Sheriff Files Manslaughter With Firearm Charges In Shooting
By Space Coast Daily // January 27, 2015
Rodney Clay Patrick Jr. of merritt island charged
UPDATE: JANUARY 27, 2015 – 4:45 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has charged 22-year-old Rodney Clay Patrick Jr. of 1014 Floral Lane on Merritt Island in the shooting of a juvenile that occurred at his residence on Floral Lane last night. (See map below)
According to Major Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the victim, 17-year-old Douglas Trey Winslow was visiting the residence when the shooting occurred.
According to Major Goodyear, the investigation determined that the two men were at the residence listening to music when Patrick picked up the firearm, which he thought was not loaded and started acting out the lyrics of the song, which included pointing the firearm at the victim when it discharged, killing Winslow
Patrick was charged with Manslaughter with a Firearm, Tampering with Evidence and the Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Patrick is being held at the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond status.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information to please call Agent Wayne Simock of the Homicide Unit via the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 321-633-7162 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers to CRIMELINE can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.
ORIGINAL POST: JANUARY 27, 2015 – 9:25 a.m.
Sheriff’s Office Investigating Death In Merritt Island
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is in the process of investigating a death reported at a residence on Floral Lane in Merritt Island last night at about 9 p.m. (See map below)
According to BCSO, agents are completing evidence collection and interviews to assist in determining the circumstances surrounding the death.
The identity of the victim is not currently being released and an autopsy should be completed later today.
Anyone with information about this Homicide Investigation is asked to please call Agent Wayne Simock of 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 can be eligible for a reward.