DASH CAM VIDEO: West Melbourne Police Seek Suspect Joseph Bellinger After Driver Shoots At Officer
By Space Coast Daily // December 12, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: West Melbourne Police are seeking locate two people of interest in regards to a shooting that involved a police officer Monday night. (West Melbourne Police Department video)
UPDATE: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 • 11:30 a.m.
According to West Melbourne Police Capt. Richard Cordeau, Detectives have made contact with Amanda Peacock who is not currently in the Brevard County area.
She is cooperating with the investigation and police do not believe she was in the vehicle at the time of this incident.
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ORIGINAL STORY: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 • 11:30 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne police are seeking locate two persons of interest after a shooting that involved a police officer Monday night.
Police are looking for the vehicle’s owner, 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Peacock, and her boyfriend 27-year-old Joseph Alan Bellinger.
Authorities say Officer Joseph Jones attempted a traffic stop on a 2016 Nissan Altima Monday night for speeding around 9:20 p.m.
According to West Melbourne Police Capt. Richard Cordeau, the vehicle was speeding on Sheridan Road when Officer Jones conducted the traffic stop along Sylvan Drive in West Melbourne,
“As the vehicle continued on Sylvan Drive, Officer Jones turned on his emergency lights to conduct the stop,” said Capt. Cordeau.
“The driver responded by firing multiple gunshots at the officer through the driver’s side window. The officer backed off, then attempted to get closer to the vehicle to get a read on the driver’s license plate number. During that time, the driver continued firing shots at the officer’s vehicle.”
Police say none of the gunshots struck the officer or the patrol vehicle, however, the officer eventually lost sight of the vehicle as it continued back on Sheridan Road.
ABOVE VIDEO: The second video is the rear view which captured the sound of gunfire.
Police later located the Nissan Altima in the 400 block of Lemon Grove Avenue in West Melbourne. Authorities have not been able to reach Peacock or Bellinger since then.
All Detectives in West Melbourne Police Criminal Investigation Division are actively investigating this case.
Anyone with information on this case, particularly the whereabouts of Peacock and Bellinger, is asked to contact West Melbourne Police. You can remain anonymous by calling Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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