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Feb. 19, 2010 — Sanford

Nicholas Eugene Scott, 23, was classified as a violent felon wanted on two warrants: violating probation and failure to appear.

Sanford police investigators confronted Scott in his car about 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a shopping center. Police say that Scott refused to surrender and drove at Sgt. Stacie Cabello.

Officer Steven Lynch, who was standing by the driver's side of he car, fired one shot at Scott, striking him in the back. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Scott did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Scott was one of 36 people shot in the back by police.
  3. Scott and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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