Suspicious person hospitalized following deputy-involved shooting in Cape Canaveral

The man shot at a deputy at close range, investigators said

Two Brevard County deputies were involved in a shooting Sunday morning, according to officials.

The shooting happened around just before 4 a.m. in the area of Ridgewood and Hayes Avenue.

Deputies said they received several calls about a suspicious person in the area. One call came from a female and said the man was outside her home.

Deputies responded to the woman’s home and did not locate anyone and cleared the scene.

Another call for a suspicious person then came in around 3:48 a.m.

One deputy made contact with the man, who then fired a gun multiple times at close range towards the deputy.

Deputy-involved shooting in Cape Canaveral

“The suspicious person was then challenged by the second deputy who responded to the lethal threat with deadly force,” deputies said.

According to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, the man then shot himself after falling to the ground.

Investigators said the man was taken to a hospital for medical treatment and is currently in stable condition.

The initial deputy was also taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation but is said to have minor injures.

Both deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, BCSO said.

Cape Canaveral deputy-involved shooting

According to a news release, the suspect was under an active injunction for protection against the original caller. He was currently out on bond for a previous criminal charge.

Deputies said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413.

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