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Emmanuel Alquisiras, 29
Seville, Florida
August 03, 2018

Last updated: 10 months ago

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29-year-old Emmanuel Alquisiras was shot and killed by a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy Friday night in Seville and the shooting took place in front of several witnesses, an agency spokesman said.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant said the man who was shot was involved in a domestic-related incident inside a home at 1600 N. U.S. 17. The deputy who responded wound up in an “altercation” with the man and then shots were fired, Gant said.

“The deputy was responding to a report of an ongoing domestic disturbance between the suspect and his girlfriend,” Gant said in a statement released early Saturday. “On arrival, the deputy spent several minutes speaking with the suspect and a friend on an outdoor stairway. Both were uncooperative.

“Eventually, when the suspect’s girlfriend came out and spoke to the deputy, the suspect grabbed her and engaged in a struggle with her at the top of the stairs,” Gant said. 

The deputy Tasered the suspect who continued to struggle with the deputy for several minutes, Gant said.

“During the struggle, the suspect grabbed the deputy’s Taser, and the Taser was discharged,” Gant said. “The deputy fired multiple shots at the suspect, resulting in the suspect’s death.”

The sheriff’s office reported that the shooting took place around 7:40 p.m.

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On December 26, 2018, it was announced that the Florida sheriff's deputy was cleared in the fatal shooting of Alquisiris.