Agencies: Brevard County Sheriff's Office Florida
Last updated: 3 months ago
An armed man suspected of attempting to carry out a robbery late Sunday was shot and killed after confronting Brevard County sheriff's deputies near a Cape Canaveral apartment complex, officials confirmed.
The unidentified deputy was not injured, officials reported.
The shooting happened about 8:20 p.m. Sunday at the Palms East apartment complex near Caroline Street. A witness called police dispatchers at 9-1-1 moments before to report a robbery attempt, alerting deputies. Deputies arrived minutes later and spotted the armed man a short distance from the site of the attempted heist.
"The suspect turned on our deputies with a firearm ... he is deceased," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey in a televised news conference at the scene.