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Report: Mother of Florida teen killed by deputy shot by 16-year-old at son’s burial service

Deceased boy’s mother taken to hospital with gunshot wound to leg

Florida Today is reporting burial services for Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens ended abruptly Saturday afternoon when an unknown gunman fired a single shot and hit the deceased’s mother. (WKMG)

COCOA, Fla. – A gunshot fired into the crowd gathered at the burial service of a teenager who was fatally shot by a Florida sheriff’s deputy hit the deceased boy’s mother, wounding her.

Quasheda Pierce was hit as the pastor finished his prayers at Riverview Memorial Gardens Saturday afternoon, according to Florida Today, who originally reported the story.

About 50 people were paying respects to 18-year-old Sincere Pierce. Pierce and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were killed Nov. 13 by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy, according to reports.

Local 10 sister station WKMG reported that an initial investigation found that the shot at the service came from an accidental discharge from a gun carried by a 16-year-old attending the burial, citing information from Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies.

The shot penetrated the teen’s leg and impacted Pierce’s leg, WKMG reported. Family members attended to her before paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital.

About the Author:

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.