UPDATE: Palm Bay Man Identified as Suspect in Fatal Shooting of FHP Trooper Joseph Bullock
By Space Coast Daily // February 7, 2020
Suspect: Franklin Reed III, 30, from palm bay
ABOVE VIDEO: The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Franklin Reed III, of Palm Bay, Florida. (Fox 35 VIideo)
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Authorities have released the identity of the suspect that shot and killed Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Joseph Bullock on Wednesday in Martin County.
The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Franklin Reed III, of Palm Bay, Florida.
Trooper Bullock reportedly stopped his vehicle on the shoulder of I-95 to assist a motorist who was stranded on I-95. The motorist was later identified as Franklin Reed III.
The investigation has also revealed that a passing off-duty Riviera Beach police officer shot Reed shortly after Trooper Bullock was shot and killed. Reed died as a result from the shooting.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will continue their investigation into the shooting of Reed by the off-duty Riviera Beach Police Officer.
Trooper Bullock was assigned to Troop L and was a 19-year veteran of the FHP and also served in the Air Force.
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