VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A deputy fatally shot a 29-year-old man Friday evening in the Seville neighborhood, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies said they were called shortly before 7:45 p.m. to U.S. 17 near Bunnell Road after a report of domestic violence.
Deputy Brandon Watson fatally shot Emmanuel Alquisiras. Witnesses told Channel 9 that they heard four shots fired.
Watson's body-worn camera recorded the shooting.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood described the shooting as justified.
"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 and did everything he could to try and convince this man to stop fighting," Chitwood said in a tweet. "I stand behind the deputy 100 percent. We will release the video."
Warning: This body-camera video contains footage of a fatal shooting, and it also contains extremely strong language used during a tense altercation.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) August 4, 2018
The purpose of sharing it is to show exactly what happened yesterday in Seville.
.@SheriffChitwood showing video of last night’s fatal deputy involved shooting. We’re currently watching the first 12 min. Not streaming because faces of children & deceased not redacted. @WFTV pic.twitter.com/6HrxLPRVsn— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) August 4, 2018
In the video, you hear someone from the domestic violence hotline tell the deputy the deceased’s wife should get out of the house because she was threatened with a knife. @WFTV— Cierra Putman (@CierraReporter) August 4, 2018
You see the deputy taze the the man about 5 times. Then he struggles over the taser 2 times and is shot the second time. @WFTV— Cierra Putman (@CierraReporter) August 4, 2018
According to the Sheriff's Office, Watson was responding to a domestic disturbance call between Alquisiras and his wife. Alquisiras was standing at the top of a staircase, and Watson tried to get him to cooperate.
When Alquisiras' wife walked out onto the staircase, he grabbed her and started struggling with her, so Watson shocked Alquisiras with a Taser.
Alquisiras got into a tussle with Watson, grabbed his Taser and fired it. Watson shot Alquisiras multiple times, killing him.
Watson was placed on paid administrative leave, which is typical in police shootings.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.
The male subject shot in tonight's deputy involved shooting in Seville is deceased.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) August 4, 2018
We are on scene of a deputy-involved shooting tonight in the area of 1600 N. U.S. 17, Seville. While responding to a domestic violence call, a deputy shot a male subject ~7:39p. More details in a news release to come.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) August 4, 2018
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