Titusville Man Arrested After Two Men Exchange Gunfire On Surveillance Video, Second Gunman Wanted
By Space Coast Daily // February 13, 2020
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ABOVE VIDEO: Titusville man arrested after two men exchange gunfire on surveillance video near Grannis Ave. and Pine St.
One of the suspects arrested has been identified as 28-year-old Marcus Gabriel Mathis from Titusville.
In a newly released video by police, a surveillance camera captured the moment the shootout took place with numerous bystanders present when the shooting broke out as the suspects exchanged gunfire with each other around 12:54 p.m. on February 6.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal altercation occurred initially at 445 South Park Avenue between two male suspects,” said Amy Matthews of the Titusville Police Department.
“A few minutes later, the altercation turned violent at a nearby dirt parking area when Mathis exited a late 1990’s green Chevy Lumina, met up with an unknown accomplice driving a 2015 grey Toyota Camry, and began firing bullets at the other suspect.”
Both men were the same individuals previously arguing at 445 South Park Ave., according to police.
The other unidentified suspect returned gunfire, while Mathis fled the scene with an unknown accomplice in a grey Toyota Camry.
None of the bystanders were injured during the shootout.
Investigators utilized the surveillance footage and investigative leads to arrest Mathis.
Meanwhile, the unidentified gunman and Mathis’ accomplice are still wanted by police.
“We were truly horrified when we saw the gravity and the volume of bullets being fired in broad daylight”, said Titusville Police Chief John Lau.
“We will be working with the community and the state attorney’s office to hold the proper people accountable.”
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS, where they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.
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