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Aug. 6, 2013 — Lauderdale Lakes

Triston Johnson, 31, was angry that tow truck driver David Herr was taking his 2001 gold Jaguar.

According to police, when Herr, 36, turned to walk away, Johnson shot him in the back of the head, then shot at him several more times. Deputy Michael Ryan walked into the parking garage around 3 p.m. and saw Johnson sitting on a wall near the tow truck. Johnson raised his pistol toward Ryan and the two exchanged gunfire.

Johnson was hit several times, including in the abdomen. He was charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and assault. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Johnson was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. Johnson fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Johnson was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Johnson was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Johnson showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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