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Nov. 5, 2010 — Davie

A confidential informant tipped off police that Hugh Barrighton Smith, 37, had drugs in his car.

Task force agents conducted a traffic stop near the Georgia Pig restaurant and talked to Smith for a while, according to news reports, before one agent deployed his Taser. Smith backed into a police car and then began to drive away.

Three officers — Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Tiana DeGeorge, Miramar Police Det. Jared Bloom and Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Darryl Hodges — fired between 8 and 13 shots as Smith fled. Read more

He later crashed into trees near 4500 SW 13 Street in Fort Lauderdale.

He died on the scene.

The officers, who recovered drugs and some $46,000 from Smith’s vehicle, were cleared.

This was the 92nd police shooting in Florida in 2010.

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

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

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officers shot 13 bullets. The average was eight.
  2. Smith was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. This shooting came after officers pulled over Smith for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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