Find a shooting

There were 772 cases of police shootings between 2009 and 2014. Use the filters below to find cases that match a certain set of criteria.

Read more on how we defined these filters

Or start with these randomly selected cases:


Search all cases

April 22, 2011 — Tampa

Around 7:15 p.m., Jonathan Bestoso, 24, threw a maintenance worker on the ground and hijacked his golf cart at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

He may have been trying to steal the worker's gold necklace.

According to authorities, when Officer Daniel McGillicuddy approached, Bestoso hit him with the cart. McGillicuddy shot Bestoso three or four times. Both were treated at Tampa General Hospital. Read more

Police said Bestoso would be charged with aggravated battery and strong-armed robbery. The use of force was ruled justified by the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office.

This was the 39th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, three officers shot one person in Orlando .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Orlando .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Bestoso was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Bestoso and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Officer was chasing Bestoso on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

More cases

2012. MIAMI — Miami-Dade police responded to a call about a fight at a large... 1 killed
2009. INDIAN SHORES — Sheriff's deputies and Indian Shores police tried to pull over a black Ford Mustang about 11 p.m. that was moving erratically on Gulf... 1 killed
2013. TITUSVILLE — Shortly after 1:30 a.m., police responded to a call of shots fired in the parking lot of a... 1 killed