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June 10, 2013 — Miami

Officers from a robbery unit tried to pull over a white Nissan that matched the description of one used in an armed robbery.

Edison Buford, 28, would not stop and a short chase ensued, police said. He then bailed out of the car. Police said that he turned and pointed a gun at pursuing Officers Michael Carballosa and Corey Thomas, who shot and seriously wounded him.

Buford pleaded no contest to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was not charged in the robbery. Read more

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Carballosa was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Officer Thomas was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  3. Buford was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Buford was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. Officers was chasing Buford on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  6. Buford pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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