Gunfire, robbery attempt unsettles Cape Canaveral apartment residents – Florida News

Gunfire, robbery attempt unsettles Cape Canaveral apartment residents – Florida News


Authorities on scene of deputy-involved shooting in Cape Canaveral Sunday night.

It was supposed to be a quiet Sunday for residents at the Palms Estates. Many in the two-story Cape Canaveral apartment complex were settling in for the night.

Then came the rattling boom of gunshots.

Residents reported hearing nearly half a dozen rounds fired off at about 8:20 p.m..

“I kept hearing the helicopters circling,” said Kathy Horner, a widow who lives across the street from the complex with her 7-year-old granddaughter.

An armed, shirtless 19-year-old Allen Gingras had tumbled in the back of Building G off Caroline Street, with at least one shot to the head from one of the Brevard County sheriff’s deputies responding to what became a frantic scene.

The deputy who shot the man — 25-year veteran Lt. Michael Green — was not injured.

Monday afternoon, Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents along with Brevard County sheriff’s investigators were working to find out what brought Gingras to the apartment complex. FDLE routinely investigates officer-involved shootings.

The night before, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the Gingras attempted to rob one of the residents at gunpoint moments before deputies arrived behind the darkened beach side apartment complex. They came upon him a short distance from the attempted heist, investigators said.

“The suspect turned on our deputies with a firearm … he is deceased,” said Ivey in a televised news conference at the scene less than two hours after the…

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