NR 19-42 Sheriff’s Office Investigation Cocoa Shooting

December 4, 2019 - 3:45 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident on Brophy Boulevard in unincorporated Cocoa that has resulted in the death of one person.

The investigation began today shortly after noon, when a 911 call was received from an individual who reported they shot a person attempting to burglarize the residence he was at. The caller advised that a person dressed in black and wearing a mask, broke out a rear window of the residence and attempted to gain entry. As the suspect was attempting to climb through the window, the caller fired at the suspect who fell out of the window. Upon the arrival of deputies, a deceased male subject was located in the backyard of the residence.

Preliminary investigation indicates there may have been a second suspect in the area at the time of the shooting. Deputies searched the area, however did not locate the suspect. That suspect was described as a black male, in their early 20’s, wearing black pants with white stripes, a black shirt and either a white hoodie or white shirt around their head.

Homicide agents and Crime Scene Investigators are currently on scene collecting evidence and conducting interviews. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the individuals involved in the incident. The decedent will be transported to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.

The investigation is ongoing and updates will be provided when more information is available.

Anyone who may have information about this Homicide is asked to please call Agent Jennifer Strait 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.