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June 15, 2014 — Tallahassee

About 1:50 a.m., two off-duty officers working security outside Club Pierre saw Jacoby Hart, 24, fire his gun into the air during an argument.

Officers Derek Braxton and Jason Revenel ordered him to drop his weapon, but he ran.

At one point during the chase Hart turned and raised the gun toward Officer Braxton, who fired four shots at him, officials said. Read more

Hart was wounded two or three times. He later denied pointing a weapon at the officer.

Hart was convicted of aggravated assault, being a felon in possession of a weapon and two unrelated charges of fraud and theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

This was the 71st police shooting in Florida in 2014.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Altamonte Springs .

Four days later, two officers shot one person in Hialeah .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hart was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Hart was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. Officer was chasing Hart on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  4. Hart pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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