Hallandale Beach police-involved shooting captured on body camera
Pair intended to commit burglaries to get money for dates, Tyler Shuman says
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Footage from a Hallandale police body camera has been released and documents a fatal police-involved shooting that took place Sunday morning.
Police were called to the 100 block of Golden Isles Drive at about 4:20 a.m. after getting reports that two men were attempting to break into vehicles in the area. When the men became aware of the police in the area, they fled from police, according to a police report.
Michael Wilson Jr., 27, got into the driver's seat of a Toyota Corolla. As officers approached the vehicle, they ordered Wilson to get out of the vehicle, a police report said, but he didn't listen. Wilson began to rev the engine, reversed the car and struck a parked BMW.
Then Wilson accelerated forward and began to drive in the officer's direction, forcing him to open fire, the report stated.
In the video, a female voice is heard yelling, "Stop! Stop!" while an officer yells, "Let me see your hands. Let me see your hands!"
After the shooting, Wilson crashed the car, police said. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police found spark plugs in Wilson's possession, which are commonly used in vehicle burglaries, and several items that belonged to burglary victims.
The Hallandale Beach Police Department is the first department is Broward County to use body cameras. They're typically mounted on officers' hats or glasses to show the public what they see.
"I think it illustrates to the public how quickly officers are faced with making these split-second decisions," Chief Dwayne Flournoy said. " And if we're trained properly and deploying use of force appropriately, you can see where it's justified."
The other accused burglar, Tyler Shuman, 23, ran away, but police found him hiding in a pool closet.
Shuman told police that the pair intended to commit the burglaries because they needed money for their dates, the report stated. He also said that he was acting as a lookout, but he was found with several items belonging to burglary victims.
Shuman was arrested on murder and burglary charges.
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