Deputies Charge Merritt Island Man With Murder

By  //  September 28, 2012

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Taken Into Custody After Brief Standoff

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – A suspect has been arrested following the shooting death of a Cocoa man on Merritt Island on Monday night.

Devonte Bradley of Cocoa, 19, has been arrested for the shooting death of Evander Tinsley of Cocoa, 21, on Monday night. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff's Department)

Brevard County Sheriff’s Department public information officer Lt. Tod Goodyear said that  members of the GAMEOVER Task Force arrested Devonte Bradley of Merritt Island, 19, and charged him with first degree premeditated murder in the shooting death of Evander Tinsley of Cocoa.

Goodyear said that information received by the Task Force led them to a residence in  Cocoa where after after a brief standoff Thursday, Bradley surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.

He was taken to the Brevard County Jail and held on a no bond status.

Tinsley, 21, was gunned down while visiting a friend at the Tropical Major Apartments on Jordan Road on Monday night.

Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is urged to call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).  All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.


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