Cocoa Police Search For Man Shooting At Cars On U.S. 1
UPDATE: U.S. 1 has been re-opened. Police were unable to locate the suspect.
COCOA, Florida – The southbound lanes of U.S. 1 between Michigan Avenue and Dixon Boulevard are currently shut down while Cocoa police search for a suspect wanted in connection with reports of a shooting in the area near the 1500 block of U.S. 1.
Just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, police received two 911 calls from independent witnesses who reported a man on a bicycle was shooting at vehicles traveling on the highway. No vehicles were hit and no one was injured. The suspect fled the area and was seen heading into a wooded area near the railroad track.
Patrol officers have a perimeter set up and are searching the area. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black hat and wearing all black clothing. Witnesses described him as having a “scruffy” face. He was carrying a red backpack.
Patrol officers believe they have recovered the bicycle the suspect was using. It is believed the suspect dumped the bicycle as he fled the area. The investigation is ongoing.