A man who was shot by a deputy in Lauderdale Lakes (FL) is seen kicking and dragging another deputy moments before he’s fatally shot in new body camera and surveillance videos. The video shot by a witness shows Wednesday’s fatal encounter between Broward Sheriff’s deputies and 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre at the Sunset Hills Condominium in the 3600 block of Northwest 21st Street. Surveillance footage and body camera footage from the officers involved in the shooting released by BSO Friday also shows the incident from multiple angles.
“There’s a guy fighting with two cops,” a woman tells a dispatcher in 911 calls of the incident released Friday. Officials said Deputy Sean Youngward responded to a disturbance at the scene and was confronted by Pierre, who attacked the deputy. Youngward’s body camera showed him knocking on an apartment door and the confrontation immediately begins. “Back down man, what is wrong with you? Stand down!” Youngward yells at Pierre, who chases him through a hallway and out into a courtyard. Youngward fires his Taser at Pierre, who keeps walking toward the deputy and knocks him to the ground.
The shooting remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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