Teenager Devon Guilford’s was uncooperative from the start of the encounter, refusing to hand over his driver’s license, registration and insurance information despite repeated commands from Sergeant Frost, an 8-year-veteran of the force. When Frost attempted to remove Guilford from the car, the teen resisted again.
Both the dash cam and body cam clearly show the traffic stop and lead up to the shooting yet both were knocked to the ground, leaving only audio of the shots fired.
Held at taser point, Guilford finally obeyed Frost’s commands to get on the ground but as Frost went to place cuffs on him, the teen fought back. Frost deployed the taser but only one prong found it’s mark, rendering it ineffective. This is Officer Frost after the altercation that resulted in the death of Guilford.
The fight continued in the ditch on the side of the road with Guilford landing on top of and repeatedly punching Frost. Lloyd said Frost could feel blood in his mouth and felt he was about to lose consciousness before he removed his gun from the holster. Frost’s gun did not fire at first, but he ejected an unfired round, chambered a new round and fired seven shots at close range in four seconds, all of which struck Guilford.
The Guilford family plans to file a federal wrongful death suit. Here is the full video of the encounter.
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