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March 3, 2009 — Delray Beach

Dallas Adkins Jr. was acting suicidal, according to a 911 call from a neighbor.

When deputies arrived, Adkins opened the door and pointed a gun at them. Sgt. Celso Otero and Deputy Phil Hernandez III fired, hitting Adkins four times in the torso, according to his mother.

Adkins, a 59-year-old Vietnam vet who came to Florida from Colorado, died about a month later. Read more

Velma Adkins said that her son had struggled over the years since the war with mental issues and alcoholism. He had become despondent and financially strapped after his hours at a nearby grocery store were cut.

This was the 30th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

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

Six days later, one officer shot one person in Indian River .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Adkins was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Adkins told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  3. Adkins showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. Adkins pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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