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Dec. 13, 2009 — Miami

Around 11 p.m., two officers responded to an aggravated battery at a duplex. When they arrived, they found that two men had been fighting.

One was standing with injuries to his head. Andreas Mumm was nearby.

Police say that Mumm, 49, was acting strangely and armed himself with a metal trowel. He refused commands to put it down and when he made a sudden move with the trowel, Officers Michael Brajdic and Jeffrey Gruendel fired. Read more

Mumm was struck twice in the abdomen and died at the scene.

A neighbor told the Miami Herald that Mumm was not armed. He said that he had been drinking and police fired when he stumbled toward a chair.

This was the 124th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Five days earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Gruendel was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Mumm approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  3. Mumm did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  4. Mumm was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.

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