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2013, year in review: crime
As 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at some of the big stories in Northwest Florida.
Escambia County was in the national spotlight, after deputies shot an unarmed man in his driveway.
Channel 3's Christina Leavenworth takes us through the top crime stories of the year.
In July, Escambia County deputies received national attention after shooting Roy Middleton. He was unarmed and in his own driveway, looking for a cigarette. Two deputies fired 17 shots, hitting him twice, and shattering his left leg.
"Why they shot me first, why shoot so many times after, yea I ask why, that's all I can ask."
Deputies say he was lunging at them, and they thought a flashlight in his hand was a weapon.
Shortly after this incident, during an assault investigation, deputies went into a couples home on Flynn Drive without a search warrant and shot their two dogs, killing one of them. Deputies say the dogs were aggressive.
In August, former Crestview Police Major, Joseph Floyd, was found guilty of racketeering and abusing his power. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
In March, 2012, a grand jury indicted Floyd for falsyfing records, harassment, battery, solicitation of sex and obstruction of justice.
In September, a 14-year-old Pensacola High School student was shot and killed. Investigators say Kenteyonna Anderson was standing outside of a friends apartment on Maxwell Street when she was caught in the crossfire of a drive by shooting. 22-year-old, Zachary Brooks, was charged with homicide for her death.
Christmas Eve, a 17-year-old Gulf Breeze teenager was shot and killed by a Pensacola Police officer. William Goodman was facing vehicular manslaughter charges after hitting and killing a 66-year-old man back in March. He was due in court next month. Police say during the early hours of Christmas Eve, Goodman was driving more than 100 miles-per-hour. Police were able to block the vehicle in, and that's when they say he started ramming their cars and ran over an officers leg. Another officer shot and killed him.
Also shaking the city of Gulf Breeze, on Christmas Eve, investigators say 17-year-old, William Brandon Aydelott, stabbed his mother to death. They say Sharon Aydelott was stabbed several times and beaten with a baseball bat. Aydelott is now in the Santa Rosa County Jail, facing a 2nd degree murder charge as an adult.
Christina Leavenworth, Channel 3 News.