Arrest made in downtown Cocoa shooting, police say

Bryson L. Jones, 25, faces felony charges

Bryson L. Jones, 25, who Cocoa police arrested Saturday, March 12, 2022. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

COCOA, Fla. – A man accused of opening fire in a Cocoa restaurant’s parking lot and injuring someone early Saturday morning before attempting a getaway was found and arrested, according to the Cocoa Police Department.

Bryson L. Jones, 25, was booked in the Brevard County jail by 12:47 p.m., records show.

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Just before 2 a.m. Saturday, a large fight that involved several people inside of Marino’s in downtown Cocoa transitioned to a scene in the parking lot where Jones allegedly fired about 30 shots, police said. Several rounds struck a 24-year-old man who was hospitalized and is expected to recover from his injuries, according to a news release.

Jones ignored officers’ commands to stay at the scene and left in a vehicle before he was later located in Rockledge, police said. Jones was taken into custody after running from police on foot, according to the release.

He faces charges including attempted 2nd degree murder, attempted felony murder, shooting into dwellings, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer without violence and discharging a firearm in public, records show.

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