Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Homeless Man For Shooting at Scottsmoor Landings in Mims
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // May 19, 2020
Shooting incident happened on April 20
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 36-year-old Mark Somerset for his connection with the shooting of a female at Scottsmoor Landings in Mims that occurred on April 20.
Somerset, who is homeless, was taken into custody this afternoon by agents of the GAMEOVER Task Force at a motel in Volusia County after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Honorable Judge Michelle Baker, charging him with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle.
He was taken to the Volusia County Jail where he is being held on No Bond until he is extradited to Brevard County.
The investigation began on April 20, 2020, at approximately 12:30 p.m., when deputies responded to a report of a female being shot. Upon the arrival of deputies, a female was located inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.
The female was transported from the scene to the hospital where she is still receiving care for her injuries.
During the shooting investigation, agents with the Homicide Unit identified a vehicle that was captured on video in the area of the shooting during the timeframe of the incident.
Working with members of the Volusia County Crime Center, agents were able to positively identify the vehicle and the registered owner of the vehicle. Using the information, deputies from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle in a motel in Yulee, Florida.
Homicide agents traveled to the motel where they interviewed the owner and served a search warrant on the vehicle. A firearm along with other items of evidence were recovered during the search.
The firearm recovered from the vehicle was subsequently linked through forensics to the firearm seized and evidence gathered at the scene of the shooting.
This arrest was the result of cooperative efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies and the members of those agencies who worked tirelessly with our Homicide Agents to solve the case.
Through their efforts the suspect has been identified, arrested and is now behind bars where he will be prosecuted for the violent act he committed in this county.
Please join me in thanking everyone who worked so hard on this case to bring this violent criminal to justice.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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