UPDATE: Shooting Outside Laundromat In Cocoa Ruled Self-Defense, Man In Critical Condition
By Space Coast Daily // November 26, 2018
Police: Antoine Luke, 26, in critical condition
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police announced Monday afternoon that the shooting in Cocoa this morning was in self-defense, according to the investigation.
The shooting resulted in a man being transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
According to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department, dispatchers received a call from the shooter before 11 a.m. saying a shooting happened in front of the Dixon Laundromat on 1240 Dixon Blvd.
When police arrived they found 26-year-old Antoine Luke shot and bleeding from his leg. First responders transported Luke to the hospital in critical condition.
The shooter was identified as 23-year-old D’Montrio Davis.
Davis told detectives that he went to the laundromat with his cousin when he was confronted by Luke in the parking lot.
After telling Luke to back away several times, witnesses, along with Davis, described Luke as being aggressive and threatening which put him in fear of his safety.
Luke also made similar statements implicating himself as the aggressor before being taken to the hospital.
“The witness statements and the evidence confirmed for detectives the shooting was the result of self-defense,” said Martinez in a press release.
“There will be no criminal charges in the incident.”
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