Update: Titusville Police Searching For Christmas Eve Assailant
By Space Coast Daily // December 26, 2012
Suspect Wields Shotgun In Attack
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Detectives from the Titusville Police Department are searching for a suspect who shot and wounded two victims on Christmas Eve in Titusville.
Major Todd Hutchinson of the Titusville Police Department said detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon Rashad Jones of Titusville, 19, for a shooting that seriously injured a Titusville man and a nearby teen on Christmas Eve.
He said the last known address for Jones was on Prairie Lane in Titusville.
Both victims were shot by a single assailant about 1:25 p.m. Monday on Rockpit Road near Collins Avenue.
One victim was flown to a trauma unit with serious injuries while the other victim was transported to the hospital by a private vehicle.
Hutchinson said a preliminary investigation revealed that Jones approached the adult male victim on Rockpit Road and fired at least one shot at the intended victim.
While the victim ran away, Jones fired at least one more shot, striking the second victim, a 15 year-old Titusville resident standing nearby.
Two adult females who were nearby reported being hit with possible debris from the shooting. They were not seriously injured.
Hutchinson said investigators suspect that the shooting was the result of an earlier feud between the Jones and the intended victim.
He said the teen who was shot was likely an unintended victim.
Neither victims appear to have sustained life-threatening injuries and the weapon used is thought to be a shotgun.
Hutchinson cautioned that this information is based on preliminary investigation only.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800 and may be eligible for a reward and remain anonymous by calling CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS.