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Oct. 2, 2012 — Miami

Detectives with the robbery unit were conducting surveillance when suspect David Alexis arrived at his parents' house in his car.

Police said that Alexis, 26, walked toward the undercover detectives with one hand behind his back. The police identified themselves, but Alexis ignored orders to show his hands, authorities said. Detective Miguel Carballosa fired, killing Alexis. Police said that they found a handgun on his body.

Trudy Mighty sued Miami-Dade police and the county for negligent training, assault and battery, and wrongful death on behalf of Alexis' daughter. The suit maintains that Alexis was unarmed. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Det. Carballosa was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Alexis did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  3. Alexis was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. A civil lawsuit was filed in response to Alexis's shooting. Ninety other cases led to lawsuits.

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