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US Marshalls hold woman holding baby at gunpoint after going to the wrong apartment 

Video shows the terrifying moment armed US Marshals entered a young Florida mother’s apartment without a warrant Friday morning in pursuit of a fugitive who had nothing to do with her. 

The Marshals were searching for a homicide suspect wanted by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office when they approached Kada Staples’ unit, thinking the fugitive may be inside.

‘U.S. Marshals. Come to the door!’ an officer is heard yelling in the video, which was captured on Staples’ doorbell camera.

‘Tell him to come out with his hands up,’ another officer yelled to the camera. ‘We know he’s in there. The place is surrounded.’

Kada Staples (pictured) claims armed US Marshals entered her Florida apartment without a warrant after believing homicide suspect Shamar Johnson was inside

'U.S. Marshals. Come to the door!' an officer is heard yelling in the video, which was captured on Staples' doorbell camera

‘U.S. Marshals. Come to the door!’ an officer is heard yelling in the video, which was captured on Staples’ doorbell camera

‘Are we going to shoot someone or…?’ another one of the officers, who was holding a rifle, said. 

‘Shamar, U.S. Marshals, come to the door with your hands up!’ yelled another.

‘No! I don’t know a Shamar,’ Staples responded through her Ring system, her voice indicating she was crying.

‘Nobody’s in here! Ok? Hold on, hold on, hold on, I’m coming.’

Staples then opened her door, barefoot and holding her 3-month-old daughter, and was ushered out by police. 

She told Fox 13 she was led down the breezeway while a few Marshals went into her home.

‘There was probably seven or eight guys out there with guns. Three of them run in my apartment with no warrant or anything and are just running around,’ she said.

The young mother is heard telling police – through her tears – that they entered the wrong apartment.

An officer replied: ‘You’re right. You’re good.’  

They left the premises shortly after. 

Although the encounter only lasted a few minutes, Staples argues it was traumatizing.

‘I was scared, I didn’t really know what to do. I didn’t want to open the door, but I was more scared that if I didn’t open the door, they were going to come in,’ Staples told the news outlet.

The young mother is heard telling police - through her tears - that they entered the wrong apartment. An officer replied: 'You're right. You're good'

The young mother is heard telling police – through her tears – that they entered the wrong apartment. An officer replied: ‘You’re right. You’re good’

Staples then opened her door, barefoot and holding her 3-month-old daughter, and was ushered out by police.

Staples then opened her door, barefoot and holding her 3-month-old daughter, and was ushered out by police.

She claims she was led down the breezeway while a few Marshals went into her home

The law enforcement agency claimed they were 'engaged by a woman' at Staples' apartment but never entered the unit

She claims she was led down the breezeway while a few Marshals went into her home. The law enforcement agency said they were ‘engaged by a woman’ at Staples’ apartment but never entered the unit

She posted a video of the incident on TikTok with a caption reading: ‘Me and my newborn baby had guns pointed at us from every direction and they were at the wrong place. 

‘I’m shaking. They literally could’ve killed us.’

Staples had been napping with her infant when the officers arrived.

‘We were taking a nap and my Ring doorbell kept alerting me that there was motion detected,’ Staples recalled. 

‘When I clicked on it, there was two men standing there in bulletproof vests with guns pointing at my door.’

The Marshals confirmed to Fox 13 that Staples’ apartment was not their intended target, but they had seen a man matching the description of wanted fugitive Shamar Johnson near her unit. The man, accused of the shooting murder of another man last month, had reportedly entered the breezeway adjacent to her unit.

The law enforcement agency claimed they were ‘engaged by a woman’ at Staples’ apartment but never entered the unit.  

‘If the resident had not made contact with the team through the Ring doorbell, the team would not have had any contact with anyone at [Staples’ apartment],’ officials said. 

Officers did manage to locate and arrest Johnson inside a nearby apartment.

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