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Dec. 10, 2013 — Miami

Surveillance video shows Adrian Montesano, 27, holding a gun to a woman's head during a robbery at a Walgreens drug store.

During the following hours, Montesano struggled with an officer, shot him and stole his patrol car.

The pursuit ended around 5:30 a.m. in a shootout that left Montesano and passenger Corsini Valdes, 50, dead inside a wrecked Volvo convertible. Five officers were injured, including two from police bullets and two from ruptured eardrums. Read more

Surrounding cars and occupied townhouses were damaged, too.

CBS4 News reported that more than 20 officers fired at least 377 rounds. They also said no weapons were found in the car.

Miami-Dade police named 18 officers as shooters. One acquaintance said that Montesano had problems with drugs, however family members said that he was in recovery.

This incident was one of the reasons cited in the decision to turn over the investigation of police shootings in Miami-Dade County to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

This was the 129th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

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

One day later, one officer shot one person in St. Augustine .

6 ways this case compares to others

  1. Officer Marchetti was involved in one other shooting from 2009 to 2014. Eighty-five officers were involved in more than one shooting during that time period.
  2. Montesano was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  3. Montesano fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  4. Montesano was shot after resisting arrest. A total of 114 people were shot while resisting arrest.
  5. Montesano was suspected of being involved in an armed robbery. That's true in 1 of every 9 police .
  6. Montesano was fleeing from police or a crime scene, which is true in a quarter of shootings.

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