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Feb. 8, 2009 — Jacksonville

As the Plush nightclub was closing, Michael Felder ran into the crowd outside and began firing a 9mm handgun in the air.

He ignored several commands from three Jacksonville sheriff's officers to drop the gun. Instead, Felder, 24, turned in the direction of the officers and appeared to move his hand in an upward direction, a Sheriff's office spokesman said.

Officer Ronald Jackson fired once with his rifle, striking Felder in the torso, killing him. Read more

According to news reports, Jackson was cleared in 2009 of any wrongdoing in the Felder shooting.

Jackson was suspended in 2010 for "unbecoming" conduct and was under investigation again in 2011. Jackson was also taken into protective custody after he stormed out of a training academy and allegedly called the sheriff's office to say he was going to "blow his brains out." He faced multiple complaints of excessive force and harassment, and was fired in July 2011. In August 2011, he was arrested for a DUI.

This was the 18th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Three days earlier, two officers shot one person in Jacksonville .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Defuniak Springs .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Felder did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Felder was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Felder was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Felder pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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