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Feb. 17, 2010 — Orlando

Around 2 a.m., Officer Jared Famularo approached Phillipe Louis' red Toyota pickup at an intersection near Universal Orlando theme park.

Louis had fled an earlier traffic stop for an expired driver's license. Louis, 27, also had an active warrant from Pennsylvania on marijuana charges.

As Famularo walked up to the truck, he said that Louis reached toward the passenger side. Read more

Since Louis ignored commands to stop moving, Officer Famularo had his weapon drawn as he reached the driver's window.

He said that Louis tried to grab his weapon with his left hand and then pulled his own gun from the passenger side.

Famularo fired 19 rounds, hitting Louis eight times and killing him.

This was the 14th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Eight days earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami Beach .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Sanford .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Louis did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. The officer shot 19 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Louis was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Louis pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.
  5. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Louis for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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