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Jan. 17, 2012 — Jacksonville

Devon Lavell Mitchell, 28, was shot by Detectives James Hux and George Simpson after an undercover drug bust turned violent.

Mitchell sold the detectives marijuana, at which point they identified themselves as law enforcement officers. Mitchell then ran from the car and detectives say that they heard a gunshot. They fired six shots at Mitchell -- five by Hux, one by Simpson -– hitting him in the leg.

Mitchell eventually pleaded guilty to second degree attempted murder and felon in possession of a weapon and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Mitchell was shot during an undercover sting. That was true in less than four percent of cases.
  2. Mitchell was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Mitchell was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Officers was chasing Mitchell on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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