A man sat on the stairs of his mother’s house, refusing to allow the sheriff’s deputy who was there to arrest him get close. When the deputy tried to handcuff him, he grabbed her wrists and wouldn’t let go.
“I’m stronger than you,” the man, identified as Sean Theodore Kaiser, said during the intense altercation captured on the Greenville County deputy’s body-worn camera.
“Let go of me!” the deputy screamed.
Seconds later, Kaiser rushed toward the deputy, and she fired her gun, striking Kaiser’s mother who was also in the room.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Kaiser with resisting arrest with assault, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. The sheriff’s office also charged him with shoplifting, which is what the deputy was there to arrest him for initially.
The man’s mother, who was not named by police, survived the shooting, the sheriff’s office said.
The Oct. 20 incident started with a shoplifting complaint, the sheriff’s office said in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday.
The deputy recognized the suspect in video footage from a store that had called about a theft, according to the sheriff’s office. She had been to the house earlier that day for a domestic incident when the man, Kaiser, tried to take his mother’s purse to buy beer, according to Capt. Tim Brown.
When the deputy returned to the house in Greer, she asked Kaiser if he had been to the store, Brown said in the video. When he said yes, she began reading Kaiser his rights before he went back inside the house.sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
The deputy tried to grab Kaiser, the video shows, but he pushed her away.
“Do not grab me,” he said.
The incident lasted about 10 minutes as Kaiser argued and struggled with the deputy.
After the shooting, the other deputies arrived and handcuffed Kaiser, the video shows.
Kaiser has been in the Greenville County Detention Center since the October incident, according to jail records.
A judge gave him a $37,000 bond, but that has not been posted, court records show.
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