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July 23, 2014 — Belle Isle

Undercover narcotics agents saw Harrison Carter, 29, pick up a package of marijuana from a delivery service outside his Belle Isle home.

Sgt. Kevin Marcum and Agent David Alvarado moved in to arrest him. Carter pulled a handgun and pointed it at Marcum, who fired two rounds.

Carter rushed into his house yelling "You killed me!" Carter's arm re-emerged and he fired several shots at the officers. Alvarado returned fire. SWAT briefly negotiated with Carter, but he did not talk for long, according to media reports. Read more

A tactical robot found Carter dead from a gunshot wound to the head. He committed suicide, according to the medical examiner.

Alvarado and Marcum were cleared by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

According to the report, two witnesses told investigators that deputies fired on Carter when he had nothing in his hands.

This was the 82nd police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Bell .

Three days later, three officers shot one person in Deerfield Beach .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Evidence in this case, and accounts given by officers and witnesses, included conflicting details. That was true for 27 other cases.
  2. Carter fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  4. Officers approached Carter after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  5. Carter was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  6. Carter pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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