NR 21-19 State Attorney Releases Investigative Findings
STATE ATTORNEY RELEASES FINDINGS OF DEPUTY INVOLVED SHOOTING INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS
Earlier today, the Honorable State Attorney Phil Archer of the 18th Judicial Circuit released the findings of the Deputy Involved Shooting incident that occurred in the city of Cocoa on Friday, November 13, 2020. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Office of the State Attorney conducted the investigations to determine whether the involved deputy committed any violation(s) of Florida law.
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 where 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 an attempt was made 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 were identified as 18-year-old Sincere Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms, both of Cocoa.
The deputy involved in the incident was identified as Jafet Santiago Miranda who was initially placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation, but is currently on Personal Leave.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit conducted the independent investigations.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.