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Feb. 16, 2014 — Orlando

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at the home of Timothy Oakes, 47, after he threatened family members.

According to the sheriff, a dispatcher heard Oakes making threats over the open phone line.

Oakes walked out the back sliding-glass door and pointed a shotgun at deputies, the sheriff said. Read more

Deputy Pat Brown fired one round from his shotgun, killing Oakes.

His wife said that he was depressed.

This was the 14th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Six days earlier, one officer shot one person in North Miami .

12 days later, two officers shot one person in Melbourne .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Oakes was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Oakes was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  3. Oakes showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. Oakes pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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