HALLANDALE BEACH (CBSMiami) – Hallandale Beach Police released video on Monday from the body camera of an officer involved in a deadly shooting early Sunday morning.READ MORE: Driver Taken To Hospital After Smashing Into Fort Lauderdale Business
Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy told CBS 4 News that he wanted to release the video to show the community exactly what happened during that deadly confrontation with two suspected car burglars.
The body camera video begins with three Hallandale Beach police officers getting out of their cars to investigate a series of car burglaries in a neighborhood. The officers approach a car with the door open and tell the driver to show his hands.
“Stop!” one of the officers yells. “Show me your hands. Show me your hands.”
Police say a loud banging sound is heard — a metal baton striking the car windows. Police say the driver of the car did not respond to officers and tried to run over Officer Corey Clark, forcing Clark to fire.
“Shots fired, shots fired!” one of the officers yells.
After being hit by the bullets, police say Michael WIlson Junior careened out of control, hitting at least one car and driving onto a sidewalk and into the grass. Seconds later, police on scene say they saw another man run away.
“He’s fleeing on foot,” one of the officers says. “He’s running northbound.”READ MORE: 'Waiting To Get Your Booster Is A Bad Idea': Local Experts Weigh In On Omicron COVID Variant
At least one officer is in pursuit.
“Get the k-9 up here,” an officer says. “Go after him.”
Police say the driver of the car, Wilson, died at the hospital. Investigators say they recovered items from the burglaries inside Wilson’s car.
Police say they arrested an accomplice, Tyler Shuman, a short time later and found him with items from at least one burglary. Shuman appeared in court Monday…and is being held in jail without bond on a felony murder charge.
On Monday, Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy addressed the officer’s decision to fire.
“We believe that Officer Clark was 1,000 percent justified in using the force that he decided to use that day,” Flournoy said.
Flournoy also addressed the agency’s decision to release the video 36 hours after the deadly shooting. He said he hopes it answers any questions or concerns the community might have.
“We reviewed it, we discussed it today after discussing it with city administration we decided that it was appropriate to release this video,” he said. “It’s very compelling and you can see how quickly, how quickly things can change.
CBS 4 News tracked down Wilson’s mother. She said she has not seen the body camera video and at this point has no desire to see it.MORE NEWS: Missing North Miami Beach Teen Jeimy Henrriquez Has Been Found
She would not comment on the death of her son.