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March 8, 2013 — Navarre

In March 2013, several Santa Rosa County sherrif's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant for counterfeiting on Jeffrey Wright, 55, at the home of his parents.

Wright fled the house and barricaded himself in the loft in the garage. He told deputies that he was nullifying their warrants, claiming that he was a sovereign citizen, and threatened anyone coming up the stairs to the loft.

Carole Wright tried to talk her son into surrendering. She said that Jeffrey had suffered a stroke and was dealing with financial problems. Read more

Lt. Patrick Vega saw that Wright had a pistol and called in the SWAT team. Tear gas forced Wright from behind the barricade but he did not drop his gun.

Sgt. Nathan Hall, Deputy Brian Miller and Detective Jerry Nash opened fire when they saw Wright point his gun toward them, striking him several times and killing him.

This was the 34th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Boca Raton .

Also on the same day, three officers shot one person in St. Petersburg .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  2. Wright was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Wright pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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