Brevard County: Deputy-involved shooting under investigation in Cape Canaveral

by: Melonie Holt, WFTV Web Staff Updated:

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting Sunday evening.

The shooting happened around 8:18 p.m. on Caroline Street at the Palms East Apartments after reports of an armed robbery in the complex, deputies said.

The victim said Trevor Gingras, 19, pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The victim was able to run inside an apartment and call for help, deputies said.

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Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said when deputies arrived at the apartment complex, Gingras "turned on the deputies," so a deputy shot and killed the man.

The deputy is on paid administrative leave, which is routine during deputy-involved shootings.

"It was less than 80 feet away, and I knew the individual who had the attempted robbery on him. He's doing okay, but he was shaken up," said resident Charles Sullender.

This is the second deputy-involved shooting in Central Florida on Sunday.

This is a developing story. Check back on wftv.com for updates.

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