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Nov. 20, 2011 — Lauderdale Lakes

Deputy Kyran Ramcharan confronted Joe Toney, 20, a suspect in a purse theft.

The sheriff's office said that Toney matched the description of a man who had just snatched a purse from a woman in her car at a nearby BP gas station.

Toney broke away as the deputy was handcuffing him and a struggle began. Read more

Ramcharan said that he feared Toney would get his handgun or strike him with the handcuffs already on one wrist.

Ramcharan fired one shot, wounding Toney in the arm. Toney ran away but collapsed in the street.

This was the 117th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Seven days earlier, one officer shot one person in Jacksonville .

Two days later, three officers shot one person in Hialeah .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer approached Toney after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  2. Toney was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  3. Toney was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Officer was chasing Toney on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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