Florida Deputy Shoots Unarmed Man In Face, Killing Him, While Serving A Pot Warrant

Deputy-involved shooting in Deltona photoWFTV 9 News

DELTONA, Fla. — Authorities have identified a man who died after being shot in the face by a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened while deputies served a search warrant for drugs in Deltona, authorities said.

Deputies said they were serving the warrant in a home on Maybrook Drive when Derek Cruice, 26, advanced on a member of the SWAT team who was entering the residence.  

“The search warrant was a narcotics search warrant. It’s been an ongoing narcotic investigation,” said Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson.

At 6:32 a.m., Deputy Todd Raible, 36, opened fire one time, shooting Cruice in the face while he was inside the doorway of the home, authorities said. He was pronounced dead a short time later at an Orange City hospital.

Authorities said there were several people inside the home at the time of the incident, but Cruice was the one they were after.

Friends of Cruice told Channel 9 he was not a violent person. Others who were inside the house with him said he didn’t have a weapon and wasn’t wearing a shirt, so it would have been hard for him to even conceal a weapon.

“It’s kind of hard to conceal anything or hide anything when this is all you have on,” said roommate Steven Cochran. “They entered the house and fired.”

One of the men inside the house called the deputy’s actions “murder.”

Other friends of Cruice stopped by the crime scene after hearing of the news of his death.

“I drove by, because it feels surreal and Derek was one of the nicest guys I know,” said friend Devin McGraw. “You know, it’s not fair for this to happen to somebody like Derek.”

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

Raible was hired by the department in March 2005.

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7 thoughts on “Florida Deputy Shoots Unarmed Man In Face, Killing Him, While Serving A Pot Warrant

  1. You see how fake beheadings of Christians by the fake ISIS have nothing on the persecution of peaceful Marijuana smokers here at home. More evidence Marijuana is the Christ. The cult of Mithra, the precursor of today’s Christian faith worshiped Marijuana. Christ means the Messiah which means the Anointed One. Canna Bosm, plural for Cannabis, was the key ingredient in the anointing oil. The other ingredients don’t rely on the precession to bring them forth. Only Cannabis free of seeds were born 2000 years ago. Before that it was all hermies and hemp, signified by both Mithra and Attis and even Jarilo. Attis and Mithra were both from Phrygia and both wore liberty caps, the caps of the Alchemists, the men with the keys to everlasting life. The growing, cultivation and processing into the anointing oil was THE secret.

  2. “Deputies said they were serving the warrant in a home on Maybrook Drive when Derek Cruice, 26, advanced on a member of the SWAT team who was entering the residence.”

    See? Derek ADVANCED ON A MEMBER of the swat team!!! When you enter someone’s house and the owner goes to see who just entered his house uninvited, it’s called ADVANCING ON A MEMBER OF THE SWAT TEAM, and you get to SHOOT THE OWNER IN THE FACE!!!

    Get it? Boy you people are THICK!!!

    Here, I’ll give you another example:

    I was at home the other day and a stranger opened my front door and began walking around my house.

    When I went to see who walked into my house, that’s called ADVANCING ON HIM. I “ADVANCED ON” the stranger who walked into my house!!!

    Now at this point, the STRANGER could SHOOT ME IN THE FACE because I “ADVANCED ON HIM”.

    Don’t you get it? Boy you people are thick.

        1. The WORDSMITHS in the “news” say he ADVANCED ON A MEMBER OF THE SWAT TEAM, instead of that HE WENT TO SEE WHO WAS ENTERING HIS HOME or HE WENT TO SEE WHAT THE NOISE WAS.

  3. Chalk up another one for the Commie Cheka. Sooner or later somebody is going to start evening out the score.

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