Alleged Parkland Shooter Accused Of Attacking Officer

By on November 15, 2018 in News Service of Florida

Parkland, FL – Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman in the killing of 17 people at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, faces additional charges after assaulting a Broward County jail officer Tuesday evening, according to a report released Wednesday by the county sheriff’s office.

Cruz, 20, is accused of assaulting Sgt. Raymond Beltran after the officer told him to stop dragging his sandals on the ground while walking in a dayroom at the Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail, the report said.

Cruz is accused of rushing at Beltran and hitting him in the face, which led to the men going to the ground and Cruz hitting Beltran “multiple times on top of the head,” the report said.

Cruz also is accused of taking a stun gun-like weapon from Beltran, with the weapon discharging as Beltran tried to regain control of it.

The report indicates Cruz faces charges of assault on an officer, battery on an officer and a charge related to grabbing the weapon.

Cruz, a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, is in jail after the Feb. 14 massacre that is one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history

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