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April 24, 2014 — Lehigh Acres

Deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a residence in Lehigh Acres just before 1 a.m. on April 24, 2014, and exchanged gunfire with four men.

One man was taken into custody as he ran from the home. Three others escaped. They were wearing bulletproof vests and armed with rifles. Deputies and K-9 units followed them into dense brush.

Shawndell McCann-Joseph, 22, was bitten by a K-9 and captured. He had a bullet wound in his thigh. Christopher James Prater, 21, was bitten by a K-9, and after a scuffle, arrested. Ebron Taylor, 20, and Brandon Doeden, 26, were also arrested. Read more

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. McCann-Joseph fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. McCann-Joseph was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. McCann-Joseph was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. McCann-Joseph was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. McCann-Joseph was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Officers was chasing McCann-Joseph on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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