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Sep. 30, 2009 — Sarasota

Officers pulled over Jakob Cunnien, 18, for driving on a suspended license and to question his involvement in burglaries in the area.

Cunnien initially rammed one officer's side door with his truck before reversing quickly and then accelerating forward and turning toward Deputy Stuteville, who was standing in the intersection.

Stuteville shot one round into the victim's shoulder before diving out of the way. The victim recovered in the hospital and officer was unharmed. Read more

The burglary charge was dropped, but Cunnien was sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated battery on a LEO, fleeing and eluding and uttering a forged instrument.

This was the 102nd police shooting in Florida in 2009.

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

Two days later, one officer shot one person in West Palm Beach .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Cunnien and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  2. Cunnien was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Cunnien for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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