Clayton Rawlings of Cocoa Charged With Attempted Murder at Cocoa Beach Condo Complex

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has been charged with Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm

Clayton K. Rawlings, 28, of Cocoa, above, was arrested Aug. 24, shortly after 10 p.m., following a violent encounter at Riverview Manor, located at 200 St. Lucie Lane. Rawlings has been charged with Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, transported to the Brevard County Jail, and held on a No Bond status. (BCSO image)

COCOA BEACH POLICE: Rawlings fired one round with a handgun, in the direction of the victim, striking the doorway

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Clayton K. Rawlings, 28, of Cocoa, was arrested Aug. 24, shortly after 10 p.m., following a violent encounter at Riverview Manor, located at 200 St. Lucie Lane.

According to the Cocoa Beach police, officers responded to a call regarding an individual who said a man with a gun shot at him outside of unit #303.

“Officer Brandon Hatzel was first on-scene and stopped Rawlings, based on the description given, while trying to flee the area in a pickup truck,” aid a Cocoa Beach police spokesperson.

“Rawlings was taken into custody without incident. A firearm was subsequently located in Rawlings’ vehicle.”

Cocoa Beach Police Detective Matt Eastman arrived and assumed the investigation.

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“It is alleged that Rawlings waited for the victim, who had been with Rawlings’ ex-girlfriend and followed the victim to his front door,” said a Cocoa Beach spokesperson.

“Rawlings fired one round with a handgun, in the direction of the victim, striking the doorway. The victim was unharmed.”

Rawlings has been charged with Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Firearm and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, transported to the Brevard County Jail, and held on a No Bond status.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.

 

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