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June 12, 2012 — Boynton Beach

Calvin Wallace, 52, was the suspect in an armed robbery of a Chase Bank in Delray Beach. Wallace was fleeing from Officer Eric Reynolds and refused to stop.

According to police, he was driving recklessly at high speeds, swerving between lanes.

Wallace hit several other cars, then crashed into a golden Lexus driven by a 75-year-old woman on NE Ninth Avenue. Read more

Officers at the scene yelled instructions at Wallace, then multiple shots were fired. A witness told police that Wallace fired first.

A detective noted a black handgun lying on the pavement outside the vehicle. Officers pulled Wallace from the car and started giving him first aid.

Reynolds and Officer Christopher A. Munro were the only two officers who fired, and they fired 32 times. Reynolds was shot in his left foot.

Paramedics pronounced Wallace dead at the scene. He was shot several times in the torso, face, right hand and head.

This was the 61st police shooting in Florida in 2012.

One day earlier, two officers shot one person in Sarasota .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Sunrise .

8 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Munro 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. Wallace was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Wallace fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  4. Officers shot 32 bullets. The average was eight.
  5. Wallace was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  6. Wallace was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  7. Wallace was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  8. Wallace pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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