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Dec. 27, 2014 — Jacksonville

David Andre Scott, 28, was a suspect in the murder of Laroy Bryant Tucker, 31, during a card game.

Scott talked about the shooting, which led detectives to the apartment of an acquaintance.

Backed up by a SWAT team, they negotiated with Scott, who told them that they would have to come get him. Read more

The sheriff's office said that around 10:30 p.m., Scott flung open the door and pointed a dark object at three officers.

Sgt. Brad Echelberger and Detectives Lee McCranie and Woodrow Crotty responded with 21 rifle shots, killing him. It turned out that Scott had put a box inside a dark sock and held it like a pistol.

His motive for the original shooting was unclear. A survivor at the card game indicated that Scott said something about people out to get him.

This was the 128th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

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

Two days later, two officers shot one person in St. Augustine .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Scott was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Officers shot 21 bullets. The average was eight.

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