Florida deputy fatally shoots gunman whose dying brother was nearby, video shows

A Florida deputy sheriff is on paid leave while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates his decision to fatally shoot a gunman whose brother was dying nearby.

The Orange County Deputy Sheriff shot and killed Bryan Richardson outside an Orlando hotel on August 6 as he approached his brother, Dylan Jimenez, who was on the ground with a stab wound. ball.

Investigators learned the brothers had an altercation with another man when Jimenez and the man shot each other, WKMG-TV reported.

Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene and attempted to provide medical aid to Jimenez when they were interrupted by someone who shouted, “He’s got a gun, he’s got a gun. by hand, pointed at people!”

Deputies confronted Richardson and ordered him to drop the gun. He told them to stop and said, “He’s my brother.”

It was then that a deputy shot him eight times.

Footage from the shoot is embedded below. (Warning: the video contains graphic violence.)

Richardson was armed (see 2:14 of the video), but did not point the gun at the deputies.

Both brothers died of their injuries, police said. The man involved in the shooting with Jimenez is expected to survive, the Orlando Sentinel reported. No officers were injured in the shooting.

The sheriff’s office cited Marsy’s Law — which prevents the public release of crime victim information — and did not release the name of the deputy who shot Richardson, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The deputy has worked at the sheriff’s office for about four years and will be paid until an investigation is completed.

Mark NeJame, an attorney for the brothers’ family, told WKMG-TV that the deputy who shot Richardson went too far.

“The indication we’re getting is that he overreacted in the situation, but we want to be respectful and careful enough on behalf of the family and also on behalf of everyone involved,” NeJame said.


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