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Sep. 19, 2013 — Pompano Beach

Deputies tried to stop Joshua Boyce, 34, outside a house they believed he had just burglarized.

According to authorities, Deputy George Wesolowski struggled with Boyce but Boyce broke free and got into his Honda. Deputy Mike Gardner reached in the passenger side and tried to remove the keys from the ignition but Boyce reversed, dragging the deputy. He fell under the Honda's wheels, breaking his leg and ribs.

Gardner and Wesolowski fired five rounds at the Honda. One bullet struck Boyce, breaking his leg. He still led deputies and police on a high-speed chase until he crashed into a cruiser. Boyce's car was disabled and he was arrested. Read more

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Boyce was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Boyce was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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