VIDEO: Man Shot After Attacking Woman In Front Of Deputy, Grabbing Cop's Taser

Volusia County Sheriff's Office released the video of the shooting of Emmanuel Alquisiras.

Volusia County, FL - Sheriff Mike Chitwood released the bodycam video of his deputy fatally shooting a domestic violence suspect on Friday night after the man got hold of the deputy's Taser.

The incident happened at around 7:30 p.m. after a worker at a domestic abuse center called the sheriff's office to report that 29-year-old Emmanuel Alquisiras was beating the mother of his children, according to Orlando Sentinel.

The victim had called the abuse hotline to say that she was being beaten and that when Alquisiras uses cocaine “he tends to beat her and be extremely violent.”

Deputy Brandon Watson responded. His nearest backup was 20 minutes away, leaving the deputy with little choice but to go in alone to stop the attack.

Sheriff Chitwood said that if the deputy had waited, that the 24-year-old victim would have been a homicide victim.

Deputy Watson arrived at the home on U.S. 17 near Bunnell Road and started speaking with two men on the front porch.

As the deputy was speaking with them, the domestic violence victim tried to exit the house, and that's when Alquisiras started attacking her again.

The deputy was afraid that the woman would be tossed down the stairs, and he used his Taser on Alquisiras.

Alquisiras went to the ground and ignored the deputy's commands, repeatedly telling the deputy "shoot me."

Throughout the encounter, Deputy Watson attempted to de-escalate and talk the man down, the video showed.

At one point, the suspect was able to grab the Taser, and Deputy Watson warned Alquisiras that he'd shoot him. The deputy was able to get the Taser back.

Alquisiras then grabbed the Taser a second time and fired it, and the deputy responded by shooting him.

Law enforcement officers may respond to Tasers or pepper spray with deadly force, especially if they're alone, because the weapons can disable them.

“If he loses his firearm, he’s dead,” Sheriff Chitwood said of the shooting.

"After watching the body camera video of last night's deputy-involved shooting, it's clear to me that this deputy was placed in a terrible situation & did everything he could to try and convince this man to stop fighting. I stand behind the deputy 100%. We will release the video," the sheriff told the media, according to WFTV.

You can see the video of the shooting below. The fight starts at around 5:20:

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Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

Deputy puts his life on the line to help this obviously terrorized family, and he's the devil. You can't win in this job. You just can't win.


Well the guy said, "shoot me." OK. Done. Next?


Seeing more and more TASER failures where the resisting criminal isn't incapacitated long enough to put on handcuffs. With all the disrespect and violence against police today, there needs to be 2 cop teams on patrol. One police officer is not enough. This officer handled the situation very well but not all are so lucky.


Why did only one officer respond to a domestic? Having a second officer would have helped the situation in numbers, its an officer safety issue. Just maybe no one would have been shot. However given the single officer he did everything right without any backup. That could have been worse as family started showing up and he was still alone.

Ozzy C1
Ozzy C1

Officer has the right to protect himself too.. The thug was given every opportunity to stop resisting.. One less cop hating, woman beater in the world.. What is that saying.? You don't catch the smart ones.. And they can't predict the stupid ones.. They do their job..