Find a shooting

There were 772 cases of police shootings between 2009 and 2014. Use the filters below to find cases that match a certain set of criteria.

Read more on how we defined these filters

Or start with these randomly selected cases:


Search all cases

Dec. 8, 2013 — Miami

Officers responded to a call about a man making threats with a gun at about 11 a.m.

Jesus Valdes, 54, fired at the officers, who returned fire, authorities said. Valdes then barricaded himself in the apartment.

Valdes' wife, who had been shot, and an 18-year-old boy escaped. Police could not make contact with Valdes. As a precaution, they shut down part of the Florida Turnpike that ran near the apartment. Read more

A SWAT team finally entered around 5 p.m. and found Valdes dead. It was unclear whether Valdes died from police gunfire or a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

This was the 128th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

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

Two days later, 18 officers shot two people in Miami .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Valdes fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Valdes was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Valdes was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  5. Valdes showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

More cases

2009. TAMPA — Thomas Ford McCoy, 42, was suspected of murdering Curtis Brown in DeFuniak Springs on April... 1 injured
2013. POMPANO BEACH — Deputies tried to stop Joshua Boyce, 34, outside a house they believed he had just... 1 injured
2013. BRANDON — Detective Jack Thompson was questioning Bobby Earl Driggers, who was wanted in an auto theft, at around 1:15... 1 killed