Police: Teen,16, shot after leaving Cocoa barbershop

Police arrest shooting suspect


COCOA, Fla. – A 16-year-old boy has been airlifted to the hospital after being shot after leaving a barbershop in Cocoa, police said.

Cocoa police said the boy was shot at the parking lot of the Save-A-Lot plaza on 1208 Dixon Blvd.

Police said the teen, who has not been named, was sitting in the passenger seat with an 18-year-old man, who was backing out of the parking space, when a witness said a light-skinned black male shot into the vehicle. The teen was shot and flown to a trauma center for his injuries but was alert when first responders arrived, police said.

Police said they have made an arrest in the shooting.

Cocoa police are urging anyone with information to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).