West Melbourne Police-Involved Shooting At Hammock Landings

An officer shot a suspect at a busy shopping plaza in West Melbourne.
An officer shot a suspect at a busy shopping plaza in West Melbourne.

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida – One person suffered injuries after an officer-involved shooting Friday night; they were taken to the hospital, the West Melbourne Police Department said.

The shooting took place at about 6 p.m. at the Hammock Landings Shopping Center off Palm Bay Road and Norfolk Parkway, officials said.

Police closed the entrance to Hammock Landing off Norfolk Parkway due to the incident, police said.

The officer involved was not injured.

Police have not released information on what led up to the shooting.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is still investigating the scene.

Further details will be released as they become available.

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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.
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