Man shot after pulling gun on officer, security guard at Cocoa apartment complex, police say

Man taken to hospital, faces multiple charges

A man was shot during an incident involving Cocoa police and a security guard at an apartment complex Thursday.

COCOA, Fla. – A man was shot Thursday afternoon at a Cocoa apartment complex after pointing a gun at an officer and security guard towing a vehicle in the area, according to the department.

Cocoa Police Chief Evander Collier IV said the officer was initially responding to the Village Greene apartments, located at Dixon Boulevard just west of Clearlake Road, to assist the security guard in towing a vehicle.

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A man was shot Thursday afternoon at a Cocoa apartment complex after pointing a gun at an officer and security guard towing a vehicle in the area, according to the department.

According to Collier, a man, identified as Dexter Bray, 51, then came out from an apartment and pointed a gun at the two authorities, who then both opened fire. Police said they are not sure which officer struck Bray, who was shot at least once.

Bray was airlifted to the hospital, where he remains with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said there were no other injuries.

Bray is facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm against a police officer and a security officer. Police said he will also face additional charges.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.

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