Brevard Sheriff’s Office Investigation Determines Funeral Shooting to Be Accidental Discharge of Concealed Firearm

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BCSO: 16-year-old juvenile male's concealed firearm discharge struck Quasheda Pierce’s leg

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the shooting incident that occurred during a funeral service at Riverview Memorial Gardens in unincorporated Cocoa on Saturday was an accidental discharge.

BCSO: Accidental discharge penetrated and exited the shooter’s leg prior to impacting Quasheda Pierce’s leg.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has determined that the shooting incident that occurred during a funeral service at Riverview Memorial Gardens on Saturday was an accidental discharge.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, initial reports said that a male and female received non-life-threatening injuries when the shot was fired during the funeral service for Sincere Pierce, 18, who was killed during a deputy-involved shooting on November 13.

“The female victim is identified as 39-year-old Quasheda Pierce of unincorporated Cocoa,” said  Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tod Goodyear.

Goodyear said the 16-year-old juvenile male’s identity is not being released at this time.

Agents and Crime Scene Investigators are continuing to conduct the active and ongoing criminal investigation.

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“The investigation to date, which includes witness testimony and physical evidence has determined that the single-shot allegedly originated from the 16-year-old who apparently experienced an accidental discharge from a firearm concealed on his person during the funeral service,” said Goodyear.

“The round penetrated and exited his leg prior to impacting Quasheda Pierce’s leg.”

Goodyear said that Quasheda Pierce provided a statement while the 16-year-old juvenile is refusing to cooperate with law enforcement.

“When complete, the investigative findings will be presented to the State Attorney’s Office,” said Goodyear.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 407-321-8477.

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