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Jan. 9, 2014 — Tampa

Amanda Turk called 911 to say that her estranged husband had told her he was going to commit suicide.

He had a gun, was depressed and had been committed under the state's Baker Act several months earlier.

When Tampa police arrived around 4 a.m., Jason Turk, 37, was sitting in his car in the driveway. Police say he raised a handgun to the window. Read more

K-9 Officer Tim Bergman fired, striking Turk in the head. He fired a second time when Turk again raised his weapon, police said.

Turk later sued police, saying he never raised his gun, which he says was on the seat beside him. The federal lawsuit claims police used excessive force and that "skilled intervention" was called for, not firearms.

Amanda Turk claimed she told police that Jason knew they would kill him if he raised a weapon.

In March 2016, a U.S. district judge ruled in favor of the police, granting Bergman qualified immunity in the performance of his duties.

This was the fifth police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Leesburg .

Two days later, three officers shot one person in Miami Gardens .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Turk was shot after friends, family, or others called the police to ask for help in getting Turk emergency mental health services. That’s a factor in 6 percent of cases.
  2. Turk was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Turk's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.
  4. Turk showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Turk pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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