TPD Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

03/18/15


When: December 22, 7 p.m.

Where: 3703 East Shadowlawn Avenue, Tampa

Officer: Usilia Emilione, 3 year TPD veteran with prior agency experience. She is a Field Training Officer

TPD dispatch received a 911 call from Lawrence Anderson's father. He was concerned about his son's aggressive behavior. When Officer Emilione arrived on scene, Anderson was in the home waving a knife and stabbing pillow cushions. The officer and Anderson's parents asked him to put down the knife several times. With the knife in his hand, Anderson charged Officer Emilione giving her no choice but use deadly force. She shot Lawrence Anderson, B/M, 09/19/1960. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where he is currently undergoing surgery and expected to survive. Detectives are investigating to determine what charges, if any, are appropriate. Officer Emilione is on paid administrative leave as part of standard policy.

Andrea Davis
TPD PIO
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