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May 15, 2013 — Fort Walton Beach

Deputy Elisa Tino responded to calls about an erratic driver at about 4:45 p.m.

She tried to pull over the white van and the driver eventually stopped at a Chrysler dealership. While she checked Eric Jacob Moore's ID, he bolted from his van.

Tino said that during the pursuit on foot, Moore waited behind some bushes, swung at her and hit her in the face. Read more

She said that when he came back at her, she fired twice. Another officer said Tino later told him that she "didn't mean to." Although shot in both shoulders, Moore, 34, continued to run until another deputy subdued him with a Taser. Moore then said that he was under the influence of alcohol, Xanax, Valium and methamphetamine. He later said that he ran because he had an active warrant in Georgia.

The FDLE report said that Moore had a closed pocket knife in his hand when arrested.

This was the 58th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, one officer shot two people in Jacksonville .

Nine days later, two officers shot one person in Largo .

7 ways this case compares to others

  1. Moore approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Moore was among the 7 percent of people who appeared to be on drugs before being shot.
  3. Moore was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Moore was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.
  5. Moore was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Officer was chasing Moore on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  7. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Moore for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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