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Sep. 24, 2009 — Sarasota

Two deputies responding to a call about a domestic disturbance were outside the rear of a Sarasota residence.

Jonas Guerrero, 18, was wielding a handgun and pointed it toward Deputy Thomas Shirley. Guerrero ran inside the house. Deputy Shirley shot three times at Guerrero but instead hit Andrew Mullen and Terrance Morgan, both 20, in the legs.

The deputies entered the house and verified that neither was armed. The other people inside the house were not injured. Read more

Guerrero ditched the gun and fled, but was found and arrested a quarter-mile away. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, resisting arrest without violence and improper exhibition of a firearm, but adjudication was withheld.

The deputy was cleared by the state attorney after an internal affairs investigation.

This was the 98th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

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

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Starke .

1 way this case compares to others

  1. Mullen and Morgan were two of 18 innocent bystanders shot by police. Some of them were hostages.

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