Brevard County Deputy-involved shooting in Grant

Deputy-involved shooting in Grant
Deputy-involved shooting in Grant

GRANT, Florida – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a deputy-involved shooting in Grant.

One person was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries Thursday after a shooting took place on Honey Lane in Grant-Valkaria.

“We are going to be very, very limited in what we can say right now because we are very limited in what we actually know,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said.

Ivey said officers responded just after 4 p.m. to a suicide in progress and that the subject was using an “edged weapon.”

“Our deputies, in trying to deal with the subject, actually used less lethal … in deploying a Taser,” Ivey said, “that was ineffective.”

After the subject became aggressive, according to Ivey, officers fired on him.

The unidentified man was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Ivey said the subject was believed to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the shooting.

Both deputies involved during the incident were placed on administrative leave in accordance with Brevard County Sheriff’s Office protocol.

The Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the shooting without the help of an outside agency such as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Palm Bay Daily has a crew at the scene and will bring you the latest developments as they become available.

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