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Sep. 25, 2013 — Port Orange

Luke Daniel Castello was wanted for armed kidnapping and robbery when he held two people at gunpoint and stole $1,100 and a minivan from them.

Two hours later, Castello, 22, fled after police attempted stop him in a Walmart parking lot. Castello crashed the van on I-95 North near mile marker 256.

Officers ordered Castello to get out of his vehicle and he didn't comply. He tried to start the vehicle, presumably to leave the scene. Then, he pointed a gun at officers. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Castello did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Castello was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Castello was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  4. Castello was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. Castello pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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