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May 7, 2013 — Leesburg

Leesburg Police Officer James Dunagan had pulled over a car for failure to stop at a stop sign when the driver refused to obey commands to show his hands.

Carlos Domingo Oquendo pulled forward, then put the car in reverse and sped toward Dunagan, who fired four shots into Oquendo's car.

One struck Oquendo, 23, in the head. Witnesses told the FDLE that the car would have hit Dunagan had he not jumped out of the way. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Oquendo did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Oquendo and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Oquendo for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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