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Aug. 20, 2009 — Pensacola

Officer Eric Goss responded to an armed robbery call at a Circle K store.

Buddie Raynaud, 51, was inside, yelling. He had a small-caliber handgun on the counter. According to witnesses, Raynaud had entered the store around 7 p.m. and had behaved irrationally before pulling the pistol from a bag. Goss ordered him to get away from the gun and lie down. When he put his hand on the gun, Goss fired one shot, wounding him in the abdomen.

Raynaud was sentenced to two years probation on an assault charge. Read more

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Raynaud was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Raynaud showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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