NR 21-10 Update Reference Deputy Involved Shooting
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is updating the Officer Involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Palm Bay on March 14, 2021.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office involved deputy in the incident is identified as Corrections K-9 Deputy Tyler Smith. Corrections Deputy Smith has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since August 2016. Deputy Smith is currently a K-9 handler assigned to the Brevard County Jail.
As is customary in officer involved shootings, Corrections Deputy Smith has been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit continues to collect and process evidence in this active and ongoing investigation.
The investigation of this incident is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. All media requests should be provided to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.