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Oct. 22, 2011 — Orlando

Deputy Luis Tabio observed a white Toyota driving erratically and followed it down a dirt road.

He thought the vehicle might be stolen. Since the road was a dead end, he parked and called for backup.

Authorities say that driver Michael Edward Koscielny, 23, accelerated toward the deputies. Deputies Cynthia Homstead and Stephen Hallock each fired two shots into the speeding car. The Camry's mirror was ripped off when it grazed a deputy's cruiser. Read more

Koscielny drove down Orange Blossom Trail until he crashed into a pole, then ran away. He was later captured.

Passenger Andrew Jay Brinkert, 32, was arrested at the vehicle. He had a wound to his right arm, a grazing wound across the chest and a dislocated hip.

An FDLE investigation cleared Homstead and Hallock.

Koscielny was found guilty of reckless driving, driving with a license suspended or revoked, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Initial charges of aggravated assault on a officer, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest without violence were not prosecuted.

This was the 109th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Crestview .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Lake Worth .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Brinkert was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  2. This shooting came after officers pulled over Brinkert for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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