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A shocking new video has been released showing the moment police in Florida dragged a gravely wounded elderly man into an elevator after they had shot him in 2022.
The horrifying clip, which was obtained by Local 10, shows Hollywood police officers pulling David Cottes, 69, into the elevators after he asked neighbors to call 911 after he thought a burglary was in process inside of his apartment building.
The incident occurred on February 26, 2022, around 8am. Cottes had his licensed firearm on him when he was shot by the responding officers.
After being shot when officers got to the 14th floor of the Alexandra Towers, Cottes, the president of the condo board, was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a little over three weeks later.
This is the moment that David Cottes, 69, was dragged into an elevator by officers in Hollywood, Florida. The New York-native was shot by the officers
Speaking to Local 10 after viewing the footage, Christina Cottes, the victim's daughter, said: 'He said someone was in his apartment, in his condo, he comes out with his gun licensed to carry and everything.'
She described her father as her 'best friend' while asking: 'Why they would they treat him in such a way or drag him into an elevator, they already have him handcuffed behind his back? He's wounded.'
Christina said that their family was forbidden by police from visiting Cottes at Memorial Regional Hospital prior to his death.
An investigator hired by Cottes' family, Victor Elbeze, said: 'It’s been a year waiting for forensic and ballistics (evidence) because they want to see who shot first.'
The incident is still under investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
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