Police Chief: Suspect dead, one dead, two Palm Bay police officers shot
Two officers were shot while responding to a domestic disturbance Sunday afternoon, the Palm Bay Police Chief said.
At approximately 2:07 p.m., police officers arrived at the 400 block of Forgal Street, Police Chief Mario Augello said.
When they arrived at the scene, police officers encountered an armed suspect, identified as 24-year-old Brandon Capas.
According to the commander, Capas and law enforcement opened fire, and two Palm Bay police officers were shot. They were taken to a local hospital and are expected to survive.
Augello said Capas fled the scene, but police officers chased him, and when they caught up with Capas, they shot and killed him.
The chief praised local law enforcement agencies, including the Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, for assisting in the incident.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will continue to investigate the incident.
The Palm Bay Police Department said it was working on an “active incident” near Lexington and Americana.
They are asking residents to avoid the area during the investigation.
Police said there was no threat to the public.
No further details have been provided at this time.
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