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Oct. 20, 2009 — Sarasota

According to police, Ladarius Rainey, 18, was a member of the Second Line street gang, which favored armed robbery and terrorized the Newtown area of Sarasota.

In 2009, Rainey, 18, was a suspect in the murder of William Holley, whom gang members tried to rob as he left a party.

On Oct. 20, police tried to arrest Rainey. The result was a two-hour pursuit during which Rainey carjacked a woman. Read more

One officer tried to use a Taser on Rainey as he got into the stolen SUV. Police say he drove the SUV toward them. Some say they believe he fired at them.

Six officers opened fire, wounding Rainey in the left arm. He fled on foot but was eventually captured.

Rainey was convicted of murder, among other charges, and sentenced to life in prison.

This was the 108th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Two days earlier, two officers shot one person in Fort Lauderdale .

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Winter Park .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Rainey was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. Officers shot 40 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Rainey and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  4. Rainey was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  5. Officers was chasing Rainey on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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