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May 28, 2014 — Riverview

Jovanny Pena, 30, held employees at a Ruskin RadioShack at gunpoint and stole 90 cellphones worth about $56,000, authorities said.

He fled in a 2014 Jeep Liberty with Bryna McLaughlin.

Deputies found the Jeep and tried to pull it over, but Pena refused to stop. A chase ensued on northbound Interstate 75. Read more

Three patrol cruisers cornered the Jeep, but Pena rammed the vehicles and knocked over Deputy Richard Johnson.

Fearing that Pena was trying to run over Johnson, Deputy Buddy Leisch fired at him.

Pena kept going forward and clipped Deputy Domingo Gonzalez' leg. Gonzalez also fired.

Pena kept driving and briefly drove south onto the northbound lanes of I-75.

After hitting two civilian vehicles, he totaled his Jeep and deputies arrested him.

He was taken to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. McLaughlin was also arrested but she was not injured.

This was the 60th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, two officers shot one person in Tampa .

One day later, two officers shot one person in Tallahassee .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Pena was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Pena was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  3. Pena and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Pena was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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