Miami-Dade Officer Shoots Man Holding Taser Gun (VIDEO)

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Miami-Dade Police Department officers released body camera video showing what led up to a man's decision to grab a police officer's Taser gun, which prompted the officer to shoot him. 

WARNING: VIDEO CONTENT GRAPHIC

Police say 29-year-old Jahmal Parker was driving a minivan on U.S. Highway 1 when it flipped over into murky water in March near the Florida Keys.

Good Samaritans rescued Parker, but since he was acting erratically, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers called Miami-Dade police for help.

Officer Ronald Neubauer, 54, a 27-year veteran and Officer Richard Bellon, 34, an eight-year veteran responded to the scene.  

Parker, who lives in Pompano Beach, had blood on his clothes and was refusing to allow paramedics to treat him, according to authorities.

Parker didn't follow orders, so the police officer warned him again.  

 "You ever been Tased?" the officer asked.

Parker's relatives said he was behaving that way because he didn't have access to mental health care. 

After receiving medical treatment, Parker remained in jail and is facing charges of resisting arrest and aggravated assault on police officers.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has yet to release the results of its investigation. 

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