A 16 year-old Jacksonville Grand Theft Auto suspect who was running away from the police was shot on October 8th by Officer A.K. Hiers.
Florida law allows the police to use deadly force to “catch” a fleeing forcible felon. Officer Hiers chased Tyrone Taylor and said he felt threatened, but this time, we don’t know what exactly made the officer feel threatened. Taylor was not armed with any weapon.
This is the 20th Jacksonville police shooting this year. There were 19 total in 2007. In Jacksonville’s history, there has never been an unjustified police shooting.
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