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Trial for man shot by federal agents rescheduled for July 25

Incident occurred May 2015 in El Dorado lot
Posted at 6:14 AM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 12:06:34-04

UPDATE: The trial has been rescheduled for July 25.  The prosecutor in the case said the witness was not available until next month.

Michael Antonoff took the opportunity to speak to WPTV, he says he's innocent and ready to go to trial. "The video don't lie, the video shows that I never tried to hurt nobody, why they shot me, I don't know but they're trying to cover it up for now." 

EARLIER STORY:

A man shot at by federal agents in West Palm Beach will stand trial Monday.

In May 2015, Michael Antonoff was in the parking lot of the El Dorado Furniture in West Palm Beach. Anotnoff was there while ICE agents conducted an undercover drug operation.

Surveillance video taken of the incident shows at least one agent stepping out and shooting at Antonoff. What happens off camera is up for debate though.

A Homeland Security spokesman first said the agents shot at Antonoff because he accelerated his vehicle in the direction of two agents. Antonoff disputes that claim and says he wasn’t trying to run anyone over.

Apparently, federal prosecutors agreed with the Antonoff because they dropped their charges.

Monday's trial is to settle other charges: possession with the intent to sell, fleeing or attempting to elude and resisting an officer without violence.

The trial is set to begin at 8:30 a.m.