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March 9, 2014 — Miami

A neighbor called when Antonio Cordoza was acting irrationally and was waving around a gun.

Cordoza, 25, broke out windows in the house and yelled that he would shoot any officers who approached. After hours of negotiating, Cordoza pointed a gun at officers from the Special Response Team. Officer Mario Ferguson fired at Cordoza, who retreated back into the house, to the second floor.

The team eventually went inside and found him wounded in the chest. He was charged with aggravated assault on an officer. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Ferguson 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. A SWAT or tactical team was involved in the incident. Tactical teams are involved in 7 percent of police shootings.
  3. Cordoza was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Cordoza showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.
  5. Cordoza pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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