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June 2, 2014 — Orange Park

Tyrone Lee, 27, tried to rob a Checks Cashed store just before 10 a.m.

The clerk triggered a silent alarm and officers spotted his red Oldsmobile on Plainfield Avenue. Police said that he made a U-turn and fired one shot at the pursuing officer. He struck a truck and turned into a shopping plaza.

Back on U.S. 17, Sgt. Joel Grant intercepted Lee's car. Grant fired four shots, hitting Lee each time. Read more

Lee was sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder, in addition to attempted armed robbery, fleeing and other charges.

This was the 64th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami Gardens .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lee fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Lee was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Lee was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  4. Lee was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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