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June 4, 2014 — Jacksonville

Police responded to an apartment complex after receiving a report of someone getting shot.

Mario Perez, 39, and Thomas Dewitt Johnson, 28, had got into a dispute after Johnson answered the door of a woman's apartment. Johnson had then shot Perez four times.

Johnson fled north in his car. Officer James Busque spotted him and attempted a traffic stop, but Johnson kept driving, running several cars off the road. Busque finally spun out his car by ramming it from behind. Read more

Johnson got out of the car and started to run, pointing a handgun at Busque, police said. Busque fired, hitting Johnson three times.

Johnson again raised his pistol and Busque fired once more. Johnson died of his wounds.

This was the 65th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Orange Park .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Lauderhill .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Johnson tried to kill someone before the shooting, according to police. That’s true only 3 percent of the time.
  2. Johnson was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Johnson was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Johnson pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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