UPDATE: Titusville PD Charge Suspects In Thursday’s Shooting With Aggravated Battery, Assault
By Space Coast Daily // August 5, 2016
UPDATE: Titusville Police have released the identities of the suspects in Thursday night’s shooting as 30-year-old Ariel L. Smith and 37-year-old Richard Desi Ajorna. The suspects charges include Agg Battery and Assualt on LEO.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – After responding to an incident where shots were fired at an apartment complex at 810 Sycamore Street, Titusville police officers apprehended two suspects after a vehicle chase.
According to Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department, the incident began when officers identified the vehicle matching the description of the suspects leaving the apartment complex and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
“The vehicle did not stop, however, it slowed and a suspect got out and fled,” said Matthews in a release. “The fleeing suspect was quickly apprehended.”
Matthews said the other suspect continued to drive the vehicle and stopped in the El Leoncito Restaurant parking lot, located at 4280 S. Washington Avenue.
“Officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, however, she struck an officer with her vehicle and fled again,” said Matthews.
“Officers discharged their firearms in response to the threat. The suspect drove from the parking lot and stopped not far from the scene. She was taken into custody without incident and there were no injuries.”
As standard procedure, both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, and this is an ongoing investigation.
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