BCSO UPDATE: Gunman kidnapping suspect shot dead by law enforcement officers identified

Curtis Kimbrough, 42, of Cocoa Beach, identified as the kidnapping suspect shot dead by law enforcement officers

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified Curtis Kimbrough, 42, of Cocoa Beach, as the kidnapping suspect who was fatally shot by law enforcement officers Saturday night, June 25, in Grant.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified Curtis Kimbrough, 42, of Cocoa Beach, as the kidnapping suspect who was fatally shot by law enforcement officers on Saturday night June 25 at Grant.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Kimbrough had a lengthy criminal record and was recently released from the Florida Department of Corrections after serving a five-year sentence for trafficking methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. .

“The incident began at approximately 8 p.m. on June 25, 2022, when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office advising that they were in pursuit of a suspicious vehicle with a possible hostage from a kidnapping that occurred in Osceola County where the victim was shot,” a spokesperson for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The chase continued in the southern part of Brevard County, with the suspect shooting Indian River County deputies repeatedly. The chase ended when the vehicle broke down in a field in the area. from Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane to Grant.

The female victim of the kidnapping and shooting was able to escape from the suspect’s vehicle and was rescued by deputies.

“The male suspect then exited the vehicle while holding a firearm to the head of a second female victim and entered a wooded area,” a spokesperson for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said.

“The suspect and female hostage were tracked by aviation units from the Brevard, Indian River and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices until a team of officers were able to intercept them. An exchange of gunfire took place between the suspect and members of the Indian River and Brevard County Sheriff’s Offices and the Sebastian Police Department. The suspect was fatally injured and the hostage was rescued. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.

The 33-year-old hostage was treated and released from a local hospital. The 41-year-old woman who was the victim of the Osceola County shooting remains in hospital in serious condition. Officers are still determining the circumstances that led to the incident in Osceola County and the relationship between the suspect and the victims.

The identities of the victims or law enforcement involved in the incident have not been released at this time.

As is customary in shootings involving officers, Brevard County deputies were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and being conducted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.

ORIGINAL STORY: Brevard deputies and officers rescue kidnapped women after multi-county car chase, gunman shot dead

LOOK: Two female victims were rescued by Brevard, Osceola and Indian River Deputies after they were kidnapped and held hostage by a gunman late Saturday night, according to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – Two female victims were rescued by Brevard, Osceola and Indian River deputies after they were kidnapped and held hostage by a gunman late Saturday night, according to Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

The armed assailant led multiple law enforcement agencies in pursuit and was ultimately killed in a shootout with deputies in a car chase and shootout that crossed Osceola, Indian River and of Brevard, according to Sheriff Ivey.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office officials said the incident began Saturday when deputies responded to a report of a shooting at Magnolia Court in Okeechobee.

When deputies arrived, the shooting victim and suspect were no longer in the area and a “be on the lookout” was issued to surrounding law enforcement.

The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office notified the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office around 8 p.m. that deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle that was possibly linked to the kidnapping incident in the county. of Osceola and that the suspect fired several bullets at the deputies.

“The pursuit continued in the southern part of Brevard County, with the suspect shooting multiple times at Indian River County deputies,” Sheriff Ivey said.

The chase ended when the vehicle broke down in a field in the Old Dixie Highway and Foley Lane area of ​​Grant. The female victim of the kidnapping and shooting was then able to escape from the suspect’s vehicle and was rescued by deputies.

“The male suspect then exited the vehicle while holding a gun to the head of a second female victim and drove into a wooded area,” Sheriff Ivey said.

The suspect and female hostage were tracked by aviation units from the Brevard, Indian River and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices until a team of officers were able to intercept them.

“A gunfight occurred between the suspect and members of the Indian River and Brevard County Sheriff’s Offices and the Sebastian Police Department,” Sheriff Ivey said.

“The suspect was fatally injured and the hostage was rescued. No law enforcement personnel were injured in the incident.

The two female victims were taken to local hospitals where they are being evaluated and treated.

The identity of the suspect, victims or law enforcement personnel involved in the incident is not being released at this time.

As is customary in shootings involving officers, Brevard County deputies were placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing and being conducted by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit.

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