2 arrested in shooting of Cocoa High School student

Police say they believe shooting is related to fight outside of school


COCOA, Fla. – Cocoa police have arrested two men on Tuesday in connection to the shooting of a Cocoa High School student Monday afternoon that police say was related to a fight that started near the campus, possibly over a girl.

Davonte Lamon Williams, 19, and Laqual Ravion Cunningham, 20, have been arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, principal in the first degree and affray.

Local 6 news partner Florida Today reports that witnesses have told police the victim may have been targeted following a possible dispute over a girl.

"We don't know the motivation but witnesses have given us a couple of stories," Barbara Matthews, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department told Florida Today.

Cocoa police said they received reports of a fight involving 20 people outside of Cocoa High School at around 4:30-5 p.m. The fight then moved from the high school to the Brevard Community College parking lot. When police arrived, they detained 7 people and at the request of BCC security, the subjects were trespassed from BCC.

About 20 minutes later, police said they received reports of a shooting at 1080 North Fiske Street and one of the victims was from the BCC. The victim was shot in the thigh and buttocks, police said. He was one of the  individuals who had been trespassed from BCC, according to police, which means he was involved in the original fight.

He was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The victim was a student at the high school, police said.

Police said the shots fired came from a car traveling southbound on North Fiske Boulevard and that Williams and Cunningham were responsible for the shooting. No other details have been released.