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April 29, 2011 — Sunrise

A Sunrise man depressed over the death of his father and his inability to find work was fatally shot in front of a police substation.

Officers Gordon Crawford and Daniel Ransone approached 21-year-old Corey Simpson, who was overheard earlier saying that he wanted to get arrested. Simpson was standing in the street behaving aggressively toward the officers.

Simpson lunged toward the officers on their approach, so one officer discharged a stun gun at Simpson, but this did not stop his attack. Read more

Simpson brandished a knife and lunged at officers, who fired roughly 15 rounds at Simpson, according to witness reports, killing him.

In May 2015, four years after the shooting, a grand jury cleared both officers, calling the shooting justified.

This was the 45th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

One day earlier, one officer shot two people in Pomona Park .

Five days later, three officers shot one person in Interlachen .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Simpson approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Simpson did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Officers shot 15 bullets. The average was eight.
  4. Simpson was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  5. Simpson told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  6. Simpson showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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