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Jan. 20, 2012 — Fort Lauderdale

Officers responded to a hit on a stolen car's Lo-Jack and tracked the car to NE Fourth Street.

When Officer Steven Smith attempted to engage with the driver of the car, Andre Chowtie, Chowtie accelerated in reverse toward him in an apparent attempt to run him over, police said.

Smith fired through the rear driver's side window and a bullet struck Chowtie, 17, in the neck. Read more

The car crashed at the NE corner of Andrews Avenue and Fourth Street and Chowtie was taken to the hospital. He is now serving a prison term for aggravated assault on an officer and several other charges.

This was the 10th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Apopka .

Two days later, one officer shot two people in Deland .

1 way this case compares to others

  1. Chowtie and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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