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May 22, 2014 — Orlando

Orlando police shot and injured Almeb Gebreyohannes, 27, a diagnosed schizophrenic suffering a psychotic episode.

Police said Gebreyohannes charged them with a baseball bat and, when a Taser didn't stop him, two officers fired.

Gebreyohannes' father told WFTV that he called the police to try to get medical help for his son and warned police about his behavior. He believed that Officers Daniel Bruns and Danny Stallworth overreacted by shooting Gebreyohannes nine times. Read more

"His kidneys, his liver, his lung, his stomach, his pelvis are all shattered," said Meb Yohan, the father.

Gebreyohannes was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest, but charges were dropped when he was declared incompetent to stand trial.

This was the 58th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, two officers shot one person in Orlando .

Five days later, two officers shot one person in Tampa .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Gebreyohannes approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Gebreyohannes was shot after friends, family, or others called the police to ask for help in getting Gebreyohannes emergency mental health services. That’s a factor in 6 percent of cases.
  3. Gebreyohannes was armed with a blunt/bludgeoning weapon. Only nine other people were armed the same way.
  4. Gebreyohannes showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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