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Oct. 10, 2011 — Miami

Just after 6:30 a.m., Glenn Humes T-boned an SUV taxi, killing the cab driver and critically injuring the cab driver's wife.

Police said that Humes, 28, ditched his Dodge Charger and ran away, leaving behind his injured girlfriend. An officer spotted him near a hospital and tried to arrest him. Police said Humes and an officer exchanged gunfire.

Humes ran, doubled-back, jumped in the officer's cruiser and sped away. Police caught up with the cruiser a couple of blocks from the home of Humes' mother. Read more

Humes crashed and there was more gunfire. He was found dead in the front seat of the car.

His relatives filed a suit for wrongful death. They say that no weapon was found in the cruiser, that the initial officer should have waited for backup before trying to arrest Humes, as is department policy, and that Humes was walking toward the hospital when first approached.

This was the 105th police shooting in Florida in 2011.

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

One day later, two officers shot one person in Tampa .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Humes fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Humes was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Humes was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Humes's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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