Dramatic arrest bodycam footage of a man accused of fatally shooting a journalist and young girl in Florida showed him letting out a cry that the cops were suffocating him.
Keith Melvin Moses, 19, is in custody after he allegedly shot several people on Wednesday, killing three of them, including a local journalist covering the original shooting he’s accused of, and a nine-year-old girl.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office released video of Moses’ arrest that shows the deputies placing struggling Moses in handcuffs as he yells that he can’t breath and screams: ‘They’re killing me!’
Moses is charged with first-degree murder in the initial shooting that killed Nathacha Augustin, 38, that morning and officials said ‘numerous more charges’ will follow.
Dramatic body cam footage captured the moment a man accused of fatally shooting a journalist and young girl in Florida claims that the cops were suffocating him during the arrest
In the video, Moses claims that he can’t breathe as deputies place him in handcuffs
The arrest on Wednesday came after the shooting spree that began early that morning and ended with three dead and two injured.
Video released shows the moment deputies put an end to his rampage. ‘Get on your face!’ the deputies are heard yelling. ‘Let me go!’ Moses yells back. ‘They’re killing me! Let me go!’
Deputies placed him in handcuffs and then could be seen cutting open Moses’ jeans and seized a Glock semiautomatic weapon that ‘was still hot to the touch, meaning it had just been fired, and there were no more rounds.’
Orange County Sheriff John Mina characterized the shootings Wednesday as random acts of violence.
Moses complained he was hurt and was taken to a hospital where he attacked medical staff, Mina said. He has since refused to speak with detectives.
Moses has been charged with first-degree murder in the initial shooting that killed Nathacha Augustin, 38, and authorities said ‘numerous more charges’ would follow
Deputies placed Moses in handcuffs and then could be seen cutting open his ‘ jeans and seized a Glock semiautomatic weapon that ‘was still hot to the touch, meaning it had just been fired, and there were no more rounds’
Moses complained he was hurt and was taken to a hospital where he attacked medical staff. He has since refused to speak with cops. Pictured is when cops cut his jeans to retrieve the gun
The shooting unfolded earlier that morning and police responded to the Pine Hills area, just northwest of Orlando, at around 11 a.m. following reports that a woman had been shot.
That woman, identified as Nathacha Augustin, 38, died at the scene after she was shot in the left side of her chin, according to the arrest warrant.
About five hours later, 911 calls began coming in from the same area, the sheriff said.
Spectrum News 13 reporter Dylan Lyons and photographer Jesse Walden were in an unmarked news vehicle on Wednesday afternoon covering the first homicide when a man approached and shot them.
Lyons was killed and Walden was rushed to the hospital where he is being treated.
Dylan Lyons, 24, was shot and killed while reporting on a shooting in Pine Hills, Florida, yesterday. He was just six months into his job at Spectrum News 13
T’Yonna Major, 9, was shot dead in her home when the gunman stormed in and opened fire
T’Yonna’s mother Brandi was also shot. She remains in the hospital
The gunman then went to a nearby home where he fatally shot 9-year-old T’yonna Major and critically wounded the girl’s mother.
Moses was taken to the hospital following his arrest and a motive for the killings remain unclear.
After complaining that he couldn’t breathe, he then began ‘fighting with hospital staff’ and had to be restrained.
Once in police custody, Moses ‘pretended to be asleep’ to try to get out of his interview.
He remains in custody but is refusing to talk to detectives.
‘Moses is not speaking to us. We’re unable to determine a motive at this time.
Moses smirked and smiled as he was taken away in handcuffs after being arrested in connection to the three killings in Orlando, Florida
‘It’s unclear why he shot the first victim, why he targeted the folks in the news media and it’ unclear why he shot a nine year old and her mother.
‘We’d like to answer this for our community – why did he do this? Why did he shoot these people?
‘His firearm was empty, thankfully. I’m not sure if he would have kept shooting people in that community,’ Sheriff Mina said.
It’s unclear how he obtained the gun.