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Feb. 4, 2009 — Hollywood

Police followed the trail of Elio Enrique Lleo and Gustavo D. Fernandez from Hialeah to Hollywood.

The men, both 20, were involved in a scam in which they robbed would-be clients of two underage prostitutes, records stated. Lleo and Fernandez were in a car driven by Diana Donahue, 18. Donahue pulled into an apartment complex. Officers approached her black Neon around 7:30 p.m. and ordered everyone out of the car.

According to police, Donahue stepped out. Hialeah Police Sgt. Orlando Salvat said he then saw Lleo pointing a gun at him from the front passenger seat. Salvat fired, striking and injuring both Donahue and Lleo. Read more

Lleo was found guilty of armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon, and sentenced to eight years in prison. Gustavo Fernandez got four years for armed robbery.

This was the 15th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

The same day, three officers shot two people in Miami .

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

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Lleo was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  2. Lleo was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  3. Lleo was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  4. Lleo pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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