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Dec. 26, 2014 — Cocoa

Deputies were looking for Quinten Smith, 23, who was involved in a shooting Christmas night at his family's home in Cocoa.

Around 12:40 p.m., Deputy Richard Clements spotted him at an apartment complex. Smith ran into an apartment, with Clements on his heels.

The sheriff's office said that Smith pulled a gun on the deputy, who opened fire, killing him. Smith was accused of firing nine shots into the family's Clearlake Road home. Read more

Deputies said that they had talked to Smith over the phone but that he had refused to surrender, and threatened them and relatives.

He said that he would not be taken alive. His family said Smith had been acting strangely for a week.

This was the 127th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Jacksonville .

One day later, three officers shot one person in Jacksonville .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  2. Smith was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Smith was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Officer was chasing Smith on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  5. Smith showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  6. Smith pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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