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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.

Police have not released any other details of the shooting on Prospect Avenue at the time of this report.


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