Brevard Sheriff’s Office Arrest Cocoa Shooting Suspect, One Victim Expected To Survive
By Space Coast Daily // February 6, 2016
Faces Five Charges, Including Attempted Second Degree Murder
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Agents with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office have arrested 30-year-old Norris Lee Fisher Jr. for shooting a local business owner Herve Erilus, according to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting broke out during an argument that occurred on Wednesday near the 1300 block of Clearlake Road in unincorporated Cocoa.
According to a release by the Brevard Sheriff’s Office, in addition to the business owner, a second individual employed at a neighboring business, 60-year-old Charles Eaton, was also injured when a bullet passed through a wall and struck him in the lower leg.
Fisher was charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Shooting Into An Occupied Building, Culpable Negligence, Violation of Probation and is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on No Bond.
Eaton was treated for his injuries at the scene.
Erilus, 36, was transported in critical condition and is expected to survive his injuries.
“The investigation began after deputies responded to Erilus’ business after receiving multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting with multiple victims,” said Cpl. Jacobs.
“Upon arrival, deputies located both Erilus and Eaton still at the scene. Fisher, had fled the scene in a vehicle, and was located in the area and found to have also been shot during the incident.”
Agents learned that Fisher had gone to the business on behalf of another individual to confront the victim over a dispute regarding the amount of an income tax refund.
During the confrontation, Fisher fired multiple shots at Erilus.
Erilus then engaged Fisher, and during a struggle for the gun, Fisher suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Cpl. Jacobs.
Crime scene investigators and agents worked throughout the evening collecting evidence at the business.
Fisher was arrested Friday evening after being released from a local hospital.
Anyone with information about this Investigation is asked to call Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agent Don Reynolds at 321-633-8414, 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.
ABOVE MAP: The shooting broke out during an argument that occurred on Wednesday near the 1300 block of Clearlake Road, unincorporated Cocoa, according to authorities.