Suspect Killed in Police-Involved Sho...

Suspect Killed in Police-Involved Shooting

There are 8 comments on the NBC Miami story from Feb 3, 2012, titled Suspect Killed in Police-Involved Shooting. In it, NBC Miami reports that:

Miami-Dade Police Det. Javier Baez said a clerk observed the suspect being suspicious in the gas station and hit a silent panic alarm.

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WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE

Clermont, FL

#1 Feb 4, 2012
DANNY CRUZ WAS MY NEPHEW'S COUSIN. I GOT TO MEET HIM AND HE NEVER LOOKED OR SHOWED SIGNS OF BEING A BAD KID. I BELIEVE THAT THE POLICE DID WRONG ON SHOOTING HIM FOUR TIMES WHEN THEY COULD HAVE JUST WOUNDED HIM. THERE WERE MAYBE I DONT KNOW, ABOUT FIVE COPS AGAINST ONE KID? DOESNT ANYONE THINK THAT MAYBE THEY COULD HAVE JUST WOUNDED HIM KNOWING THAT HE WAS OUT NUMBERED? THIS WASNT RITE IN MY EYES. NOW IF HE WAS INVOLVED IN ANY KIND OF GANG ACTIVITY OR WHAT HAVE YOU, WE ARE NO ONE TO JUDGE HIM OR ABOUT HOW HE WAS RAISED OR START BLAIMING IT ON THE PARENTS. NORE CAN WE SAY "OH GOOD FOR THE POLICE! THEY GOT THAT BAD KID!" NO, BECAUSE MAYBE SOME OF YOU THAT ARE PARENTS THINK YOU KNOW YOUR CHILDREN BUT IN REALITY THEY MIGHT JUST BE INVOLVED IN THINGS YOU DONT KNOW ABOUT. AND SINCE ITS NOT YOUR KID, YOU SEE IT AS THOUGH THE COPS DID A GOOD THING FOR SOCIETY. LET IT BE YOUR KID ONE DAY, AND LETS SEE WHAT REACTION YOU GET FROM THE OCCURED SITUATION. NO ONE CAN JUDGE, ONLY DANNY, THE COP(S) THAT KILLED HIM, AND GOD KNOW WHAT TRUELY HAPPENED. WE NEED THE TRUTH TO COME OUT SOON....R.I.P DANNY CRUZ
done gone bye

United States

#2 Feb 5, 2012
Good kids don't rob gas stations. Good kids aren't out on the street late at night. Good kids don't have handguns in their possession. Danny, or any other kid, displaying this activity and behaving this way learn by the effects of every bad decision they make. Some get to tell others what not to do, others, like this one, get only one chance, they die and become an example and a lesson learned to those thinking of following in this same path, just like this dead kid. RIP Danny, thanks for reminding us that stupid acts coupled with immaturity and a determined police force can end your life. Homestead PD, in my opinion, responded to the perceived threat appropriately as per their training and policy.
Friendly neighbor

Washington, DC

#3 Feb 6, 2012
Itís unfortunate that this young man was killed by police but donít misunderstand the facts that he (Danny Cruz) was fully responsible for what happened that night. The clerk called for Police assistance and Homestead Police responded, so we canít blame them for doing their jobs and we should not second guess them for what they do, while protecting us.
Cindy

Homestead, FL

#4 Feb 7, 2012
True he shouldnt carry a firearm and not true about being out late cause if anyones child regardless of who they are if they need tylenol its fine in my eyes now think about it at no moment did he pull out a gun at no moment did the clerk say he pulled out a gun so why shoot the kid. ok cops might have to protect themselves but they can injure with one bullet why 4 thats over killing or am i wrong why miami dade is hidden the video tapes cause not just 1 camera is located in the cheveron but 16 be for real and then to top it off the cop is on administraded leave in other words with pay chilling at home for killing someone badge or no badge murder is murder unless in self defense and like i said he never pulled out a weapon as for the gas clerk i think that she over reacted if all he asked for was tylenol just because of the misunderstanding this boy is dead my condolences to his family Danny R.I.P justice will be served
Cindy

Homestead, FL

#5 Feb 7, 2012
done gone bye wrote:
Good kids don't rob gas stations. Good kids aren't out on the street late at night. Good kids don't have handguns in their possession. Danny, or any other kid, displaying this activity and behaving this way learn by the effects of every bad decision they make. Some get to tell others what not to do, others, like this one, get only one chance, they die and become an example and a lesson learned to those thinking of following in this same path, just like this dead kid. RIP Danny, thanks for reminding us that stupid acts coupled with immaturity and a determined police force can end your life. Homestead PD, in my opinion, responded to the perceived threat appropriately as per their training and policy.
Just so you know thats how much attention you payed he was not robbing the gas station he was trying to buy tylenol or motrin with his money on the counter or in the clerks hand come on now be for real and as for the policeplenty have been found to be corrupted and abuse of their authority and yes they reponded to a perceived threat but in reality that wasnt what was happening.......
diamond lopez

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2012
Little Danny he never had any involvement in any gang he didn't reserved to die like that y see s it was late but he needs tylenol for his pain after just getting a tattoo.he had plenty of money on him to pay for wat ever he wanted why would he want time rob a gas station specially a 1$ that clerk knew water she did was wrong and not only the clerk the other red lady that was off duty.please two against Danny.two women in a store feared by a 16 yr old bunch of crap.and as for the red police that was the worst he could've done if Danny even tried anything which I don't believe the cop could've tazer him nit shoot a kid and on top of that he made sure Danny was dead.how can anyone have such a dirty mind to even shoot that many times and a kid.they said it themselves he never had any involvement with the law inforcement. So there it says it all but those people took his life just like that with no remorse once so ever.I have a kids myself and it's very painful to had seen his mother Sarah Danny was my kids beSt friend I loved h dearly.I don't know but I'm positive that it don't take that long try o view a video they shouldve had answers already all they are doing is making this poor family suffer even more.please give Danny the pease he needs also to his family get this over with cause after u already took his life at least bring out the truth.cause I'm sure that the officer who shot my lil Danny dead is not in peace with himself.justice will be coming so I'm sure.R.I.P DANNY BOI. WE LOVE U AND ULL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS.
jose perez

Hialeah, FL

#7 Mar 27, 2012
even if he had a gun or not,they shouldve jus shot em once..police got trigga happy..the police the gangstas. they get off on anything..trust me they the ones wit the badge. wat is done is done, and wat is said been said..rest in peace danny..forget the crackas..
jose perez

Hialeah, FL

#8 Mar 27, 2012
forget all these internet trash talkers..my prayers go to my lil homie Danny..and his family. even if he was in a gang, even if he had a strap, even if he did try to robb the store; he aint deserve that. everything happens for a reason. same way that homestead leo got shot in the mouth. same way they got busted at near homestead middle. same way 2miami dade officers got killed serving a warrant..rest in peace Danny Cruz. am smokin that kush for you
. i know youd like to burn. iknow you smoking gods weed now..ima see you again. jus have the dutch ready. missyou.. and to them trash talkers, we aint have mommy or daddy there like ya. we get it how we live. and we die tryna get it.. once again rest in peace Danny cruz

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