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Dec. 16, 2012 — Clearwater

Donna and Danny Meredith had an argument on the afternoon of Dec. 16, 2012. Donna left their house on Bugle Lane for a few hours.

When she returned, she found a note on the front door warning her that there were guns in the house and that if she came in, she would die.

She called authorities. Read more

Two responding deputies found the note still on the door. They knocked and told Danny Meredith to come out.

After a few minutes, Meredith opened the door. He was naked and holding a shotgun. Deputies Robert Brown and Adam Przybysz say that he pointed the shotgun at them and made threatening comments.

Both deputies fired, hitting Meredith several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

This was the 127th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, two officers shot one person in Pensacola .

Three days later, two officers shot one person in Fort Pierce .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Meredith answered the door with a gun before being shot. Only 13 people were shot in similar circumstances.
  2. Meredith was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Meredith was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Meredith showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Meredith pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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