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Jan. 22, 2011 — Tampa

Hillsborough County deputies responded to a domestic violence call at Waters Edge Apartments and learned that the suspect was armed inside the apartment.

Deputies Savana Kelly, David Kennedy and Jason Santiago took cover behind their cars in the parking lot.

Deputies saw Osmar Sebasco, 39, open the door and push his wife out. A few seconds later, Sebasco emerged with a gun and began firing at deputies, who fired back. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Sebasco fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Sebasco was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Sebasco was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Sebasco showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Sebasco pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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