NR 17-12 Investigative Update: Decedent Identified In Cocoa Shooting Incident

March 19, 2017 - 6:46 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit has identified the decedent of the shooting incident that occurred yesterday at 3617 Brophy Boulevard, Unincorporated Cocoa, as 20–year-old Ladarius Bentley

Deputies responded to the residence just before noon yesterday after a 911 call advised that a person had been shot in the residence. Upon arrival, deputies discovered Bentley, who resides at the house, deceased.

This investigation is ongoing as members of the Crime Scene and Homicide Units are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews to determine the circumstances surrounding the death.

The Sheriff’s Office will provide updates and further details as they become available.

Anyone who may have information about this Homicide is asked to please call Agent Joe Martin of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633- 8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.