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Nov. 18, 2013 — Orlando

Two Orlando police officers stopped David Bachelor, 35, for reckless driving at 1:30 a.m.

Officials said that they smelled alcohol and found a crack pipe in Bachelor's white pickup. He struggled with the officers, striking them. Bachelor got back in his truck, despite being stunned by Tasers, and fled.

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua Evans joined the pursuit and approached Bachelor after he stopped his truck at his parents' house. Despite again being stunned, Bachelor made it to the door. Read more

During the ensuing struggle, Evans said Bachelor grabbed for his Taser. Evans was pushed back and Bachelor repeatedly slammed the door on the trooper's arm. Evans fired seven rounds, wounding Bachelor. In 2014, Bachelor was sentenced to three years in prison.

This was the 122nd police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, two officers shot one person in Boynton Beach .

Two days later, two officers shot one person in San Mateo .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Bachelor was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Bachelor was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Bachelor was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Bachelor was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.
  5. Bachelor was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Bachelor for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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