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Dec. 3, 2013 — Fort Walton Beach

Seth Shastid, 29, told friends he was going to commit suicide and walked out of his home with a .38-caliber revolver.

Friends flagged down Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Mootaz Nabulsi, who tried to take Shastid into custody. Shastid used a leg sweep to knock the deputy down, climbed on top of him and tried to disarm Nabulsi.

The deputy fired twice, striking Shastid in the shoulder. Nabulsi suffered minor injuries and Shastid was arrested on a charge of battery on a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed weapon. Read more

He was eventually sentenced to three years probation on the latter charge.

He said he wasn't trying to hurt the deputy, he just wanted to kill himself.

This was the 126th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

Seven days earlier, one officer shot one person in Orlando .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Shastid did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Shastid was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Shastid was shot after friends, family, or others called the police to ask for help in getting Shastid emergency mental health services. That’s a factor in 6 percent of cases.
  4. Shastid was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  5. Shastid was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  6. Shastid showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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