A Palm Harbor man was arrested for attempted murder and his two brothers face charges as well after a dispute with an elderly woman, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Emanuel Qosaj, 20, was walking his dog on a leash, police say, when he began arguing with a 75-year-old woman also walking her dog. The PCSO received a call around 3:30 p.m. and found Qosaj on top of the woman, choking her with a metal leash. Witnesses tried to intervene but were pushed away by Qosaj.
The HCSO used a Taser on Emanuel Qosaj, then also transported him to Mease Countryside Hospital. Police say he spat on emergency personnel in transit.
Deputies say that Qosaj’s brothers, Alfred Kole Qosaj, 41, and Genc Kole Qosaj, 36, interfered with their investigation by attempting to keep officers away from the dispute. Both were subsequently charged on multiple counts. The three brothers were then booked into the Pinellas County Jail without incident.
Emanual was released Monday on a $30,500 bond. He has been charged with four counts of battery and attempted murder.
The video shows deputies subduing Emanuel Qosaj and pulling him off the elderly woman, who's shown on the right.
The elderly woman was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.