GAMEOVER Task Force Takes Down Fugitive Suspect Charged With Attempted 1st Degree Murder

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Levetirus Leon Cole of CocoA ARRESTED

The Brevard County GAMEOVER Task Force arrested 41-year-old Levetirus Leon Cole on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. The arrest of Cole was in connection with a shooting on Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near Brophy Boulevard in unincorporated Cocoa that left Derick Luke fatally wounded. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office GAMEOVER Task Force arrested 41-year-old Levetirus Leon Cole on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. 

The arrest of Cole was in connection with a shooting on Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m.

The incident began when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Brophy Boulevard in unincorporated Cocoa, in response to a shooting.

According to Corporal Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, upon arrival to the call, Deputies discovered 39-year-old Derick Luke of Cocoa critically wounded. Luke was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“It was determined this was an isolated incident related to a disturbance that occurred at a separate location previous to the shooting,” said Cpl. Jacobs.

The investigation revealed that Cole, of Cocoa, drove a vehicle also occupied by Luke, to a residence on Brophy Boulevard following the disturbance.

“Cole allegedly displayed a firearm and threatened a group of people outside of a residence,” said Cpl Jacobs.

Xavier Thomas, 24, of Cocoa, then fired at Cole, striking Luke. Cole then fled the scene prior to the arrival of Sheriff’s Deputies.

An arrest warrant was then obtained for Cole for Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Using a Firearm While Engaged in Criminal Activity.

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The GAMEOVER Task Force was requested to arrest Cole, who was located by Task Force Agents Sunday afternoon in Melbourne where he was arrested without incident, according to Cpl. Jacobs.

Cole is being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex under a No-Bond status. Cole was additionally charged with a Felony Violation of Probation for an unrelated incident.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who either witnessed or has information of the incident is asked to please contact the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit via the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162, 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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ABOVE MAP: The Brevard County GAMEOVER Task Force arrested 41-year-old Levetirus Leon Cole on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. The arrest of Cole was in connection with a shooting on Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. The incident began when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Brophy Boulevard in unincorporated Cocoa, in response to a shooting. 


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