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:

Comments (27)
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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.

JBo
JBo

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

hangemhigh
hangemhigh

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.

GenoAPD
GenoAPD

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..

Budman
Budman

Officer gave many chances. Officer had the right to protect himself. Justified shooting!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Why only one officer? He's damn lucky the guy who went into the car didn't pull a gun and shoot him. Never ever send one officer on a domestic. They could have shoved him down the stairs and killed him.

Devilmom
Devilmom

Wait down the road until backup arrives. She wasn't upset about him beating on her, so why put your life on the line. F**k these ungrateful low life assholes.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

His nearest backup was 20 min away.....he didn't have much of a choice but to go in alone. DV cases are the worst because most of them involve a suspect using drugs or alcohol. I've seen way too many DV cases when I was in uniform. Officer was fully justified in this case with using deadly force.

j.vel103550
j.vel103550

If i was in danger, alone, and back up was coming in 20 min..... I would respond the same. But what happened with the pepper spray? I wouldn’t say im justifying but their was no other way than that.

Lbw654
Lbw654

I was browsing through YouTube last night and watched this video. The deputy has the patience of a saint ..He gave that piece of trash so many opportunities and the guy just kept escalating the situation!

Harp_
Harp_

Because he's a sworn instrument of the Law. Because the law was being broken. Because he volunteered to uphold the law. Because, according to the 911 call, "he gets violent when he's using cocaine". Because quite possibly lost of life was in peril and he made that call. And, because all life is precious. Even this piece of .

JAMSR
JAMSR

WAIT FOR BACK UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P E R I O D...……………………………...

Boogers Allday
Boogers Allday

Build the wall.