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Cop Who Killed 73-Year-Old Woman During Training Exercise Has A History Of Police Brutality — There's Even Shocking Video!

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For some reason this doesn't surprise us…

As you may have heard, a 73-year-old woman was shot and killed by police during a "Shoot/Don't Shoot" training exercise in Punta Gorda, Florida on Tuesday night.

Mary Knowlton had been randomly selected to act as a cop during a pretend standoff for the community event when "bad guy" Officer Lee Coel fired two live rounds into the retired librarian, killing her before she could get to the hospital.

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By all accounts, this was just an unfortunate accident — the prop gun had somehow been loaded with real ammunition as opposed to blanks — but it does not help the situation that Lee has a pretty questionable history in law enforcement.

Apparently, before working with the Punta Gorda Police Department, the 28-year-old was forced to resign from Florida's Miramar Police Department after "failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program."

But that's not even Officer Coel's worst offense — he was actually involved in a case of police brutality last October when he

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73-Year-Old Librarian Shot & Killed By Police… During A 'Shoot/Don't Shoot' Community Training Exercise!

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This is one of the most tragically needless deaths we've ever heard of.

A 73-year-old woman was just shot and killed by police on Tuesday night during a training exercise aimed at showing how difficult it is for cops to know when to shoot.

Apparently, Mary Knowlton was participating in a "shoot/don't shoot" community event in Punta Gorda, Florida when she was randomly selected to pretend to be a bad guy facing off against police.

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However, through some unlucky chain of events, the elderly librarian ended up getting shot multiple times with live ammo instead of the intended blank rounds.

Punta Gorda police Chief Tom Lewis issued a statement after Mary was "mistakenly struck with a live round," asking for prayers at this difficult time, saying:

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