Audio 911 Calls; Identities of Husband, Wife Confirmed In Monday’s Murder-Suicide Investigation
By Space Coast Daily // April 19, 2016
3 Children Being Cared For
ABOVE AUDIO: First caller to 911. Mother of the son/husband shot.
ABOVE AUDIO: Second caller to 911.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – UPDATE – Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have released the identities of the victim and suspect involved in Monday’s murder-suicide.
The victim and husband, is identified as 37-year-old-Adrian Lamar Hudson. He was shot multiple times and was found dead in his mother’s home on South Georgia Avenue where he also lived, according to the Cocoa Police Department.
The suspect and wife, is identified as 35-year-old Aurora Marie Hudson. She was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities.
According to Cocoa Police, on Monday at 5:17 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 700-block of South Georgia Avenue after receiving several 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting.
When officers arrived they found Mr. Hudson inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.
A short time later, Officer George Menendez saw the suspect vehicle in the area of Washington Ave. and Pomolo St.
Officer Menendez witnessed a male passenger, her oldest son, exit the vehicle when the female driver sped off. The officer initiated an attempt to stop the vehicle which continued to flee with the officer in pursuit.
The driver, identified as Aurora Hudson, continued a route that ended at Lee Wenner Park at the northern river bank. As Officer Menendez attempted to get the woman to exit the vehicle he heard a gunshot.
The vehicle then began to roll into the water.
Officers with assistance from Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies pulled the woman out of the vehicle and determined she was dead due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The investigation revealed Ms. Hudson went to the home on S. Georgia Avenue with her two daughters, ages 7 and 10. According to witnesses, she argued with her estranged husband and shot him several times.
According to witnesses, one of the children said Hudson put the gun to the child’s head.
The two girls ran across the street to a neighbor’s home for help and Ms. Hudson confronted the neighbor demanding she surrender the children. The neighbor refused and she fled in her vehicle.
According to police, she then went to Rockledge High School to pick up her oldest son whom she later dropped off near the scene.
“She was in tears telling her son what she had done,” said Detective Branda Marchica.
“She dropped him off and told him she was not going to prison.”
There is no documented history of domestic violence between the couple, however detectives learned there were unreported physical and verbal disputes between the couple since they had separated.
According to witnesses, Ms. Hudson was attempting to reconcile the marriage.
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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.
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.
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.
City of Cocoa Fire on scene of a shooting on South Georgia Ave earlier this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/z5MB5bxL33
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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.