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Dec. 1, 2011 — Tallahassee

On Dec. 1, 2011, a multi-agency task force was searching for a wanted man named Shantwaun Turner, 22. A confidential informant alerted police to Turner's location.

FBI Special Agent Patrick Sanford believed Turner was about to shoot him through the windshield of his unmarked car and he fired twice.

Turner ran south toward an abandoned convenience store. Tallahassee police Sgt. Brian Davis said that he saw Turner with a gun and fired twice. Read more

Turner fell to the ground and was handcuffed. He sustained gunshot wounds to the face and arm. Turner dropped his gun at some point.

Turner claimed that he was trying to throw it away when he was shot. Turner was sentenced in 2014 to 45 years in prison for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, among other crimes.

Sgt. Davis was cleared by a grand jury.

This was the 121st police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Four days earlier, one officer shot one person in Dania Beach .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

7 ways this case compares to others

  1. Sgt. Davis was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Turner did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Turner was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Turner was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Turner was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Officers was chasing Turner on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  7. Turner pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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