INDIALANTIC, Fla. – A Brevard County sheriff’s deputy was shot multiple times and seriously wounded Tuesday night during a shootout that stemmed from an argument over feral cats, authorities said.
The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Avenida De La Vista, a residential area in unincorporated Indialantic.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the deputy, whose name has not been released, was called to a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of feral cats when one of the men became agitated.
The man armed himself with a rifle and opened fire, Ivey said. The deputy returned fire, and the man was later pronounced dead, Ivey said.