'You don't want to end it this way': Tense BWC shows Fla. deputies de-escalate scene of 14-year-old murder suspect's arrest

"Whatever happened today, it can be fixed. Don't pull the trigger," a deputy said as he calmly spoke to the teen who was pointing a gun at his head

By Sarah Roebuck

RIVERVIEW, Fla. — Body-cam video released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office shows the tense moment deputies de-escalated a scene and took a 14-year-old who shot and killed his mother into custody, NBC Miami reports.

According to the sheriff's office, the shooting took place Saturday afternoon.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they came across Adeem Berry, 14, who was holding a gun to his head.

After negotiating for 16 minutes, deputies took the 14-year-old into custody.

"You don't want to end it this way, brother, I promise you. Whatever happened today, it can be fixed. Don't pull the trigger," a deputy can be heard saying in the video.

Berry was wanted for shooting two people, including his mother, who he fatally wounded. He is facing charges of murder in the second degree with a weapon, attempted murder in the first degree premeditated firearm discharge and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, the sheriff's office said.

"It is incredible to see the deputies in this video remain calm, build a rapport with the young suspect, and talk him down from hurting himself or anyone else," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "This is a testament to the deputies' training and knowledge and use of the de-escalation tools they've been given. They work, and they save lives."

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