Julius Perry, 32, of Cocoa Arrested for the Murder of His Wife During Domestic Violence Incident

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Victim is 35-year-old Rachael Emond of Cocoa

BCSO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 32-year-old, Julius Perry of Cocoa, above, for shooting his wife, Rachael Emond, 35, during a domestic violence incident. (BCSO image)

The investigation began shortly after 4 a.m. Friday morning when deputies responded to a residence on Walter Street in unincorporated Cocoa

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 32-year-old, Julius Perry of Cocoa for shooting his wife during a domestic violence incident.

According to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Tod Goodyear, Perry was charged with 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on a No Bond status.

“The investigation began shortly after 4 a.m. Friday morning when deputies responded to a residence on Walter Street, in unincorporated Cocoa, in reference to a female who had been shot,” said Goodyear.

“Upon arrival, deputies located the female victim deceased at the scene. The decedent is identified as 35-year-old, Rachael Emond of Cocoa.”

BCSO: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 32-year-old, Julius Perry of Cocoa for shooting his wife, Rachael Emond, 35, above, during a domestic violence incident. (BCSO image)

Goodyear said that the investigation has determined that the shooting occurred during a domestic violence incident between Perry and the victim.

“The investigation determined that an argument ensued between the two that escalated to a point where Perry fired a handgun striking the victim,” said Goodyear.

Emond was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.

Anyone who may have information about this death investigation is asked to please call Agent Carmen Minthorn of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413.

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