Find a shooting

There were 772 cases of police shootings between 2009 and 2014. Use the filters below to find cases that match a certain set of criteria.

Read more on how we defined these filters

Or start with these randomly selected cases:


Search all cases

July 5, 2011 — Vero Beach

James Noble, 70, who suffered from dementia, had watched Wheel of Fortune, then Jeopardy, then his disabled wife fell asleep.

He called the police to report that sketchy people were hanging around outside his house on the Fourth of July.

Officer Mike Gasbarrini responded, and when he got to the scene, the man was allegedly pointing a gun toward the officer. The officer told Noble multiple times to put down the gun before the officer shot the man in the clavicle. Read more

While being treated, Noble asked another officer, "Why would the officer shoot me?" The officer said, "Why are you walking around with a gun?" Noble replied, "I would never point my gun at an officer." A short time later, another officer was treating him and Noble's wife walked over and Noble said, "Honey, the officer accidentally shot me." He later died from his injuries.

This was the 67th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Plantation .

Six days later, five officers shot one person in Orlando .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Noble did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Noble was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Noble showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. Noble pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

More cases

2012. HIALEAH — Police were called to an apartment complex in response to reports of a man with a gun behaving... 1 killed
2013. TALLAHASSEE — Glenn Briggs was suspected of shooting to death Vikitha Briggs, his 44-year-old estranged wife, and Johnny Graham, a 57-year-old North Carolina man, outside of a Panama City... 1 killed
2010. ORLANDO — Two officers were investigating credit card thefts from LA Fitness lockers when they spotted three suspects fitting the thieves' descriptions in the parking... 1 injured