Sheriff’s Agents Investigate Shooting Death In Cocoa

By  //  July 10, 2014

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Joseph Nilan, 67, of cocoa shot dead

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Joseph Nilan, 67, above, was shot and killed after a dispute with 56-year-old, Mark Allen Jenkins, top. (BCSO images)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation relating to an incident that occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and Burning Tree Avenue in Cocoa.

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The Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit will present all evidence collected to the State Attorney’s Office.

The dead man has been identified by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office as Joseph Nilan, 67, of 7327 Eureka Avenue in Cocoa.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the incident involved a dispute between Nilan and 56-year-old, Mark Allen Jenkins of 1540 Kingston Street in Titusville.

Sheriff’s investigators has determined that Jenkins and Nilan became involved in a verbal disagreement that escalated into a physical altercation where Nilan allegedly entered the doorway of Jenkins’ vehicle.

Nilan was shot during this physical confrontation and died at the scene.

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Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

The Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit will present all evidence collected in reference to this case to the State Attorney’s Office to determine if charges will be filed in this case.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Nick Walker of 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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