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Body Cam Footage Shows Officer Shooting Suspect Who Grabbed Taser

Jahmal Parker, of Pompano Beach, had driven off U.S. 1 in south Miami-Dade, where his car overturned into the water, investigators said

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    Video Shows Cop Shooting Suspect

    Body cam footage from March shows a cop shooting a suspect who stole a Taser from an officer. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018)

    Newly obtained body cam footage shows the moments leading up to the police-involved shooting of a man who confronted officers after he flipped his car into the water near the Florida Keys back in March.

    Jahmal Parker, of Pompano Beach, had driven off U.S. 1 in south Miami-Dade, where his car overturned into the water, investigators said. After officers and witnesses brought him back to land, Parker attempted to walk away from the scene while law enforcement tried to render aid.

    The footage, obtained Thursday by NBC 6, shows officers responding to the scene on March 29. They tell Parker to relax and wait for aid.

    "You're bleeding," one officer tells Parker.

    "No, I'm not," he responded.

    Parker increasingly becomes agitated and doesn't comply with the officers' demands. "Sit down or you're gonna get lit up," one officer says.

    As an officer reaches out and tells Parker to sit, Parker reaches over and takes the officer's Taser from his holster and points it at him.

    An officer opens fire, hitting Parker, who falls to the ground. He was taken to the hospital and survived the shooting. None of the officers were injured in the incident.

    Parker faces several charges including resisting an officer with violence and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.