NR 16-10 Sheriff’s Arrest Cocoa Business Shooting Suspect
Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 30-year-old, Norris Lee Fisher Jr., unincorporated Cocoa, for shooting a local business owner, 36-year-old Herve Erilus, during an argument that occurred on February 3, 2016, in the 1300 block of Clearlake Road, unincorporated Cocoa.
In addition to the business owner, a second individual employed at a neighboring business, 60-year-old Charles Eaton, was also injured when a bullet passed through a wall and struck him in the lower leg.
Fisher was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting Into An Occupied Building, Culpable Negligence, Violation of Probation, and is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on No Bond.
Eaton was treated for his injuries at the scene. Erilus was transported in critical condition and is expected to survive his injuries.
The investigation began after deputies responded to Erilus’ business after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting with multiple victims. Upon arrival, deputies located both Erilus and Eaton still at the scene. Fisher, had fled the scene in a vehicle, and was located in the area and found to have also been shot during the incident.
Agents learned that Fisher had gone to the business on behalf of another individual to confront the victim over a dispute regarding the amount of an income tax refund. During the confrontation, Fisher fired multiple shots at Erilus. Erilus then engaged Fisher and during a struggle for the gun, Fisher suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Crime scene investigators and agents worked throughout the evening collecting evidence at the business.
Fisher was arrested this evening after being released from a local hospital.
Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agent Don Reynolds at 321-633-8414, or CRIMELINE at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477), you can also visit http://crimeline.org/, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.
For additional information concerning this investigation, please contact Lieutenant Dan Singleton by pager through the Sheriff’s Office Communications (321) 633-7162.