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Aug. 24, 2011 — Tampa

The getaway driver in a botched convenience store robbery identified Carlos Laboy as the man who had shot the store's owner.

Just after midnight Aug. 14, 2011, police tried to arrest Laboy outside a duplex on Mulberry Drive. Authorities said that Laboy, 26, refused commands and made a move toward his waistband.

Officer Gregory Pryor fired, hitting Laboy in the hip. He died several hours later. Read more

No gun was found.

Pryor was involved in a controversial shooting less than a year later and was fired in 2014, for lying during a traffic accident investigation where it was suspected he was drunk.

This was the 86th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

The same day, three officers shot two people in Boynton Beach .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Pryor 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. Laboy did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Police thought Laboy, who was unarmed, was reaching for a weapon before shooting him. Thirty-eight unarmed people were shot when police said they saw them reach for something.

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