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Oct. 20, 2014 — Ocala

Just before 3 p.m., dispatchers received a call from a woman about a domestic disturbance with her boyfriend.

Then they heard gunshots.

Ricardo de Jesus Barrera, 54, shot and killed girlfriend Bonnie-Lyn Motto, 34, and her mother, Julia Motto, 67, at Julia's condo, authorities said. Barrera fled on a motorcycle, pursued by police, until he crashed. Read more

On his knees, he raised a semi-automatic pistol to his head but didn't fire. He then pointed the gun at officers. Lt. Dan Wilson fired one shot. Barrera got up and ran. Wilson fired a second time and Barrera fell.

According to the medical examiner, Barrera was struck in the forehead, likely by the first shot. He died at the hospital.

The crash had damaged Barrera's gun, rendering it inoperable.

This was the 100th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Eight days earlier, one officer shot one person in Tampa .

Four days later, two officers shot one person in Edgewater .

7 ways this case compares to others

  1. Barrera was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. Barrera was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Barrera was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Barrera told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  5. Barrera was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Barrera showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  7. Barrera pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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