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Murder-attempt charges filed against man accused of shooting agent

Murder-attempt charges filed against man accused of shooting agent

A man accused of severely wounding a Brevard County law officer in a prostitution-sting-turned shootout last week was arrested Tuesday. John Derossett, 65, who was also injured, was charged with three counts of attempted murder of a law-enforcement officer, said Major Tod Goodyear with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. The shooting left Agent John "Casey" Smith critically injured. He has undergone several surgeries and his condition is improving, according to reports. Derossett was booked into the Brevard County Jail late Tuesday after being released from a local hospital. He is being held without bond, Goodyear said. The shooting unfolded when Smith went to a...

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