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Jahmal Parker Shot by Police After Allegedly Grabbing Officer’s Taser Caught on Camera

Body camera video shows the moment a Florida man, Jahmal Parker grabs an officer’s Taser after being involved in a crash.

According to police, 29-year-old Jahmal Parker was rescued from an overturned, half-submerged minivan after colliding with another vehicle in March.

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Jahmal Parker Shot by Police

Jahmal Parker Shot by Police After Allegedly Grabbing Officer’s Taser Caught on Camera

When officers and paramedics arrived, Parker refused medical treatment and ignored orders to sit down. Parker can be seen in the footage grabbing one officer’s Taser from the holster and running away while pointing it in their direction. That’s when officers opened fire, hitting Parker in the legs.

Parker was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he was treated and charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Relatives said Parker suffered from schizophrenia and was not receiving any medication at the time of the shooting.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

[Miami-Dade Police Department — March 29, 2018]

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