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March 16, 2012 — Miramar

Around 9 p.m., two Miramar police officers were talking to man who had called 911 asking authorities for help in a dispute with a relative.

Officers said that while they were talking outside an apartment, 17-year-old Corey Nesbitt rushed up holding a knife and saying, "I am going to kill you." Nesbitt ignored commands to stop and drop the knife. Officers James Campo and Darcos Cruz opened fire.

Nesbitt died at the hospital the next day. Nesbitt's mother disputed the police account of events. Read more

"They shot him down like he was a dog," his mother, Owena Nesbitt, told the Sun-Sentinel. "They did not have to do that."

This was the 27th police shooting in Florida in 2012.

One day earlier, two officers shot one person in Lakeland .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Jacksonville .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Nesbitt did not immediately comply with police instruction, a factor in nearly a quarter of shootings.
  2. Nesbitt was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Nesbitt were involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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