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Jan. 25, 2009 — West Palm Beach

Around 5 p.m., officers spotted Dijon Williams and another man, loitering or walking along Fifth Street in West Palm Beach.

Officer Craig Davis would later say that Williams, reputed gang member, didn't belong in that neighborhood, according to the Palm Beach Post.

When Davis and Officer Scott Lally stopped to talk to the men, both ran away. Davis said that 23-year-old Williams turned and pointed a .45-caliber handgun at him during the chase. Davis fired five shots, hitting Williams three times. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer approached Williams after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  2. Williams was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Officer was chasing Williams on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  4. Williams pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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