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Feb. 10, 2009 — Defuniak Springs

Deputy Phillip Currid was dispatched to a possible suicide attempt. When he pulled into the driveway, the suspect fired a weapon inside the home to make sure it worked.

The deputy talked to the suspect's mother outside of the home. She warned that her son would shoot the deputy first before shooting himself.

While talking with the mother, James Tucker, 47, came out of the house shouldering a long-barrel shotgun. Read more

The deputy drew his gun and told Tucker to drop his firearm several times before Tucker pointed the firearm at the deputy. Deputy Currid fired three rounds, hitting Tucker's right arm.

When later questioned by the police, Tucker apologized profusely saying that the deputy had done the right thing and that he had the utmost respect for police.

He was sentenced to three years in prison.

This was the 20th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

The same day, two officers shot one person in St. Petersburg .

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

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Tucker was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Tucker showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  3. Tucker pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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