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Jan. 24, 2010 — Miami

Around 4:30 p.m., three officers responded to a domestic battery call and were directed by family members toward a man leaning against the corner of the house.

Quintin Davis, 17, was wearing a dark heavy jacket and had his hands in his pockets.

Officer Marie Abbott, who was the acting supervisor, ordered him several times to show his hands. Read more

According to police, Davis suddenly turned toward Abbott — saying, “I'm tired of you telling me what to do” — and raised his hand inside his pocket.

Officer Abbott fired, hitting Davis in the upper arm.

The police report does not indicate that a weapon was found.

This was the 10th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Four days earlier, three officers shot one person in Lauderdale Lakes .

Five days later, seven officers shot one person in Lake Placid .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Davis did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Police thought Davis, who was unarmed, was reaching for a weapon before shooting him. Thirty-eight unarmed people were shot when police said they saw them reach for something.
  3. Davis was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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