Former Cocoa High School Football Player Devyon Collins Killed in Shooting On Merritt Island

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killed in a shooting incident on Merritt Island Wednesday evening

Former Cocoa High football player Devyon Collins, 19, was shot and killed in an incident on Merritt Island Wednesday evening. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former Cocoa High football player Devyon Collins, 19, was shot and killed in an incident on Merritt Island Wednesday evening.

According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Office spokesman Tod Goodyear, Sheriff’s Agents are investigating the shooting which happened during an alleged dispute over a gambling debt.

“The investigation began Wednesday evening, at approximately 6:55 p.m. when an emergency 911 call was received advising that a shooting had occurred at the Courtenay Palms Apartments,” said Goodyear.

Goodyear said that deputies responded to the area finding three adult males suffering from gunshot wounds and all three victims were transported to local hospitals where Collins was later pronounced dead.

“The investigation thus far has determined that the shooting occurred after the three males became involved in a dispute concerning a gambling debt,” said Goodyear.

At this time the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the names of the other persons involved in the incident. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

Collins was a 2020 graduate of Cocoa High School and an outstanding two-way and special teams player on the Tiger football team.

Anyone who may have information about this death 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 callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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Former Cocoa High football player Devyon Collins, 19, was shot and killed in an incident on Merritt Island Wednesday evening. Collins, above number 34, was a 2020 graduate of Cocoa High School and an outstanding two-way and special teams player on the Tiger football team. (Image for Space Coast Daily)
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