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Nov. 5, 2010 — Orlando

Deputy Stephen Cook arrived at a 7-Eleven to investigate a report that employee Gibran Flores-Remigio, 25, was stealing from the store.

Roughly 40 minutes later, Flores-Remigio, who had been cooperative until then, began attacking Cook with a pocket knife. He stabbed and slashed the deputy in the neck and face and had Cook on the ground when a customer and the store owner distracted him.

Cook was able to pull his gun. He said that when Flores-Remigio again came toward him, he fired seven shots. Read more

Flores-Remigio was hit six times and died at the scene.

Cook underwent surgery for the most serious wound, to his neck.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement report indicated Flores-Remigio had been committed in 2009 under Florida's Baker Act after making suicidal statements.

This was the 92nd police shooting in Florida in 2010.

The same day, three officers shot one person in Davie .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Flores-Remigio approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Flores-Remigio was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Flores-Remigio was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  4. Flores-Remigio showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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