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April 22, 2011 — Tampa

Around 7:15 p.m., Jonathan Bestoso, 24, threw a maintenance worker on the ground and hijacked his golf cart at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

He may have been trying to steal the worker's gold necklace.

According to authorities, when Officer Daniel McGillicuddy approached, Bestoso hit him with the cart. McGillicuddy shot Bestoso three or four times. Both were treated at Tampa General Hospital. Read more

Police said Bestoso would be charged with aggravated battery and strong-armed robbery. The use of force was ruled justified by the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office.

This was the 39th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, three officers shot one person in Orlando .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Orlando .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Bestoso was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Bestoso and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Officer was chasing Bestoso on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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