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Jan. 2, 2012 — Jacksonville

Police had received an anonymous call about Carl Ward, who was wanted on a domestic battery warrant. Officer Brian Kremler went to Ward's car and asked him to step out. Ward, 35, refused and Kremler called for backup.

A few minutes later, Officer Rudy Bueno arrived. Kremler walked towards his car to get a tool to break into Ward's Charger.

At that moment, Bueno said he noticed Ward revving his engine and backing into Kremler's patrol car. Bueno fired four shots, hitting Ward once in the chest. Read more

Ward was taken to the hospital and eventually pleaded guilty to battery on the original victim.

He was sentenced to 25 days in jail.

Court records don't reflect any charges for driving at the officer's car.

This was the first police shooting in Florida in 2012.

Four days earlier, one officer shot one person in Hialeah .

Six days later, one officer shot one person in Hallandale Beach .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Ward did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Ward and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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