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Aug. 9, 2011 — Fort Lauderdale

Around 9:30 a.m., Stanley Beasley, 33, robbed a Check Cashing Store and killed the clerk, Clairemathe Geffrard, 25.

When Beasley came out, he was confronted by sheriff's deputies in the parking lot and opened fire. The deputies returned fire, wounding Beasley. A man across the street was also wounded but it is unclear who shot him.

The last words from Geffrard before she was executed, according to Beasley's arrest affidavit: "Tell the police to leave; he's got a gun to my head." Beasley was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder and robbery, as well as 30 years for attempted second-degree murder. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Beasley was shot after killing someone. Just five percent of shootings started with a homicide.
  2. Beasley fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Beasley was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Beasley was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .

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