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Dec. 3, 2011 — Miami

Fernando Benavides hit another motorist with his pickup and took off, police said.

During a chase, he got stuck in traffic, reversed and struck a police vehicle before escaping. Eventually boxed in by police in Miami's Brownsville neighborhood, he refused commands to get out of his truck and he revved the engine.

Officer Luis Marin shot and killed him after "Benavides made a furtive move inside the truck," according to the Miami Herald. Read more

Family members said that Benavides had once been diagnosed with schizophrenia and had acted oddly recently. The state attorney cleared Marin in 2015.

This was the 122nd police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, two officers shot one person in Tallahassee .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Hollywood .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Marin 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. Benavides was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  3. Benavides showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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