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May 2, 2014 — Jacksonville

Officers were investigating the stabbing of a man when they knocked on the door of a home in rural northwest Jacksonville.

An elderly man answered and said that Brandon Daniel Peters, suspected of the stabbing, was inside.

Officers said Peters, 29, immediately got up from the couch and attacked Officer Steven Brown with a knife. Brown fired two rounds from his rifle during the struggle. Read more

Peters attempted to get up after being shot and that is when Brown switched to his handgun and fired once more.

Peters was hit in the head and killed.

Brown suffered a gash in the left arm.

During the attack, another officer tried unsuccessfully to use his Taser to subdue Peters.

This was the 43rd police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Five days earlier, three officers shot one person in St. Petersburg .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Lake Worth .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Peters approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Peters was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Peters was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  4. Peters were shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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