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Aug. 21, 2012 — Pensacola

A woman at the Attucks Court housing project was shot during a firefight between two men.

Officers responded and were given a description of the suspects. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Pensacola Police Officer Coy McKenna spotted Terrance Lamar Abrams, 25, running westbound on DeSoto Street.

Ordered to get on the ground, Abrams turned toward Officer McKenna, pulled a handgun and fired at him. McKenna fired four rounds, hitting Abrams once with a fatal shot to the chest. Read more

Abrams' handgun was recovered at the scene. Abrams was never positively linked to the earlier shooting of the woman.

This was the 91st police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Lake City .

Three days later, one officer shot two people in Miami .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Abrams fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Abrams was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Abrams was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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