Sheriff Identifies Deputy, Dead Gunman In Shooting

By  //  March 10, 2015

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GUNMAN Cedrick Lamont Bishop SHOT BY DEPUTY


ABOVE VIDEO: A Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed an armed suspect in the area of Aurora St. in Cocoa on Monday night at about 9:30 p.m. (Video by SpaceCoastDaily)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed an armed suspect in the area of Aurora St. in Cocoa on Monday night at about 9:08 p.m.

The suspect is identified as 30-year-old Cedrick Lamont Bishop of Cocoa.

Cedrick Lamont

Cedrick Lamont

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop has an extensive and violent criminal history. In 2007 Bishop was sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections for Burglary, Attempted Robbery and Cocaine Possession charges.

Upon release from prison, Bishop’s career criminal status continued with charges relating to Felony Drugs, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm in Public, Possession of a Firearm by a Career Criminal, Resisting Arrest and Motor Vehicle Theft.

Deputies responded to the area of Moss Lane and Aurora Road in Cocoa, to assist the Cocoa Police Department regarding the report of an armed subject discharging a firearm in a residential area.

The original 911-caller stated the suspect was repeatedly shooting from across the street and a bullet had entered their home, which was occupied by children. This emergency call for service was being coordinated with the Cocoa Police Department who was responding as well.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Nick Worthy, the first deputy to arrive in scene at approximately 9:12 p.m., and turned onto Aurora Road from West King Street where he observed a subject matching the description of the armed suspect.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Nick Worthy, was the first deputy to arrive in scene at approximately 9:12 p.m., and turned onto Aurora Road from West King Street where he observed a subject matching the description of the armed suspect.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Nick Worthy, was the first deputy to arrive on scene at approximately 9:12 p.m., and turned onto Aurora Road from West King Street where he observed a subject matching the description of the armed suspect.

Deputy Worthy stopped his car in the roadway and turned on his emergency blue-lights, at which time the suspect began advancing toward the vehicle discharging his weapon into the marked patrol car.

Deputy Worthy exited his vehicle and took cover as he exchanged gunfire with the suspect. During the exchange, the suspect aggressively advanced toward Deputy Worthy’s location at the rear of the patrol car from the front and continued to discharge his firearm at the deputy.

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ABOVE MAP: According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Nick Worthy, was the first deputy to arrive on scene at approximately 9:12 p.m., and turned onto Aurora Road from West King Street where he observed a subject matching the description of the armed suspect.

The suspect was armed with a handgun, which included an extended high capacity magazine, according to the Sheriff’s department.

The suspect then confronted Deputy Worthy at the rear of the patrol car where Deputy Worthy ended the violent attack by responding with deadly force.

The suspect was transported from the scene by Fire Rescue personnel to Wuesthoff Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Bishop was transported to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.

Deputy Worthy is a decorated combat veteran who proudly served five tours abroad in both Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantryman and Ranger in the U.S. Army. His military commendations include being awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for distinguished heroism in combat. Deputy Worthy is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s West Precinct as a Patrol Deputy.

Deputy Worthy is a decorated combat veteran who proudly served five tours abroad in both Iraq and Afghanistan as an infantryman and Ranger in the U.S. Army. His military commendations include being awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for distinguished heroism in combat. Deputy Worthy is currently assigned to the Sheriff’s West Precinct as a Patrol Deputy.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the Homicide Investigation concerning the incident and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is conducting an independent and parallel investigation relating to the use of deadly force. Upon conclusion of the investigations, the cases will be presented to the State Attorney for review.

Deputy Worthy has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is a routine practice in investigations of this nature.

There were no other injuries reported as a result of Bishop’s actions, however, a number of crime scenes were identified throughout the neighborhood where he had illegally discharged his firearm.

Sheriff’s Office Homicide agents and Crime Scene Investigators worked throughout the night processing the multiple scenes.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

“I’m disgusted that a violent career criminal with an arrest history like this is free to roam the community, terrorizing our citizens,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

“This individual’s criminal history demonstrates a blatant disregard for the law and anyone’s life but his own. Our Deputy responded to a call for assistance and was shot at before he could even get out of his patrol car, the only thing he had time to do was save his own life.

Enough is enough and it’s time to start keeping criminals like this permanently locked behind bars where they can’t continue to victimize our communities. I could not be more proud of Deputy Worthy, he is a hero, a Deputy who stood against the threat of death to protect his community.”

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agent Don Reynolds at 321-633-8409, or CRIMELINE at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477).

You can also visit Crimeline.org, or text ‘crimeline’ plus your tip to CRIME (274637). All information to CRIMELINE is confidential and you may be eligible for a reward.


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