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Davaughdre Rogers, 20
Starke, Florida
July 25, 2018

Agencies: Bradford County Sheriff’s Office Florida

Last updated: 6 months ago

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Authorities say 20-year-old Davaughdre Rogers was fatally shot while fleeing Florida deputies.

The Gainesville Sun reports the shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon in Starke, northeast of Gainesville.

The Bradford County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded early Tuesday to a shooting in a neighborhood. A bulletin was issued for three men who may have been involved. Later, residents called and said the suspects were returning.

Responding deputies spotted the men's car and chased them for about 5 miles (8 kilometers). Investigators say the car stopped, and Rogers tried to run.

Authorities say Rogers pulled a rifle, prompting two deputies to fire at him. Rogers later died at a Gainesville hospital.

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On November 13, 2018, the Bradford County deputies who shot and Rogers were cleared by a grand jury Tuesday but two co-defendants were indicted in connection with the shooting.

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