Video: Knife-wielding man charges Fla. LEO, is shot

Video shows the man refused orders to get on the ground

By Joe Mario Pedersen
Orlando Sentinel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man was shot by law enforcement Thursday night in Daytona Beach after he charged an officer with a knife in hand, as seen on the officer’s body cam.

The incident took place 10 p.m. at the Icon Apartments inside One Daytona, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Officers were advised two men were arguing in the parking lot off Legends Lane where one man, later identified as 25-year-old Andrew Mansilla, said he would stab someone.

An officer arrived on the scene and requested backup upon seeing the aggressive situation and spotting what she determined to be a knife, according to the body cam video.

Multiple officers surrounded Mansilla and ordered him to get on the ground. Mansilla ignored the order and charged one of the officers with the knife in hand.

The officers continued to order Mansilla to stand down; one of them yelling “don’t make me shoot you.” Mansilla continued to charge. An officer standing next to Mansilla deployed a taser, hitting Mansilla, who momentarily fell to the ground.

Mansilla than stood up and once again charged the officer, who then fired their gun three times until Mansilla hit the ground.

Mansilla was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.

The identity of the officer who discharged their weapon was not released as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates the incident.

Those officers will be placed on administrative leave with pay until the investigation concludes, which is standard procedure in these types of incidents.

(c)2020 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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