Jermaine Sanders (902)

1/15/2002: Two plain-clothes narcotics officers witnessed what they suspected was a drug deal at East 176th Street, and followed the suspect'€s car to a fast food restaurant parking lot near the intersection of Harvard and Lee roads. When the officers approached the car, the driver, Jermaine Sanders, 25, drove forward and hit officer John Patton. The other officer, Walter Thomas, and Patton fired several shots at the suspect. He died at a hospital a short time later. Officials ruled the shooting justified. Thomas also shot and killed a man in 2011.

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