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June 15, 2013 — Gainesville

Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy William F. Williams was responding to an assault complaint about someone being "jumped" at the Tower Oaks Glenn apartments on June 15, 2013.

Williams made contact with Recardio Shormon Clark, 33, outside an apartment. Clark fired a shot from a handgun and hit Williams in his body armor.

Williams returned fire, striking Clark multiple times as Clark retreated into the apartment. Read more

SWAT deputies found him dead inside from shots to his upper torso. Williams was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital, where he was treated and released.

This was the 66th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, two officers shot one person in Miami .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Orlando .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Clark was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Clark fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Clark was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.

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