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Nov. 25, 2009 — Orlando

A standoff between Palin Perez Jackson and police began about 9 a.m., after the artist's estranged girlfriend, Mandy Small, escaped from his home.

Small said that she had been held captive, raped and beaten for four days.

According to the FDLE report, Perez Jackson forced police to kill him after he donned a bulletproof vest and refused to drop a gun when he stepped outside his home around 1:50 p.m. Police say he also used his children as "human shields." Perez Jackson, 36, had told other artists that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder from his military service. Read more

The couple had broken up two months earlier and both were in court over protective orders. The couple's two children, two children from Small's previous relationship and Perez Jackson's blind older brother were in the house but not harmed.

This was the 121st police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in North Port .

Nine days later, one officer shot one person in Pensacola .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Perez Jackson did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Perez Jackson was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Perez Jackson was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  5. Perez Jackson told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  6. Perez Jackson showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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