ブレバード郡保安官の代理であるブライアンポッターズとタイラートーマンは8月に交通停止を実施していました. 30 メルボルンで, 70 オーランドの南東マイル, 彼らが待ち伏せされて発砲されたとき, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said in a video detailing the encounter.
“The attack and ambush was perpetrated by a violent, career criminal, with a history of 40 charges for crimes including drug trafficking, aggravated assault while discharging a firearm, battery on a law enforcement officer, and attempted first-degree felony murder,” 彼は言った.
The entire incident last about a minute and was captured on two separate dash cameras.
Thoman was conversing with a woman outside her vehicle about the 2-month-old baby and dog in the backseat while another vehicle occupant is leaning against the rear of the car. 容疑者の射手, whose identity was not released, is sitting in the back seat.
When Potters asks him to exit the car, the suspect opens fire and takes cover at the front of the vehicle, putting the baby seated inside at risk, Ivey said. Potters is heard saying he was struck by gunfire around the same time the suspect appears to be wounded by return fire.
As the deputies move to the side of a police cruiser, the suspect attacks Potters from behind after his rifle jams, striking him in the head with the butt of the weapon before they both fall to the ground, Ivey said.
Thoman fire multiple shots at the suspect, who was killed. Potters was shot in the leg and sustained head lacerations, tissue damage, and bone fractures, 保安官は言った.
Ivey said the two occupants standing outside had nothing to do with the ambush attack.
合計で, 61 rounds were fired, 彼は言った.
“Let there be no doubt, this individual got exactly what he deserved,” 保安官は言った. “And to those out there that might be foolish enough to ask why we shot him so many times, the answer is simple: evil can never be dead enough.”