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Aug. 9, 2012 — Homestead

Luis Mir-Borjas, 18, escaped from a mobile home while his kidnappers were asleep.

He telephoned police, who burst into the home at about 8 a.m. to arrest Alain Perea and his four companions.

Perea was arrested without incident. But in the back room, the girlfriend of one of the kidnappers, Damaris Jaramillo, 21, was found holding a revolver. She refused to drop the weapon and, at some point, threatened police, who shot and killed her. Read more

The five kidnappers were charged with murder (in connection with Jaramillo's death) and armed kidnapping.

This was the 88th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

One day earlier, two officers shot one person in North Fort Myers .

Five days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Jarmillo did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Jarmillo was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Jarmillo was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Jarmillo pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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