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March 5, 2012 — West Palm Beach

Marcus Neloms III was suspected of shooting a man at an apartment complex during an altercation.

When West Palm Beach police Officers Rade Momirovich and Covelle Padgett arrived, Neloms fired at them.

Neloms, 28, was seen in a police video chasing Momirovich after the officer jumped out of his cruiser and returned fire. Police said that Neloms was also waving a sword. Officer Padgett fired two shots, killing Neloms. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Neloms was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Neloms fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Neloms was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Officers was chasing Neloms on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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