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June 25, 2011 — Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville police found Carl Torrance Brennan, 23, in the back seat of a vehicle near the scene of an attempted robbery.

Officers Bryan Doyle and Craig Pfeuffer told Brennan to show his hands and drop his weapon.

Police say he refused and pointed a gun at one of the officers. Both opened fire, killing Brennan, who was wanted in Georgia and Washington, D.C., for questioning in other crimes. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Brennan did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Officers shot 21 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Brennan was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Brennan was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. Brennan pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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