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PORTLAND POLICE SHOOTINGS AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY
1992-September, 2014


Compiled by Portland Copwatch.
Please credit Portland Copwatch in any republication.
Portland Copwatch regrets any errors and welcomes corrections and any further information on these or other incidents.
Email copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org.

For other details see our page on Portland Police Proximity Deaths/Injuries page,
our page on Portland Police shootings of dogs,
and the list of shootings in Oregon 2010-2014 as posted in the Skanner on November 6, 2014.

Last updated December 4, 2014


Name/age/gender/ethnicity/abilities (if known)   Date     Type of case    People's Police Report issue # (if any)

2014

     Denorris Laron McClendon, 27, male, African American      9/1/14      Shooting      PPR 64*
     Nicholas Glendon Davis, 23, male, European American      6/12/14      Shooting death      PPR 63
     Paul Alan Ropp, 20, male, European American      4/16/14      Shooting (hits unknown)**      PPR 62
     Kelly Vern Swoboda, 49, male, European American      3/12/14      Shooting death      PPR 62

2013

     Santiago A. Cisneros III, 32, male, Latino      3/4/13      Shooting death      PPR 59
     Merle Mikal Hatch, 50, male, European-American      2/17/13      Shooting death      PPR 59

2012

     Joshua Stephen Baker, 27, male      9/29/12      Shooting      PPR 58
     Michael Anthony Tate, Jr, 25, male      8/21/12      Shooting (no hits)      PPR 57
     Billy Wayne Simms, 28, male, European American      7/28/12      Shooting death      PPR 57
     Name withheld (Juvenile), 17, male, African American      7/17/12      Shooting      PPR 57
     Jonah Aaron Potter, 31, male, European American      3/26/12     Shooting      PPR 56
     Adalberto Flores-Haro, 31, male, Latino      3/13/12     Shooting (Washington County/PPB Gang Team present)      PPR 56
     Bradley Lee Morgan, 21, male, European-American      1/25/12     Shooting death      PPR 56

2011

     Darris Eugene Johnson, 26, male, African American      7/9/11     Death in custody      PPR 54
     William Kyle Monroe, 20, male, European American      6/30/11      Shooting (live rounds in less lethal gun)      PPR 54
     Ralph Clyde Turner, 61, male, European American, mental health issues      3/6/11      Shooting (no hits)      PPR 53
     Thomas Higginbotham, 67, male, European American, homeless, mental health issues     1/2/11     Shooting death     PPR 53
     Kevin Charles Moffett, 31, male, African-American (alleged target) 1/1/11      Shooting (no hits)     PPR 53

2010

     Marcus Lagozzino, 34, male, European American, mental health crisis      12/27/10      Shooting      PPR 53
     Darryel Dwayne Ferguson, 45, male, European-American      12/17/10      Shooting death      PPR 52
     Craig Boehler, 46, male, European American      11/23/10      Shooting (with death by smoke inhalation)     PPR 52
     Keaton Dupree Otis, 25, African-American, male      5/12/10      Shooting death      PPR 51
     Jack Dale Collins, 58, European-American, male      3/22/10      Shooting death      PPR 50
     Aaron Marcell Campbell, 25, African-American, male      1/29/10      Shooting death      PPR 50
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2009

     Osmar Lovaina-Bermudez, 36, male      8/24/09     Shooting      PPR 49

2008

     Derek J. Coady, 43, male      5/15/08     Shooting death     PPR 45
     Jason Spoor, 27, male      5/13/08     Shooting death     PPR 45

2007

     Lesley Paul Scott Stewart, 26, male, African-American      8/20/07     Shooting     PPR 42
     Steven R. Bolen, 43, male, European-American      5/22/07     Shooting death     PPR 42

2006

     Dupree Carter, 23, male, African American      12/28/06     Shooting (no hits)     PPR 41
     David Earl Hughes, 52, male, European-American      11/12/06     Shooting death     PPR 40
     James Philip Chasse, Jr., 42, male, European-American, mentally disabled/schizophrenia      9/17/06
         Death in custody (after Taser)     PPR 40
     Scott Vincent Suran, 44, male, European-American      8/28/06     Shooting     PPR 40
     Jerry Goins, 37, male, European-American      7/19/06     Shooting ("suicide")     PPR 39
     Timothy Grant, 46, male, European-American      3/20/06     Death in custody (after Taser)     PPR 38
     Dennis Lamar Young, 28, male, European-American      1/4/06     Shooting death    PPR 38

2005

     Raymond Dwayne Gwerder, 30, male, European-American      11/4/05     Shooting death    PPR 37
     Marcello Vaida,18, male, African American      10/12/05     Shooting     PPR 37
    Vernon Allen, 48, male, African American      5/19/05     Shooting death    PPR 36
    Gilbert Thomas King, 35    3/28/05     Shooting (no hits)    PPR 35
    Ronald Richard Riebling, Jr., 40, male, European American    3/20/05    Shooting death    PPR 35
    Dwayne Richard Novak, 39, male, white    3/12/05     Shooting death    PPR 35
    John M. Vitale, 49, male      2/26/04     Shooting      PPR 35
    Lee Harrison Hardman, 36, male    2/6/05    Shooting (no hits)    PPR 35

2004

     Willie Thomas Grigsby, 24, male, African American     12/2/04     Shooting death     PPR 34
     Bruce Perison Clark, 39, European-American      11/22/04     Shooting death     PPR 34
     James Jahar Perez, 28, African American     3/28/04     Shooting death     PPR 32, 33
     Jose Angel Padilla, 22, of Yakima     1/3/04     Shooting death     PPR 32

2003

     Shane Eric Clements, 25     12/24/03     Shooting death     PPR 32
     Eddie Homsombath, 19, Laotian- American     10/21/03     Shooting ("suicide")     PPR 31
     Kendra James, 21, female, African- American     5/5/03     Shooting death     PPR 30
     Steffen Wesley Redincer, male, 28, "transient"     3/2/03     Shooting     PPR 29

2002

     Justin Lee Sawtelle, male, 27     12/13/02     Shooting (no hits)     PPR 28
     Russel Stoneking, 26     10/26/02     Shooting (no hits)     PPR 35
     Dustin Tyler Gomez, male, 16     10/18/02     Shooting     PPR 28
     Jeremy Joseph Christian, male, 20     5/12/02     Shooting     PPR 28
     Anthony Utah-Zona Beck, male, 29     4/14/02     Shooting death     PPR 27
     Byron Hammick, 26, male, African- American     2/22/02     Shooting death     PPR 26, 27
     Rich Lochner, male     2/21/02     Shooting (no hits)     PPR 26, 27

2001

     Daniel Cromb--male, white, 23     12/9/01     Shooting death     PPR 26
     Randolph Marion Martin, male, 41     12/8/01     Shooting     PPR 26
     Tyrone Waters, male, 36, African- American     9/17/01     Shooting (no hits but beanbags)     PPR 25
     Bruce Browne, male, African American     7/11/01     Shooting     PPR 24, 25
     Raymond Leonard Youngberg, Jr., male, mental "illness", 50     7/9/01     Shooting death     PPR 24, 25
     José Santos Victor Mejía Poot, male, Mayan- Mexican, epilepsy, 29     4/1/01     Shooting death     PPR 24, 25
     David Gildersleeve, male, 34     2/22/01     Shooting     PPR 23
     James Farmer, male, 34     2/15/01     Shooting     PPR 23
     Dwayne Tyrone McClinton, male, African American, 23     1/11/01     Shooting     PPR 23

2000

     Sean Joseph Cook--male, 26     12/28/00     Shooting     PPR 23
     Michael Jaquith--male, European-American, 34     12/18/00     Shooting death     PPR 23
     Daniel Brink--male, 20     11/6/00     Shooting     PPR 22
     Justyn Galegos, male, 19     10/2/00     Shooting death     PPR 22
     Lawrence Ramirez--male, 50     8/25/00     Shooting     PPR 22
     George Waldum--male, 71     8/23/00     Shooting death     PPR 22
     James Lamberson--male, 54     5/12/00     Shooting     PPR 21
     Joaquim Angel Vasquez     2/15/00     Shooting     --
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1999

     Damon Lowery--male, 29     12/5/99     Death in custody     20, PPR 21
     ? Solarzano     11/5/99     Shooting     --
     Duane White, Jr--male     9/23/99     Shooting     PPR 19
     Anthony Falsetto--male     8/24/99     Shooting     PPR 19
     Richarn Lynn Smith--male     8/18/99     Shooting?-unclear if officer fired gun     PPR 19
     ? Brown     7/21/99     Shooting     --
     David Cassel--male, 38     7/15/99     Shooting?     PPR 18
     Jeffrey Samuel Chilson--male, 34     6/19/99     Shooting     PPR 18
     ? Cramer     6/8/99     Shooting     --
     Raul Mora--male     6/4/99     Shooting     PPR 18
     Quinton Keppinger--male, 31     3/12/99     Shooting     PPR 18
     ? Donnely     3/12/99     Shooting     --

1998

     Peter Gilbaugh, 44, male, white     12/31/98     Shooting death     PPR 17
     ? McCoy     12/6/98     Shooting     --
     Richard "Dickie" Dow, 37, male, white, developmentally disabled/paranoid schizophrenia    10/19/98
        Death after beating   PPR 16
     Travis Hunt, 21, male and Douglas Thiebault,     9/14/98     Off-duty shooting     PPR 16
     Unidentified male, "transient", had blue paint on face     8/21/98     Beanbag shooting     PPR 16
     Travis West, 31, male, African American     8/17/98     Beanbag shooting     PPR 16
     Brian Penton, 29, male, African American, "healthy"; from Tacoma     5/31/98     Death in custody     PPR 15
     Benjamin Allen Skinner     5/31/98     Shooting + beanbag shooting     PPR 15
     Danyale Gill, 22     5/23/98     Shooting     PPR 17
     ? Thai     3/14/98     Shooting     --
     Aaron Rahmaan, 19, male, African American     1/27/98     Shooting death     PPR 14
     Stephen Douglas Dons, male, white     1/27/98     Shooting, death in custody (later)     PPR 14
     Leopoldo Lucio, 26     1/26/98     Shooting     PPR 14

1997

     ? Yew     10/17/97     Shooting     --
     Bill Utton, male, 65     9/23/97     Shooting death     PPR 13
     Ronald Barton, 51     8/24/97     Shooting     PPR 13,20
     Robert Dean Bliss, "Car prowler"     7/12/97     Shooting     PPR 12
     Officer Stephen Gomez's wife--name unknown     6/1/97     Off-duty shooting     PPR 12
     Denning, male, on bicycle     4/29/97     Shooting     PPR 12
     Rodger Allen Rosling, 38     3/26/97     Shooting     PPR 12
     ? Sample     1/10/97     Shooting     --

1996

     Patricia Sweany, female, "mentally challenged"     12/14/96     Shooting death     PPR 14
     E. Jean Emerson--female, deceased     12/13/96     Wrongful death (high speed chase)     --
     Edward Tramazzo, 28     11/23/96     Shooting     --
     Charles Michel, Jr     9/29/96     Shooting death     --
     Lynn Marc Kibbee, 31, male, white     6/2/96     Shooting death     --
     Deontae Keller, 20, male, African American     2/28/96     Shooting death     PPR 9

1995

     Timothy Mathers     12/6/95     Shooting     --

1994

     Ivan Lee Dixon, 19, African American     12/20/94     Shooting     --
     Charles Ray Burke, 20, male     12/12/94     Shooting death     --
     ? (name unknown)     12/9/94     Shooting     --
     Gail Moody, 52, female     8/24/94     Shooting death     --
     Charles Glenn Ferguson ("Jim Malone"), 57, male, Bank robbery suspect      6/23/94     Shooting     PPR 3
     Todd K Calhoun, 34, male     4/11/94     Shooting     --
     Jason K Gillett     4/10/94     Shooting death     --

1993

     Duane Anthony Shaw, 20, male, European American      9/14/93      Shooting death
     Gerald F. Gratton, Jr., male, African American      7/19/93      Shooting
     Unnamed bank robbery suspect      6/18/93      Shooting
     Lewis Patrick Clark, 41, male      6/2/93      Shooting death

1992

     James B Jennings      12/14/92      Shooting
     Robert Allen Peterson, 41, male      9/13/92      Shooting death
     (Name unknown)      8/31/92      Shooting
     Dell Aaron Youngblood, 22, male      7/14/92      Shooting death
     Fred Gudmenson, 29, male      5/26/92      Shooting death
     Charles Harbin, 31, male      4/19/92      Shooting
     Jerome R. Remington, 27, male      4/9/92      Shooting
     Kenneth A. Hendershot, 43, male      2/7/92      Shooting
     Sean T. Oxley, 18, male      1/24/92      Shooting
     Richard Wesley Gnewich, 50, male      1/23/92      Shooting
     Nathan Thomas, 12, male, European-American      1/16/92      Shooting death
     Bryan T. French, 20, male      1/16/92      Shooting death

*-publication date January, 2015
**- note as of 4/23/14 it's not clear whether Paul Ropp was hit by police bullets, injured in a car crash, or bitten by a police dog

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