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Aug. 12, 2014 — Lake Park

A plainclothes deputy on bike patrol saw Perciel Hamilton, 22, at 3 a.m. trying to break into an SUV.

Alerted by a radioed description, Palm Beach County sheriff's Deputy Matthew Turpin spotted Hamilton on a nearby street. The deputy said he ordered Hamilton to freeze. Instead, he raised a 3-foot-long pry bar over his head. Turpin fired once, wounding Hamilton in the arm.

Hamilton was on probation for burglary. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hamilton did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Hamilton was armed with a blunt/bludgeoning weapon. Only nine other people were armed the same way.
  3. Hamilton were shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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