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(DELTONA, Fla.) — Body camera footage has captured a sheriff’s deputy’s perspective of what happened when he responded to a domestic quarrel-turned-shooting at a residence in Deltona, Florida.

In part of the dramatic footage, obtained by ABC News Tuesday, a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy is seen dragging a woman, who had allegedly been shot by her husband, to safety. Later on in the same video, the deputy can also be seen helping escort the woman’s three children — between the ages of 23 months and 7 years old — out of the house to safety, as well.

The incident happened this past Sunday around 12:30 p.m., when 26-year-old Emmanuel Rosado got into a squabble with his wife, who told a 911 dispatcher she had been trying to separate from him, according to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Rosado had “started acting crazy, locked her in the house and refused to let her leave,” the sheriff’s office said, adding that there were three children between the ages of 23 months and 7 years old in the home at the time.

Roasado’s wife “said that she had asked her husband to leave, but he refused and kept breaking into her bedroom where she had gone to seek refuge,” the sheriff’s office said. “Several minutes into the [911] call, a scream was heard and then the line went dead.”

Around the same time, responding deputies reported hearing a man’s voice from inside the house, proclaiming, “You’re going to die tonight!”

The deputies then reported witnessing multiple shots fired through a door and window of the home and in the direction of deputies. Two deputies returned fire, but the suspect wasn’t hit.

Rosado’s wife, who appeared to have been shot by him, managed to get out of the house, according to the sheriff’s office. A deputy spotted her “crawling on the driveway of the residence” and then “ran to her aid, pulled her off of the driveway and took her to the safety of a neighboring house.”

A few minutes later, the three children in the house at the time later managed to get out and were escorted to safety as well.

Rosado then came out from behind the house, as ordered by deputies, and was immediately taken into custody. His wife was airlifted by a helicopter to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for medical treatment.

“Based on statements from the victim as well as one of the children who witnessed the shooting,” investigators believe Rosado “shot his wife with a 9mm handgun,” the sheriff’s office said. “Rosado has been charged with three counts of attempted 1st-degree murder for the shooting of his wife and for two deputies who came under fire during the incident.”

The sheriff’s office added that Rosado has been booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he’s being held without bond.

A spokesperson for the Volusia County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office told ABC News Tuesday that Rosado has not yet entered a plea to the charges against him.

Rosado’s lawyer, Joshua Mott, did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

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