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March 26, 2012 — Miami

At 11 p.m., two officers working on a robbery prevention detail approached Eduardo Barnes, 19, because they saw a bulge in his waistband.

They say he began running down the street, then pulled a gun and pointed it at the pursuing officers.

Officers Frank Morales and Rafael Gallardo opened fire, wounding him in the head. Read more

According to the police report, Barnes was carrying a .357 Magnum and six baggies of marijuana. There were also two open warrants for his arrest.

He pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana, resisting without violence and carrying a concealed weapon, plus the earlier grand theft charges and received roughly nine months in jail plus time served.

This was the 30th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

Three days earlier, one officer shot one person in Fort Myers .

Six days later, one officer shot one person in Ocala .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Barnes did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Officers approached Barnes after he was suspected of committing a minor crime. That’s true in 1 of every 12 cases.
  3. Barnes was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Barnes was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Officers was chasing Barnes on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.
  6. Barnes pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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