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Aug. 8, 2010 — Lake Wales

Jose Lopez-Ortiz attempted to drive his Ford Expedition into a lane of traffic occupied by a Toyota Corolla driven by Brittany Brayton.

Witnesses stated that full Heineken bottles were thrown from the truck at the Toyota and broke a rear window.

Brayton sped up to get the Expedition's tag number and a man leaned out of the truck and fired a handgun, but no rounds hit the Toyota or its occupants. Brayton drove to the home of one of her passengers, Joshua Hunt, and the Expedition followed them. Read more

Hunt fired nine shots into the air and the Expedition sped away. Hunt called 911.

Deputy Paul McLeod blocked the northbound lane ahead of the vehicle with his cruiser, leaving the southbound lane open. The SUV sped toward McLeod's vehicle and he fired one round through the windshield of his patrol vehicle and a second round through the driver side window.

Expedition passenger Rigoberto Lopez-Ortiz, 18, suffered a wound to the chin from a bullet fragment.

The driver and two other passengers were not injured.

This was the 63rd police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Four days earlier, four officers shot one person in Brooksville .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

1 way this case compares to others

  1. Lopez-Ortiz was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.

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