• Deputies: 1 suspect dead, 1 sought after resident opens fire during attempted burglary

    By: Sarah Wilson

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    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Brevard County resident shot and killed a suspect who attempted to burglarize his home Tuesday, Brevard County deputies said.

    Deputies said they are also searching for an additional suspect involved in the incident, who neighbors said they saw run away into a wooded area.

    Deputies said the shooting happened near Brophy Boulevard in unincorporated Cocoa.


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    A family member of the resident told Channel 9 that the man heard someone messing with the back window of his home and then heard glass shatter as the person attempt to throw a bicycle through it.

    Deputies said the resident told them he saw someone trying to crawl into his home through the window. That's when he said he fired at the man, who fell out the window. Deputies said the resident called 911 and told them he wasn't sure if his gunfire struck anyone.

    When deputies arrived, they said one of the suspects, who was wearing a mask, was found shot dead in the backyard.

    The other suspect, who deputies described as wearing all black with a shirt or hoodie wrapped around his head, is still at large.

    Channel 9 reporter Melonie Holt is at the scene to gathering additional information.

    Deputies said anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Brevard County Sheriff's Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS(8477).

    This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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