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May 6, 2009 — Orlando

A tactical unit was patrolling the Metro Place Apartments when officers saw a vehicle run a stop sign.

They tried to stop the driver but he continued on, eventually crashing into a pole.

According to police, both occupants ran from the car. Officer Bryan Fischer said that passenger Dorall Marshall was trying to aim a gun at him and fired, striking the 17-year-old in the hip. Read more

Marshall pleaded no contest to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, marijuana possession, and possession of a firearm by a delinquent and by a minor. He was sentenced to three years.

Fischer, who was cleared, has been involved in at least two other police shootings: the 2008 shooting of Jarvis Singletary, and the fatal 2010 shooting with other officers of Acrifa Soman.

This was the 55th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

The same day, two officers shot one person in Orlando .

Eight days later, three officers shot one person in Winter Haven .

8 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Fischer was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Officer approached Marshall after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  4. Marshall was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  5. Marshall was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Officer was chasing Marshall on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  7. Marshall pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.
  8. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Marshall for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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