Road Rage Incident Results In Melbourne Homicide

By  //  March 30, 2013

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Victim Dies At Hospital From Gunshot Wounds

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A disagreement between motorists resulted in a deadly shooting Saturday in Melbourne that claimed the life of a Rockledge man.

Lt. Heath Sanders  of the Mebourne Police Department  said officers responded about 9:36 a.m. Saturday to an area near Babcock Street and Brevard Drive in Melbourne to a report of a shooting.

Sanders said officers arriving at the scene found one man who had been shot.

Brevard County Fire Rescue also responded to the scene and transported the injured man to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Sanders said the victim, John A. Pratt of Rockledge, 64, died from his wounds at the hospital.

Investigators believe an argument over a driving disagreement started the incident.

According to Sanders, William Fanton Sherwood of Melbourne, 64, has been arrested and will be charged with 2nd Degree Homicide in the death of Pratt.

He has been transported to the Brevard County Jail and remain in custody without a bond until he has his initial appearance before a judge Sunday morning.


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