Quasheda Pierce shot at funeral for teen son Sincere who was shot dead along w/ another teen by Brevard Deputy. Mom & 16 yr old boy shot after gun accidentally discharges.
The mother of a Florida teenager who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy earlier this month was wounded at his burial service over the weekend.
Quasheda Pierce, 39, was hit when a gun shot rang out at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, where 18-year-old Sincere Pierce was being laid to rest just over two weeks after he and another teen were shot dead by a Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy.
Police said the wounded woman and a 16-year-old boy were both struck when a gun the teen was carrying at the burial ‘experienced an accidental discharge’ and struck both of them during Saturday afternoon service, WOFL-TV reported.
The bullet went through the armed teen’s leg and then through Quasheda Pierce’s leg.
The wounds were not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
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Cops said the boy, who was not identified, was not cooperating with investigators.
The shooting sent dozens of mourners scrambling just as Sincere’s casket was being lowered into his grave, Florida Today reported.
His mother was placed into a minivan and taken to a local hospital before police arrived. Up to 50 mourners were in attendance.
Sincere and 16-year-old Angelo Crooms were both killed when two Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies — Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren — attempted to question them during a traffic stop on Nov. 13.
The deputies attempted to pull over the car the two teens were in when they began to drive away despite repeated commands from Santiago-Miranda to ‘stop the vehicle,’ bodycam footage of the incident shows.
The deputy then fires multiple shots into the car, killing the teens.
The teens’ families and lawyers contend the dashcam footage showed Crooms had been trying to evade the deputy — not hit him as moments earlier he backed out of a driveway.
Both of the deputies have since been placed on paid administrative leave.