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Jan. 5, 2013 — Orlando

Police received a report of a suicidal woman from a local veterinarian, who had euthanized her dog.

Deputies located Louanne Reeves' mini van at a Golden Corral restaurant. Reeves, 56, fled to the Hiawassee Plaza shopping center, then ran into the Golden Cue bar.

During negotiations with police, she came outside with a handgun. When she pointed it at Deputy Christopher Miller, he fired one round from his shotgun, striking her high in the chest and shoulder. Read more

Reeves went back inside the bar for an hour and 20 minutes, then surrendered.

Her handgun turned out to be a pellet gun.

Reeves, who survived, also had self-inflicted knife wounds.

This was the sixth police shooting in Florida in 2013.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Fort Myers .

Three days later, two officers shot one person in Lake Worth .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Reeves did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Reeves was armed with a bb/pellet gun. Only 36 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Reeves showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. Reeves pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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