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Sheriff in Florida releases bodycam footage of deputy fatally shooting airman in his apartment

A Florida sheriff’s office released bodycam footage from a deputy who fatally shot a Black airman in his home, disputing claims that the deputy went to the wrong apartment. The victim, identified as Roger Fortson, was described as a patriot by his family. The bodycam footage shows the deputy announcing himself before the shooting. The sheriff has requested a criminal investigation into the incident. Fortson had been playing video games before he was shot, according to his girlfriend who was on FaceTime with him. The shooting occurred at Fortson’s off-base residence, leading to comparisons with other fatal shootings involving law enforcement entering the wrong home.


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