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Sep. 21, 2012 — Hollywood

Two officers responded to a call at 11:30 a.m. about a suspicious person inside a home.

They heard a house alarm and confronted Jeremiah Kelly, 31, who had broken into the home.

They could see Kelly running back through the house and positioned themselves outside the patio door. Officials said that Kelly refused orders to stop and to drop what turned out to be a screwdriver. Read more

He kicked open the door and lunged at Officer Michael McBride with the screwdriver, officials said.

McBride opened fire, hitting Kelly four times in the upper torso and head, killing him.

Kelly had most recently been released from prison in April, on drug and battery charges.

This was the 102nd police shooting in Florida in 2012.

11 days earlier, one officer shot one person in Pinellas Park .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Inverness .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Kelly approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Kelly did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Kelly was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.

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