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Jan. 14, 2011 — Sarasota

Sarasota Police Officer William Schwenk tried to stop Devon Evans, 22, a suspect in a year-old armed robbery case, on U.S. 301.

Schwenk eventually stopped Evans by angling his patrol car in front of Evans' car. As Schwenk got out and drew his gun, Evans reportedly accelerated forward, pinning Schwenk and bending the driver's side door backward.

Schwenk shot through the windshield, striking Evans in the shoulder. Read more

Evans was later sentenced to prison for robbery without a gun, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and fleeing and eluding.

This was the sixth police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Pensacola .

Six days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

2 ways this case compares to others

  1. Evans was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Evans and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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