Man fatally shot by officer during altercation in Titusville, police say

Police say man violently attacked a woman, then ran before attacking an officer

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Police are investigating after a man was fatally shot by an officer Sunday night, according to Titusville police.

Titusville police officers were called to the 1500 block of Gayle Avenue at 7:20 p.m. for a domestic-related incident involving a woman, who officials say was violently assaulted by a man.

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An officer who responded to the scene first identified the man and pursued him on foot after he ran, leading to a physical altercation between the two. During this altercation, the officer shot the suspect, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not identified the man but have labeled him as the suspect in this incident.

The officer, who also has not been identified, did not sustain any injuries in this incident and was placed on administrative leave.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. FDLE is investigating this incident and will provide additional details on this investigation when available.