- Associated Press - Thursday, March 2, 2017

ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors have filed an attempted manslaughter charge against a former central Florida police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed teenager.

Florida Today (https://goo.gl/88eFbn ) reports that former Rockledge police officer Nicholas Galluzzi turned himself in Thursday and later bonded out of jail. He faces up to five years in prison.

Police say two teens had been breaking into cars in December. They tried to flee when officers arrived and crashed their vehicle into a ditch. Authorities say Galluzzi confronted 17-year-old Alexzander Houston and shot the boy as he was lying on the ground.

A Florida Department of Law Enforcement review of the body cam video showed that the teen did not move prior to being shot.

Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Galluzzi, who resigned several weeks after the shooting.

___

Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide