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Feb. 12, 2009 — Bonita Springs

Guy Petrey, a 47-year-old bipolar scrap metal collector, made several disturbing, belligerent calls to the Lee County Sheriff's Office communications center.

He was making sexual comments to dispatchers and becoming angry. Sgt. Eric Nalewaik and three other deputies responded to his residence.

Petrey allegedly said, "I've got something for you," and then picked up a gun from a table and pointed it at Sgt. Nalewaik. Read more

Nalewaik fired three shots, hitting Petrey twice in the torso and killing him.

Deputies then learned that the gun was a Daisy BB gun.

An autopsy showed Petrey had marijuana in his system.

Nalewaik was cleared after a review by the state attorney.

This was the 22nd police shooting in Florida in 2009.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Kissimmee .

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

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Petrey was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Petrey was armed with a bb/pellet gun. Only 36 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Petrey told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  4. Petrey showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Petrey pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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