Melbourne Police Officer Shot, Two People Arrested After Stand-Off With SWAT Team
By Space Coast Daily // September 9, 2022
shooting happened on Friday around 4:56 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Crisis Negotiation Units in Melbourne have concluded a stand-off between police and two people inside the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Friday, which resulted in one police officer being shot on Friday around 4:56 p.m.
The investigation began when Melbourne Police Officers responded to the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in reference to a 911 open-line call for service.
After arriving on scene, officers were shot at and exchanged gunfire with people inside one of the hotel rooms.
One of the police officers was struck during shooting incident and transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The officer’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Crisis Negotiation Unit officers and SWAT officers were called out to assist with the incident where two people inside the hotel room, who were involved in the shooting, eventually surrendered and are now in police custody.
Criminal charges are pending as the investigation is still ongoing.
The injured Melbourne Police Officer is a 26-year veteran of the department, assigned to Patrol. The officer’s name is not being released at this time.
Two officers discharged their firearms during the incident. Those officers have been placed on routine administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
This is an isolated incident and there is no indication there are other threats at the hotel at this time.