Recently, Florida police released body camera footage of a man being arrested after he allegedly shot several people this week. The shootings took place on Wednesday in Orlando claiming the lives of three people. CBS News reports:
The suspect, Keith Melvin Moses, 19, is accused of shooting and killing 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin in a car Wednesday morning and then, later in the afternoon, shooting at two TV journalists who were in the area covering the first homicide, and killing a girl and wounding her mother after entering a nearby home, according to police.
The Orange County Sherriff’s Department posted footage of the arrest on their Twitter account. The Tweet said, “This is the moment OCSO deputies apprehended Keith Moses, who shot five people on Feb. 22, killing three: 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin, 9-year-old T’yonna Major and MyNews13 reporter Dylan Lyons.”
This is the moment OCSO deputies apprehended Keith Moses, who shot five people on Feb. 22, killing three: 38-year-old Nathacha Augustin, 9-year-old T’yonna Major and @MyNews13 reporter Dylan Lyons. pic.twitter.com/KS7hx1Q2V2
— Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) February 23, 2023
The bodycam video shows officers driving up to Moses, arresting him and retriving what looks like a gun out of the suspect’s pocket. Moses is seen screaming “I can’t breathe!” while officers put him in handcuffs on the ground. “Relax,” one deputy calmly tells him. “We are going to help you up, OK?” Soon a deputy is heard saying “there’s a zero in his pocket,” meaning a weapon. After requesting a knife, the officers cut open Moses’s pocket and extract what looks like a gun, while the suspect is heard screaming “they’re killing me!” in the background. “Grab the zero,” one deputy says, and the deputy who removes the gun says: “It’s hot still.”
Users on Twitter were quick to slam Moses who tried to claim he couldn’t breathe in his arrest after allegedly murdering three people. Twitter user John Ziegler said, “What are the chances any mainstream media outlet explores how/why it is a guy who killed a child AND a reporter was VERY clearly trying to use the “I can’t breath!” narrative in a desperate attempt to create a problematic arrest?! This is where media narratives have REAL impact.” Journalist Andy Ngo also said, “The mass murder suspect tried using the #BLM trick of repeatedly shouting, “I can’t breathe” and “They’re killing me!” The Atlanta Antifa domestic terror suspects, who are white, recently tried the same thing following a violent attack last month.” James Hutton similarly stated, “The persons he shot and killed are the ones that really can’t breathe.”
Police said detectives were in the process of obtaining a warrant for first degree murder in the earlier shooting when Moses was arrested. Additional charges, in relation to the two additional murders and the shootings of the victims that survived, will be added, police said. It is reported that Moses has an extensive criminal record that includes at least 8 felony and 11 misdemeanor arrests. The charges include possession of a firearm by a minor and robbery with a deadly weapon.
“It is unclear why the suspect entered that home,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina stated in a news conference on Wednesday. The sheriff said they didn’t yet know if the suspect had any connection to the news crew, or the mother and daughter.
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