UPDATE: Brevard Sheriff’s Office Identifies Man Involved In Shooting Sunday Morning
By Space Coast Daily // October 30, 2017
48-year-old James Mazzo reportedly accidentally fired the gun
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified one of the individuals involved in a shooting incident Sunday morning that critically injured a 18-year-old female.
Authorities say the 18-year-old victim is in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to survive her injuries. The Sheriff’s Office says the man who handled the discharged firearm that struck the victim is identified as 48-year-old James Mazzo.
The woman and the man reportedly resided at the residence on South Ridgewood Dr., in unincorporated Cocoa, where the incident took place.
According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Tod Goodyear, the investigation began when deputies were called to the residence Sunday morning around 10:20 a.m. for a report of a accidental gunshot that injured a female.
Deputies found the woman suffering from a life threatening gunshot wound and was quicky transported to the hospital in critical condition by emergency personnel.
The preliminary investigation indicates that Mazzo was showing the woman a firearm that he had just purchased when the firearm discharged and critically injured the woman.
Homicide Unit is continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
No charges have been filed, at this time.
Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Homicide Unit, at 321-633- 8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).
All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and the caller may remain anonymous.
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