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Sep. 10, 2011 — Winter Park

Just before 7 p.m., Orange County sheriff's Deputy Anthony Shea found Jose Rodriguez-Gallo on top of Carlos Monsalve-Correa, pointing a gun at his neck.

Officials said that an argument between the two men escalated to the point that Rodriguez-Gallo fired two shots into the air and then one into Monsalve-Correa's back.

Rodriguez-Gallo, 54, claimed that he was threatened by Monsalve-Correa, 31, whom he thought planned to rob him. Read more

He refused Deputy Shea's orders to drop his weapon, so Shea fired four rounds, officials said. He fired two more volleys as Rodriguez-Gallo continued to try to point the weapon. Deputy Shea fired nine more rounds, emptying his pistol and killing Rodriguez-Gallo.

An autopsy found 10 gunshot wounds.

Monsalve-Correa survived.

Shea's actions were found to be justified.

This was the 92nd police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Four days earlier, one officer shot one person in Melbourne .

10 days later, four officers shot one person in Tampa .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Rodriguez-Gallo did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Rodriguez-Gallo fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Rodriguez-Gallo tried to kill someone before the shooting, according to police. That’s true only 3 percent of the time.
  4. The officer shot 13 bullets. The average was eight.
  5. Rodriguez-Gallo was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.

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