- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man got out of a truck at a central Florida gas station and shot a state Highway Patrol trooper, who returned fire, killing the man.

Cpl. David Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office tells Florida Today (https://on.flatoday.com/1Fi9nvY ) the trooper approached the vehicle Sunday night near Cocoa to inform the driver of an equipment violation.

Jacobs says a male passenger stepped out of the truck and began firing at the trooper, striking him.

The trooper returned fire, killing the man.

Jacobs said the trooper’s wounds were not life-threatening. He said it wasn’t immediately clear how many shots either person fired.

Authorities said a woman in the truck was taken into custody for questioning.

Cocoa is about 45 miles southeast of Orlando.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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