Body Camera, Cellphone and Surveillance Videos Show Fatal BSO Deputy-Involved Shooting in Lauderdale Lakes

Authorities released body camera footage of a violent confrontation between deputies and a man in Lauderdale Lakes. NBC 6's Michael Spears reports.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

A man who was killed by a deputy in Lauderdale Lakes is seen kicking and dragging another deputy moments before he's fatally shot in new body camera, cellphone and surveillance videos.

The video shot by a witness shows Wednesday's fatal encounter between Broward Sheriff's deputies and 42-year-old Jean Pedro Pierre at the Sunset Hills Condominium in the 3600 block of Northwest 21st Street.

Officials have released police body camera footage related to the violent confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

Surveillance footage and body camera footage from the officers involved in the shooting released by BSO Friday also shows the incident from multiple angles.

"There's a guy fighting with two cops," a woman tells a dispatcher in 911 calls of the incident released Friday.

Officials said Deputy Sean Youngward responded to a disturbance at the scene and was confronted by Pierre, who attacked the deputy.

Youngward's body camera showed him knocking on an apartment door and the confrontation immediately begins.

Body camera footage released by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the deadly encounter between deputies and Jean Pierre in Lauderdale Lakes.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

"Back down man, what is wrong with you? Stand down!" Youngward yells at Pierre, who chases him through a hallway and out into a courtyard.

Youngward fires his Taser at Pierre, who keeps walking toward the deputy and knocks him to the ground.

"What is your problem, what is wrong?" Youngward yells. "Tell me what is wrong? Just tell me."

Youngward is seen trying to break away from Pierre by using his baton as Pierre has a hold of his leg.

A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy's body camera captured the fatal encounter with Jean Pierre in Lauderdale Lakes. 

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

"Let go of my leg, let go of my leg sir," Youngward says.

The videos show Pierre dragging Youngward on the ground, while a second deputy, Steven Briggs, arrives and points a gun at Pierre, trying to get him to stop.

"Get your hands off him now!" Briggs yells at Pierre.

"They're gonna shoot you man," a witness is heard telling Pierre in the cellphone video. "Let him go, you're gonna get yourself in bad trouble."

WARNING: Some may find this video to be graphic: Footage released by the Broward Sheriff's Office shows the fatal encounter between deputies and Jean Pedro Pierre in Lauderdale Lakes.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

"Tase him, tase him, don't shoot him," another witness is heard saying to the deputy.

Pierre suddenly drops Youngward's leg and starts to run at Briggs, and that's when three shots were fired by Briggs. Officials said Pierre wasn't armed.

"Deputy Sean Youngward was attacked by Mr. Pierre. He was punched, he was kicked and he was knocked to the ground," Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference Friday. "It was a violent encounter."

The footage then shows Pierre alive, laying on the ground, as officers approached him with guns drawn.

*WARNING: Some may find this video to be graphic. A man who was killed by a deputy in Lauderdale Lakes is seen kicking and dragging another deputy moments before he's fatally shot in new cellphone video obtained by NBC 6.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

One of the officers then bends over to check Pierre’s condition. The officer put on gloves and approached the suspect, while another approached him with a gun. A few minutes later, an officer was seen administering CPR to the victim.

Broward Sheriff Rescue officials took Pierre to the hospital, where he later died.

NBC 6 Reporter Willard Shepard explains how new cell phone video shows a deadly deputy-involved shooting.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

Officials said Youngward used his Taser but it didn't stop Pierre from attacking him.

"He did everything he could to save himself and to end this confrontation, he was overwhelmed by the superior size and strength of Mr. Pierre," Israel said.

Sheriff Scott Israel released a statement following the release of a video of a deputy-involved shooting in Lauderdale Lakes.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

Israel said Briggs also tried to diffuse the situation.

"He gave several clear concise, lawful and legal orders to Mr. Pierre. Mr. Pierre chose a path of non-compliance," Israel said.

The man who was shot and killed by police was not armed in the incident, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.

(Published Friday, Dec. 8, 2017)

Pierre’s friends and family said that’s not the man they know.

"He was a loving, caring person. Loved his family, loved his kids. This is devastating to all of us, it’s not making sense," said Nekita Dulcio, a friend of Pierre’s.

The family of a man fatally shot by police in Lauderdale Lakes is demanding answers. NBC 6's Steve Litz reports.

(Published Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017)

"It is sad to hear that there was a shooting in Dade County, then Coral Springs, then here in Broward County," said Israel. "We can do better as a society. It is just a dangerous world that we live in."

The shooting remains under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.