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Jan. 6, 2011 — Fort Lauderdale

Police responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery.

An officer saw Seraphin Exantus and Robert Chavez, both 17, fleeing the area and followed their SUV to a dead end.

Officer Cabrera said the SUV rammed his cruiser. Cabrera fired at least five shots at the SUV. Read more

Both occupants jumped out and tried to flee. Exantus was grazed in the head by a bullet and bitten in the leg by Cabrera's K-9. Chavez was arrested a short distance away.

No firearm was recovered.

Cabrera was exonerated by a citizen review board.

This was the second police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Five days earlier, one officer shot one person in Miami .

Two days later, two officers shot one person in Madison .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Exantus was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  2. Exantus and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  3. Exantus was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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