2 Deputies in Kansas Are Fatally Shot While Transporting Inmates


Two sheriff’s deputies in Kansas who were shot while transporting inmates from a jail to a court hearing on Friday died of their injuries, the police in Kansas City, Kan., said on Saturday.

Officials said Friday that it appeared the deputies were shot with one of their own weapons.

“When they pulled into the parking lot and readied to transport these inmates, they were overcome,” Maj. Kelli Bailiff, a spokeswoman for the Wyandotte County sheriff’s office, said at a news conference on Friday. “It is very possible that with their own firearm they were both shot.”

A suspect was also shot and brought to the University of Kansas Medical Center, officials said. The police did not release any information about the suspect’s condition other than to say Friday that the person was undergoing surgery.

The deputies, Patrick Rohrer, 35, and Theresa King, 44, were taken to the same hospital. Deputy Rohrer, a seven-year veteran of the office, died of his injuries on Friday. Deputy King died early on Saturday morning. She had been with the office for 13 years.

Florida Man Kills 4 Children and Himself, Ending 21-Hour Hostage Standoff


A man fatally shot four children and then himself late Monday in Orlando, Fla., capping a 21-hour standoff that began after the man shot a police officer who had responded to a domestic violence call, the authorities said.

The man, Gary Lindsey Jr., 35, was discovered dead in a closet around 9 p.m. after the authorities entered the apartment where he had hunkered down with the children — ages 1, 6, 10 and 11.

Two of the children were Mr. Lindsey’s, and the other two belonged to someone else, Chief John Mina of the Orlando Police Department said at a news conference late Monday, without specifying to whom. He said it was not clear when the children were killed, but added that when officers tried to provide Mr. Lindsey with a phone to better communicate with him, they became aware that at least one child was dead.

“That’s when we decided to start our plans to make entry and try to rescue the rest of the children,” Chief Mina said, adding that the episode had “a very tragic and sad ending.”

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Gary Lindsey Jr., who the police say shot an officer early Monday, is believed to have killed four children during a hostage standoff, then himself.CreditVolusia County Corrections

“Our hearts go out to the families of those four children.” Chief Mina continued.

The episode began about 11:45 p.m. Sunday when Orlando police officers responded to a call at an apartment complex just two miles north of Universal Studios Florida. A woman had contacted officers from elsewhere, telling them that her boyfriend, Mr. Lindsey, had battered her after an argument, the authorities said.

When officers confronted Mr. Lindsey, he opened fire, striking Officer Kevin Valencia, who suffered what Chief Mina called a “very serious and significant injury.” At least one officer fired back.

As of early Tuesday, Officer Valencia, who has been with the department since 2016 and is in his late 20s, remained in critical condition, Chief Mina said.

Mr. Lindsey then barricaded himself in his apartment along with the four children.

Over the next 21 hours, the authorities urged Mr. Lindsey to release the children. Negotiators spoke with him several times throughout the standoff, and had made contact with him as late as about 8:30 p.m. on Monday, just before SWAT officers entered the apartment.

Public records show that Mr. Lindsey was arrested repeatedly over the last 15 years, with a criminal record in at least two Florida counties. In 2007 he was convicted of petty theft, and in 2009 he pleaded no contest to charges of arson and trying to elude the police. In 2012, he was arrested again, in Orange County, on three charges: violation of probation, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery in a case of domestic violence.

Alan Yuhas contributed reporting

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Arizona Man Left a Trail of 6 Bodies, Police Believe, Then Added His Own


The killings in Arizona began Thursday afternoon, and they continued with alarming frequency.

First there was Steven E. Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist known for his work on high-profile cases like the JonBenet Ramsey investigation. He was shot outside his office in northeast Phoenix.

The next afternoon, Veleria Sharp, 48, a paralegal who had been shot, was seen stumbling down a street and begging for help. When the police followed a trail of blood back to the Scottsdale, Ariz., law firm where she worked, they found Laura Anderson, 49, another paralegal who had been shot. Both women died.

Just hours later, Marshall Levine’s girlfriend found him, a 72-year-old life coach and marriage counselor, dead of two gunshot wounds in his office. That brought the killings in this otherwise relaxed golf and spa hub to four.

By then, ballistic evidence had convinced the authorities that the first two shootings were related. And at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, they got the most important of more than 100 tips — one that would lead them to Dwight Lamon Jones, a man who had a connection to all of the deceased through a bitter divorce proceeding several years ago.

By Monday morning they felt they had a solid case against Mr. Jones, 56, and they also knew where he was. The police arrived at an Extended Stay America hotel in Scottsdale and surreptitiously began to evacuate guests.

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Steven Pitt, a forensic psychiatrist, was killed outside his office in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday.CreditPhoenix Police Department

Mr. Jones figured out what was happening, and opened fire on the police. He did not strike any officers. Just after 8 a.m., he was discovered dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

But those weren’t the only killings.

On Sunday, the police learned of the deaths of a man and a woman at a home in Fountain Hills, about 15 miles east of the other shootings. Though the police later said that they had not yet explicitly linked the deaths to Mr. Jones, they said they believe he was in the area sometime before the bodies were discovered. That brought the killings they believe he carried out to six in about 96 hours.

“In law enforcement, we don’t have the benefit of saying we were successful when lives are lost,” Sheriff Paul Penzone of Maricopa County said at a news conference, calling Mr. Jones’s actions “the worst of humanity.”

At the same news conference, Rich Slavin, an assistant chief with the Scottsdale Police Department, tied the first four deaths together. Mr. Jones, he said, had gone through “a divorce situation” eight or nine years ago, in which his now ex-wife, Connie Jones, had retained a lawyer at the firm where the paralegals were killed. As part of his divorce proceeding, Mr. Jones was also required to see Dr. Pitt; and his son was required to see a doctor who had used the office space Mr. Levine happened to be occupying the day Mr. Jones shot him.

“We started to see that Mr. Jones was visiting them in an effort to right some wrong,” Chief Slavin said, adding that the suspect had probably intended to kill Ms. Jones’s lawyer.

Amid London’s Crime Surge, Authorities Take Aim at ‘Drill,’ a Bleak Style of Rap Music


The link between the music and the crime has been largely circumstantial, and Amnesty International, for one, has criticized the police database as “stigmatizing young black men for the type of music they listen to or their social media behavior.”

Fears about popular culture, like violent video games and gangster rap, are not new. But the way music is now distributed allows drill to be especially personal and ominous.

Rather than waiting months for a record company to release their music, drill groups are quickly writing songs that directly threaten specific people or groups and disseminating them on YouTube. Their rivals respond likewise or on social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, in an escalating contest of bravado that sometimes crosses over to the real world.

Drill music originated in Chicago, which has endured an epidemic of violence and where one rapper in a drill feud, Joseph Campbell, known as Lil JoJo, was shot dead in 2012. The motive for the killing was unclear. The music is not always menacing, and some groups have achieved commercial recognition.

Other groups are considered by the authorities to be barely distinguishable from gangs.

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Dean Pascal-Modeste, 22, was killed as part of a rivalry between rap groups that played out over YouTube.CreditMetropolitan Police

The two men recently convicted in Mr. Pascal-Modeste’s death, Devone Pusey, 20, and Kai Stewart, 18, had appeared in a YouTube drill video that mocked and threatened a rival gang. “Dip splash till the splash is done,” the group rapped in one video. Prosecutors said that Mr. Pascal-Modeste was targeted because he was friendly with members of the rival gang, but he was not in the gang himself.

Technique Used to Find Golden State Killer Leads to a Suspect in 1987 Murders


In 1987, Jay Cook, 20, and Tanya Van Cuylenborg, 18, a couple from Canada, were brutally killed while they were vacationing in Washington State.

On Friday, the Snohomish County sheriff’s office announced that it had a suspect in custody in the rape of Ms. Van Cuylenborg and the murders. William Earl Talbott II, 55, of Seatac, Wash., was arrested on Thursday. An important break came once again as a result of DNA sleuthing techniques similar to the ones used last month to crack the Golden State killer case.

“We never gave up hope that we would find Jay and Tanya’s killer,” said Ty Trenary, the Snohomish County sheriff at a news conference. “Yesterday’s arrest shows how powerful it can be to combine new DNA technology with the relentless determination of detectives.”

“This led me to two descendants of the great-grandparents of the original matches who married, thus tying the two families together,” she said.

That couple had just one son: Mr. Talbott, who would have been 24 at time of the murders. His parents’ home was approximately seven miles from where Mr. Cook’s body was found.

After surveilling Mr. Talbott — who has worked as a truck driver — for several days, detectives collected DNA from a cup he discarded. After a lab confirmed that it was a match, he was arrested, said Shari Ireton, director of communications at the Snohomish County sheriff’s office.

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The involvement of Ms. Moore, the genealogist, resulted from a collaboration between Parabon NanoLabs, a DNA technology company in Virginia, and the sheriff’s offices of Snohomish and Skagit counties in Washington. That followed Parabon’s announcement earlier this month that it would begin to offer a forensic genealogy service to help detectives use GEDmatch and other public databases to solve criminal cases. The company said that it is actively involved in 12 cases using this new approach.

After revelations that it had been used in the Golden State killer investigation, some GEDmatch users removed their profiles from the site or changed their settings, protesting what they felt was an invasion of privacy. Others defended the approach, arguing that if they had violent criminals in their families, they would be happy to help detectives arrest them.

Until they used the technique that incorporated the ancestry site, detectives did not have a suspect in the Washington case. Mr. Talbott, whose arrest record appears limited to a single misdemeanor, was not in any criminal DNA databases.

Investigators had previously worked with Parabon to produce an image of the suspect’s face from crime scene DNA, something that did not produce any meaningful leads.

The case has long perplexed detectives. On Nov. 18, 1987, the couple left Saanich, British Columbia, in Mr. Cook’s family van. They purchased a 10:16 p.m. ferry ticket to Seattle. No one ever heard from them again.

On Nov. 24, Ms. Van Cuylenborg’s body was found in a ditch in the woods in Skagit County. Later that week, Mr. Cook’s van and body were found in two separate locations.

“Jay was our son and at the time he died he was 20 years old and Tanya was 18. He would be 51 now,” said Lee Cook, his mother, during the news conference. “He probably would have married and had kids. I would have more grandchildren. I miss all that could have been.”

Remains of Missing Washington Girl, 10, Are Identified, and Hunt for a ‘Monster’ Begins


The search for Lindsey Baum, a 10-year-old girl who vanished from a small town in Washington nine years ago, ended this week when officials announced that her remains had been identified.

They are now tasked with finding her killer.

Lindsey’s mysterious disappearance, a missing persons case that made national headlines, has become a kidnapping and homicide investigation, Sheriff Rick Scott of Grays Harbor County said at a news conference on Thursday, adding that he would remain involved until the “monster” who killed the girl was held accountable.

“We’ve brought Lindsey home. We’ve recovered her,” Mr. Scott said. “Sadly, she was not recovered as we and her family had hoped and prayed these last nine years.”

The F.B.I.’s Seattle field office and the sheriff’s office are asking for the public’s help as they try to track down the person or people responsible for her death. The F.B.I. referred all questions about the case to the sheriff’s office, which is not staffed on the weekend and did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.

In September, a group of hunters in a remote area of Eastern Washington discovered the remains, which were sent to the F.B.I. for analysis, Mr. Scott said. This week the F.B.I. notified the authorities in Washington that the DNA of the remains matched that of Lindsey.

Lindsey was last seen leaving a friend’s house a few blocks from where she and her family lived in McCleary, a town of about 2,000 people in Western Washington, about 80 miles from Seattle. It was around 9:15 p.m. on June 26, 2009, less than two weeks before her 11th birthday. She never made it home. A $35,000 reward was offered for any information leading to an arrest, but as the years passed, the case remained cold and no suspects were identified.

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Lindsey Baum disappeared in 2009, less than two weeks before her 11th birthday. She was last seen leaving a friend’s house a few blocks from where she and her family lived.

The announcement about Lindsey’s remains provided a devastating resolution to residents of McCleary, where posters of Lindsey’s face are still hanging.

“It’s closure finally. Ten years of wondering in a small town like this,” Jerry Elofson, a former fire chief, told KOMO, a local news station.

Kaytlyn Reed, a childhood friend of Lindsey’s who was also interviewed by KOMO, described the news as “soul-crushing.”

Mass Shooting in Australia Leaves a Tiny Community in Shock and Grief


MARGARET RIVER, Australia — On the road to the property where seven people from the same family were killed on Friday in Australia’s worst mass shooting in decades, a small makeshift sign says, “Church open for prayer.”

In a community so small and tight-knit that some farms have just the first names of their owners painted on the driveway gates, it’s a small, silent reference to a trauma that the entire area is still struggling to grasp.

But there are other indications: the police vehicles blocking roads; and the community center in nearby Margaret River offering counseling with television news cameras clustering outside.

“This incident has shocked our local community to the core,” said Pam Townshend, president of Augusta-Margaret River Shire, the district that includes Osmington, where the shooting occurred. She added, “What happened will have a huge ripple effect.”

The Margaret River region is a tourism mecca known for its vineyards, its natural beauty and its laid-back, friendly attitude. Now a shadow hangs over the community as people struggle to come to terms with the deaths of three adults and four children in a murder-suicide on Friday morning.

The police say they believe that Peter Miles shot his wife, Cynda Miles, who was a prominent member of the community; their daughter Katrina Miles; and their four grandchildren before calling the police and then taking his own life.

The police declined to speculate on a motive.

The Miles family lived together on a property on Osmington Road, Osmington, a quiet rural area 13 miles outside the town of Margaret River. Officers arrived on the scene early Friday morning to find the bodies with bullet wounds, and recovered three rifles from the scene — all licensed to Mr. Miles.

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“I love Australia. I have never felt unsafe in Australia before,” said Daytona Stanga, originally from Texas, who has lived in Australia for two years and Margaret River for several months.CreditGiovanni Torre for The New York Times

To the frustration of some Australians, the shooting quickly became part of the conversation about gun control in the United States, partly because Australia has long prided itself on passing strict gun-control laws after a mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996.

Until Friday, the country had suffered only one other mass shooting — generally defined by experts as a shooting that involves at least four victims in a singular event. But gun- control experts have been saying for years that Australia’s laws have slowly softened, and they said it was still far too common for Australians to have more than one weapon at home around children.

“Like all other jurisdictions across Australia, Western Australia’s gun laws have also been eroded as pro-gun lobby groups continue to place pressure on governments,” said Sam Lee, chairman of Gun Control Australia. “From a gun regulation perspective, this horrific shooting raises many concerns about access to firearms, particularly on rural properties.”

Among the ways the regulations in Western Australia have been eroded, critics say: No police checks are required to obtain second or subsequent hunting rifles; firearms safety-training courses are not required; there is no minimum age to obtain a minor’s permit; and there is no limit on the quantity of ammunition that can be purchased at any given time.

In Osmington and in Margaret River, though, there was little interest in political debates. There was only grief and shock.

About a dozen people were gathered at a support center on Saturday afternoon, established by the local government to provide counseling to residents. Some sat outside in the sunshine, talking quietly with one another, while others spoke with professional counselors. Elsewhere in the town, local people seemed stunned, while tourists milled around — providing a stark contrast.

Adam Navarone, who recently moved to Margaret River, where he works at a small shop, said his younger cousin had played football with one of the young victims.

“One of our customers came in and told me there’d been a murder-suicide, a family of seven,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it — I thought, this is a small town; this kind of thing doesn’t happen here. More customers came through talking about it, and I was shocked.”

He said: “You know, Port Arthur happened two years before I was born — this is quite a shocking thing. It has been quite somber since; a few people I saw who knew the family were absolutely gutted.”

“I was in shock — I didn’t believe it,” said Daytona Stanga, who is originally from Texas but has lived in Australia for two years and Margaret River for several months.

“One of my colleagues was their neighbor. The mom was very well known in the community, and it has had an impact on quite a few people around town,” she said, referring to Cynda Miles. “The girl I work with used to babysit the kids. It will have a lasting impact here.”

“I love Australia,” Ms. Stanga added. “I have never felt unsafe in Australia before. The idea of something like this happening here has never even crossed my mind.”

Ms. Townshend, the local government president, said the Shire had encouraged anyone needing support to go to the Margaret River Community Center. “Coming together at this difficult time is extremely important,” she said.

The police, including officers from specialist forensic and homicide units from Perth, will be on the scene for “up to five days.”

Other members of the Miles family issued a statement on Saturday saying they were devastated and stunned and “still trying to understand how this could happen.”

“We respectfully ask that the community refrain from speculating on the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. We thank the community for their support and ask that our privacy is respected as we grieve,” the statement concluded.

Op-Ed Columnist: #MeToo Goes Global


She was an 8-year-old girl with thick brown hair, large brown eyes, a purple dress and a fondness for running through the fields in northern India where she tended horses.

Then a man called her into the nearby forest, grabbed her by the neck and forced her to take sleeping pills, according to police accounts. The man dragged the girl, Asifa Bano, to a Hindu temple, where he and other men raped her repeatedly over three days, before murdering her — after one man insisted on raping her one last time. Asifa’s body was left in the forest.

Murder and rape happen in all societies, but this girl’s body was a battleground: Hindu extremists were trying to terrorize and drive out the Muslim community that Asifa belonged to. The killing triggered a huge controversy in India, with some Hindu lawyers and housewives protesting against prosecution of the murder suspects and Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping shamefully silent for too long. To their credit, many middle-class Indians, including Hindus, mobilized to demand justice for Asifa.

There’s a lesson from that horror story and millions more like it. The #MeToo movement has had a stunning impact across America, eroding the impunity that allowed powerful men to get away with sexual assault and harassment. But we now need a global effort — by rich and poor nations alike — to make the #MeToo principles truly universal.

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Asifa Bano

A few glimpses of the scale of sexual violence as one of the top human rights challenges of our time:

A United Nations study of 10,000 men in six countries in Asia and the Pacific found that almost one-quarter acknowledged having raped a woman, including 62 percent of men in part of Papua New Guinea. A separate 2011 study found that 37 percent of men in part of South Africa said they had raped a woman.

■ More than 125 million women and girls in Africa and Asia have suffered female genital mutilation. In Somalia and some other countries, almost all the genital flesh is cut away and the vaginal opening is sewn closed with wild thorns, to remain nearly sealed until the girl is married.

■ A girl under the age of 18 is married every three seconds somewhere in the world, according to Unicef. (Even in the United States, thousands of underage girls are married each year, a few of them just 12, 13 or 14.) Whether in Bangladesh or in Texas, these child marriages are sometimes coerced and leave girls particularly vulnerable to rape and beating.

So let’s see #MeToo as a global human rights movement.

We tend to think of “human rights” in terms of political dissidents being tortured, but gender violence is not only far more common but also sometimes institutionalized and shaped by legal codes and government policy. Indeed, in Myanmar last year, the government appears to have sponsored a policy of mass rape as part of a strategy to terrorize the Rohingya and drive them away. Those Rohingya women who speak up about this are truly heroic.

But we should all be speaking up, regardless of gender or geography. These assaults and indignities don’t affect women alone, because these patterns of violence and repression suppress talent and hold back entire societies. When millions of girls and women are brutalized, we’re all diminished.

The civil rights movement wasn’t an issue just for black people, gay rights don’t affect gays alone and widespread violence against women is a human rights violation that constitutes a moral and pragmatic challenge to all of us, men as well as women. At its extreme, this is just another form of terrorism.

The U.S. could show leadership in addressing these issues. A starting point would be for Congress to pass the long-stalled International Violence Against Women Act, which would require the U.S. to adopt a strategy to confront gender violence around the world and work with other countries to reduce it.

Another useful step would be for Western countries to use aid programs more frequently to end impunity. We can train the police and the courts abroad to treat sexual violence cases more seriously, and hospitals and clinics to treat victims with more professionalism and compassion. Crucially, we can also support women’s groups in other countries as they try to raise these issues on their national agendas, for this kind of violence persists as long as it is invisible.

Finally, there’s no better way to empower women and change the social dynamic than to educate girls. Extremist groups blow up girls’ schools for the same reason we should support girls’ education: Over time, educated women can transform societies.

Some will say these abuses beyond our borders are none of our business. No one would say that who had been with me in Nairobi’s Kibera slum, where one study found that 43 percent of girls had their first sexual experience through coercion or rape (at an average age of 14). There I met a 4-year-old girl named Ida who had been raped so brutally that she needed surgery to repair internal injuries. Ida’s parents took her to the police station to report the rape.

The reaction of the police? They demanded a bribe to arrest the perpetrator, but it seemed his family had already paid a bigger bribe. So the police, in my presence, shouted at Ida’s parents, told them to go away and threatened to arrest them.

That’s not one girl’s problem, or one family’s problem. That’s the tip of a global human rights crisis.

Motive for Mass Killings in Congo Is Mystery, but Suffering Is Clear


DJUGU, Democratic Republic of Congo — The resource-rich but deeply troubled Democratic Republic of Congo is the site of some of Africa’s longest-running conflicts — and the world’s largest peacekeeping mission.

About 20,000 United Nations peacekeepers operate in Congo, Africa’s second-largest country by land mass, trying to keep its residents safe from the hundreds of armed groups that hide in and strike from its hills, especially in its east.

Violence is nothing new here, but a recent wave of brutal fighting has broken out in the province of Ituri, on the border with Uganda, raising concerns about a humanitarian catastrophe. More than 260 people have died and more than 200,000 have fled their homes since December in a conflict started by a scuffle between youths from two local ethnic communities, the Lendu and Hema.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission announced this past week it had discovered five suspected mass grave sites near some of the villages attacked in February and March, when the violence peaked.






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The Lendu and Hema in Ituri live as neighbors, marry one another and speak the same language — but they also share a history of bloody conflict.

A dispute over land, nearly 20 years ago, escalated, and Ituri became the epicenter of a major regional war, involving foreign neighbors like Rwanda and Uganda, which backed different militias in their own battles for influence in Congo. Some of those foreign-backed militia leaders later became the first men convicted of war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

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Officers’ Names Remain Secret Weeks After Fatal Shooting of a Black Man in California


He said the church was filled on Friday with friends and family members who said their final goodbyes to Mr. Yarber — a father of three whose friends called him Butchie — and Barstow residents who called for justice.

“A lot of people talked about the need for ongoing protests and marches — a lot more than I would expect at a funeral,” Mr. Merritt said.

In a statement on Monday, the Police Department said officers responded to a report of a reckless driver on March 18 and Mr. Yarber fled when officers tried unsuccessfully to stop him. The statement said that further investigation showed that the car, a blue Hyundai, was stolen.

So when someone called to report a “suspicious vehicle” — the black Mustang — in a Walmart parking lot on April 5 and provided a license plate number, officers saw that it was registered to someone whose last name was Yarber and, once on the scene, recognized the driver, the statement said.

Officers told Mr. Yarber to get out but he did not, the statement said, adding that he “continued to accelerate his vehicle forward and in reverse toward the officers, almost hitting one officer” before striking the rear of another patrol car occupied by an officer.

The statement added, “The officers feared for their safety and the safety of others and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

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Mourners at the funeral for Mr. Yarber.

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The car was riddled with bullets. Mr. Yarber was killed and one of his three passengers was shot and hospitalized. She has since been released.

It all happened very quickly, said Marlon Hawkins, 41, who was in the front seat of the car at the time of the shooting.

He said they had just pulled in when several police cars arrived, boxing them in. There was a lot of yelling and then a lot of gunfire.

Mr. Hawkins said he jumped out of the car and onto the ground. He suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital for a few hours. He got a phone call and learned that Mr. Yarber was dead.

“I was just devastated,” Mr. Hawkins said. “It was just surreal. It was happening so fast, I couldn’t believe it. I was sick.”

Mr. Merritt has repeatedly called on the authorities to release the officers’ names.

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Flowers and candles were left in Mr. Yarber’s memory at a Walmart parking lot in Barstow, Calif.

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In its statement, the Barstow police said they were “precluded by state law from providing or sharing any information related to the personnel records of the involved officers.”

The department said in its statement that the officers were wearing body cameras and that the footage was turned over to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. It has not been released publicly.

“This case is important because it really begins to explore the idea that law enforcement is above the law,” Mr. Merritt said.

Citing a California Supreme Court decision, Mr. Merritt argued that in the case of an officer-involved shooting, police departments that want to withhold names must show clear evidence that there would be a particular threat to officers involved if their names were made public.

“They’ve decided that they would go into a black box. It’s almost as if they’re hiding, waiting for everybody to go away,” he said. “We’re not going to go away.”

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