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April 4, 2009 — Cocoa

Sgt. David Baker and Officer Debra Davis responded to a call about a suspicious person.

Police said that Jatavious Cox, 21, tried to run over the officers in the driveway as he fled the home. Both Baker and Davis fired, wounding Cox.

The assault charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officers approached Cox after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  2. Cox and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Cox was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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