The body-cam footage of an intense standoff with a 14-year-old murder suspect in Florida has been released.

WATCH: Intense Standoff With 14-Year-Old Murder Suspect In Florida

The body-cam footage of an intense standoff with a 14-year-old murder suspect in Florida has been released.
Source: HCSO

The body-cam footage of an intense standoff with a 14-year-old murder suspect in Florida has been released.

Detectives arrested the suspect involved in shooting two people, one of them fatal, Saturday afternoon.

Adeem Berry, 14, is facing felony charges of Murder in the Second Degree With a Weapon, Attempted Murder in the First Degree Premeditated Firearm – Discharge, and Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon.

HCSO is also releasing body-worn camera footage of the tense moments when deputies contacted Berry, as he threatened to take his own life with a gun.

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“It is incredible to see the deputies in this video remain calm, build a rapport with the young suspect, and talk him down from hurting himself or anyone else,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This is a testament to the deputies’ training and knowledge and use of the deescalation tools they’ve been given. They work, and they save lives.” The second victim taken to the hospital in critical condition Saturday night is now stable.

If the video is not displayed in app or aggregator, please watch the footage here.

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, HCSO deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 11000 block of Lynmoor Drive. Simultaneously, HCSO dispatchers received several calls reporting a young male suspect running through the Summerfield subdivision armed with a handgun.

When deputies arrived on scene, they came in contact with the suspect, who repeatedly placed the gun to his head and threatened to shoot himself. Deputies immediately began de-escalation tactics.

“The deputies who negotiated with this suspect for more than 16 minutes were calm, collected, and ultimately successful in convincing him to lower his weapon,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “They used their remarkable intuition and expertise to determine this suspect was not looking to harm them, but was contemplating suicide.”

After constant and clear commands from deputies, the suspect lowered his firearm but attempted to retrieve it again. At this point, deputies deployed a less lethal round, striking the suspect in the hand with a 40 mm launcher, to gain compliance and safely get this suspect into custody.

While deputies worked to de-escalate the situation with the suspect, additional units responded to the report of a male victim who was shot several times. During the active situation with the armed suspect, deputies rushed into the Summerfield subdivision to rescue the male victim who was shot by the suspect and fled to a neighbor’s home for help. Deputies were able to get the victim to EMS personnel and he was taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical condition.

As deputies took the suspect into custody, they discovered a female victim deceased on a driveway just down the street. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The suspect was identified as Adeem Berry, 14. Through investigative means, detectives determined the suspect was related to the female victim.

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