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April 18, 2009 — St. Augustine

Police had been looking for Rodney Joseph Lasseigne since July 21, 2008, the day his mother was found bludgeoned to death in their home in Mississippi.

They found him sleeping in his car at a St. Augustine truck stop.

Armed with .45-caliber pistols and the knowledge Lasseigne was wanted for murder, three St. Johns County sheriff's deputies approached Lasseigne's silver Toyota Yaris at about 5 a.m. The 52-year-old was under a blanket when the deputies asked to see his hands. Read more

He pulled off the blanket, and he was holding a sawed-off, semi-automatic shotgun pointed at the deputies.

The deputies -- Samantha English, Ezekiel Kelly and Tony Matuse -- fired an undetermined number of rounds into the Toyota, killing Lasseigne.

Police said the shotgun was loaded, but it didn't appear Lasseigne got a shot off. FDLE investigated and the deputies were cleared.

This was the 47th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

The same day, four officers shot two people in Pembroke Park .

One day later, two officers shot one person in Miami Gardens .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lasseigne was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Lasseigne pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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