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July 29, 2010 — Hialeah

Miami Gardens officers approached three men to question them in connection with a felony.

According to police, the men jumped in their car and fled, nearly running over the officers. The chase ended when their car crashed into a parked vehicle in Hialeah.

Police said the trio got out of the car and exchanged gunfire with officers from Miami Gardens, Opa-locka and Hialeah. Suspect Christopher Rodriguez was injured by gunfire, another man was injured in the crash. One officer was slightly injured by flying glass. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Sentmanat 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. Rodriguez fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Rodriguez was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Rodriguez and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  5. Rodriguez was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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