Cocoa Police Investigating Murder-Suicide Shooting; Wife Kills Husband, Drives Car Into River

By  //  April 19, 2016

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Car Ended Up In Water Under 520 Causeway

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Cocoa Police Detectives and crime scene technicians are working a scene of a shooting that appears to be a murder-suicide, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department. (WFTV Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA –  Cocoa Police Detectives and crime scene technicians are working a scene of a shooting that appears to be a murder-suicide, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.

In a release by Cocoa Police, on Monday at around 5 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at the 700 block of South Georgia Avenue.

When officers arrived they found a man with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers received information that the man’s estranged wife went to the home and shot him after an argument, according to Martinez.

There were multiple witnesses inside the home during the shooting including two young children.

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When officers arrived they found a man with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers received information that the man’s estranged wife went to the home and shot him after an argument, according to Martinez. (Cocoa Police Image)

The woman reportedly fled the scene and alerts were issued with her description and the vehicle she was driving. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a pursuit.

“The woman drove into Lee Wenner Park with officers still in pursuit. The first officer behind her reported hearing a gun shot just prior to the car going into the water under the 520 Causeway,” said Martinez.

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Officers and deputies immediately attempted to rescue the woman, retrieving her from the vehicle but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence from both scenes. The children that witnessed the shooting are being cared for and the identities of the suspect and victim will be released when next of kin have been notified.

The investigation is ongoing.

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ABOVE MAP: In a release by Cocoa Police, on Monday at around 5 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at the 700 block of South Georgia Avenue.


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