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Dec. 24, 2013 — Pensacola

Pensacola police spotted 17-year-old William Goodman driving recklessly.

They pursued his red Corvette, sometimes at speeds nearing 100 mph. Officers twice canceled pursuits. At around 5:30 a.m., they were able to box him in at an intersection.

Authorities said that Goodman repeatedly rammed his car into their vehicles in an attempt to escape. One officer, who was trying to break the driver's window, was struck by the car. Read more

It was then that Officer Chad Willhite fired three times into Goodman's car, hitting him twice in the torso. Goodman died at the hospital.

Toxicology tests showed that Goodman was legally drunk. He was upset about an upcoming court appearance, authorities noted. He had been charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving in the death of a pedestrian in Santa Rosa County.

This was the 135th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Cape Coral .

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Palatka .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Goodman was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Goodman was drinking alcohol before being shot. That’s true in about 10 percent of police shootings.
  3. Goodman and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Goodman for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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