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May 15, 2013 — Jacksonville

A wild incident at Jacksonville International Airport began when a man spotted his stolen Crown Victoria and telephoned authorities.

Meanwhile, there was a warrant out for Rodney Addison for an unrelated car theft when officers spotted him heading to the airport, in the Crown Victoria.

Around 2:30 p.m., they used their vehicles to box in Addison at a parking garage. Read more

He rammed both cars, sending officers scrambling, officials said.

SWAT member Edward Rodgers fired his rifle, striking the car three times. Addison sped out of the garage, in reverse, hitting two civilian vehicles as he escaped. A 17-year-old in his car was shot in the ankle. Addison, 20, was wounded in the side but escaped. He walked into a police station two days later and surrendered.

He was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

This was the 58th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Fort Walton Beach .

Nine days later, two officers shot one person in Largo .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  2. Addison and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Addison was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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