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June 25, 2012 — Hialeah

Police tracked a stolen work van to the Presidente Hotel.

As officers arrived around 11:45 a.m., Angel Soto got into the van and tried to drive away, hitting a police vehicle and an officer. Police fired and Soto, 41, was hit. He drove two blocks, then got out of the car and and surrendered. A woman in the car was not injured.

Soto was sentenced to five years in prison for grand theft, cocaine possession, aggravated assault and other charges. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Soto was shot after injuring an officer with a vehicle. That's extremely rare; it happened only 20 times.
  2. Soto and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Soto was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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