Melbourne Police Investigating Murder of Alphonso Jacobs
By Space Coast Daily // September 2, 2014
shooting in 700 block of University Boulevard
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Melbourne Police are investigating the murder of Alphonso Jacobs, 31, of Melbourne.
According to Melbourne Police Commander Vince Pryce, patrol officers received a report of a shooting on Monday in the 700 block of University Boulevard (see map above) at approximately 4:20 p.m.
Upon the officers’ arrival, they discovered Jacobs with multiple gunshot wounds. Jacobs was stabilized on scene and transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died from his injuries.
Investigators are working to determine a motive and a suspect in this incident.
According to Pryce, investigators believe a teal-colored older model four-door Saturn may have been involved.
Investigators will be canvassing the area and talking to members of the community in an attempt to gain any new information in the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspected vehicle is asked to contact the Melbourne Police Department Criminal Investigation Division (Detective Bob Walters) at 321-608-6464, or contact the Tip Line (321) 608-TIPS (8477) or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).