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Nov. 1, 2011 — Lake Worth

Deputies were called to a home invasion robbery in progress.

Deputy Thomas Walton encountered Michael Norton in the backyard as he was leaving through a sliding door. Norton, 23, had his hands covered with a cloth. Police said that he refused to show his hands and crouched in a defensive position. Walton shot and wounded Norton in the torso.

Norton and Justin Resendez, 20, broke into what they believed was a drug house. Resendez surrendered. Norton was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Walton 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. Norton did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Norton was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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