Florida Deputy Forced To Shoot Man Whose Brother Had Just Been Shot

Florida Sheriff's Vehicle

Bodycam video released last week by the Orange County Sheriffs’ Office shows a deputy arrived at Heritage Inn at 12:30 on Aug. 6, finding the man on the ground, suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest.

The victims, Dylan Jimenez, 21, and his brother, Brian Matthew Richardson, were involved in a dispute with another person prior to police arriving on scene.

Jimenez and an unidentified man shot each other in a confrontation officials said. As a dying Jimenez was being attended to, bystanders told deputies his brother, Richardson, who was standing nearby, had a gun, according to footage.

“He has got the gun, and he is holding it out and pointing it at people!. .

The deputy then turned his attention toward Richardson, and repeatedly told him to drop the gun, then shot at him multiple times and knocked him to the ground. ”

The deputy instructed this individual – who was later identified as Bryan Richardson – to drop his gun, said Orange County Sheriff Jon Meena in a statement. “When he did not comply, one of the deputies fired their gun.”

Both Richardson and Jimenez were taken to a hospital, where they were declared dead.

A third injured person was also taken by ambulance, where they are still being treated.

“We believe it is important that members of our community see the full extent of what has been released, not be dependent on brief fragments of media,” Mina said, in posting a video from a body camera.

For more on this story, please consider these sources:

  1. Video shows Florida deputy fatally shoot armed man whose brother lay dying after hotel altercation – NBC News
  2. Orange Co. Sheriff shares body-cam video of deputy involved shooting in which 2 brothers were killed – Yahoo Voices
  3. Chilling video shows Florida deputy shoot suspect whose brother had just been gunned down – New York Post
  4. VIDEO: Florida gunman shot by deputies after bystanders point out his weapon

 

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