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June 19, 2014 — Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach police Officer Cory Herny shot Robens Estime, 20, after Estime and four other suspects tried to flee on foot after a traffic stop.

When Estime attempted to leave the vehicle, he reportedly pointed a gun at Herny and his partner. Herny shot three times and hit Estime once in the lower back. The driver, who ran a stop sign, and the other three men were not injured. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Estime was one of 36 people shot in the back by police.
  2. Estime was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  3. Estime was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.
  4. Estime pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.
  5. This shooting came after an officer pulled over Estime for a traffic violation. Seventy-seven cases began with a traffic stop.

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