Sheriff’s Office: Man Shot In Face By Volusia Deputy Was Unarmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Volusia County deputy is under investigation after shooting an unarmed man in the face and killing him while trying to serve a narcotics search warrant at a home in Deltona.

  Derek Cruice, 26, was inside a home on Maybrook Drive, when a narcotics task force showed up with a warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

  The sheriff’s office said Todd Raible, a SWAT team member who was working as a narcotics investigator, fired his weapon at Cruice after his actions caused the deputy to perceive a threat.

” They were met with resistance and a shooting incurred,” Johnson said.

  Some of the other people inside the home contradicted Johnson’s account that task force members were met with resistance. Matthew Grady, 24, said he opened the door for deputies when the shooting happened. He claimed there was never any resistance.

” There’s a couple of seconds between opening the door, walking out, getting to my knee, and halfway out there’s gunfire,” Grady said. “I look back as the guy’s grabbing me, and my friend is dead or dying.”

  The sheriff’s office said investigators recovered approximately 217 grams of marijuana during a search of the house, along with a scale, drug ledger, pipes, plastic bags and nearly $3,000 in cash.”

 

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