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July 5, 2013 — Pensacola

James Wyman McGlothlin, 39, a suspect in a string of burglaries, was shot multiple times by Escambia County Sheriff's Deputy Shedrick Johnson after a pursuit.

Deputies and K-9s found McGlothlin hiding in a locked storage closet at Lago Vista Court apartments. About 2:30 p.m., they pried open the door. The deputies said that McGlothlin pointed a weapon at them. Deputies, including Johnson, opened fire. The sheriff’s office lists Johnson as the deputy who fired the shots that killed McGlothlin.

The shooting was investigated by the FDLE, and the state attorney cleared Johnson. The FDLE reported that McGlothlin had a replica firearm. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. McGlothlin was armed with a toy weapon. Only four other people were armed the same way.
  2. McGlothlin were fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. Officer were chasing McGlothlin on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  4. McGlothlin pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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