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Sep. 27, 2010 — Clearwater

In September 2010, Robert Roll armed himself with a BB gun and tried to rob a Walgreens drugstore in Largo.

Thwarted by an employee, he went home, called 911 and confessed. According to friends, Roll had long suffered from depression and had threatened suicide. Two days earlier he had been told that his mother was dying.

When they showed up, Roll told officers that he was armed and threatened to kill them. He emerged onto his driveway and raised his hand holding a dark object. Read more

Officers Amanda Gay, Jorge Almeda and Adam Compton opened fire, hitting Roll eight times and killing him. The object was a wallet wrapped in a chain.

This was the 77th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Five days earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Parker .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officers shot 13 bullets. The average was eight.
  2. Roll told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  3. Roll showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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