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July 31, 2013 — Fort Myers

Matthew Wilson, 23, stole a pickup truck and was later spotted by police on Interstate 75.

Deputy Scot Hill pursued Wilson and collided with his vehicle, forcing both onto the Bayshore Road exit. Deputy Hill exited his car and approached Wilson, who was revving his engine.

Hill said he feared for his life and fired two shots into the vehicle, striking Wilson in the shoulder. Hill was previously scrutinized in news reports for two incidents of possible excessive use of force. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Wilson and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  2. Wilson 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 Wilson for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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