|Paul Winfield (1939 - 2004)|
|Trouble Man (1972) [Chalky Price]: Shot to death in a gunfight with Robert Hooks in an industrial laundry. (I haven't seen this movie myself, but got the information from a plot summary in the book The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.)
Twilight's Last Gleaming (Nuclear Countdown) (1977) [Willis Powell]: Shot to death (along with Burt Lancaster and Charles Durning) by a SWAT team while they're trying to escape. (Thanks to Michael)
King (1978) [Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.]: Shot to death by "James Earl Ray" outside a hotel. (I haven't seen this mini-series myself, but the IMDB reports that it covers King's life up to the assassination. The IMDB does not list anybody playing the part of James Earl Ray, so I'm assuming that the killer is never shown on-camera.)
Dreams Don't Die (1982) [Charlie Banks]: Shot to death by a teen gang member outside a diner. We hear the shots from inside, after which Ike Eisenmann rushes out; Paul dies in Ike's arms shortly afterwards. (Thanks to John)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) [Terrell]: My memory of this movie is vague, but I believe that he commits suicide by shooting himself with a phaser to escape being mind-controlled by Ricardo Montalban's Ceti Eels.
The Terminator (1984) [Lieutenant Ed Traxler]: Shot in the chest by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the police station.
Blue City (1986) [Luther Reynolds]: Shot to death in a shoot-out with Judd Nelson. (Thanks to Robert)
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Darmok (1991) [Captain Dathon]: Mortally injured by an alien creature; he dies shortly afterwards while Patrick Stewart talks to him. (Thanks to Stephen)
Mars Attacks! (1996) [General Casey]: Disintegrated by a Martian's ray-gun when the Martians arrive on Earth.