Christopher Johnston Identified As Victim Killed In Titusville Homicide, Suspect Arrested
By Space Coast Daily // March 22, 2019
Christopher Johnston, 63, died on Thursday
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim killed in yesterday’s homicide as 63-year-old Christopher Johnston from Titusville.
The suspect in the murder case has been identified 40-year-old Daniel Blair from Mims. Blair was arrested in Ormond Beach on Thursday after crashing his car in Ormond Beach while trying to flee police.
Investigators say the homicide took place Thursday morning on the 1800 block of Kirby Drive in Titusville.
The investigation began at around 9:10 a.m. Thursday morning when Deputies responded to the 1800 block of Kirby Drive in Titusville where they discovered the deceased body of Christopher Johnston.
Deputies were called to the residence after receiving information from a person who advised that a murder may have been committed at the residence.
The investigation revealed that Blair entered the residence during the early morning hours and attempted to rob the victim who was at the house.
The victim was killed during the robbery and after the murder, Blair confided in an individual that he had committed the murder and was leaving the area. Blair left the residence in the victim’s stolen pickup truck.
Blair was then observed by a police officer in Ormond Beach driving in the stolen vehicle around 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Blair fled when officers attempted to arrest him and was taken into custody after he was involved in a traffic crash in an attempt to avoid arrest.
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