A disturbing video shows the moment a Florida man mowed down two members of Congress in an “ambush” attack, police said. Officers were seriously injured, and one officer may require a leg amputation.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said officers responded to a 911 call from a mother who said she feared her son was violent. Her mother allegedly told police that her son, Ralph Boosie, was suffering from a mental health crisis.
Shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday, officers arrived at a residence in Brandon, Florida. Officials said officers encountered Busey in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in his driveway. news release From the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Officers reportedly assured the 28-year-old Florida man that they were there to help. But Busey refused to speak to police and immediately drove away.
Busey returned to the scene a few minutes later in his Nissan Altima. Two officers were standing next to a police SUV, and the video shows Boosie firing at the officer and tying him to his patrol car.
As seriously injured police officers scattered on the sidewalk, Busey calmly got out of his car and walked toward another police officer who hadn’t been hit by the car. Police body camera video shows Busey refusing to comply with officers’ commands.
Police body camera footage shows the lieutenant firing a Taser at Bousey, who then falls to the sidewalk. Another officer arrested the suspect while he was on the ground.
Busey was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
Law enforcement noted that Busey has an extensive criminal history with three felonies and 14 misdemeanors. According to reports, Busey was involved in a hit-and-run incident in 2017 in which he punched his deputy in the face. W.F.L.A..
“There’s no other way to explain this other than an ambush,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “Our deputies put their lives on the line every day to protect this community, and what happened today was truly sickening.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he and his wife, Casey, were “praying for the members of Congress who were seriously injured in the Brandon ambush.”
“We will not tolerate attacks on Florida law enforcement officers,” DeSantis said. declared. “The cowards who brutally attacked these members of Congress will be punished.”
Corporal Carlos Brito, 39, and Deputy Manuel Santos, 31, suffered serious injuries and are being treated at Tampa General Hospital.
Santos has broken bones on both sides of his foot and has extensive ligament damage that will require surgery.
Brito’s injuries are so severe that his leg may have to be amputated. Brito’s leg was crushed between two cars, and part of his femur was stuck in the car. Surgeons requested that the bones be removed from the car and taken to hospital to save the leg.
chronicler Said“Deputy Brito is awake and surrounded by his family. Surgeons are monitoring his progress and continue to do everything possible to save his leg.”
“Corporal Brito and Deputy Santos came to work today and are committed to making a difference in our community,” Chronister added. “Their lives and the lives of his family have been changed forever because of this man’s deliberate and intentional actions.”
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