BCSO Apprehends Shooting Suspect In Merritt Island

By  //  September 6, 2013

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BREVARD COUNTY  • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Brevard County Sheriff’s agents responded today to 1165 Jordan Road, Merritt Island, in reference to a shooting, according the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Brevard County Sheriff’s agents responded today to 1165 Jordan Road, Merritt Island, in reference to a shooting, according the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. (BCSO image)

Brevard County Sheriff’s agents responded today to 1165 Jordan Road, Merritt Island, in reference to a shooting, according the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. (BCSO image)

Upon arrival, Deputies located a victim who had been shot and were informed that the suspect had fled from the area on foot.

Information was received that the suspect fled north towards a wooded area near Crockett Boulevard. A search was conducted, which resulted in Sergeant Mike Green, his partner K-9 Bosco and Corporal Mark Rosenfeld locating and arresting 23-year-old Ray Ray Long, who was attempting to conceal himself within the densely wooded area. Long was still armed with the handgun at the time of his arrest.

Long has an extensive criminal history related to drug, burglary and firearm charges.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Long was charged with the Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm and Resisting Arrest. Long is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex under a No Bond status.

Long was not charged with the shooting due to the victim declining to seek prosecution, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was transported to Cape Canaveral Emergency Room where he received medical treatment and was released.

“I am so proud of our incredible team,” said Sheriff Wayne Ivey.  “These deputies chased an armed violent felon into a wooded area to capture and ensure the suspect goes exactly where he belongs – jail.”

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call 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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 Brevard County Sheriff’s agents responded today to 1165 Jordan Road, Merritt Island, in reference to a shooting, according the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.


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