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March 21, 2014 — Jacksonville

Officer Matthew Bolan was investigating an abandoned car when he saw a Chrysler Sebring that had been carjacked the previous day.

Bolan pursued the vehicle in his cruiser until it stopped and three men piled out.

Bolan ran after two men who fled together. The third man ran in another direction. Read more

The Sheriff's Office said that Bolan chased the men around the back of a home. That was when Homer Warren, 21, turned and pointed a gun at Bolan, who fired several times.

The chase continued to the front yard and Bolan fired several more times, fatally wounding Warren in the torso.

His companion, Terrance Clark, 25, surrendered.

This was the 28th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

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

Eight days later, one officer shot one person in Boca Raton .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Warren did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Warren fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Warren was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Officer was chasing Warren on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  5. Warren pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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