COCOA, Florida -- Brevard County Sheriff's investigators are searching for a gunman following an early morning shooting in Cocoa, Florida that left one man fatally injured.
At approximately 1:19 a.m. today, Brevard County Sheriff's deputies responded to Lakeview Boulevard for a 911 call advising that a person had been shot. When deputies arrived, they found 20-year-old Lavonte Ingram unresponsive with life-threatening gunshot wounds. Ingram was transported to Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Witnesses told investigators that a large crowd had gathered in the parking area when a black male approached the group and began firing a handgun in the direction of Ingram . Ingram was struck and fell to the ground. The assailant was last seen fleeing on foot from the scene.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and an autopsy is currently scheduled to take place today at the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s office.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Wayne Simock of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423- TIPS (8477).
All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.