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Pensacola police fatally shoot teen driver

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PENSACOLA – Florida Panhandle police officer shot and killed a teenage boy after authorities say he ran over an officer who was trying to stop him.

The Pensacola Police Department reports that an officer fired into 17-year-old William Goodman’s car early Tuesday morning after the teen ran over another officer’s leg.

Police say they were trying to stop the teen after numerous reports that he was driving recklessly and at excessive speeds. Police say Goodman repeatedly rammed police vehicles after officers boxed in his 2009 Chevrolet Corvette and began trying to arrest him.

The dead teen was scheduled for a court appearance next month on charges from earlier this year. Prosecutors say he killed a pedestrian in March while illegally passing another vehicle.

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