NR 21-42 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Accidental Shooting

August 1, 2021 - 10:03 pm Author: Category:

On August 1, 2021, at approximately 7:15 p.m., deputies responded to a residence on Kennedy Circle in unincorporated Cocoa, in reference to person being shot.   Upon arrival, deputies found an 11-year-old male with an apparent gunshot wound.   The child was alert and has been transported to the hospital in stable condition.

Preliminary information leads investigators to believe this is an accidental shooting that occurred when two children located a firearm at the residence.  During the handling of the firearm, it discharged and injured one of the children.

The investigation into this incident is still in early stages with a detailed examination being conducted at the residence by the Crime Scene Unit and interviews being conducted by agents from the Homicide Unit.   We will provide an update when more information becomes available.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call Agent Philipp Urbanetz 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 information leading to an arrest.

For additional information concerning this investigations, please contact Major Tod Goodyear by pager through the Sheriff’s Office Communications (321) 633-7162.