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Dec. 16, 2010 — Stuart

Kevin Cyr, 36, and Sarah Gauvin, 30, made off with a little over $1,000 when they robbed a Chase Bank.

They took off in a silver Mustang, triggering a high-speed chase. Deputies deployed spike strips and Cyr crashed into the SUV of Lt. Kenneth Pickering and Deputy David Clendenin.

They say that Cyr "made furtive movements in the vehicle indicating imminent violence" and raised a handgun toward them. Read more

Lt. Pickering fired his shotgun twice and Deputy Clendenin fired two rounds from his pistol. Cyr was hit in the head, neck and arm.

Gauvin was killed by a shotgun wound to the head. Cyr's weapon turned out to be a BB pistol.

Cyr says that he was not holding the BB pistol when he was shot. He had his hands up, surrendering.

He admitted to brandishing it earlier in the chase. The BB gun was found in the back seat, where Cyr says he threw it.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 years, including 30 years for second-degree murder in Gauvin's death.

The deputies were cleared.

This was the 105th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

The same day, three officers shot one person in Miami .

Two days later, two officers shot one person in Orlando .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Evidence in this case, and accounts given by officers and witnesses, included conflicting details. That was true for 27 other cases.
  2. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Cyr was armed with a bb/pellet gun. Only 36 other people were armed the same way.
  4. Gauvin and Cyr were suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. Gauvin and Cyr were fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Cyr pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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