Investigators Probe Homicide On Merritt Island

By  //  September 25, 2012

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Man Shot Dead at Apartments Monday Night

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BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – Investigators from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department are pursuing leads in the shooting death of a Cocoa man at a Merritt Island apartment complex on Monday night.

Evander Tinsely of Cocoa, 21, was visiting a friend at the Tropical Major Apartments on Jordan Road when he was shot and killed.

Lt. Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department said an autopsy on Tinsely was completed today and the Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death as homicide.

“Full autopsy results will not be available for at least six to eight weeks,” Goodyear said.

Investigators are still in the process of interviewing potential witnesses and following up on multiple leads.

Goodyear said that the investigation is ongoing and further updates will occur as new information becomes available.

Anyone with information about this homicide is urged to call either the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).  All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward for information leading to an arrest.