On March 30, 2021 Officers responded to a Quality Inn in Jacksonville, FL, where Michael Hughes was illegally living. Hughes name not being present on the reservation was asked multiple times by hotel managers to leave the premises before Officers respond to remove him.
As the Officers confront Hughes, he refused to provide them with information such as his social. The Officers growing impatient attempt to detain Hughes. Becoming aggressive, Hughes begins to brawl with the two Officers and refuses his detainment.
For a brief moment, the suspect can be heard saying "I'm gonna kill you" as the struggle continues. After about thirty seconds, one Officer calls out "He's got my taser". Moments later, gun shots begin ringing in the background as the body camera faces the floor.
As of right now there has not been further body camera footage released from the second responding Officer.
Michael Hughes treated for his wounds, but was later pronounced dead.
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