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March 14, 2014 — Lake City

Multiple agencies were conducting a DUI checkpoint. Jimmy Barker, 60, a convicted felon, stopped and chatted with Lake City police officer Michael Lee.

During the conversation, Lee produced a small handgun in a joking manner but refused to place it on the dash or give it to Lee.

Lee grabbed for the gun and Barker wouldn't let go. Lee pulled his own gun and told Barker to let go of the gun or he'd kill him. Read more

Barker did not let his gun go. Lee fired a shot into his chest.

Barker died on scene.

Barker's brother, Kenneth, a passenger in the pickup, told police that his brother was wanted for violating his parole and that he said before the shooting that he wasn't going back to prison.

This was the 25th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Hallandale Beach .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Pompano Beach .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Barker did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Barker was one of 25 people who were shot after telling someone that he wouldn't go to jail or back to prison.
  3. Barker was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Barker for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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