Man Wounded After Opening Fire on Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies During Early Morning Incident in Cape Canaveral

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deputy was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation

WATCH: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey discusses the details of the Deputy-involved shooting during an early Sunday morning incident in Cape Canaveral.

BCSO: The suspect confronted the deputy and discharged a firearm at the deputy multiple times from close range.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A man who opened fire on Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputies was wounded during an early Sunday morning incident in Cape Canaveral.

According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tod Goodyear, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman who called at approximately 3:35 a.m. and said a suspicious person was outside her home on Grant Avenue in Cape Canaveral. The Deputies responded and did not locate anyone and cleared the scene.

“At approximately 3:48 a.m. in the area of Ridgewood and Hayes Avenue, Cape Canaveral, a second call was received in reference to a suspicious person,” said Goodyear.

“At approximately 3:53 a.m. a deputy made contact with the suspicious person who was attempting to conceal himself. The suspicious male then confronted the deputy and discharged a firearm at the deputy multiple times from close range.

“The suspicious person was then challenged by the second deputy who responded to the lethal threat with deadly force. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and is currently in stable condition,” said Goodyear.

According to Goodyear, the suspect was under an active injunction for protection against the original caller and currently out on bond for a previous criminal charge.

The initial deputy was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation, and as is customary in officer-involved shootings, the deputies have been placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation of this incident is ongoing and 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.

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