COCOA, Fla. — A Cocoa Police officer opened fire early Tuesday on a man who called 911 because he said he hadn't seen a loved one in several days, police said.
- Cocoa Police officer shoots man in arm early Tuesday
- Police said the man had called 911, worried about a loved one
- Chief says there was "some sort of aggressive act" toward cop
According to police, the call came in just after 4:30 a.m. from 54-year old Keith Seal, who said he was concerned about the loved one.
Officer Xzevies Baez responded to the home on the 600 block of Forrest Avenue.
A short time later, Baez reported that he'd fired shots, wounding Seal's, who they said was being treated for a gunshot wound to the arm.
"(There was) some sort of aggressive act toward the officer and made him feel in fear, and what occurred from there occurred," Chief Mike Cantaloupe said.
The chief says Seal was not armed at the time of the shooting, and it's unclear whether drugs and alcohol were involved.
According to the Clerk of Courts and Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Seal does not have a criminal record and his injuries are not life -threatening.
Baez's body camera captured at least part of the incident, police said. He is on paid leave, which is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is also investigating.
Reporter Krystel Knowles contributed to this story.