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July 3, 2014 — Fort Lauderdale

Richard Arruda, 40, and his girlfriend, Christine Menatti, 39, were arguing inside their car.

At around 7:30 p.m., she pulled into the parking lot of the Maguires Hill 16 restaurant, where she worked, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Menatti recognized off-duty Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Mark Shotwell, who was just leaving. She approached the homicide detective for help, saying that Arruda had battered her.

Witnesses said that Arruda, also out of the car, shot at the 56-year-old officer. Shotwell was struck once in the chest. He then pulled his gun from an ankle holster and returned fire, killing Arruda. Shotwell hit Arruda nine times, including a final, fatal shot to the head. Read more

4 ways this case compares to others

  1. Arruda was shot after injuring an officer. That was true in 8 percent of shootings.
  2. Arruda fired shots at police, which happened in 15 percent of shootings.
  3. Arruda was armed with a firearm. That’s true of almost half the people shot.
  4. Arruda was involved in a domestic disturbance, a factor in 115 cases.

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