Teen Victim ID’d In Titusville Deadly Shooting, Suspect Arrested and Charged With First Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // March 26, 2018
shooting happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Police have released the victim’s name in a homicide investigation that began Sunday afternoon on Third Ave. near Booker St. in Titusville.
Police identified the murder victim as 16-year-old Johntreavean Lashawn Tilley from Titusville. Tilley was transported to a local hospital on Sunday with gunshot wounds, but later died as a result from his injuries.
Titusville Police say they have arrested 17-year-old Erien Dah’mir Jaquez Hampton, of Titusville, and charged him with first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
According to the investigation, the suspect fled on foot after shooting Tilley on Third Ave. Shortly after the shooting, a witness confronted him and the suspect pointed the handgun at the witness. After the witness backed off, the suspect continued fleeing on foot.
Officers located Hampton on Nova Terrace a short time later.
Police say the investigation has revealed that Hampton and Tilley have had a prior dispute.
The incident is still an active homicide investigation.
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