Exclusive video from officer-involved shooting in Jackson Co.

Incident resulted in death of 18-year-old Alex Davis

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - WZDX News has exclusive video from an officer-involved shooting in Jackson County.

WARNING: Video contains footage that may be disturbing to some viewers.

On February 7, 18-year-old Alex Davis was shot and killed by a deputy in Pisgah.

The Jackson County DA took the case to a grand jury where evidence was presented.

That jury decided against indicting the deputy.

Davis' biological mother, Mandy Carrasco is now speaking out and showed video of the encounter between Davis and the deputy.

"This is probably one of the most horrific things that I have probably ever seen, " said Mandy Carrasco. 

Carrasco shared with me, this video of her son Alex the day he was killed.

On February 7 a sheriff deputy responded to a call on County Rd. 60.

In the video you see Davis beating a vehicle, moments later the deputy arrives and tases Davis.

"He should have been arrested and should have been held responsible for his actions, he should never been shot that day, " said Carrasco.

Carrasco told me a stranger reached out to her saying she needed to see the video.

Investigators confiscated the video from the homeowner as evidence, but returned it. 

Carrasco went to that owners house to get a copy.

In the video Davis is tased and falls to the ground and is down for at least 2 1/2 minutes. 

Davis gets up and appears to be tased again.

He and the deputy are out of the view of the camera for the next minute. 

Questions surround what happened during that time.

Carrasco has her own theory.

"That officer passed up multiple opportunities to handcuff him, when he's laying on the ground and his hands are out in front of him, " said Carrasco.

Jackson County DA Jason Pierce confirmed to WZDX over the phone, the case is closed and no indictment was brought against the deputy.

Davis' mother questions what evidence was presented to the grand jury and wants to know why the wooden stick, she says her son used to beat the car, was not taken into evidence.
 
She has the stick in question, in her possession.

"It was 15 days to the day that Alex was killed and this board after watching the video, this board is in the same place in the driveway that it is in the video, " said Carrasco. 

The DA could not discuss evidence in the case.

"I have a lot of questions, I have a lot of anger, " said Pierce.

Questions were also raised as to why Davis' biological mother was not notified about the grand jury hearing.

Carrasco was not made aware, because she is not Davis' legal guardian. Notification was given to his foster mother, but Carrasco says before the shooting, her son had not lived with his foster mother for at least four years.

We also reached out to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for comment and was told they could not discuss the case.

After the shooting, Sheriff Chuck Phillips did say Alex Davis rushed his deputy after several failed attempts to tase Davis.

He said the deputy shot Davis in Self-Defense.


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