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Sep. 29, 2009 — Pensacola

Deputy Jason Ates was shot in the upper thigh after he and Deputy Jennifer Lovley-Gandy went to the Motel 6 on Pensacola Boulevard to do a welfare check on a missing person.

Ates tried to push the door open and Michael Scott Lee, 21, of Pensacola, tried to close it. The struggle spilled into the room where Lee shot Ates through the thigh, the report said.

After Lovley-Gandy struggled with Lee, Ates shot Lee, because he wouldn't drop his handgun. Read more

"At that point, Deputy Lovley-Gandy and Deputy Ates both fired a number of rounds at Lee," the FDLE report says, killing him.

Blood tests later showed that Lee had methamphetamine in his system. Lee was shot eight times and had three additional graze wounds on his body, according to Pensacola News Journal.

FDLE investigated the use of force and the state attorney cleared both deputies.

This was the 100th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Starke .

One day later, three officers shot one person in Homestead .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lee was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  2. Lee was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Lee fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  4. Officers shot 11 bullets. The average was eight.
  5. Lee was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  6. Lee was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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