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Jan. 26, 2009 — Fort Myers

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was looking for Arthur Lee Coleman, 33, who had several felony warrants.

He was spotted in his car in a driveway of a home around 4:50 a.m. Coleman defied orders and accelerated towards Lee County sheriff's Det. Timothy Galloway and Deputy Marshal Scott Ley, police said, causing Ley to be thrown on the hood of the vehicle.

Galloway fired his rifle and Ley his shotgun. Galloway hit Coleman in the arm, chest and head. He died in the hospital. Read more

A federal civil-rights lawsuit brought by his family said Coleman was working for police as a confidential informant to help break up a car theft ring. It also said Coleman wasn’t armed, although police reported at the time a loaded gun was found in the car seat next to him. The suit also argued that Coleman didn't drive toward police.

The lawsuit was settled out of court.

Fort Myers police Officer Robert Kerbs also fired on a car that came close to officers as it attempted to flee the area but the occupants, Coleman's girlfriend and two children, were not injured.

This was the 11th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in West Palm Beach .

Eight days later, one officer shot one person in North Miami .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Evidence in this case, and accounts given by officers and witnesses, included conflicting details. That was true for 27 other cases.
  2. Coleman and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Coleman's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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