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Sep. 22, 2010 — Miami

Marcus Rogers, 18, was accused of using a Craigslist ad to rob two men who thought he was going to sell them a used Honda.

Miami-Dade detectives found him at the Brownsville home of his aunt. Police said that they entered the home, and Rogers lunged at Sgt. Kelvin Cox' gun. The two grappled over the gun and Cox shot and killed Rogers.

According to his mother, Rogers was hit three times. He died Oct. 31. His aunt said that Rogers was trying to run toward the door when Sgt. Cox grabbed him by the shoulder and shot him. Another relative said that he stumbled and grabbed the detective's shoulder. Read more

Kimberly Rogers filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of her son against Cox and the county. Cox was cleared by the state attorney.

"I feared that he was going to take my gun and use it against me," Cox told police, according to the Miami Herald.

This was the 76th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Eight days earlier, five officers shot one person in Micco .

Five days later, three officers shot one person in Clearwater .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Sgt. Cox was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Rogers was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  3. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Rogers's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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