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April 20, 2010 — Tampa

Two armed men broke into a home on S Willow Avenue at 3:45 a.m. After robbing the two residents at gunpoint, the men fled north on Willow.

According to police, Officer John Angelakopoulos spotted the pair and chased them to Gray Street, several blocks north of Kennedy Boulevard.

Tim Green, 32, ran west on Gray. Ordered to stop, Green turned toward Angelakopoulos, pulled a handgun from his waistband and aimed it. Read more

Angelakopoulos fired, striking Green in the shoulder.

Alton Marchman, 27, was found hiding between two buildings nearby. He was bitten in the leg by a K-9. Green was sentenced to five years in prison.

This was the 34th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Wilton Manors .

Four days later, two officers shot one person in Lehigh Acres .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Green was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Green was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  3. Green was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Officer was chasing Green on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  5. Green pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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