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Dec. 22, 2011 — Tampa

Around 7 p.m., Officer Usilia Emilione and a trainee went to a home in East Tampa to check on a call about an erratic man.

Emilione saw Lawrence Anderson, 51, slashing a pillow and waving a knife. Anderson's parents and Emilione told him to drop the knife.

Instead he lunged at Officer Emilione, who shot Anderson once, injuring him. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Anderson approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Anderson was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Anderson showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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