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March 2, 2014 — Fort Myers

Joshua Young, 26, was sitting in a vehicle, believed to have been stolen, at a Pilot gas station at 3 a.m. Deputies converged as passenger Hope Kimber tried to re-enter the car.

Young rammed the vehicle into a patrol car behind him while the deputy was getting out of his car, authorities said.

Deputy Suriel Rosario, in front of Young's vehicle, fired, hitting him in the shoulder. Young then accelerated forward, sideswiped Rosario's car and drove down a dead end. Read more

When it appeared that Young was making a turn back toward the pursuing deputies, a second deputy fired at his vehicle but missed.

Young eventually crashed and fled on foot. He was captured in a wooded area.

This was the 16th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Two days earlier, two officers shot one person in Melbourne .

One day later, three officers shot one person in Brandon .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Young and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  2. Young was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. Officer was chasing Young on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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