NR 20-21 Update Reference Deputy Involved Shooting

November 16, 2020 - 4:08 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is updating the Deputy Involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Cocoa on Friday, November 13, 2020.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the area of Stetson Drive and Ivy Drive in Cocoa. Deputies were investigating an earlier incident in which a vehicle fled from an attempted traffic stop at U.S.1 and State Road 528. A vehicle was observed in the area of Stetson Drive and Ivy Drive in Cocoa, where deputies attempted to make contact with the occupants. At that time a deputy involved shooting incident occurred. Two males were transported from the scene to local hospitals where they were later pronounced deceased. The decedents are identified as 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms, both of Cocoa.

The deputy involved in the incident is not being identified at this time. As is customary in these types of investigations, the deputy has been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Any inquiries in reference to the active and ongoing investigation should be forwarded to FDLE.

For information concerning the investigation, please call FDLE Public Information at (850)410-7001.