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Aug. 24, 2011 — Boynton Beach

Around 7:30 p.m., Janira Calderin, 31, pulled up to a house to pick up Samir Herrera, a man she had met a few weeks earlier.

Deputy U.S. Marshals were also looking for Herrera, who was wanted on charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and armed robbery. They approached Herrera after he got in the driver's seat of Calderin's Nissan. As he attempted to drive away, Herrera pulled a gun and fired, according to authorities. Deputy Marshals Dan Lee Cata and Sean Sandler and supervisor Manny Puri fired back. They also said that Herrera drove at them.

Herrera was arrested after crashing into a fence at an elementary school. Calderin, who got out of the car earlier, was wounded in the head, foot and hands. She lost half of her index finger on her right hand, the tip of her middle finger and the tip of her ring finger on her left hand. Read more

She sued the Marshals Service for $10 million in 2012. The case went to mediation and was voluntarily dismissed in 2013. Herrera was sentenced to prison.

This was the 86th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

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

One day later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Herrera fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Herrera was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Herrera and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Herrera was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Calderin's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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