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Oct. 29, 2013 — Miami

Police and a gas station employee said that Dominique Jean was trying to start a fire over a gas valve above the storage tanks.

Motorcycle Officer Mario Gutierrez, who had stopped at the station while on patrol, hit the shut-off valve and approached Jean, 51. He struggled with Jean, who stabbed him in the arms, hands, chest, stomach and leg with a knife and screwdriver. He also bit the officer's thumb.

Gutierrez used his Taser but it only partially engaged. He then fired at least four shots, killing Jean. Read more

Jean, from Haiti, was in the country illegally and had been arrested for charges ranging from trespassing to aggravated assault.

Officer Gutierrez was awarded with a Congressional Badge of Bravery, Officer of the Year from the county and a TOP COPS award from the National Association of Police Officers.

This was the 117th police shooting in Florida in 2013.

One day earlier, one officer shot one person in Tampa .

Three days later, one officer shot one person in Largo .

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Jean was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Jean was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Jean showed signs of mental instability. Almost a third of all shootings involved someone who appeared mentally unstable.

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