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Nov. 6, 2010 — Gainesville

Sgt. Joshua Crews was doing surveillance in an unmarked car on the home of Mitch "Crawdaddy" Conan Smith, a suspect in a double homicide.

The sheriff's office said that Smith, 32, walked out of the home, spotted Crews in a SWAT uniform and pulled a revolver out of his waistband.

Sgt. Crews shot Smith in the upper torso three times. He survived and was sentenced to two life terms for the homicides. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Smith was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Smith was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.

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