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Jan. 24, 2011 — St. Petersburg

At 7 a.m., officers and a U.S. marshal questioned Christine Lacy about the whereabouts of her husband. Hydra Lacy, 39, was wanted for failing to appear in court.

Lacy was hiding in the attic of the home. He eventually killed two officers and wounded the marshal. During the course of the ensuing gun battle, 10 officers fired at Lacy.

At 2:15 p.m., a tactical team entered the attic and found Lacy dead. An autopsy showed that he had 10 gunshot wounds, with one fatal shot striking his chest. Read more

Lacy had said that he would not go back to prison.

Christine Lacy sued the police, the city and the mayor in an attempt to recover damages for her destroyed house and belongings. The suit was moved to federal court but was dismissed.

Four of the officers involved -- Sgt. Karl Lounge and Officers Ruben DeJesus, Matthew Hansell and Bradley Bryan -- had fired their weapons in other incidents.

This was the ninth police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, three officers shot one person in Tampa .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Old Town .

10 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Bryan was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Officer DeJesus was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  3. Officer Hansell was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  4. Sgt. Lounge was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  5. Lacy was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  6. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  7. Lacy killed a police officer. This was one of seven shootings that happened after an officer was killed.
  8. Lacy was one of 25 people who were shot after telling someone that he wouldn't go to jail or back to prison.
  9. Lacy was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  10. Lacy was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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