Cooper said the father of her niece’s baby was 23-year-old Andrew Coffee IV.
The boyfriend, Andrew Coffee IV and his father Andrew Coffee III, were the wanted subjects of the raid. Officials say the S.W.A.T. operation was an attempt to serve a drug-related search warrant. From the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office:
The S.W.A.T. team approached the house under the cover of darkness. As they positioned themselves to execute the search warrant, Andrew Coffee III (38) exited the residence and, upon seeing law enforcement officers, attempted to flee back inside. As deputies struggled to take Coffee III into custody, shots were fired from inside the residence at deputies. Three S.W.A.T. members returned fire and one person inside of the residence was killed.
The father and son appeared in court Monday morning. A judge set bond for the elder Coffee at $93,000. The younger Coffee is being held on a $307,000 bond.
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