Find a shooting

There were 772 cases of police shootings between 2009 and 2014. Use the filters below to find cases that match a certain set of criteria.

Read more on how we defined these filters

Or start with these randomly selected cases:


Search all cases

June 24, 2012 — Gainesville

Gainesville police officers were responding to an armed disturbance at an apartment complex owned by the Association for Retarded Citizens on June 24, 2012.

Ghulam Yahya Mujtaba, 62, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression, advanced on Officers Paul Forsberg and Stephanie Pridgen with a knife in the parking lot of the complex, police said.

They Tased Mujtaba and shouted commands but he refused to drop his weapon. The two officers fired, striking Mujtaba with one shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more

A grand jury ruled the shooting a justified homicide. Mujtaba's family objected.

"We do not agree with the decision of the grand jury," his brother told the Gainesville Sun. "We respect the law, but as far as the finding, we do not agree with it."

This was the 66th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Jacksonville .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Hialeah .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Mutjaba approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Mutjaba was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Mutjaba showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

More cases

2009. PORT CHARLOTTE — Reserve Deputy Ed Jaques and Deputy Abimael Renta responded to Kande Lafferty's 911 call about her husband, who had found her revolver and threatened to kill himself and... 1 injured
2009. MIAMI — Iran Delima, 39, who was mentally ill, armed himself with a handgun and began banging on the door of a tenant who lived beside him in an apartment in... 1 injured
2009. ROYAL PALM BEACH — Gleen Gomez, 21, kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at... 1 killed