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Oct. 18, 2013 — Boynton Beach

Police stopped John Flanagan, 25, at a DUI checkpoint along Royal Palm Beach Boulevard.

Boynton Beach police Officer Cory Gray said that he smelled marijuana in Flanagan's Acura. Flanagan spoke with officers and opened his car door as if to get out. Then he started to drive away.

As he backed up, he trapped Gray and Officer Christopher Munro, who was dragged a short distance, police said. Flanagan then accelerated forward, freeing Munro. Read more

Gray, Munro and Officer Daniel Griswold fired several rounds at Flanagan, who was hit in the leg and received a superficial wound to the head.

Officer Munro was treated for minor injuries.

This was the 105th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

One day earlier, four officers shot one person in St. Petersburg .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Munro 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. Flanagan was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  3. Flanagan was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  4. This shooting came after officers pulled over Flanagan for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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