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Oct. 14, 2011 — Miami

Officer Carlos Ramos as conducting a traffic stop when a man, driving erratically, narrowly missed him.

Police lost sight of the car but spotted it several hours later. An attempt to pull over driver Jose Hernandez, 34, failed and he struck several police vehicles as he escaped, authorities said.

Hernandez stopped a short distance away but as officers approached, they say that he tried to run them over. Officer Carlos Ramos opened fire, killing Hernandez. One officer was slightly injured. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Hernandez and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  2. Hernandez was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Hernandez for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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