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Nov. 1, 2013 — Largo

Pinellas sheriff's deputies were staking out the Suburban Lodge Motel on a tip that someone would be selling firearms.

Around 8:30 p.m., 33-year-old Anthony Newkirk arrived. Ordered by Deputy William Hartigan to get out of his car, he refused, instead driving forward and appearing to reach for something in his waistband.

Hartigan opened fire, hitting him three times, including twice in the face. Deputies later found firearms in Newkirk's possession. Read more

He was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine and felony driving with a license suspended or revoked.

In 2014, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.

This was the 118th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

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

Three days later, two officers shot one person in Miami Gardens .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Hartigan was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Newkirk did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Newkirk and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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