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Dec. 15, 2012 — Fort Myers

Deputy Dash Lockhart saw a vehicle speeding and attempted a traffic stop on Thomas Kollman Jr., 48.

Kollman pulled behind a closed business to avoid the deputy and sped down San Carlos Boulevard until he was behind Love Boat Ice Cream shop.

Police say that when Deputy Lockhart approached the vehicle, Kollman was pointing an assault rifle at him. Read more

Lockhart ordered Kollman to put his weapon down, but he refused. Deputy Lockhart fired several shots, killing Kollman.

Kollman's family disputed the report, saying "Tommy," a drummer for a rock band, was neither a drug user nor a violent person. They held several protests and called for an independent investigation.

This was the 125th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Palm Coast .

One day later, two officers shot one person in Pensacola .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Kollman was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Kollman pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.
  3. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Kollman for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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