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Dec. 11, 2014 — Palm Beach Gardens

Around 9 p.m., Anthony Landi went to the front desk of a hotel, said that he had a gun and asked the clerk to call 911.

Police arrived to find Landi, 27, standing in the parking lot holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Officers Nicolas Arlotta, Steven Basinger and Alexander Huba opened fire when Landi pointed the gun at them and refused to drop the weapon. Landi's former girlfriend, who was a witness, agreed that Landi pointed his gun at the officers, and they fired when he did not immediately comply with their orders. Read more

She said that she and Landi had fought that night and he left her hotel room with a BB gun. She had been concerned about Landi's mental state.

Public records indicate Landi was admitted to the hospital for mental health issues months earlier.

This was the 121st police shooting in Florida in 2014.

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

Three days later, one officer shot one person in St. Johns .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Landi did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Landi was armed with a bb/pellet gun. Only 36 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Landi told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  4. Landi showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Landi pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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