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Feb. 5, 2010 — Tampa

Police were monitoring Club Mirage around 3 a.m., when Eugene Scurry shot two people during a fight outside the club, then jumped into his car.

According to police, Officer Mark Vazquez fired when he saw Scurry raise his pistol. Scurry, 27, clipped Vazquez with his car as he drove away and the officer fired again.

The car was found abandoned in West Tampa. That afternoon, a Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputy recognized Scurry at Brandon Regional Hospital, where he had gone for treatment of a gunshot wound in his right arm. Read more

Scurry was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

This was the 12th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Seven days earlier, seven officers shot one person in Lake Placid .

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Miami Beach .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Scurry was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Scurry was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Scurry and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Scurry was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. Scurry pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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