Palm Bay Man Arrested for Shooting Incident After Leading Police Officers on Car Chase Through South Brevard

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Tyrone M. Reynolds Jr., 25, arrested for monday shooting incident in Melbourne

Police have arrested a 25-year-old Palm Bay man for a shooting incident that happened Monday night at the UMart on E. University Blvd. in Melbourne. (BCSO Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Police have arrested a 25-year-old Palm Bay man for a shooting incident that happened Monday night at the UMart on E. University Blvd. in Melbourne.

The suspect has been identified as Tyrone M. Reynolds Jr.

According to the investigation, police responded to the shooting incident around 7:12 p.m. after a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived, witnesses helped officers identify the suspect who was fleeing the scene in a vehicle. After police tried to pull over the vehicle, the suspect ignored the officers and attempted to speed away from cops, according to Commander Marc Claycomb of the Melbourne Police Department.

Eventually, the suspect lost control of the vehicle while trying to elude police and struck a parked car that had nobody inside near the 800 block of Bianca Dr. in Palm Bay.

After crashing the vehicle, the suspect then tried running away from the cops but was eventually arrested by police officers.

When officers searched the suspect, they found Reynolds was in possession of a firearm, believed to be used in the shooting, along with cocaine and marijuana.

Later, officers discovered the suspect was just recently released by the Florida Department of Corrections for previous felony offenses involving a firearm.

Police also discovered the firearm Reynolds was in possession of had been recently reported stolen in Satellite Beach.

Reynolds is currently in the Brevard County Jail and faces multiple charges including:

– Unlawful Discharge of a weapon
– Felon in possession of a firearm
– Use of a firearm in commission of a felony
– Unlawful carry of a firearm
– Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving
– Resisting Arrest
– Possession of Cocaine
– Possession of Cannabis
– Hit and Run
– Driving with no driver’s license
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