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Jan. 4, 2013 — Miami

At around 2:30 p.m., police responded to a call about a shoplifting in progress at a CVS drugstore in West Kendall, then they pursued two suspects in a vehicle.

After a mile, the car pulled over. Police say driver Yolanda Thomas, 34, ignored commands to turn off the car and instead accelerated toward an officer, ramming a cruiser.

A different report says officers thought passenger Xavier Tyrell Johnson, 31, was reaching for something. Read more

Officers Edgardo Gonzalez and Razier Tejeda opened fire, killing Thomas and Johnson.

Thomas was out on bond awaiting trial for organized retail theft.

This was the fifth police shooting in Florida in 2013.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Fort Myers .

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

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Gonzalez 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. Officers approached Thomas and Johnson after they were suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  3. Police thought Johnson, 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.
  4. Thomas and 94 other people who police shot reportedly drove at an officer.
  5. Thomas and Johnson were fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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