Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Deputy-Involved Shooting At Merritt Square Mall

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida - A suspect has been shot by a Brevard County Sheriff's deputy on the south side of the Merritt Square Mall located at 777 East Merritt Island Causeway on Merritt Island, Florida.

The shooting occurred around 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 near the Cobb Movie Theater and Sears department store.

A helicopter landing zone was established in the grassy area near the southern entrance road of the Merritt Square Mall.

Around 2:18 p.m. the suspect was then airlifted from Merritt Island to the trauma center at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.

Deputies have also set up a perimeter around the scene.

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