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Feb. 2, 2011 — Holmes

Wade Williams, 35, was suspected of shooting and then mutilating his parents in their Jackson County home.

A hunter came across his campsite in the Choctawhatchee Wildlife Refuge in Holmes County a few days later. The two men exchanged gunshots.

Williams also fired at a search team as it closed in on him. Florida Department of Corrections Col. Greg Malloy, part of the Holmes Correctional Institution's K-9 team, was killed. The rest of the search team -- Holmes sheriff's Lt. Michael Raley and Sgt. Tyler Harrison, and Corrections officers Mark Lumpkin and Art Teal -- returned fire. Read more

In his report Raley said that he saw Williams fall after his final volley. Raley estimated that he fired 32 rounds from his rifle. Officer Teal was grazed in the head.

Williams was hit by 17 shots -- in the head, leg, upper body and both hands. A toxicology screen found painkillers and other drugs. Physical evidence subsequently linked him to his parents' deaths.

Williams was carrying a .22-caliber rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun.

This was the 15th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

One day earlier, four officers shot two people in Miramar .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Apopka .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Williams was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Williams was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  3. Williams was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  4. Williams killed a police officer. This was one of seven shootings that happened after an officer was killed.
  5. Williams was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.

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