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Nov. 22, 2014 — Eustis

After a hit-and-run crash in Lake County, Pamela Edwards, 40, fled to her father’s home, where she also lived.

The off-duty police chief for nearby Umatilla followed her green Mustang and called in the hit and run. Two deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and a Eustis police officer arrived and spoke to Edwards for more than 40 minutes, according to officials.

A Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigative report says officers were outside the house and that Edwards stepped onto her screen porch but refused to come outside. Read more

Just before 2 p.m., Deputy Richard Dolen noticed that Edwards had something behind her back. Officer Jean Banner said it was a pistol. The officers said she refused to drop the weapon.

Dolen, Banner and Deputy Chris Robertson began shooting, firing a total of 10 rounds at Edwards, who died two days later in the hospital.

The report does not indicate whether Edwards ever brandished the gun. Investigators found the gun wasn’t loaded.

This was the 112th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Tallahassee .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Bradenton .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Edwards was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Officers shot 10 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Edwards was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Edwards showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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