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March 11, 2011 — Jacksonville

Police had received a 911 call about an armed disturbance at the Eureka Garden apartments.

When they arrived, police found Adrian Derrick Hagans, 26, shooting at two other men in a strip of parking lot between two buildings, though police originally thought all of the men were shooting.

Two officers approached Hagans and told him to drop his Glock handgun, and when Hagans turned toward them with the gun, Officer M.P. Fox fired four times. Read more

Hagans was hit once in the chest and once in the buttocks.

He and one of the other men were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

It was unclear why the three men were at the apartment complex. Hagans was sentenced to 25 years in prison for two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

This was the 23rd police shooting in Florida in 2011.

22 days earlier, two officers shot one person in New Port Richey .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Belle Glade .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hagans did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Hagans was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Hagans pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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