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Nov. 20, 2013 — San Mateo

Timothy Mahoney, 58, had fired a handgun inside his mother's home after the two got into an argument. His mother wanted him to move out.

She ran to a neighbor's house.

Responding deputies found him on the back porch, still holding the gun and drinking beer. Deputies negotiated with Mahoney, who indicated he had run out of an unspecified medication and he said several times he was going to harm himself and that he was not going back to prison. Read more

A deputy fired a Taser and two bean bags at Mahoney and then tried to subdue him but Mahoney was able to raise his gun and shoot Deputy Aaron Thomas in the arm.

After the shot was fired, Deputies David Adkisson and Chris Bohannon fatally shot Mahoney.

This was the 123rd police shooting in Florida in 2013.

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

Three days later, two officers shot one person in Belle Glade .

9 ways this case compares to others

  1. Mahoney was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Mahoney did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Mahoney was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  4. Mahoney fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  5. Mahoney was one of 25 people who were shot after telling someone that he wouldn't go to jail or back to prison.
  6. Mahoney was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  7. Mahoney told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  8. Mahoney was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.
  9. Mahoney showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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