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Sep. 14, 2010 — Tampa

Police received a call from Carlos Felipe Laoveiga, 27, saying that he was being followed in a car by Yoel Leon, 41.

Laoveiga had just dropped his girlfriend and her 16-year-old daughter off at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital. Leon was the woman's estranged husband and the girl's father.

By the time Officer Alexander Moreno saw Leon at around 10 p.m., he and Laoveiga were in the hospital's driveway and Leon was attempting to slash Laoveiga with a butcher knife. Read more

Ordered to drop the knife, Leon continued his attack and Moreno shot him twice in the upper body. He survived. Laoveiga was not injured.

This was the 75th police shooting in Florida in 2010.

The same day, five officers shot one person in Micco .

Eight days later, one officer shot one person in Miami .

3 ways this case compares to others

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

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