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June 20, 2012 — Tallahassee

On June 22, 2012, the sheriff's office received a tip that Moses Hall, 33, had stolen an air conditioning unit from a house and planned to sell it for scrap.

Around 4:30 p.m., Deputy Michael Shaut drove by a scrap and recycling business and stopped to talk to a person matching Hall's description. According to authorities, the man went to his truck for his ID but instead jumped in.

Ignoring commands, Hall accelerated toward Deputy Shaut, who fired three shots, hitting Hall in the shoulder. Hall crashed into the junkyard gate and then into the deputy's parked cruiser. Read more

Deputy Shaut suffered bruises and abrasions when he dove out of the path of the truck. A passenger in Hall's truck was not hurt.

Hall was sentenced to 15 years for aggravated assault on an officer.

This was the 64th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

Four days earlier, one officer shot one person in Melbourne .

Four days later, two officers shot one person in Gainesville .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hall was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Officer approached Hall after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  3. Hall and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Hall was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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