Transcript for Body cam footage shows deputy shoot mother of suspected shoplifter
We turn next tonight to that disturbing video of a woman deputy tackled, trying to arrest a suspect. She opens fire to get the suspect off her, accidentally hitting his mother. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Don't walk away from me. Don't Grab me. Reporter: The police body camera video that South Carolina authorities are releasing tonight is disturbing. According to the arrest warrant, the Greenville county police officer wearing the camera October 20th is deputy Ashley cure -- You cannot touch me! Reporter: The man she's seen here trying to arrest is 40-year-old Sean Kaiser, who police say was drunk, was already a suspect in a shoplifting case, and had tried to run off with his mother's purse to go buy more beer. His mother, who's blurred in the video, is seen trying to help. Let go of me. I am stronger than you. Let go of me. I can do whatever I want. Reporter: But her son overpowers the deputy, and when the deputy breaks free, she gets up and fires but misses the son and accidentally shoots the mother, who stumbles into a chair. The son is still coming at her. She shoots again and misses. Backup arrives and he's arrested. The son was charged. The deputy was hospitalized with a concussion and is back on the force tonight. The mother is still hospitalized more than a month after the incident. David? Steve, thank you.
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