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Feb. 7, 2013 — Fort Pierce

Nkosi McClain, 19, went on an hour-long shooting spree that began with shots fired at the home of a fellow Indian River State College student. The two had been feuding.

The shooting ended on the school's campus in an exchange of gunfire with police.

In between, McClain's actions sent several people diving for cover as he hit vehicles and brandished and fired a handgun from the window of his truck. The police pursuit ended shortly after 4:30 p.m. near the campus' criminal justice complex. Read more

A female student was struck in the crossfire. McClain received a minor wound to the back of his head and was arrested.

McClain pleaded no contest to shooting a deadly missile and high-speed fleeing. He received five years.

Sgt. Charles Donnon was cleared.

Injured student Roxette Ojeda, 22, filed suit against the police force and college in 2014. FDLE investigators said that they could not determine who fired the bullet that hit her, but their investigation closed before a doctor surgically removed the bullet from Ojeda.

According to the Stuart News, the State Medical Examiner’s Office studied the bullet and said that it was too large to have been fired from McClain’s handgun, but did not say definitively if it had been fired from an officer’s gun. The case appears to have been voluntarily dismissed in March 2016.

This was the 21st police shooting in Florida in 2013.

Seven days earlier, two officers shot one person in Tallahassee .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Miami-Dade .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. McClain fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Ojeda was one of 18 innocent bystanders shot by police. Some of them were hostages.
  3. McClain was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. McClain was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Ojeda's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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