The mother of a Florida teenager who was shot and killed by a deputy sheriff this month was injured in Saturday’s funeral service.
The 39-year-old Quasheda Pierce was hit when a shot rang out at the Riverview Memorial Garden in Cocoa, where the 18-year-old Sincere Pierce was laid to rest for just over two weeks after he and another teenager were shot dead by a deputy sheriff from Brevard County. .
Police said the wounded woman and a 16-year-old boy were both hit when a gun held at a teenage funeral was “accidentally released” and both were hit, WOFL-TV reported on Sunday.
The bullet went through the legs of the armed teenager and then through the legs of Quasheda Pierce, the output said.
Authorities said the wounds were not life-threatening.
Police said the boy, who had not been identified, had not cooperated with the investigators.
The shooting mottled dozens of mourners after their cars when Sincere’s coffin was dropped into his grave, Florida Today said.
Her mother was put in a minibus and transported to a local hospital before the police arrived.
Honest and 16-year-old Angelo Croom were both killed when two deputies from Brevard County Sheriff – Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren – tried to interrogate them on November 13 when traffic was stopped.
Deputies tried to pull over the car the two teenagers were in when they set off despite the drive, despite Santiago-Miranda’s repeated instructions to the vehicle to “stop the vehicle”.
The deputy then fires several shots into the car, killing the teenagers.
Since then, both members have been placed on paid administrative leave.