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Sep. 5, 2012 — Pensacola

Escambia County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Moore shot and wounded 28-year-old Justin Coon, who was struck by a single bullet in the right hand and upper chest.

The sheriff's office said that Coon, who had several outstanding warrants, ran from the tactical-response team. Deputy Moore said that Coon had a "dark object" in his hand that he thought was a gun, according to court papers.

In reality, it was a cellphone. Coon was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence. His family was critical of the police response. Moore was cleared after an investigation. Read more

"While Deputy Moore was incorrect about Mr. Coon possessing a firearm, the question is whether . . . his belief of a threat of harm was reasonable," the report says. "In that split second, Mr. Coon's actions gave Deputy Moore a reasonable fear of imminent harm."

This was the 98th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, three officers shot one person in Orlando .

One day later, three officers shot one person in Hallandale Beach .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  2. Officer was chasing Coon on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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