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Oct. 24, 2009 — Winter Park

After hours of sexually assaulting a woman, Jerry Camp told her that he was going to force the police to kill him.

Camp, 43, drove to his daughter's house and was outside in the driveway when police arrived. Camp had a rifle and did not comply with the deputy's command to drop it.

Deputy David Rennish opened fire, killing Camp. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Camp was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Camp told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  3. Camp showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  4. Camp pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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