Cocoa Beach Police Arrest Justin Williamson Following Shooting at Sunoco On State Road A1A
By Space Coast Daily // September 18, 2018
Charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Justin C. Williamson, 29, of Cocoa Beach, has been taken into custody by Cocoa Beach Police following a violent disturbance that occurred at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 102 S. Orlando Avenue on Sunday morning at about 4 a.m.
“It is alleged that Williamson became upset with the store clerk and a female customer/victim, also of Cocoa Beach, over a transaction dispute,” said Cocoa Beach Police Sgt. Manny Hernandez.
“Williamson and the victim both exited the store. A short time later, the victim returned from the parking lot as Williamson followed behind.”
Sgt. Hernandez said as the victim entered the store, Williamson fired one round with a small caliber handgun in the direction of the victim, breaking the glass window, causing the victim to fall to the floor.
“Williamson fled the scene in an older, black Sports Utility Vehicle. No one was reported to be injured.”
According to Sgt. Hernandez, later the same day, Cocoa Beach Police attempted a traffic stop on a 1999 black SUV for reckless driving. The driver failed to stop and continued to flee until officers disengaged due to the concern for public safety.
Investigative follow-up determined Williamson to be the registered owner of the vehicle and the driver that eluded police and was positively identified as Williamson.
He is charged with Attempted Murder; Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon; Shooting into or Throwing Deadly Missiles into Dwellings, Public or Private Buildings; Fleeing and Eluding; Reckless Driving; and other traffic-related offenses.
Williamson was transported to the Brevard County Correctional Facility and is being held on a No Bond status.
Anyone with information pertinent to this investigation is asked to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.
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