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Miami Memorial Day Shooting Victim, Raymond Herisse, Did Not Fire Weapon: Report

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Raymond Herisse did not test positive for gunpowder residue: report.
Raymond Herisse did not test positive for gunpowder residue: report.

The man killed in the 2011 Memorial Day shooting on Miami Beach did not fire a weapon, the Miami Herald reports, meaning that the bullets which struck four innocent bystanders all came from police guns.

On May 30, 2011, during Urban Beach Week festivities, police opened fire on Raymond Herisse, 22, of Boynton Beach, who they say was trying to hit them with his car on Collins Avenue and 15th Street.

Residents in an apartment above the scene captured video of gunfire as a speeding car comes to an abrupt stop. About a minute later, the footage shows figures surround the stopped vehicle, opening a hail of gunfire. Watch below.

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Herisse was reportedly killed on the spot while four bystanders suffered gunshot wounds.

Police said the 12 police offers involved, including cops from other Miami-Dade agencies like Hialeah Police, fired 115 rounds at Herisse's car, according to the Miami New Times.

The victims eventually sued the Miami Beach Police Department, leading a judge to order the release of a handful of records regarding the incident, which is still under investigation by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.

Herisse's autopsy report revealed that he did not test positive for gunpowder residue, the Miami Herald reports, even though police say they found a gun in his car days after the shooting.

More controversy surrounded the police's behavior that night, CBS Miami reports, after another bystander with footage of the shooting said police pointed a gun at him and tried to smash his phone.

The man said he was able to hide the phone's memory card in his mouth. Watch his footage below:

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