Video of Shooting That Left Cocoa Teens Dead Released by Deputies
COCOA, Fla. — The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released dash camera video showing the fatal shooting of two teenagers by deputies last week.
A.J. Crooms, 16, and Sincere Pierce, 18, were fatally shot by deputies who were conducting a stolen car investigation. The shooting happened Friday around 10:30 a.m. in the area of Stetson Drive and Ivy Drive in Cocoa.
The dash camera video shows the car turn into a driveway as it is being followed by deputies. When the car turns into the driveway, the deputies get out of their patrol cars, but the driver backs out and turns around.
In a Facebook post, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the video shows the driver of the car, Crooms, accelerating toward the deputy.
Ivey said the deputies asked the driver to stop the car to stop seven times before the shots were fired.
“Angelo Crooms turns and accelerates the vehicle toward Deputy Santiago-Miranda who was then forced to fire his service weapon in an attempt to stop the deadly threat of the car from crashing into him,” Ivey’s Facebook post said.