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Oct. 28, 2009 — Indian Shores

Sheriff's deputies and Indian Shores police tried to pull over a black Ford Mustang about 11 p.m. that was moving erratically on Gulf Boulevard.

Kentin Brooks, 26, sped away and officers did not pursue. Brooks taunted officers as he again sped by, this time making "doughnut" spins.

Eventually he rammed a police cruiser and officers began a pursuit. He crashed into a pole and began firing, hitting the windshields of two cruisers. Read more

Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming and Deputies Thomas Randall and Gregory Horton, and Indian Shores police Sgt. Leo Yates returned fire.

Brooks -- hit in the head, back, torso, thigh and left arm -- died at the scene.

His wife said he had been depressed and had gone without sleep for several nights. She had tried to have him evaluated for a head injury suffered several months earlier.

This was the 111th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Eustis .

Seven days later, one officer shot two people in Fort Lauderdale .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officers shot 39 bullets. The average was eight.
  2. Brooks was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Brooks showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. This shooting came after officers pulled over Brooks for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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