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Jan. 21, 2009 — Riviera Beach

Officer William Saunders was investigating a suspicious vehicle when he pulled over 16-year-old Alexander James.

The teenager, authorities said, reversed his car and backed into Saunders' leg. Saunders fired, wounding James. During the incident, a passenger bolted from the car.

James was convicted of grand theft, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and fleeing. Read more

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Saunders was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. James was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.

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