officer shooting deaths have fluctuated over the past 10 years. The decade's highest total came in 2011, with 73 officers shot dead.
Firearms were responsible for 41 of 123 officer fatalities in 2015, according to the memorial fund, but it was not the No. 1 cause of death. Traffic-related incidents, such as automobile and motorcycle crashes, caused 48 deaths.
Jesse Michael Gomez, 52, was charged in the shootings, Zimmerman said, though she did not specify the charges. Zimmerman said Gomez was shot in the upper torso and was in critical condition at a hospital.
2.) Jamaal Lewis
A Kansas City, Kan. police officer was shot and killed while responding to a reported drive-by shooting.
Officials said Capt. Robert David Melton, 46, was pronounced dead at University of Kansas Hospital at 2:55 p.m. local time.
Authorities said the suspected shooter was caught about a block away from where Melton was shot. The suspect was being questioned along with a second person suspected in the initial drive-by. A third person who had been taken into custody was determined not to have been involved and was released, police said.
It is the second time in less than three months that a Kansas City, Kan., police officer was shot and killed. Detective Brad Lancaster, 39, a nine-year veteran of the department, was killed May 9.