Autopsy: Man Killed By Police Over Urban Beach Weekend Shot 16 Times
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man who died in a hail of police gunfire on Miami Beach two years ago over the Memorial Day weekend was shot more than a dozen times.
Details of 22-year old Raymond Herisse’s autopsy were released Wednesday as Miami Beach police prepare for the upcoming annual Urban Beach Weekend, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald. According to the medical examiner’s report, Herisse was shot 16 times.
The shooting took place around 4 a.m. on May 30th, 2011 after police said Herisse tried to hit them with his car on a crowded Collins Avenue. Police said they thought he was armed and dangerous. Cops opened fire near 14th St. and Collins Ave., in a barrage of bullets captured on camera and posted on YouTube.
Records show police fired more than 115 rounds. Herisse was killed.
Four bystanders were also wounded in the shootout.
Police found the gun hidden in Herisse’s blue, bullet-ridden Hyundai three days later. A Miami-Dade Police’s forensics lab report found that Herisse did not test positive for gunpowder residue which means he did not fire the weapon.
Herisse’s family has hired a lawyer. They claim when police opened fire on him, Herisse’s had stopped the car and was not a threat. Herisse’s family, the wounded bystanders and their supporters say the 12 police officers who fired their weapons acted recklessly.
CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.