Man arrested in Cocoa shooting of 12-year-old boy

Dontarius Terelle Jones arrested on multiple charges

By Michelle Dendy - Web Editor

COCOA, Fla. - A 25-year-old Cocoa man was arrested Friday in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy.

Dontarius Terelle Jones, of Cocoa, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, discharge of a firearm on a roadway and aggravated child abuse.

Brevard County sheriff's deputies said the shooting occurred Thursday afternoon on A Lane in Cocoa.  The boy, who was shot in the leg, was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation led to the arrest of Jones, who was being held at the Brevard County Jail on no bond.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff's Office 321-633-7162 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.

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