Video shows shootout between Fla. police, man who shot wife

Police said the suspect shot his wife while their three children watched

By Police1 Staff

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida sheriff’s office has released new body cam footage of police engaged in a gun battle with a man who shot his wife.

WFTV reports that the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released footage Thursday of deputies dodging bullets and returning fire outside a home in July 2016. The sheriff’s office previously released some footage of the shootout but shared more after a jury returned a verdict on the suspect, Emmnauel Rosado.

On July 24th, police responded to the scene after Rosado barricaded himself inside the family’s home, according to WTVJ. Police said Rosado shot his estranged wife after an argument while their three children watched.

The video shows Deputy Eric Cheek exchanging gunfire with Rosado as the officer’s backup arrived. Cheek and another deputy were able to take the children and Rosado’s wife, who was shot in the leg and pelvis, to safety.

Rosado later surrendered to deputies and was initially charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder for the gunfire. Rosado was later convicted of attempted second degree murder and battery. 

He was found not guilty of attempted first degree murder of one of the deputies involved.

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