• Rockledge police hold active-shooter training after fatal shooting at automotive shop

    By: Melonie Holt


    ROCKLEDGE, Fla. - After one man was killed and another seriously injured during a shooting at a Rockledge automotive shop Friday, officials in the city decided to move up a planned active-shooter training session.

    Robert Bailey, 28, of Cocoa, is accused of shooting two employees at Schlenker Automotive at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

    He was stopped when another employee at the business, who has a concealed carry permit, shot him, investigators said.

    An active-shooter training session had been scheduled in Rockledge after a gunman opened fire at a Texas church earlier in the month, but after Friday’s shooting, city officials decided to move up the date.

    “What’s next and where’s next, I’m not sure it will happen again. I don’t know where or when,” Rockledge Mayor Tom Price said. “Maybe not in my lifetime. Hopefully not, but you never know. We have to be ready.”

    The training session was scheduled for Wednesday night at Faith Temple Christian Center in Rockledge.

    The Rev. Dr. Shaun Ferguson said he and his church wanted to make sure people know what to do in an active shooter situation.

    “There’s a lot going on in the world, so we want to make sure, again, that this community is educated on how to handle it,” he said. “We don’t know when it could happen.”

    The Rockledge Police Department will be offering active-shooting training to businesses and other groups two to three times a month.

    Wednesday’s training session was expected to be well-attended.

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