Elba Luz Cartagena, 24

St. Cloud, Florida
June 28, 2011

Agencies: Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE | St. Cloud Police Department Florida

Cause of death: Shooting

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Chased on foot by two police officers, the 5-feet-tall, 90-pound woman refused their orders to drop the gun and confronted them in the front yard of a residence at 418 Alabama Ave, according to police and court records. Sgt. Jared Daniel, A six-year veteran, and Officer John Nettles, a seven-year veteran, opened fire when she threatened them with her handgun, according to police. Neighbors later said they heard four shots fired. 

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