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June 2, 2009 — Jacksonville

A woman called police saying that Dominic Davis was in her home harassing her despite a restraining order against him.

The woman said that he had a knife. When Deputy Neil Chandler arrived, Davis was gone and had smashed the windows of the woman's car, officials said.

The officer and woman left the home, but then returned to see that Davis also returned. Read more

Chandler told Davis, 29, to raise his hands, but Davis did not comply and continued to walk toward Chandler. Officials said he was moving quickly in the direction of the officer with his hands concealed underneath his shirt.

Chandler shot Davis three or four times. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, and no one else was injured.

A knife was later found at the scene, but officials did not know if Davis was carrying it when he was shot.

This was the 62nd police shooting in Florida in 2009.

One day earlier, one officer shot three people in Orlando .

Four days later, two officers shot one person in Fort Lauderdale .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Davis approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Davis did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Davis was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Davis was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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