Suspect Charged With First-Degree Murder After Last Week’s Deadly Shooting

By  //  November 3, 2016

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56-year-old Eric Brian

The Cocoa police reported that John Charles McLean, 53, of Merritt Island, Florida, was discovered on Friday at approximately 7:49 p.m., unresponsive inside a vehicle parked at 150 Minutemen Causeway in Cocoa Beach.

Melbourne homicide investigators charged 56-year-old Eric Brian with First Degree Murder after the deadly shooting on October 29 near Hendren Dr. in Melbourne, according to Commander Sean Riordan of the Melbourne Police Department.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne homicide investigators charged 56-year-old Eric Brian with First Degree Murder after the deadly shooting on October 29 near Hendren Dr. in Melbourne, according to Commander Sean Riordan of the Melbourne Police Department.

The shooting involved two occupants in the car, one of those occupants was the shooter, according to authorities.

The result of the shooting left one dead and one wounded (the suspect)

Brian is still under medical care and will be transported to Brevard County jail upon his release.

Police say they do not know at that this time when that will be.

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police is investigating a shooting that has left one dead and one wounded in an incident near Hendren Drive and Autumn Woods Drive.

According to Melbourne Police Lt. Shawn Eising, a call for service came in Saturday at 9:32 p.m. in reference to sounds of a disturbance and possible gunshots at a house in the area of Hendren Drive and Autumn Woods Drive.

“Two occupants were found to have suffered wounds received from gunshots,” said Lt. Eising in a release.

“One occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene, while the other was transported to a local hospital for treatment.”

According to Lt. Eising, it appears the incident was isolated within the residence and there is not an active search for any suspects at this time.

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Names of the victims, and an exact address of the incident, have not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6731 or Crime Line at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477)


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