Cocoa Shooting Victim Uncooperative Before Death
By Space Coast Daily // August 4, 2012
Detectives Seeking Information
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A man who was shot at his residence in Cocoa was not cooperating with police investigating the incident before he died from his wounds late Friday.
Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Officer Barbara Matthews said that at about 4:40 p.m. Friday, a man walked into the emergency room at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.
Rockledge Police officers responded to investigate, but the case was turned over to the Cocoa Police when evidence revealed that the man had been shot at his home in Cocoa.
Matthews said the victim, Tino N. Bito, 31, of 127 Circle Drive in Cocoa, would not speak with Cocoa detectives and was uncooperative in their investigation.
Because of the severity of his wounds, Bito was subsequently transferred to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where he died as a result of his injuries at 11 p.m. Friday.
“At this time Cocoa investigators are still out at the subject’s house, but they have little to go on,” Matthews said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Cocoa Police Department at 321-637-6354 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).