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Aug. 11, 2010 — Miami

Someone in the Overtown section of Miami called for pizza and then robbed the delivery person.

When another call came from the same address for Chinese food, police set up a sting. Around 8:30 p.m., an undercover officer posing as the delivery man went to the address.

Police said that 16-year-old Joel Lee Johnson, who was a suspect in the first case, pulled a gun on the officer outside the apartment complex. Officer Ricardo Martinez opened fire, killing him. Read more

A few days later, Martinez would fatally shoot another robbery suspect, 19-year-old Tarnorris Tyrell Gaye.

Martinez was part of a now-disbanded tactical unit created to crack down on gangs and crime.

This was the 64th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

Three days earlier, one officer shot one person in Lake Wales .

Three days later, three officers shot one person in Miami .

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Martinez 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. Johnson was shot during an undercover sting. That was true in less than four percent of cases.
  3. Johnson was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Johnson was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. Johnson pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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