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June 11, 2011 — Zellwood

In the early morning hours of June 11, 2011, Bradley Blanton, 24, and Sidney Abrams, 41 robbed a man at gunpoint at a Circle K gas station.

Police chased Abrams' truck until he crashed near Blanton's home. The two men fled into a wooded area.

Officer Steve Harmon caught up to Blanton at the bottom of a mucky ditch and the two began to fight. Harmon used his Taser but it had little effect, police said. Read more

In the darkness, Harmon felt Blanton reach for his equipment belt and also toward his own waistband. Officer Harmon fired one shot, striking Blanton in the left side of the face and killing him.

Sidney Abrams was found in a shed in a backyard by a K-9.

Both men had served time in prison. Blanton had been free since September. The use of force was ruled justified.

This was the 57th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Orlando .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Winter Garden .

5 ways this case compares to others

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

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