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March 22, 2009 — Lakeland

Carlos Torres-Ramos, 35, sought out a man, Jose Negron, at his house on Idaho Avenue after suspecting that Negron had broken into his home a few days earlier.

Torres-Ramos opened fire on Negron, wounding him in the leg, then fled.

When police arrived at Torres-Ramos' apartment, he came outside and pointed his pistol at the officers. Sgt. Billy Osborne and Sgt. Edward Owens began shooting at Torres-Ramos until he retreated back inside. Read more

The SWAT team arrived and found Torres-Ramos dead on the floor by the front door from multiple gunshot wounds.

This was the 38th police shooting in Florida in 2009.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Lake Worth .

One day later, one officer shot one person in Crystal River .

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Torres-Ramos tried to kill someone before the shooting, according to police. That’s true only 3 percent of the time.
  2. Officers shot 15 bullets. The average was eight.
  3. Torres-Ramos was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Torres-Ramos pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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