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Names released in officer-involved shooting in Boynton Beach

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Boynton Beach police have released the names of the officer and the person he shot early Thursday morning after a traffic stop. 

Around 2:30 a.m., police pulled over a Gold Honda Accord near 450 NW 1st Avenue that police say ran multiple stop signs.

The car had five people inside, but one person attempted to flee the scene, said police. They say that person then pulled a weapon, prompting the officer to shoot the gunman.

The suspect who was shot was identified Friday as 20-year-old Robens Estime, who remains hospitalized. Police said that charges are pending further investigation.  Estime was a passenger in the vehicle.

The officer who shot Estime was identified as Cory Herny. He was hired as a dispatcher for the Boynton Beach Police Department in 2008 and worked in that position until 2011 when he attended the police academy. He has been a Boynton Beach police officer since 2012.

Another officer who was at scene with Herny was identified as Cynthia Rivera. She was hired as a Community Service Officer for the Boynton Beach Police Department in 2006. She became a sworn police officer in 2008.

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