Update: Suspect in Custody in Bicycle Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

News Release: Associated Press
August 1, 2014

COCOA, Fla. (AP) -- A 25-year-old man is being held without bond, accused in the shooting of a 12-year-old boy who was shot while riding his bicycle in Cocoa.

The shooting happened Thursday afternoon and Brevard County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dontarius Jones later in the day. He's facing multiple charges, including aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated child abuse.

Deputies say the child was targeted in the shooting but didn't offer additional details.

The child was reported to be in stable condition.

Witnesses told deputies the suspects fled in a red Chrysler 300. Deputies found the vehicle and made the arrest.

Jones is being held in the Brevard County Jail. Records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.


News Release: Associated Press
August 1, 2014

COCOA, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a 12-year-old boy is recovering after being shot while riding his bicycle in Cocoa.

Orlando television station WESH reports deputies believe the child was targeted in the Thursday afternoon shooting, but they didn't say why they believe so. The child was reported to be in stable condition.

Witnesses told deputies the suspects fled in a red Chrysler 300.

No further details were immediately available. An investigation continues.

Deputies ask anyone with information to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS.


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