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Sep. 7, 2010 — Fort Myers

Around 10:30 p.m., Gilberto Amaya, 32, and Kamyn Bright, 17, stormed into a McDonald's wearing masks and armed with handguns.

Police arrived while the robbers were fleeing out the back door. According to police, Amaya jumped into a car and drove away, injuring a K-9 dog and nearly hitting an officer. Bright ran. He shot and killed pursuing K-9 Rosco and fired three rounds at Officer Glenn Thompson, who responded with six shots, police said.

Bright charged the officer and they struggled. When Bright bent down, Thompson thought he was going for a gun and fired three more shots, striking him twice in the chest and killing him. Read more

In February 2012, Gilberto Amaya was sentenced to 20 years in prison. McDonald's employee Leandro Fermin, who was paid $300 to leave the back door unlocked, was convicted of robbery and sentenced to eight years.

This was the 70th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

One day earlier, one officer shot two people in Hialeah Gardens .

Two days later, one officer shot one person in Boynton Beach .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Bright fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  2. Bright was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Bright was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  4. Bright was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  5. Bright was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  6. Officer was chasing Bright on foot before shooting him. Officers shot 105 people during foot pursuits.

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