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Oct. 11, 2011 — Tampa

Deputies were looking for Lennox Lowery, 53, who allegedly shot an acquaintance who had begun dating his ex-girlfriend.

They found him in the backyard of a home on Huntley Avenue, hiding under a tarp. He crawled out holding a handgun and refused to drop the weapon.

Lowery turned toward Cpl. Anthony Miller. Miller and Deputy Matthew Laslo opened fire, wounding Lowery in three places. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lowery did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Lowery tried to kill someone before the shooting, according to police. That’s true only 3 percent of the time.
  3. Lowery was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Lowery pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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