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Nov. 22, 2011 — Hialeah

At about 8:30 p.m., Miami-Dade police officers were watching the apartment of Reynaldo Cabrera Hernandez, who allegedly killed his wife.

According to a police report, Hernandez, 52, called family members and said he wanted police to kill him.

Officers Corey Thomas and Martin Amaran were in an unmarked sport-utility vehicle in front of the building and Officer Miguel Carballosa was in an unmarked pickup truck in the back. Read more

When Hernandez appeared at the front of the building, Thomas pointed his gun at him and Carballosa approached him from the back.

Amaran ran to Hernandez and reached to pat him down, but police said Hernandez twisted away. Amaran saw a gun and started shouting, "Gun! Gun!" All three officers fired their weapons. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a .38 caliber revolver was found next to him.

This was the 119th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

The same day, one officer shot one person in Lakeland .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Dania Beach .

9 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Thomas 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. Officer Carballosa was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  3. Hernandez was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  4. Hernandez did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  5. Officers shot 32 bullets. The average was eight.
  6. Hernandez was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  7. Hernandez was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.
  8. Hernandez told someone that he wanted officers to kill him. That preceded 10 percent of police shootings.
  9. Hernandez was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.

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