Since the death of George Floyd in police custody, riots have erupted across the United States.
Initially largely peaceful, many demonstrations have devolved into wanton violence and destruction, fueled by calls to defund the police, a radical proposal supported by a small yet increasingly militant sliver of the electorate.
Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly killed a looter Tuesday night while guarding a car lot with other armed citizens. Rittenhouse fatally shot another man as a group of rioters attempted to attack him while he withdrew to the relative safety of the police line. Illinois prosecutors have charged the teenager with first-degree intentional homicide.
Here are all of the people who’ve perished whose identities have been confirmed.
A retired St. Louis police captain, Dorn, died defending a friend’s business from rioters. His death on the sidewalk was recorded on Facebook Live.
A FedEx truck driver rerouted because of rioting in St. Louis still couldn’t avoid the mob. The driver, who had been coerced into stopping his semi, feared for his life after rioters brandished firearms. He frantically peeled away while Barry Perkins was standing in between his two trailers. Perkins became trapped under one of the truck’s wheels.
McAtee owned a barbecue restaurant popular with law enforcement in Lousiville, Kentucky. He was shot and killed after someone nearby shot at local police and National Guard who were attempting to disperse aggressive protesters.
Murrell, 18, perished after being shot by Tyler Newby for seemingly no reason other than that the teenager was walking around downtown Indianapolis after a night of violent protests.
Kelly, a 22-year-old African American, was peacefully protesting in Davenport, Iowa when violent radicals overwhelmed her. Authorities have not identified the shooter.
Marquis M. Tousant
Tousant was also killed in Davenport after police responded to calls of a suspicious vehicle. Officers found multiple shell casings strewn about and a semiautomatic pistol under his body.
Calvin L. Horton Jr.
Horton, 43, died after suffering shotgun wounds to his chest and upper extremities from John Rieple, the owner of Cadillac Jewelry. Rieple accused Horton of looting. He was initially detained by police but has since been released.
Scurlock, a 22-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Jacob Gardner, a white bar owner, during violent protests for George Floyd in the Old Market area of Omaha. Gardner was released without charges after the county attorney concluded he acted in self-defense.
Cazares, 27, succumbed to gunshot wounds to the head. He was an innocent bystander who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time amid ongoing looting in Chicagoland.
Underwood, a Santa Cruz County deputy, was fatally ambushed by Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Carrillo.
Carrillo believed the ongoing riots would enable him to get away with assassinating members of law enforcement.
Gomez, 25, tried to fire a shot from his gun in front of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas when officers put him down.
Speaking to the press, Assistant Sheriff Christopher Jones disclosed that Gomez had grown increasingly radicalized during the initial George Floyd protests.
Gerth, 27, was fatally shot during a protest in Lousiville’s Jefferson Square Park while taking photographs. Steven Lopez, 23, got in a dispute with Gerth, before leaving to retrieve a firearm which he returned with to murder him.
Taylor, 24, died on July 4, during a demonstration on a closed freeway in Seattle.
Forbes died after being hit by a car while protesting in California City, California.
Gutierrez died at the hands of Zion Haygood during rampant looting in Chicago. He was not involved in any criminal activity.
Tiggs was shot and killed after allegedly looting a store on Chicago’s South Side.
Francois had been documenting protests in Kansas City with his camera when three men dressed in black approached him. Then subsequently robbed and murdered him.
Antonio Mays Jr.
Security in Seattle’s now-defunct Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) shot and killed Mays after the homeless teen carjacked a Jeep at knifepoint in the cop-free neighborhood.
Secoriea Turner, 8, was shot and killed in her mother’s car in Atlanta while she attempted to drive out of a parking lot that had an illegal barricade.
The suspect in her murder, Julian Conley, has since turned himself in.
Garrett Foster died from multiple gunshot wounds following an altercation with a driver while protesting in Austin, Texas. An initial investigation revealed that Foster may have pointed his weapon at the driver before being shot.
Ryan died in a hit-and-run in Chicago on August 10, in an incident police believe was related to the ongoing looting in the city.