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May 15, 2009 — Royal Palm Beach

Gleen Gomez, 21, kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at knife-point.

She was driving his red Mazda when deputies stopped it on the Southern Boulevard exit off of U.S. 441. When it looked as though he would slit her throat, Lt. Marcos Martinez, Cpl. Peter Tapia and Cpl. Christopher Wolf fired into the car, killing him.

The ex-girlfriend was not seriously hurt. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lt. 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. Gomez was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Gomez were involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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