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April 3, 2011 — Ocala

Gloria Rust, 50, called law enforcement because her husband had just attacked her, leaving bruises, and had shot out the tires of one of their trailers.

When Marion sheriff's deputies arrived they learned that Craig Rust, 54, was behind the house. When the deputies made their way around the house they saw the suspect riding a lawn mower with a beer in his hand.

Deputy Robert Youmans ordered Rust to turn off the lawn mower and to put the beer down. Rust seemed to be complying but after he turned off the mower, he picked up his gun and aimed it at Youmans. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Rust did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Rust was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Rust was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Rust was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.
  5. Rust pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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