Deputies ID man killed in Brevard shooting

Last Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017, 5:12 PM EDT

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the person who was killed in a shooting Thursday in unincorporated Cocoa.

  • Man killed Thursday identified as Ladarius Bentley
  • Deputies say he was shot
  • The investigation is ongoing

Deputies responded to a residence on Brophy Boulevard just before noon.

When they arrived, they found Ladarius Bentley, 20, dead.

On April 6, Brevard investigators announced that 20-year-old Adrian Corice Johnson Jr. of Cocoa had been charged with felony murder in connection with the case. They said Johnson and Bentley had lured a man to the residence over a drug transaction and planned to rob him. A struggle ensued, and Bentley was fatally shot.

The investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office said. Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).