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Aug. 23, 2014 — West Palm Beach

Police say that Anthony Lamar Brown stole a bicycle at gunpoint.

Based on the victim's description, Officer Jason Barquin spotted Brown, 38, around 7 p.m. and ordered him to stop. Brown refused, swearing at the officer.

Barquin pulled his cruiser in front of Brown and got out. According to Barquin, the two men got into a fight. Read more

Barquin fired his Taser but missed. Brown broke away and ran.

He then pulled a handgun out of his waistband and fired once at the officer before his gun jammed.

Officer Barquin, who stumbled as he was backpedaling to get out of the line of fire, fired nine shots. He hit Brown three times, killing him.

Barquin had been an officer for two years.

This was the 88th police shooting in Florida in 2014.

Four days earlier, one officer shot three people in Orlando .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Bradenton .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Brown fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Brown was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Brown was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Brown was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. Brown was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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