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Jan. 18, 2009 — Lake Park

Shoplifting suspect Broderick Hay jumped into an idling Jeep Wrangler outside a Walmart and tried to drive away.

Off-duty sheriff's Deputy Thomas LaRoche, who was working security at the store, said that Hay came close enough that he feared he would be run over. He fired at the Jeep, hitting Hay, 57, in both arms, and passenger Mary Gamble, 49, in the chest. Gamble owned the Jeep and had allowed Hay to drive it to the store. Hay fled and was later found hiding behind a house in Rivera Beach, a bag of Walmart clothing nearby.

He was convicted of aggravated assault and retail theft and sentenced to almost six years in prison. Read more

Gamble was not charged. She sued the sheriff's office and Walmart. The case was dismissed.

This was the seventh police shooting in Florida in 2009.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Miami .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Riviera Beach .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer approached Hay after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  2. Hay and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Gamble and Hay were fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Gamble's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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