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Aug. 28, 2014 — Bradenton

Terry Sellars' mother called 911 from a convenience store to report that her son had choked her and beaten her with a phone book.

Around 8 a.m., three deputies arrived at Sellars' home to arrest him.

According to the sheriff, as the deputies were getting out of the car, Sellars, 31, charged out the front door wielding a samurai sword. He headed for Sgt. Brady McCabe, who shot and killed him. Read more

Sellars had been released from prison in April after serving time for violating probation on a battery conviction.

This was the 89th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Five days earlier, one officer shot one person in West Palm Beach .

One day later, two officers shot one person in Orlando .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Sellars approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Sellars was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Sellars were involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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