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Sep. 6, 2011 — Melbourne

A surfer called 911 after seeing a man forcing a woman into a car at a beach near Patrick Air Force Base.

Heriberto Jimenez, 42, had lured ex-girlfriend Nubia Casabuenas into the car in Orlando with the promise of repaying a debt. Then he drove to Brevard County, where she briefly escaped.

Just before 5 p.m., Sgt. Mike Brown spotted Jimenez, who was struggling with Casabuenas, 45, as he drove. Read more

Brown attempted a traffic stop but Jimenez drove on, then lost control and ended up in the Indian River. As Brown approached the car, he saw Jimenez stabbing Casabuenas.

Brown opened fire, killing him.

Casabuenas was carried to shore and survived, despite being stabbed 31 times in the arm and abdomen.

This was the 91st police shooting in Florida in 2011.

Two days earlier, one officer shot one person in Tampa .

Four days later, one officer shot one person in Winter Park .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Jimenez tried to kill someone before the shooting, according to police. That’s true only 3 percent of the time.
  2. Jimenez was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Jimenez were involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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