Landyer Contreras Arrested In EFSC Shooting Incident

By  //  February 26, 2014

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ABOVE AUDIO: Hear the 911 call to the Palm Bay Police Department during the shooting incident on the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay campus on Jan. 30.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA –  Landyer Contreras, 30, has been arrested by the Palm Bay Police and charged with aggravated battery on Landrick Hamilton in connection with the shooting incident on the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay campus on Jan. 30.

Landyer Contreras, 30, has been arrested by the Palm Bay Police and charged with aggravated battery on Landrick Hamilton in connection with the shooting incident on the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay campus on Jan. 30. (BCSO image)

Landyer Contreras, 30, has been arrested by the Palm Bay Police and charged with aggravated battery on Landrick Hamilton in connection with the shooting incident on the Eastern Florida State College Palm Bay campus on Jan. 30. (BCSO image)

According to the Palm Bay Police Department, Contreras, along with his brother Amando, beat Hamilton, an Eastern Florida State College student, in a campus parking lot after a verbal confrontation.

Hamilton then pulled a handgun from his car and shot Amado Contreras in the chest. Police have brought no charges against Hamilton for firing the shot.

According to police, Landyer Contreras pistol-whipped Hamilton after he was disarmed.

Amado Contreras was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and Landrick Hamilton was treated at the hospital for injuries during the fight.

Amado Contreras was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, and Hamilton was treated at the hospital for injuries during the fight.

Both Hamilton and Amando Contreras have been charged with misdemeanor charges of Breach of Peace and Disorderly Conduct in connection to the fight prior to the shooting.

Hamilton, 24, of Palm Bay, has been a full time chemical technology student at the college since 2013. Neither Landyer Contreras or Amando Contreras were students at the college.

Dr. Jim Richey

Dr. Jim Richey

“We are deeply grateful for the rapid and courageous response of our Campus Security officers and the Palm Bay Police Department in the incident,” said  Eastern Florida State College President Dr. Jim Richey. “The safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount and we are fortunate no one else was injured.”

Landyer Contreras is currently in the Brevard County jail.

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