Ashad Russell, who has been dubbed the Good Samaritan hero shot armed suspect Edward Strother while he was beating Deputy Dean Read in Estero, Florida. A new video taken by a bystander at the altercation has surfaced and it shows the moment that Russell fired three shots, all of which hit Strother. (Now, that’s what I call gun control)
The newly-released video of the November shooting shows Strother pinning Deputy Bardes to the road after the cop chased him several miles on I-75 before finally pulling him over.
Motorists stopped to watch the incident unfold, and some took their phones out and started filming.
But Russell decided to take the matter into his own hands, and took out his gun instead.
Officer Barde can be heard pleading: ‘Shoot him! Shoot him!’ as he struggles with Strother on the floor.
Russell, who has a concealed weapons permit, steps out of his car raises his gun, and fires three shots, all of which hit Strother.
Seconds later, Russell dropped his weapon and slowly walked away to wait for first responders to arrive.
On the film three shots clearly ring out as the witnesses describe seeing Strother on top of the cop.
Medics rushed Strother to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A total of around a dozen photos and videos were handed over to the state attorney’s office.
They determined the shooting was justified with the life of the deputy in danger.
At the time Russell decided to take action there were quite a few bystanders watching the assault, who made no attempt to