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April 1, 2010 — Bonita Springs

Four Lee County deputies arrived at a home to investigate reports of an armed man.

Patrick Green reported that Timothy Baum, 54, had threatened him with a gun over personal matters.

Cpl. David Rieser saw Baum walking toward deputies with a handgun. Rieser said that he told Baum to lower his handgun but Baum instead began raising it toward him. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Baum did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Baum was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Baum was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Baum pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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