NR 17-09 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death at Viera Hospital
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a female patient at Viera Hospital. The female was transported to the hospital by ambulance earlier this morning after suffering a medical emergency. The female was treated in the Emergency Room and then admitted to the hospital. The investigation has revealed that after being moved to ICU with an initial medical diagnosis, the female took her own life by removing a firearm from her personal belongings, firing a single shot. There were no other injuries at the time of the incident.
The investigation into the death is ongoing and the identity of the victim is being withheld awaiting the notification of next of kin.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.