WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE: Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Wounded in Gun Battle, Shoots, Kills Assailant
By Space Coast Daily // June 5, 2019
SPACE COAST DAILY TV SPECIAL PRESENTATION
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno is on the scene as Brevard County Wayne Ivey talks about the incident in which a Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy was wounded in a gun battle Tuesday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. after responding to a disturbance call at a residence on Avenida De La Vista in unincorporated Indialantic.
BREVARD COUNTY • INDIALANTIC, FLORIDA – A yet-to-be-identified Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy was wounded in a gun battle Tuesday evening at approximately 8:30 p.m. after responding to a disturbance call at a residence on Avenida De La Vista in unincorporated Indialantic.
According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office PIO Tod Goodyear, as the deputy approached the residence, he was ambushed by a gunman who was armed with a rifle.
Despite being shot multiple times, the Deputy was able to return fire, killing his assailant.
“The deputy was transported to a local hospital in serious condition where he is currently undergoing emergency medical treatment for his injuries,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“The investigation is ongoing as Agents are interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence at the scene.”
At this time, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the deputy or assailant involved in this incident.
The Deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave as is customary in officer-involved shootings.
Anyone who may have information about this incident 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 callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
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