A Firefight Along The Florida Space Coast Left 1 Suspect Dead And 2 Officers Injured

Authorities stated that after responding to a domestic call on Sunday, two police officers along Florida’s Space Coast were shot but their injuries were not life-threatening.

A Firefight Along The Florida Space Coast Left 1 Suspect Dead And 2 Officers Injured

Police Chief Mariano Augello stated during a press conference that the injured officers from the Palm Bay Police Department are expected to make a full recovery while receiving treatment at a hospital.

The chief said the police were shot while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance at a residence in a quiet neighbourhood. According to him, the suspect was shot and died during the altercation.

“Two of our officers were shot today as a result of doing their jobs and that’s protecting our community,” Augello said. “We will not tolerate anybody raising their guns or any type of lethal force against officers.”

The police chief stated that the incident would be looked into by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The police department warned the public to stay away from the northeast Palm Bay neighbourhood where the injured officers were on Sunday afternoon in posts on social media.

The posters stated, “At this time, there is no threat to the public.”

About 75 miles southeast of Orlando is Palm Bay.

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