VIDEO: Gainesville OIS of Armed Man Released

The armed robbery suspect was hit three times, and faces multiple charges

By Calibre Press  |   Aug 13, 2015

Stunning dashcam video surfaced Thursday of Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies shooting and wounding an armed robbery suspect who raised a gun toward them outside a Gainesville grocery store back in May.

The video shows deputies confronting the suspect outside a Winn-Dixie on North Main Street after 3 p.m. May 12. When deputies order the suspect to keep his hands visible and stand in front of a patrol car, he appears to back away, reach for his pocket and pull out a gun.

Seconds later, he appears to point the gun at deputies, then one of them can be heard shouting, “I will [expletive] kill you,” and both deputies open fire. Then the suspect — later identified as Yowab Ben-Israel, 46, of Gainesville — collapses in the parking lot.

Ben-Israel, who was wounded by three of 11 shots fired, was hospitalized following the shooting, but survived. He’s charged with armed robbery, assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, all felonies, Alachua County court records show.

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