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March 8, 2013 — St. Petersburg

Just after 7:30 p.m., members of the vice and narcotics division were trying to serve a search warrant at a home on 18th Ave. S.

As they approached, several people in the house's carport ran away. At the same time, police say, a white Toyota Camry that had been parked in front of the house quickly backed up, nearly hitting one of the officers.

The driver then sped east toward a group of officers. Sgt. Shannon Halstead and Detectives Mario Aliberto and Kevin Haemmelmann fired a total of nine rounds at the Camry, hitting it five times. Read more

The car grazed Aliberto's leg. Police cornered the Camry down an alley. Passenger Danardrick Chance, 19, had a broken femur from a gunshot wound to the right leg. Marques Rowe, the driver, fled but was found not far away.

Sgt. Halstead received a note in her file for breaking department rules about firing at moving vehicles. Aliberto and Haemmelmann were required to research and develop training for high-risk search warrants and policies about shooting at cars.

This was the 34th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, three officers shot one person in Navarre .

Two days later, two officers shot one person in St. Petersburg .

1 way this case compares to others

  1. Chance was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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