Intense body camera footage shows lead up to officer-involved shooting in Miami

MIAMI (WHDH) - Newly obtained body camera footage shows the frantic moments leading up to an officer-involved shooting in Miami in March.

Jahmal Parker crashed into the water off of U.S. 1 in South Miami-Dade just minutes before he pulled a gun on police, prompting an officer to fire six shots in his direction, leaving him seriously injured.

The video, obtained earlier this week, shows Parker getting increasingly agitated as police attempt to ascertain the cause of the crash.

“Sit down or you’re gonna get lit up,” one officer says.

As an officer reaches out and tells Parker to sit, Parker reaches over and takes the officer’s Taser from his holster and points it at him, according to Sgt. Carlos Rosario.

The intense video shows an officer firing six shots at Parker before demanding he roll onto his stomach.

Paramedics were then allowed to work on his injuries.

Parker was transported to Jackson South Medical Center where he later recovered.

Parker is now facing a slew of charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on an officer.

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