Gruesome Video Shows Cops Shoot Mentally Ill Man with Shotgun Through Cell Door

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Pasco County, FL — (RT) Matthew Trevino, an Army veteran with a history of mental illness, was having a schizophrenic episode in the Pasco County Jail. When he resisted detention deputies, guards escalated things by shooting him with a 12-gauge shotgun loaded with a Nova round.

Newly-released footage from inside Florida’s Pasco County Jail shows the events of August 5, 2015, which sent Trevino to a Veterans Affairs hospital for months and required three surgeries to repair a wound, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The video shows a distressed Trevino, in the throes of a mental episode, resisting deputies as they ask him to extend his hands to handcuff him and search his cell. When he refuses, a deputy produces a shotgun with a Nova distraction round – a bullet akin to a flashbang grenade that is meant to be concussive – and shoots him.

Interestingly, the video of the events does not match the half dozen incident reports from officers who saw the shooting. Those reports are consistent with each other – but not the footage. In fact, the reports are similarly worded in five out of six reports, WTVT reported.

Corporal Robert Haas, the officer who fired the Nova at Trevino, said he did so after Trevino had stepped away from the door. Five of the officers’ reports claimed that Haas saw “a window of opportunity” before he fired.

The sixth deputy, Lieutenant Richard Bain, did not mention the step back. Bain has since “voluntarily separated” from the agency.

The video shows less of a window of opportunity for Haas to use the non-lethal bullet and more of just the window. While having his schizophrenic episode, Trevino had stripped naked and taunted the guards, saying: “You never finished the academy and I’m a Marine, open this door and I will kick your ass,” according to Haas’ report.

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  • Jim Kelley

    That’s just pathetic…That cop needs that shotgun shoved up his ass and discharged…Accidentally of course…

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  • So What

    His actions didn’t dictate shit. You could have just chunked a tear bomb and close the hatch. Instead, the use of what is equivalent to lethal measures, was in fact used, and used in the manner of blatant regard. Every officer involved belongs on the end of a rope

  • So What

    His actions didn’t dictate shit. You could have just chunked a tear bomb and close the hatch. Instead, the use of what is equivalent to lethal measures, was in fact used, and used in the manner of blatant disregard to such measures, equaling a very hostile environment within the sheriffs department and the lack of humanitarian discipline, equaling tyrants in uniforms who just follow orders. Every officer involved belongs on the end of a rope

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  • uKatamitt

    he shot him in the dick? why?

  • warpull

    at least it cured his schizophrenia

    • Dartmouth ’11

      Naw.