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As of June 2, 2020, at least sixteen people have died during the protests. Of the victims, three were killed by armed civilians, three by police, one by looters, one during an accident, while eight others by unknown gunmen. Fifteen of the casualties died of gunshot wounds:
- On May 27 in Minneapolis, Calvin Horton Jr. died after being fatally shot during a protest. A local shopowner was arrested, and police sources claimed that Horton was involved in looting of his store.
- On May 30 in Oakland, amid unrest, a Federal Protective Service officer, David Patrick Underwood, was fatally shot outside a federal courthouse in a drive-by attack that also wounded another guard. At the time of the shooting, Underwood was providing security at the courthouse during a protest. The Department of Homeland Security has labeled the shooting an act of domestic terrorism. The FBI is investigating but had not yet identified a motive or a suspect as of May 31. Although initially the police were not sure that the shooting was connected to the protests, on June 2, investigators stated they now believed the attackers were targeting uniformed officers, but who carried out the attack is not clear so far.
- On May 30 in St. Louis, a man died after being run over by a FedEx truck that was fleeing from looters.
- On May 30 in Omaha, 22-year-old protester James Scurlock was fatally shot outside of a bar. The shooter was the owner of the bar, who had a scuffle with a group of protesters and ended up firing several shots, one of which struck Scurlock in the clavicle, killing him. Two days later, it was announced by authorities that there will be no charges for the bar’s owner and that he had opened fire in self-defense.
- On May 31 in Indianapolis, two people were fatally shot in the vicinity of protests or riots in downtown.
- On June 1 in Louisville, local restaurateur David McAtee was killed when the Louisville Metro Police and the Kentucky National Guard opened fire on a crowd of protesters. These authorities alleged that they returned fire after shots were fired at them. According to the victim’s sister, the gathering was not a protest but rather a regularly scheduled social gathering at which McAtee served food from his barbecue restaurant. An investigation of the killing is ongoing. LMPD Chief Steve Conrad was fired later that day, as officers and troops involved in the shooting did not wear or failed to activate body cameras.
- On June 1 in Davenport, Iowa, two people were fatally shot on a night with significant rioting. One of the victims was the 22-year-old Italia Marie Kelly in an apparent random shooting as she was leaving a demonstration. A Facebook Live video spread online in which Kelly’s sister emotionally denounced the protesters for shooting and killing her sister. One police officer was wounded during a shooting into an occupied police cruiser; a fleeing vehicle crashed during a police chase and several people have been arrested.
- On June 1 in Cicero, Illinois, two people were fatally shot following an “afternoon of unrest”; this was confirmed by Cicero Police. Town spokesman Ray Hanania said the shots were fired by “outside agitators.”
- On June 1 in Las Vegas, police shot and killed Jorge Gomez. Gomez was walking among protesters as a demonstration was coming to an end and reportedly reached for his firearm when he was shot.
- On June 2 in Philadelphia, a looter was fatally shot by the owner of the gun shop, Firing Line Inc., while trying to break into the store in the south section of the city.
- On June 2 in Philadelphia, during the fourth day of unrest, a 24-year-old looter was killed either in the explosion of an ATM machine he blew up or after being shot by police as he attempted to run away with the money he took from the exploded ATM.
- On June 2 in St. Louis, 77-year-old retired police captain David Dorn was shot and killed by looters at a pawn shop. The shooting was reportedly streamed on Facebook live.
- On June 2 in Vallejo, California, Sean Monterrosa, a 22-year-old man was shot and killed by police while on his knees with his hands up. When Moterrosa lifted his hands, a 15-inch hammer tucked in his pocket was revealed, which was mistaken for a handgun. One police officer fired on Moterrosa five times. The name of the officer has yet to be released. Monterrosa was suspected to be a looter who had just stole from a pharmacy.
Note: The death of a 21-year-old man on May 29 in Detroit was reported as a possible part of the unrest, but police investigation determined the killing had no connection to the protests. The man was killed when his car was shot amid protests.