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March 8, 2012 — Pompano Beach

Deputies Ronald Miller and Andrea Penoyer Tianga were patrolling as part of a countywide street-crime sweep.

They pulled up in front of a Toyota backed into a parking space at an apartment complex. They believed that the driver was acting suspiciously, ducking down so as not to be seen, the Sun Sentinel reported.

As they got out and approached Brandon Johnson, the deputies said, he backed up over the parking curb into a lawn area, then accelerated toward them. He hit Deputy Tianga's leg and both deputies fired at the fleeing car. Read more

The vehicle was found abandoned.

Later, deputies found a wounded Johnson behind a home. He had two gunshot wounds to the chest and one each to the abdomen, arm and face.

Johnson said that he was napping when deputies started shooting and sped away after he was hit.

Johnson was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for assault on an officer, fleeing and eluding, and possession of cocaine with the intent to sell. The shooting was ruled justified.

This was the 24th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami Lakes .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Orange Park .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Miller was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Johnson was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  3. Johnson and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Johnson was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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