Cocoa police officer shoots, kills suspect, chief says

Incident happened at Prospect Park

COCOA – An officer with the Cocoa Police Department fatally shot a man attacking a woman at Prospect Park on Wednesday, according to police.

Police said officers responded to the call of an armed suspect attacking a woman at the rear of Prospect Park around 5:17 p.m. on Wednesday.

“We want to all come together, we want to work to figure out what happened,” Cocoa Chief of Police Michael Cantaloupe said.

Investigators said officers saw the man attacking a woman.

The suspect was armed with a knife, according to police.

An officer shot at the man and the suspect was killed, according to police.

Police said the woman had stab wounds on the back of her neck.

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