Report: Florida officer was killed with his own gun
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Investigators say a suspect in a cellphone theft fatally shot a Florida police officer with the officer’s gun.
The News-Press of Fort Myers reports that court documents filed Monday say 29-year-old Wisner Desmaret was fleeing officer Adam Jobbers-Miller after stealing a cellphone July 21 when he appeared to surrender. Investigators say that video from the officer’s body camera shows Desmaret then lunged at Jobbers-Miller, knocking him onto his back. They say Desmaret then pulled the officer’s gun from his belt and shot him.
He then taunted other officers and fled before being shot.
The 29-year-old officer died Saturday. Desmaret is charged with first-degree murder and could face the death penalty.