MPD Officer Shot In Leg During Burglary Arrest
By Space Coast Daily // January 19, 2014
officer taken to hospital, treated and released
ABOVE MAP: At about 11:51 a.m. on Saturday, the Melbourne Police Department received a call about an in-progress burglary to an apartment at the Villas at Harbor City, located at 1508 E. University Boulevard.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A Melbourne police officer suffered a gunshot wound to the leg yesterday as he was arresting two men for breaking into a home, according to the Melbourne Police Department.
At about 11:51 a.m. on Saturday, the Melbourne Police Department received a call about an in-progress burglary to an apartment at the Villas at Harbor City, located at 1508 E. University Boulevard.
The caller told dispatchers that two men used a knife to pry open a back door to the apartment before entering it.
OFFICERS SURROUND SHED
As officers began to arrive in the area, the witness observed the two men run from the apartment and hide in a nearby utility shed. The responding officers surrounded the shed, announced their presence and ordered the occupants out.
After multiple announcements with no response, the officers opened the shed door and found two men hiding inside.
As they were being brought out of the shed, one of the suspects, Termaine Cornelius Kimbrough, 23, physically resisted Lt. Daniel Lynch.
According to the Melbourne Police Department, during the ensuing struggle, Kimbrough smacked Lt. Lynch’s firearm, which he was holding in his hand. The firearm discharged and the bullet struck Lt. Lynch in the lower left leg. Other officers on scene were able to subdue Kimbrough and take him into custody.
The other suspect, Antwoine Lee, 19, was taken into custody without further incident.
Lt. Lynch was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released.
Kimbrough and Lee, both of Melbourne, were both charged with burglary and theft. Kimbrough was also charged with resisting an officer.