Brevard Deputies identify man killed after cross-county chase, shootout with law enforcement

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Law enforcement shot and killed a man Saturday night after deputies said he kidnapped two women and led law enforcement on a cross-county chase.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased as 42-year-old Curtis Kimbrough.

According to a news release, the Cocoa Beach man had multiple felonies on his record and was recently released from the Florida Department of Corrections after serving a five-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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According to a news release, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting call on Magnolia Court in Okeechobee. When deputies arrived, they learned the shooting victim, as well as the suspect, were no longer there.

The pursuit started around 8 p.m. when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office advising that it was in pursuit of a suspect vehicle with a possible hostage from a kidnapping and shooting incident that happened in Osceola County.

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The chase continued into southern Brevard County and ended when the suspect’s car became disabled in a field in the area of Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane in Grant-Valkaria.

“It just happened so quick. I mean, they were flying fast. So it was just like holy cow,” said resident Cody Laster, who told Channel 9 that he was in the pool with his family when helicopters started circling and dozens of law enforcement cars sped through his neighborhood.

According to a news release, the 44-year-old female victim who was shot during the kidnapping was able to escape and was rescued by deputies.

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The suspect took a second hostage, a 33-year-old female, into the woods at gunpoint, deputies said.

Sheriff’s aviation units were able to locate the suspect and the female hostage and officers were able to intercept them.

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A shootout between the suspect and law enforcement ended after the suspect was shot and killed.

The hostage was rescued by deputies. Both women were transported to the hospital.

The 33-year-old was treated and released. The 44-year-old remains in what is considered to be serious condition.

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No law enforcement was injured during the shootout.

Deputies have not released the identities of the suspect, victims or law enforcement personnel involved in this shooting.

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