List of Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United States, February 2021
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List of Killings by Law Enforcement Officers in the United States, February 2021

This is a list of people reported killed by non-military law enforcement officers in the United States in February 2021, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method. The listing documents the occurrence of a death, making no implications regarding wrongdoing or justification on the part of the person killed or officer involved. Killings are arranged by date of the incident that caused death. Different death dates, if known, are noted in the description.

The table below lists 12 people.

February 2021

Date Name (age) of deceased Race Location Description
2021-02-25 Adam John Lundt (24) White West Sacramento, California 24 year old Adam John Lundt was shot and killed by West Sacramento Law Enforcement Officers after stabbing himself in the neck at a Walmart, and then charging responding officers with a knife and a gun.[1][2]
2021-02-25 Dino Raul Morales (28) Hispanic Ogden, Utah Dino Raul Morales, a 28 year old convicted felon was fatally shot by police after leading them on a chase and then brandishing a pistol at them. He had an active warrant for armed robbery, sexual assault, and vehicle theft.[3][4]
2021-02-19 Ryan Shirey (27) White Catasauqua, Pennsylvania Shirey was killed inside his home by officer Joelle Mota after police found him in his basement with an unloaded handgun.[5]
2021-02-18 Juan Carter Hernandez (33) Hispanic New Wilmington, Pennsylvania Borough police were called following a 911 call regarding a man assaulting a woman with a blunt instrument behind the house. An officer opened fire after Hernandez continued to beat Chyna Carrillo, a transgender woman originally from Arkansas. Carrillo died after being flown to a hospital, while Hernandez died at the scene.[6]
2021-02-13 Daverion Deauntre Kinard (29) Black Fontana, California Police were investigating a burglary when Kinard ran from the scene. According to body cam footage, police chased Kinard until he was found in a portable toilet. An officer shot him after he "began to roll his right hand forward toward the officer, revealing a metallic object", according to police. Kinard was holding a lighter.[7]
2021-02-10 Jordan Walton (21) Black Austin, Texas Police were called after a report of black jeep crashing into a house. Soon after, another call was received of someone forcing them into a home. When police arrived they heard a disturbance and forced themselves inside. Jordan Walton then allegedly shot at officers and held a child hostage. He was shot by a SWAT officer.[8]
2021-02-08 Joseph Johnson (37) White Idaho Falls, Idaho Police were searching for a man who fled a traffic stop when an officer mistook Johnson for him. An officer shot Johnson, who police say was standing in his own backyard with a gun. The actual suspect was later found in a shed in a different backyard.[9]
2021-02-06 Anthony Steven Loia (26) Hispanic Long Beach, California Shot by law enforcement near 1401 Magnolia Ave. [10]
2021-02-05 Christopher Hagans (36) Black Stratford, Connecticut Police conducted a traffic stop on Hagans, who was wanted for home invasion and strangulation. Hagans was shot after hitting a police car with his vehicle. A handgun was recovered from his car.[11]
2021-02-05 Andrew Hogan (25) Black Trotwood, Ohio Police were called after a report of shoplifting. When police arrived at Hogan's apartment, he allegedly exited holding a knife and was shot.[12]
2021-02-05 Josue Drumond-Cruz Hispanic High Point, North Carolina A standoff that started on February 4th ended when Drumond-Cruz was killed by police. Drumond-Cruz had killed a woman and wounded three officers earlier during the standoff.[13]
2021-02-04 Jenoah Donald (30) Black Hazel Dell, Washington Clark County officer Sean Boyle fired twice at Donald during a traffic stop. According to investigators, Donald and Boyle struggled inside Donald's car and Boyle fired when Donald ignored Boyle's commands to let him go. Investigators said Donald did not possess a firearm.[14]

See also


  1. ^ "Body Cam Footage Released Of Fatal West Sacramento Officer-Involved Shooting On Ikea Court". 2021-03-11. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "West Sacramento Police Department releases video of officer-involved shooting". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Reavy, Pat (2021-02-24). "Man killed by Ogden police refused to drop his gun, video shows". Deseret News. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Fitz-Gibbon, Jorge (2021-02-24). "Shocking bodycam footage shows Utah police shooting suspect after chase". New York Post. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Wojcik, Sarah (6 April 2021). "Fatal police shooting of armed Catasauqua man with mental health issues was justified, DA rules". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "New information from police after woman beaten to death in Lawrence County". WTAE. 2021-02-20. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Preliminary Investigation: Burglary Suspect Daverion Kinard Was Carrying A Lighter, Not A Gun When He Was Killed By Fontana Police". CBS 2. August 12, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Austin police identify 21-year-old man shot, killed by officer during Feb. 10 hostage standoff". Austin American-Statesman. March 3, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ Fieldstadt, Elisha (February 9, 2021). "Idaho man in his own backyard fatally shot by officer who mistook him for armed suspect, police say". NBC News. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Shot and killed by Police". LA Times. February 16, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ Naples, Kaitlyn (February 9, 2021). "Report outlines details from deadly officer-involved shooting in Stratford". Eyewitness News 3. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ McClory, Eileen (February 6, 2021). "Trotwood man shot, killed in officer-involved shooting Friday night". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Woman killed, 3 police wounded in hourslong standoff". Winston-Salem Journal. February 5, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ Shedlock, Jerzy (5 April 2021). "Investigation into fatal police shooting of Black man in Hazel Dell completed". Yahoo News; The Columbian. Retrieved 2021.

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