Seth Adams Death Investigation: Search warrant details

Search warrant reveals what investigators wanted

LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - The Contact 5 Investigators obtained the search warrant detailing what investigators were looking for following the shooting death of a Loxahatchee Groves man at the hands of a Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputy.

The 3-page search warrant was signed by a Palm Beach County Judge less than 24 hours after 24-year-old Seth Adams was shot by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy three weeks ago.

It states the reason for the warrant was to collect evidence to help prove that a felony had been committed.

That felony was later described as 'battery on a law enforcement officer."

Among the items investigators went looking for with this search warrant:

- Digital media including computers, video surveillance records and memory cards from the property

- Computer storage devices like hard drives

- Cell phones

- Clothing worn by Seth Adams the night he was killed.

The items they actually confiscated included two computers, a hard drive and a power chord. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw stated, publicly, that surveillance cameras from the property did not record any video from that night.

On May 16, just after 11:30 p.m., veteran PBSO deputy, Michael Custer, shot and killed Adams just outside the Adams' family's business in Loxahatchee Groves. 

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw maintains the shooting was justified; Adams' family disagrees. Adams was not armed at the time he was shot four times.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now conducting its own independent investigation.

Click here to read Seth Adams search warrant

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