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Bouzy returned at about 8 a.m., the release said, “deliberately ambushing the deputies there.” One deputy jumped out of the way of the car as it accelerated. The car then plowed into the SUV near which Brito and Santos were standing, hitting both men. Bouzy left his vehicle and approached an officer. Deputies then used a taser to stop Bouzy, who ignored police commands. Bouzy was then arrested. “There is no other way to describe this other than an ambush,” Chronister said. “Our deputies put their lives on the line every day to protect this community and what happened today makes me absolutely sick.” “Corporal Brito and Deputy Santos came to work today committed to making a difference in their community. Because of this man’s deliberate and intentional actions, their lives, and their family’s lives are changed forever,” he said. Bouzy has a record of three felony arrests and 14 misdemeanor arrests. He was charged with three counts of Attempted Murder on a Law Enforcement Officer.
𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆: 𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐇𝐈𝐂 𝐕𝐈𝐃𝐄𝐎#teamHCSO is releasing surveillance and body camera footage from today’s ambush of two deputies in Brandon. Both deputies are currently at Tampa General Hospital undergoing surgery for critical injuries.“Corporal Brito and Deputy… pic.twitter.com/kmcgOA0bu6 — HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) November 9, 2023
In a post on X, Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he and his wife were “praying for the deputies who were seriously injured during this ambush in Brandon.” “We don’t tolerate attacks on our law enforcement officers in Florida. The coward who brutally attacked these deputies will be punished,” he wrote.
Injured HCSO Corporal went ‘above and beyond’, providing memorable acts of kindness #VolunteerWork #BuildingConnections #CommunityEngagement #CommunityInvolvement [Video] As Corporal Carlos Brito is … https://t.co/RpT8mMaunt— Debbie Griffin (@DebbieGSGN) November 11, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.