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Sheriff in Florida disputes family’s claim that deputy went to wrong unit, releases bodycam video of airman fatally shot in apartment

A Florida sheriff released bodycam footage showing a deputy fatally shooting a Black airman in his home and disputed claims from the victim’s family that the deputy had gone to the wrong apartment. The victim, identified as Roger Fortson, was described as a patriot by his family. The deputy announced himself twice before the shooting, according to the sheriff. The family believes authorities went to the wrong door, as Fortson was on the phone with his girlfriend. The shooting echoes similar incidents in recent years where Black individuals were killed by law enforcement in their homes.


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