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Dec. 13, 2013 — Dania Beach

Brian Henderson, 49, walked into a Chase Bank just before noon.

He handed the teller a note saying that someone had strapped a bomb to him to force him to rob the bank. Henderson walked out with $40,000 but was confronted by sheriff's deputies. He initially followed orders to get on the ground, then got up and ignored commands. He was shot 14 times by deputies, according to his attorney. The bomb was a hoax.

Investigators discovered that Henderson was responsible for extortion attempts against Publix and Johnson & Johnson. He planted an ineffectual pipe bomb near propane tanks at a Publix in May. Read more

Henderson had no prior criminal record, and his attorney said that he suffered a psychotic break in 2013. Henderson told a judge he was deeply in debt. He was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to extortion and robbery charges.

This was the 131st police shooting in Florida in 2013.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in St. Augustine .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Lauderdale Lakes .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Henderson did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Henderson was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .

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