Feeding feral cats can lead to disputes. We know that, but rarely, if ever, does it escalate to a shooting. Sadly, in this incident one of persons involved shot a cop who survived.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s deputy was investigating and it seems that he wanted to break up the argument and was shot by one of the protagonists. We are not told which one. Was it the person feeding the cats or the person who was arguing with him/her? One of them became agitated and went to his car and loaded his rifle. The man was shot dead by the police officer and the police offer was shot more than once. Update: further research indicates that the person shot was the man who was not feeding the cats. Further update: a better report on a different website indicates that it was the cat feeder who lost his rag and shot the officer and was then killed.
It is sad that feeding feral cats can lead to this. It is a reflection as to how annoyed and agitated people can become when feeding feral cats are concerned. There are many argument on this issue and they go to the top: the councils and councillors who argue about laws preventing or allowing the feeding of feral cats.