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Jan. 20, 2010 — Lauderdale Lakes

Broward County’s regional anti-crime squad detectives were conducting an undercover operation with a confidential informant in Lauderdale Lakes.

They were trying to arrest Dannie Young, 27, in connection with a string of robberies. Young had been arrested 27 times between 1997 and 2007.

When detectives approached Young’s car, they said, he got out of the vehicle and pulled a gun. Detectives Esteban Gonzalez, Christopher Mazzola and Ronald Miller fired, striking Young eight times. Read more

5 ways this case compares to others

  1. Deputy Miller was involved in two other shootings from 2009 to 2014. Only 10 officers were involved in more than two shootings in that time period.
  2. Deputy Mazzola was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  3. Young was shot during an undercover sting. That was true in less than four percent of cases.
  4. Young was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  5. Young pointed a weapon at officers. Twenty-eight percent of shootings involved people who police say pointed a weapon at them.

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