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Sep. 26, 2012 — Tampa

Responding to a report about a suicidal man, Hillsborough County sheriff's corporal shot and killed George Garrett, 66. Deputies said he was holding a gun in his mouth as he walked toward them.

The shooting was the second for Cpl. Duane Benton, who shot and killed Margaret Marko, 49, a decade earlier after she threatened suicide and fired at deputies.

Garrett's mother was puzzled about the shooting, saying she didn't know that her son had a gun and had no idea that he was suicidal. Benton was cleared in the shooting. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Garrett did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Garrett was shot after friends, family, or others called the police to ask for help in getting Garrett emergency mental health services. That’s a factor in 6 percent of cases.
  3. Garrett was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Garrett told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  5. Garrett showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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