On May 11, 2009, a deputy in Palmdale, Calif. shot a 15-year-old boy who was playing "cops and robbers" with a toy gun. The child had been reported to police as someone riding a bicycle and brandishing a weapon. When police responded, they ordered the boy to drop the weapon. When he failed to drop the toy, a deputy fired and shot him in the upper body.
Robert "Bob" Ford, born January 31,1862 Ray County, Missouri, died June 8, 1892, assassinated by Edward Capehart O'Kelley, killed with a shotgun blast to the upper body. Robert Newton Ford is known for the assassination of Jesse James.