VERO BEACH – A judge sentenced Andrew Coffee Jr. to life in prison Thursday for the premeditated attempted murder of an Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy.
Coffee had been pulled over by Deputy Christopher Lester in Gifford in December of 2015 because there was no tag on Coffee’s scooter.
Dash camera video from the deputy’s cruiser showed Coffee punch Lester, then reach for a gun.
Surveillance video showed that the men were just a few feet apart when they exchanged gunfire.
Coffee was struck in the hip, Deputy Lester in the foot.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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