Florida officer stabbed in neck by suspect, bodycam footage reveals
A Florida sheriff’s deputy was stabbed within the neck Sunday by a person who fled from police after he was instructed he was being dedicated to a psychological well being facility.
The dramatic episode was captured on Deputy Charles Williams’ bodycam and launched Monday by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The recording begins with Williams confronting 21-year-old Nicolas Furgason, who had stopped in a wooded space in Lithia.
“Why are you working dude, come on,” Williams says to Furgason who earlier fled from his house after an involuntary psychological well being analysis. “Are you scared?” the officer asks, in accordance with the footage.
Furgason says sure. Then when Williams tries to detain him, the 21-year-old could be seen within the video lunging his left arm towards the cop’s neck.
“He stabbed me, he’s bought a knife!” the officer then yells as Furgason takes off once more.
Williams catches as much as Furgason and strikes him with a Taser, the video reveals.
“Drop the knife, throw it to the facet,” the officer screams as Furgason is on the bottom. “Put your fingers behind your again now!”
Furgason follows these orders earlier than different cops arrive and assist Williams handcuff the suspect.
Police charged Furgason with tried felony homicide of a legislation enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and resisting an officer with out violence.
Williams was launched from the hospital Monday.