Man Gets Fatally Shot After He Grabs Deputy’s Taser

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Published on August 5, 2018 by

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A Volusia County sheriff’s deputy responding to a domestic violence call in Seville on Friday evening shot and killed a suspect who grabbed the deputy’s Taser during a struggle and ignored repeated warnings to surrender. The 29-year-old Seville man, Emmanuel Alquisiras (DOB 11/23/1988), was pronounced dead on the scene at 1600 N. U.S. 17 after the shooting occurred around 7:39 p.m. The deputy involved in the incident, Brandon Watson (hire date 5/18/2015) was not injured. The deputy’s body camera captured footage of the shooting. The deputy was responding to a report of an ongoing domestic disturbance between the suspect and his girlfriend. On arrival, the deputy spent several minutes speaking with the suspect and a friend on an outdoor stairway. Both were uncooperative. Eventually, when the suspect’s girlfriend came out and spoke to the deputy, the suspect grabbed her and engaged in a struggle with her at the top of the stairs. The deputy intervened, deploying his Taser on the suspect and instructing him to put his arms behind his back. The suspect refused and struggled with the deputy for several minutes. During the struggle, the suspect grabbed the deputy’s Taser, and the Taser was discharged. The deputy fired multiple shots at the suspect, resulting in the suspect’s death. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement responded to conduct an investigation, and the deputy was placed on administrative leave, which is standard.

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