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Bartee, they said in a statement, was “complying with all instructions given by police and continuously maintained his hands in a visibly raised position when Deputy McCarthy opened fire.”
Moreover, they added, Bartee was “unarmed, and made no attempts to flee the vehicle or the scene. Police found no weapons or other contraband in Mr. Bartee’s possession or inside of the vehicle.”
After Bartee was rushed to Orlando Regional Medical Center, surgeons “removed the bullet and multiple bullet fragments from his chest and right lung,” they added.
He was discharged from ORMC after posting bond and now, his attorneys say, he “faces a long and painful road to recovery.”
‘Cedric is a good child!’
Little could be learned about Bartee beyond his criminal background and his attempt at a new career.
In February 2013, Bartee completed 1,200 hours of cosmetology school at Winter Park’s Fortis College.
He graduated and applied for a license. On July 18, 2013, the state Board of Cosmetology denied his request, citing his criminal history.
He has been arrested more than 20 times since he was 13.
“Cedric is a good child!” according to Lakesha Rich Bartee, who declined to elaborate. Other family members couldn’t be reached.
He was arrested on a charge of grand theft of a motor vehicle in the Dec. 8 incident.
if convicted, could face the maximum sentence five years in prison or as much as 10 years if he is tried as a habitual offender, said Richard Hornsby, an Orlando criminal defense attorney who is not involved in the case.
Bartee’s criminal past
Shortly before his 21st birthday, Bartee was sentenced to 28 months in prison for burglary, criminal mischief and retail theft charges in Orange and Osceola counties, records show.
The Orange County offense happened at Rieg’s Gun Shop on South Orange Blossom Trail on Dec. 14, 2006.
When deputies arrived, they found a hole in the wall of an attached shed.
Deputies opened the shed door and found Bartee and another man inside with an ax they used to break in. A revolver was found on the other man.
In Osceola County, Bartee was charged with retail theft for stealing shoes from the Nike Clearance Store in Kissimmee on Nov. 11, 2006.
Bartee and three others took shoes off the rack, stuffed them in their pants and walked out, records alleged.
When deputies searched Bartee, he had four pairs of shoes in his pants with a combined value of $185.
He went to prison in December 2007, spending most of his time at Jackson Correctional Institute in the Panhandle. He was released in December 2008. There were no discipline problems during his time, records show.
In a later arrest, Bartee stole Timberland boots from a Burlington Coat Factory in east Orange County in September 2012.
He and another man removed seven boots about $559 total from the boxes and placed them in a white plastic bag. For that grand theft charge, Bartee served 240 days in Orange County Jail.