Indian River Sheriff released video from officer involved shooting
Indian River, Fl (treasurecoast.com) -The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office released footage Tuesday that shows the moments when deputies shot a 19-year-old man — who was armed with a gun — while he was running away from them following a traffic stop this past weekend.
Flowers said “All of this, this entire incident, could have been avoided had Jamall Frederick listened to the deputies, their instructions not to touch the gun. The second he armed himself, he changed the scenario.”
The sheriff also released video from the incident, which happened at about 9 p.m. after deputies made a traffic stop near 45th Street and 30th Avenue.
It came hours after a call about a shooting.
The 19-year-old suspect from Fort Pierce was arrested, along with 18-year-old Zbryius Jones of Vero Beach and two other people.
“These guys are countywide criminals,” Flowers said about Frederick and Jones. “We will not tolerate known felons endangering our community. Our community expects us to prevent crimes and keep them safe.”
He added, the two guns they recovered were stolen, one from South Vero and the other from Fellsmere.
The investigation is active, and authorities will speak with the deputies involved, later in the week.