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Feb. 19, 2013 — Jacksonville

Officers pulled over a car with a broken taillight shortly after 6 a.m.

One officer was back at his cruiser checking the ID of passenger John Dawson Parker when Parker, 23, got out of the car and ran.

The two officers pursued, one in his car. One officer tackle Parker, who then struggled. He pulled a .45-caliber Taurus pistol out of his waistband and fired four times, police said. Read more

Officers Craig Soucek and Rudy Hathaway fired a total of 11 rounds, hitting Parker in the chest, killing him.

The driver was ticketed for the taillight and driving with a suspended license.

This was the 27th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

Six days earlier, three officers shot one person in Melbourne .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in St. Augustine .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Parker fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Officers shot 11 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Parker was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Parker was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Officers was chasing Parker on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  6. This shooting came after officers pulled over Parker for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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