VIDEO: Local Bystander With A Gun Shoots Gunman Who Opened Fire At Titusville Public Park
By Space Coast Daily // August 6, 2018
shooting happened at Isaac Campbell Park on 701 South Street
ABOVE VIDEO: The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday when reports were first received by dispatchers about shots fired. (Video by Dwight D Harv Harvey)
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police say the shooting that occurred late Saturday afternoon ‘could have been so much worse’ if it weren’t for a local bystander with a gun.
The shooting occurred at Isaac Campbell Park around 5:20 p.m. when reports were first received by dispatchers about shots fired.
According to Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department, a man involved in a fistfight with another person at a crowded park, left, and returned several minutes’ later with a gun and opened fire. Police say that is when the gunman was shot by a local bystander, who was lawfully licensed to carry a firearm.
The initial shooter was airlifted to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Police recovered the suspect’s gun from the scene.
“We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident” said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson.
“This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park, this could have been so much worse.”
The bystander who shot the suspect waited for officers and has cooperated with police.
No other people were injured.
The identities of the people involved has not yet been released by police.
The shooting remains an active investigation by the Titusville Police Department.
Detectives have consulted with the State Attorney’s office and no charges are expected against the bystander as his actions were within the law based on the preliminary investigation.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800 or can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward by calling CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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