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Sep. 30, 2009 — Homestead

Three Miami-Dade police officers were called to a home by a woman who said her boyfriend, Carlos Valdes, had threatened to kill her.

While investigating at the scene, the officers say Valdes, 21, got a handgun from his pickup truck and pointed it at them.

Officers Harry Burkli, Eric Rios and Jorge Rodriguez opened fire, hitting Valdes in the arms. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Rios 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. Valdes was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Valdes was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  4. Valdes pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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