January 2022 saw a record since we began this series: 46 black-on-white homicides! But that’s partly because we count homicides in the month we find out about them. A mere thirty-six actually happened in January. (But that’s still a record.) They include a police officer, an 18-month-old baby boy, and the usual toll of white women killed by their black significant others.
Arrested was 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith. See Her Name Is Brianna Kupfer: White Female Brutally Murdered "Randomly" In Los Angeles At Luxury Furniture Store By Black Male.
[Police arrest Shawn Laval Smith in murder of UCLA student Brianna Kupfer, by Marjorie Hernandez and Mark Lungariello, New York Post, January 19, 2022]
Shamanique Mickle was charged with second-degree murder. Another man, Clinton Minter, was charged with robbing Mickle [Man arrested after fatal shooting at restaurant; another arrested for robbery, by WDBJ7 Staff, wdbj7.com, January 1, 2022]
Arrested was Anthony Montel Hairston, 26.
[Man arrested, charged with murder after Rostraver woman killed hours into new year, by WPXI.com News Staff, wpxi.com, January 3, 2022]
Arrested were 41-year-old Robert Yves Celifie and 41-year-old Chaze M. Cable [Multi-state effort leads to arrest of two in deadly January Scottsdale shooting, by Courtland Jeffrey, abc15.com, January 20, 2022]
Arrested were her caregiver, Micayla Yusko, 22, and her caregiver’s husband, Tyden Guinn, 20.
They are alleged to have smoked “molly” (MDMA) before the shooting. Caregiver Yusko said "that she recently felt that the victim [Margaret Hindsley] was evil and needed to die for religious reasons" [Caregiver and her husband accused of killing elderly Ponce Inlet woman, by Patricio G. Balona, news-journalonline.com, January 6, 2022].
Arrested was Genghis Z. Shakhan, 22 [Suspect arrested in Friday night fatal east Columbus shooting, by Daniel Griffin, nbc4i.com, Jan 8, 2022].
Arrested was her husband, 40-year-old Demetrius Cooper [Greenville Man Charged with Wife's Murder, by Kiera Humes, wlos.com, January 9, 2022].
Security video of the incident was released, revealing the gunman appears to be black [‘Person of interest’ sought in French Quarter slaying; 2 killed in New Orleans East identified, by Ken Daley, fox8live.com, Jan 11, 2022].
Police described the suspect as "a black man who was about 6 feet tall, of medium size" [Grandmother killed and adult son injured in shooting at southeast Houston home, by Shelley Childers and Pooja Lodhia, abc13.com, January 11, 2022].
Arrested was Tyrail Tate, 28 [Kentwood man booked with murder, hammondstar.com, January 17, 2022].
Latres Javontae Cockerham, 24, was arrested.
[California man charged with murder; one dead, two injured in shooting, by Caleb M. Soptelean, somdnews.com, January 19, 2022]
Arrested was 19-year-old Shaqwil Marlow [Man Arrested In New York For Deadly Shooting At Vineland Wawa, by CBS3 Staff, philadelphia.cbslocal.com, January 26, 2022].
Arrested were Tremaine Deshun Veal, Terrance Lavalais, and Jamaria Randle.
Left to right: Tremaine Deshun Veal, Terrance Lavalais and Jamaria Randle
[3 arrested after Ball man abducted, found dead near Red River, by KALB Digital Team, kalb.com, January 12, 2022]
Authorities identified Natonya Chappell, 41, as the suspect.
[Man still wanted after Saturday morning fatal shooting in Lee Co., by WALB News Team, walb.com, January 15, 2022]
Arrested was 18-year-old Shawn Paul Long.
[Teen suspect in Columbia shooting charged, by Dan Claxton & Mark Slavit, krcgtv.com, January 19, 2022]
Arrested was 23-year-old Dvante Antioni Howard.
[Son of murdered party store worker: 'We have peace of mind knowing the killer is off the streets', by Randy Wimbley and David Komer, fox2detroit.com, January 28, 2022]
Arrested was Amaru Edward Barnes, 19.
[Fayetteville man arrested in neighbor's murder, by Hannah Lee, upandcomingweekly.com, January 22, 2022]
He was the husband of a former Miss America contestant.
Arrested was Jerimiah Walker, 17. We can’t find a confirmed mugshot of Walker, but we are convinced that if he were white, they would have said something.
[Teen suspect charged in Saturday shooting death of Montgomery man, by Ramsey Archibald, al.com, January 23, 2022]
Arrested was Robert Gene Payne II, 29. Also arrested was 28-year-old Taveisha Danike Porter for accessory after the fact of murder.
[Second suspect captured in Florida after Aiken County murder, by Staff, wrdw.com, January 7, 2021]
Sentenced in January, 2021 to more than 30 years was Steven D. Buford, 22.
Reports say Buford was the victim's boyfriend. Her birth name was Slater; her unusual last name comes from her previous marriage to an African from the Ivory Coast, with whom she had a child [West St. Paul man sentenced after killing woman in front of 3 kids, by Declan Desmond, bringmethenews.com, January 7, 2022].
Arrested were Ray Francis Rijos Romero, 52, and Anquan Eugene Glover, 22.
[Kirksville Shooting Suspect Arrested, by Corey Stott, tririversbroadcasting.com, January 3, 2022]
Arrested was 18-year-old carjacker Tamara McLoyd.
[Woman Charged With Murder in Slaying of Off-Duty Officer, Associated Press, usnews.com, January 2, 2022]
Convicted in January 2021 was Robert Atkins, 40.
[Knoxville man convicted of murder in 2020 shooting, by Gregory Raucoules, wate.com, January 28, 2022]
Suspect Nathan Humphrey, 28, was fatally shot while fleeing police.
[Suspect in Cracker Barrel manager murder shot and killed by deputies, HCSO confirms, by Ninfa Saavedra, click2houston.com, January 17, 2022]
The media profiled the suspects as "young men" but failed to mention race even in an interview with an eyewitness. However, 62.35 percent of the city's population is black. Baltimore police haven’t released any description [Survivor of deadly food delivery shooting speaks out, by Keith Daniels, foxbaltimore.com, January 28, 2022].
Messiah Pickens-McCoy, 23, was charged with murder.
[Road rage might have led to fatal Texas City shooting, police said, by John Wayne Ferguson, galvnews.com, January 29, 2022].
Also killed was 21-year-old Kiera Poole who was black.
Jermaine Donnel White, 38, is accused in the shooting deaths.
[Police: Man charged in motel homicides 'should have been taken off the street,' Clarion Ledger via news.yahoo.com, January 26, 2022]
One double murder of two white women happened over 20 years ago, but the killer was executed in January:
Executed for the crime, on January 30, 2022, 20 years, six months, and nine days after he committed murder, was 46-year-old Donald Grant.
Grant admitted, during a clemency hearing, that he had killed the two so there would be no witnesses to his robbery ['Yo, God, I got this!' Final words of Oklahoma death row inmate, 46, who killed two hotel workers in 2001 robbery: Feasted on sesame chicken, six egg rolls (and requested an apple fritter or three pints of ice cream' for dessert), by Associated Press and Christina Coulter, Dailymail.com, January 30, 2022].
Sometimes Hispanics and Asians are the victims of black crime because they’re considered, by the killers, to be the same as whites. (Recall the case of mixed-race attack survivor George Zimmerman, for example.) Thus:
Duenes was shot while carrying his daughter’s birthday cake into Chuck E. Cheese. Arrested was Antoine Daniel Badon, 27.
[Man charged with father's murder after fatal shooting outside Chuck E. Cheese in Humble, by Courtney Carpenter, abc13.com, January 22, 2022]
Bayron-Nieves looks white, but was apparently Puerto Rican.
[NYC Burger King murder suspect arrested in death of 19-year-old woman: 'Makes your blood boil,' by Audrey Conklin, Fox News, January 14, 2021 and Burger King murder suspect yells ‘f–k you all’ at angry crowd as he’s led out of station, by Ben Feuerherd, nypost.com, January 14, 2022]
Simon Martial, 61, admitted to committing the crime, reports say.
[What we know about Times Square subway shove victim Michelle Go, by Ben Kesslen, Steven Vago and Larry Celona, nypost.com, January 16, 2022]
Arrested were Jordan Ruby, 18, and Jesani Carter, 20.
[Suspects in Las Vegas Killing of Hawaii Woman Called Predators, by Rafu Wire and Staff Reports, rafu.com, January 13, 2022]
Here’s a report we missed from February 2020:
Her boyfriend, Terrion Sherman, 23, allegedly stabbed her to death.
Sherman was found incompetent to stand trial and “civilly committed” for mental illness. It was a recommitment—he had been committed in 2019 and released.
Sherman is known in Minnesota as a gap case – found incompetent to stand trial in previous charges due to mental illness, then released back into the community while still incompetent, often without the necessary help and support.
[KARE 11 Investigates: Mentally ill, known to be dangerous, discharged anyway, KARE11.com, September 23, 2021]
[Man accused of stabbing young woman in St. Paul apartment was her boyfriend, court documents say, by Sarah Horner, twincities.com, March 10, 2020]
This month’s roundup includes two “cold case” black serial killers with white victims, one solved, and one unsolved:
Renewed efforts are being made to locate the suspect. He has been dubbed "The Black Doodler" and was described by foxnews.com as "a Black male between 19 and 25 years old" at the time of the killings.
[San Francisco police double reward for cold case ‘Doodler’ serial killer, by Michael Ruiz, Fox News, January 28, 2022]
That suspect, Joe Michael Ervin, was identified by DNA testing in January, 2022.
The Denver Police Crime Laboratory linked the four cold cases using DNA evidence between 2013 and 2018. After conducting a familial search, the crime laboratory identified Ervin and exhumed his remains in Texas for a direct DNA comparison to the crime scene evidence.
[Denver police name Joe Michael Ervin as serial killer suspect in 4 cold cases through DNA evidence, by Audrey Conklin, Fox News, January 28, 2022]
And there are two extremely negligent homicides:
Charged with manslaughter, because she was driving on the wrong side of the road of State Highway 27, was 31-year-old Andrea Stacy.
[Suspect accused of manslaughter in Enterprise car crash arrested by EPD, by Seth Feiner and Mike Gurspan, wdhn.com, January 8, 2022]
Wild shooting like this is certainly a black pastime, but in the interest of full disclosure we should note that online reviews of the complex and reports of an earlier shooting suggest that most of the inhabitants are Hispanic.
However, ominous for the state of law enforcement in Atlanta, no one has been charged.
[Stray bullet kills English astrophysicist visiting Atlanta, by Associated Press, eastbaytimes.com, January 22, 2022]
Overall, FBI data suggests blacks are over 13 times more likely to kill whites than vice versa.
But we did find one (1) case of a white-on-black murder in January:
Jefferson was black, Painter was white. Arrested was 27-year-old Alexander Wyatt Campbell, a former student at the college where the shooting took place.
[2 officers shot and killed at Bridgewater College, Fox5dc.com, February 1, 2022]
On the other hand, we also found a (fairly rare) case) of two murders of white people committed by an Asian. This is so much of an outlier that we haven't included it in our tally of 46 deaths, above.
Arrested was 31-year-old Yong Yoon Kim.
While officers were on the scene, they received information Kim was in the area, APD said. According to APD, Kim called 911 and advised that he had gotten into an altercation with two men and shot them in self-defense. Eyewitnesses of the shooting gave contrary accounts of the incident, APD said [Police identify two people killed, suspect in double North Austin shooting, by Jeff Bell, kvue.com, January 22, 2022].
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