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Nov. 24, 2014 — Jacksonville

Officer Cecil Grant pulled over a Buick with an expired tag.

According to police, Leonardo Little, 33, gave several false names and dates of birth. He told his female passenger that his license was expired and he didn't want to go back to prison.

Officer Grant ordered Little out of the car and told him he was under arrest. Grant got one handcuff on before Little started throwing punches and trying to run away. Read more

Grant used his Taser to stun Little, who fell to the ground. Several other attempts failed and the fight continued.

Little got his hands on the Taser and pointed it toward the officer, who fired his handgun.

Little was hit in the arm and chest with one bullet and through both legs with another. He died at the scene.

The shooting was ruled justified.

This was the 114th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Bradenton .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Tampa .

7 ways this case compares to others

  1. Little was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Officer approached Little after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  3. Little was one of 25 people who were shot after telling someone that he wouldn't go to jail or back to prison.
  4. Little was armed with a taser. Only three other people were armed the same way.
  5. Little were shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  6. Little pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.
  7. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Little for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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