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Jan. 4, 2013 — Fort Myers

Deputies responded to a call after 2 a.m. about shots fired during a fight outside Cadillac Jack's Bar & Grill.

Deputy Jeffrey Pierot spotted the car in which the suspect fled, a white Grand Am, and pulled it over.

According to the sheriff's office, Joseph Powell, 21, got out of the passenger side, fired two shots at Pierot and fled. Pierot fired at Powell but stayed with the car's driver. Read more

Deputy Russell Park took up the chase on foot and followed Powell into an RV park. Powell appeared to surrender but instead fired at Deputy Park, who returned fire, killing him.

Powell was wanted for a parole violation.

This was the fifth police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, two officers shot two people in Miami .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Powell fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Powell was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Powell was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Officer was chasing Powell on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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