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June 29, 2013 — Miami

At about 9 p.m., police were summoned to a dispute at a home, where an officer confronted Marcial Martinez-Ramirez.

As Martinez-Ramirez, 62, was being walked to a patrol car for an interview, he lunged at an officer with a knife. Another officer, Daniel Bernatt, fired, killing him.

Martinez-Ramirez rented a room at the home and worked in the fields picking okra. Read more

3 ways this case compares to others

  1. Martinez-Ramirez approached police in a threatening manner before being shot. That's true in almost 10% of police shootings.
  2. Martinez-Ramirez was armed with a blade/stabbing implement. Only 80 other people were armed the same way.
  3. Martinez-Ramirez were involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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