UPDATE: Cocoa Police Release 911 Tapes of Overnight Shooting Leaving Victim, Suspect Dead
By Space Coast Daily // June 20, 2018
victim's girlfriend makes the 911 call
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**UPDATE**BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa Police have released the 911 tapes from a shooting early Tuesday morning that resulted in the deaths of the victim and the suspect.
Authorities have identified the deceased victim as 19-year-old Jaleen Malik Howard. The suspect, who also died as a result of the shooting, has been identified 22-year-old Rahkwon Shiem Yarveez Oquendo.
Both individuals were pronounced dead at the hospital.
The dispatchers were contacted by the victim’s unidentified girlfriend, who is heard screaming and crying for help as she tells the first 911-operator that her boyfriend has been shot.
According to the 911 tape, the victim’s girlfriend is heard crying and says, “This guy just ran into my house from a silver Altima and shot my baby’s daddy.”
The victim’s girlfriend then informs the operator that her daughter is in the house and pleas to the operator,”please, he’s dying.”
The call is then transported to a 911-ambulance operator who tries to gather more information while also trying to get the girlfriend to apply pressure to the wounds. The victim’s girlfriend can be heard telling the operator,”he’s dying, he’s dying.”
The girlfriend would also tell the 911-operator that three men ran into her house shooting and one of the guys was lying in the middle of the road, later identified as Rahkwon Shiem Yarveez Oquendo.
The call ends when the victim’s girlfriend told the operator a cop had arrived.
Two other callers contacted 911 to report “many shots fired”. The call from the victim’s girlfriend lasted three minutes and 33 seconds before the 911-operator hangs up to allow police on scene to investigate and provide help.
“Detectives are currently gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses and attempting to locate other individuals that are believed to have been involved,” said Yvonne Martinez of the Cocoa Police Department.
“The shooting is not believed to be a random act.”
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