The mother of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy in early November was injured by suspected accidental gunfire at his burial service Saturday, a Fox affiliate reported Sunday.
Quasheda Pierce, 39, the mother of 18-year-old Sincere Pierce, was injured by a single shot from a firearm carried by a 16-year-old attendee that reportedly accidentally discharged, according to Fox 35 Orlando. The incident occurred at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, Florida, around two weeks after Sincere’s death.
The gunshot went through both the teenager and Quasheda’s leg, but neither sustained life-threatening injuries, Fox reported. The unnamed 16-year-old is not cooperating with law enforcement, according to officials.
Breaking: Mother of Sincere Pierce was shot at his funeral about an hour ago. A single gunshot and only one person injured that we know of right now. pic.twitter.com/hDFDdPUcTj
— tyler vazquez (@tyler_vazquez) November 28, 2020
Sincere and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were shot and killed by Brevard County sheriff’s deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren who tried to initiate a traffic stop on Nov. 13, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: Illinois Police Officer Who Allegedly Shot A Teenager During A Traffic Stop In ‘Self Defense‘ Fired For ‘Multiple’ Violations)
Hendren and Santiago-Miranda were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle when they attempted to approach the teens, who then reversed the vehicle and drove towards one of the deputies, dash-camera footage of the incident shows.
The deputies fired at the vehicle after the driver attempted to advance towards them despite Santiago-Miranda ordering the teen to “stop the vehicle,” the Post reported. Hendren and Santiago-Miranda are currently on paid administrative leave.
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