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June 02, 2012

Lawyer: Fla. deputy should have helped shot suspect

The deputy did not help the suspect after he was no longer a threat, lawyer asserts

By Alexandra Seltzer
Palm Beach Post

LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. — His body riddled with bullets fired by an undercover Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy, Seth Adams was clinging to life as he crawled across a darkened parking lot for help, an attorney representing Adams' family said Thursday.

West Palm Beach attorney Valentin Rodriguez told The Palm Beach Post that instead of trying to stop the 24-year-old Loxahatchee Groves man from bleeding to death, deputies tackled his brother, David Adams, who ran out of the family trailer on A Road to rescue him.

"He could have been saved," Rodriguez told the Post after meeting with the family Thursday. "This was complete disregard for his medical care. These weren't shots to kill. You're supposed to render aid."

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