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May 3, 2010 — Hialeah

Carlos Sierra, 41, had robbed a Farm Store at gunpoint.

Around 10 p.m., an officer found his blue Nissan Altima nearby at Walker Park. Police surrounded the car and ordered him to surrender.

Officers said that Sierra yelled that someone was going to die and started to back the car toward them. Officers Nick Lopez and Robert Iglesias, Det. Fernando Carvajal and Sgt. Ruben Miguel opened fire, killing Sierra. A black BB pistol was found in the Nissan. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Sgt. Miguel 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. Sierra was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  3. Sierra and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.

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