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Aug. 1, 2009 — Miami

Iran Delima, 39, who was mentally ill, armed himself with a handgun and began banging on the door of a tenant who lived beside him in an apartment in Miami.

The tenant called police, who responded and tried to get Delima to come out of the apartment and put the gun down. After a 30-minute standoff, Delima cut a screen out of a bathroom window and stuck his gun out, pointing it at Officer Juan Besu.

Besu fired one shot, striking Delima in the arm and head. Read more

Delima recovered from his injuries and was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

He served nearly three years in prison before being released.

This was the 83rd police shooting in Florida in 2009.

14 days earlier, two officers shot one person in Riviera Beach .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Geneva .

4 ways this case compares to others

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

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