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Sep. 27, 2011 — Weeki Wachee

Deputies were serving a search warrant at a home on Owl Road when Brett Hattenbrun opened the front door and threw a homemade firebomb at a deputy.

Hattenbrun was a person of interest in the murder of his daughter-in-law.

He then reappeared firing a nail gun at deputies stationed around the house. Det. Bryan Faulkingham returned fire in two volleys of 4 to 6 shots each, striking Hattenbrun and the nail gun. Read more

Hattenbrun, 60, surrendered and was treated for a non-life-threatening wound to the stomach. He was later convicted in the murder and crimes against law enforcement officers, and sentenced to life in prison.

This was the 96th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in St. Petersburg .

Two days later, two officers shot one person in Fort Myers .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hattenbrun was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. Hattenbrun fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Hattenbrun pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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