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Police body camera video released just after accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz's arrest

Posted: 5:00 PM, Mar 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-15 19:09:49-04
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The Broward State Attorney's Office has released police body camera video which shows the moments after the arrest of accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz on February 14, 2018.

He's accused of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killing 17 people.

The recording begins with Cruz on the ground not long after he was captured.

"What's going on? What's going on today bro?" BSO Sgt Gregory Lacerra is heard asking Cruz.

Cruz: "Demons man."
Sgt.: "Demons?"
Cruz: "Voices. Voices."
Sgt.: "Voices and demons."
Cruz: "Where's the voices?

Cruz, using expletives, then asks where he is and what happened and is told to shut up by an unidentified officer.

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Last August the State Attorney's Office released a 217-page transcript of Cruz's conversation with a Broward Sheriff's Office detective hours after his arrest. In that interview he also mentioned voices and demons.

Cruz faces the death penalty if convicted. His attorneys have offered a guilty plea in return for a life sentence. The judge would like to see his trial take place early next year.