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Dec. 7, 2012 — Pensacola

Around 12:45 p.m., Officers Justin Roedel and Patrick Bradley were patrolling an area of recent burglaries.

The officers, in plainclothes, stopped to question two men. The men got into an SUV and backed out of the driveway of a home, ignoring commands to stop and nearly hitting both officers.

Roedel fired into the vehicle from the rear, Bradley fired from the driver's side, after trying to open the door. Read more

Driver Jo'Kavious Wilson, 18, was wounded in the left shoulder. Passenger Desmond Emmanuel Phillip, 20, was hit in the leg and near his left eye. The pair dumped the SUV, which was stolen, several blocks away. They were captured nearby.

Charges against Phillip were dropped. Wilson was acquitted of burglary and resisting an officer with violence. He was found guilty of aggravated assault.

This was the 119th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

Three days earlier, two officers shot one person in Youngstown .

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Jacksonville .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Roedel 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. Wilson did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Wilson and Phillip were fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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