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Cops: Man killed by deputy had been acting erratically

12-7-2016 Florida:

A Leesburg man was acting erratically before he beat a Lake County deputy sheriff with a boat oar during a confrontation in Lake Griffin, prompting the lawman to kill him, a sheriff's official said Wednesday.

The man killed Tuesday was identified as Wayne Donald Dorsey, 49, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Dorsey first ran into a car and then rammed into the Citgo gas station at 4075 Picciola Road before taking off on foot and attempting to carjack another vehicle with a person inside, Sgt. Fred Jones said.

The deputy, who has been with the Lake Sheriff's Office for about 12 years, was placed on paid administrative leave.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, Jones said.

The deputy was not immediately identified.

Police identify motel homicide victim

11-17-2016 Missouri:

COLUMBIA — The man found dead from an apparent gunshot wound earlier this week in a motel is Gregory J. Moore, a 54-year-old Columbia resident, police said Saturday in a news release.

Moore's body was found around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Welcome Inn on Providence Road, where police say Moore was a long-term resident. Authorities are treating his death as a homicide.

A man with Moore's full name, address and birth year is registered as a sex offender with the Missouri Highway Patrol, though authorities have not confirmed they are the same person. In 1996, the man pleaded guilty to second-degree sodomy against a 16-year-old girl in St. Charles, along with supplying a minor with liquor, according to online court records and the sex offender database.

Police ID decomposing body as that of registered sex offender

11-17-2016 Connecticut:

MERIDEN — Police have identified a decomposing body found in a Meriden apartment this month as that of an elderly man who was a registered sex offender.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Officers were called to the apartment Nov. 2 for reports of a body. Police on Wednesday identified the dead man as 73-year-old Thomas Wilderman.

Police have said that based on the state of decomposition, the man had not died recently.

Police say Wilderman's car was found in Hartford about two days after his body was found.

The Record-Journal reports Wilderman was convicted of sexual assaulting a minor in 1998. The state's sex offender registry indicates he was released from prison in July 2011. ..Source.. by The Bulletin