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April 27, 2011 — Miami

Ricardo Orta pulled a gun on a man during an argument in a dollar store in Little Havana.

Officer Marc Redondo tried to detain Orta as he was running out of the store. Orta, 19, resisted and was shoved to the ground. His .22-caliber revolver dropped out.

As he retrieved the gun and turned toward Redondo, the officer fired three shots, authorities said. Wounded in the upper torso and arm, Orta dropped the gun, got up and ran. Redondo caught him a short distance from the store. Read more

Orta was sentenced to time served in jail and probation. He violated his probation by committing a robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison.

This was the 43rd police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Brandon .

One day later, one officer shot two people in Pomona Park .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Orta was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Orta was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  3. Officer was chasing Orta on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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