Jurors watch dashcam video after fatal shooting of Brevard deputy



BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Prosecutors in the Brandon Bradley murder trial brought jurors back to the moment right after the fatal shooting of Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill Friday.

On March 6, 2012 at 11:13 a.m., Pill lay critically wounded, and her killers were still at large.

Prosecutors showed videos of the pursuit that resulted in the arrest of Bradley and his co-defendant, Andria Kerchner.

Witness Gerard Weber testified Friday, saying, "I went down the side of my house, heard a helicopter, went down the side of my house and found a white SUV on my driveway."

The couple would not stop so Melbourne police deployed stop sticks to bring the pursuit to an end. 

"At least one tire, I could tell, was affected," said Officer Chad Cooper during testimony.

But, even with a punctured tire, the vehicle kept going.

A Melbourne police officer's dashboard camera captured what happened next: the white SUV in the video lost control and flipped in a ditch. 

The couple was ordered out.  Eventually, the back windshield was broken to free them.

Prosecutors said the SUV was the vehicle that Pill attempted to pull over before she was shot five times.  Officers testified they found Bradley and Kerchner inside the car.

Attorney: "Were they taken into custody?"

Officer Trevor Shaffer: "Yes. They were."

Attorney: "Mr. Bradley was one of the occupants?"

Shaffer: "Yes. He was."

Attorney: "When he was taken into custody, was he mistreated in any form or fashion?"

Shaffer: "In no way, whatsoever."

Jurors also saw an aerial view of the pursuit from the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit.

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