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Jan. 2, 2014 — Jacksonville

A seven-hour standoff began with an aggravated battery call.

Gary Schiwart, 45, had allegedly fired a shotgun in the direction of his mother, Carol Davis, during an argument.

Around 1 p.m., his sister called authorities to say that her brother had fired several shots and was suicidal. By 2:30 p.m., negotiators, backed by a SWAT team, had begun talking to Schiwart. Read more

Several times he told authorities that he would shoot anyone who approached and was not going to jail. Schiwart fired his shotgun toward a SWAT vehicle and officers.

They fired at him three separate times.

At 6:40 p.m., Schiwart, who had a serious wound to the head, surrendered.

He was judged incompetent to stand trial in May 2015.

This was the second police shooting in Florida in 2014.

The same day, two officers shot one person in Crestview .

Three days later, two officers shot one person in Sarasota .

7 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Crawford was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Schiwart was one of 25 people who were shot after telling someone that he wouldn't go to jail or back to prison.
  4. Schiwart was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  5. Schiwart was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  6. Schiwart was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  7. Schiwart showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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