Not long after Wednesday’s attack in Florida, Michael Nembhard was sitting in his garage on a cul-de-sac when he saw a young man in a burgundy shirt walking down the street. In an instant, a police cruiser pulled up, and officers jumped out with guns drawn.
“All I heard was ‘Get on the ground! Get on the ground!’” Nembhard said. He said Cruz did as he was told.
This story has been corrected to fix the attribution of a quote to Dakota Mutchler, not Victoria Olvera.
Associated Press writers Freida Frisaro, Curt Anderson, and Joshua Replogle in Miami and Sadie Gurman in Washington contributed to this report.