Update on July 12th Officer Involved Shooting

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DATE OF INCIDENT: July 12, 2011

SUBJECT: Umberto Ferrara, DOB: 5/14/37, W/M, 4414 Tampania Ave. North, Tampa

OFFICER INVOLVED IN SHOOTING: 42 year old Dan Evers-10 years of service with TPD. Retired from FHP as a Sergeant with 12 years of service

An autopsy on Umberto Ferrara determined that a bullet wound to his neck was the cause of his death. Preliminary ballistic testing by FDLE has determined the bullet was a .40 caliber which is the type of weapon the officer fired. A second bullet wound to the head was self inflicted prior to the officers arriving on the scene. It was a .32 caliber bullet. When the officer arrived and found Ferrara armed with the handgun, he ordered him multiple times to drop the weapon. Instead Ferrara fired it several times into the backyard and into the roof then pointed it at the officer. The officer feared for his life and fired at him one time. The bullet struck him in the neck. Ferrara was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where he later died from his injuries. The investigation into the shooting is
ongoing. Umberto's wife told detectives he was depressed for the last six weeks over health issues.

Laura McElroy