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Timestamp8/27/14 17:13
Date Searched2-Dec-11
StateNY - New York
CountyNassau
CityHempstead
Victim NameMichael Benitez
Victim's Age22
Victim's GenderMale
RaceUnknown
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired3
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponHandgun
SummaryMichael Benitez shot at the police officer and hit him in the arm and the back (but he was protected by his bulletproof vest). The police office returned fire and hit Michael Benitez in the left arm, left leg, and groin. Benitez pleaded guilty in January 2012 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison in April 2012.
Source Linkhttp://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/vest-saves-hempstead-officer-in-shootout-1.3361623
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?5
Date of Incident12/2/11
Results Page Number1
County StateNassau NY - New York
Year2011