In almost every police-involved shooting, the police officer has just seconds – often less than a second – to decide whether or not to shoot a suspect or suspects. Yet, for days, weeks, months, and even years afterwards, the officer is second-guessed by members of the public who’ve never had to make such a difficult and life-altering decision.
The following case is no different. Watch the video and decide for yourself. Do you believe the officer made the correct decision to shoot into the vehicle as it accelerated toward him? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
“Florida authorities released dashcam video Tuesday of a police-involved shooting that killed two black teens after outraged family and community members demanded answers from authorities over the shooting,” according to the New York Post.
“Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren were investigating a possible stolen vehicle in the Cocoa area when they encountered 16-year-old Angelo Crooms and 18-year-old Sincere Pierce on the road Friday morning, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.
“Dashcam video shows two police cruisers following the teens, who pull into a driveway of a home.
“Santiago-Miranda immediately gets out of his patrol car and repeatedly tells them to, “Stop the vehicle!” The deputy approaches the car as it begins to drive away and then shoots multiple times into the driver’s side, video shows.”