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July 18, 2009 — Riviera Beach

Police responded to a call from the mother of Ramon Gomez, who said that her son had attacked her.

They recognized the name because they had arrested him the night before on a simple battery charge. Police said that when two officers arrived at their apartment, 19-year-old Gomez, who weighed more than 300 pounds, resisted arrest. Both officers tried to use their Tasers, but Gomez shoved one officer's hands through a window and used his fists to pummel him. The other officer fired his service weapon, wounding Gomez. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Gomez was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Gomez was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  3. Gomez was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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