Her Son Was Killed by Cops. She Was Shot at His Funeral

Mother of teen fatally shot in Florida is herself shot as he's being buried
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2020 2:18 AM CST
Her Son Was Killed by Cops. She Was Shot at His Funeral
Spectators run from the scene after a shot was fired during the burial service of Sincere Pierce at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Cocoa, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.   (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP)

Two weeks after her teenage son was shot and killed by Florida deputies, Quasheda Pierce was shot at his funeral. The 39-year-old received non-life-threatening injuries Saturday during the service in Cocoa, WFTV reports. Her 18-year-old son, Sincere Pierce, was fatally shot Nov. 13 along with a 16-year-old as Brevard County deputies investigated a potentially stolen car; relatives say it was a case of mistaken identity as the teens were not in a stolen car. The elder Pierce was injured after a 16-year-old at the funeral accidentally shot himself; the bullet struck his leg, then her leg. The accidental discharge took place as mourners were placing flowers on the casket, Florida Today reports. Both shootings are still under investigation, with well-known civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump representing the Pierces. (More Florida stories.)

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