Florida Man Shot During Instagram Live Video Opened Fire First, Police Say
A Florida man whose live Instagram video showed him being shot at his home by police during a domestic dispute was the first to open fire at the scene, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has said.Bodycam footage released by the sheriff’s office shows the man, Laforest Gray, standing in the garage of his home in Windermere, across from police.
He is seen pull a gun before getting shot.
This was not apparent in the video he streamed live during the incident, on the night of February 13-14.Police were called to the scene after several witnesses reported a physical altercation between Gray and his wife.
The Instagram footage showed Gray shouting abusive language at the police officers present.Gray was arrested and faces charges of attempted first-degree murder on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest, according to news reports.Sheriff John Mina said the footage clearly showed that the suspect opened fire on the deputies present.
Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful