Palm Bay Man Charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder for Shooting Outside Melbourne Sports Bar

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Cyril Morton Poitier, 28, from Palm Bay arrested for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

Melbourne police officers have arrested Cyril Morton Poitier, 28, of Palm Bay, who was wanted for an October 18 shooting outside of the City Limits Sports Bar and Grill, located at 4851 Dairy Road.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne police officers have arrested Cyril Morton Poitier, 28, of Palm Bay, who was wanted for an October 18 shooting outside of a Melbourne sports bar.

According to Melbourne Police Commander Marc Claycomb, the investigation began due to an incident originating at the City Limits Sports Bar and Grill, located at 4851 Dairy Road.

“The initial call was received at approximately 12:09 a.m. when a caller reported a disturbance, with gunshots fired, in the parking lot of the business,” said Commander Claycomb.

“A short time later, another indicated there was a single-vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Dairy Road and New Haven Avenue (US Highway 192).”

According to Commander Claycomb, officers were dispatched to both the City Limits Bar and Grill and the location of the vehicle crash.

They soon discovered the occupants of the vehicle involved in the crash, including the victim of the shooting, Tivon Johnson of Melbourne.

Johnson was transported to a local hospital, along with the driver of the vehicle who suffered injuries during the crash. Both individuals continue to receive medical treatment, however, both men are expected to recover from their injuries.

Melbourne Police Department soon discovered the occupants of the vehicle involved in the crash included the victim of the shooting, Tivon Johnson of Melbourne Florida. Mr. Johnson was transported to a local hospital along with the driver of the vehicle who suffered injuries during the crash. (BCSO image)

According to Commander Claycomb, the investigation shows Johnson was a patron of City Limits and during the course of the night became agitated with other people at the business.

“Johnson initiated a disturbance inside the sports bar which resulted in several people exiting to the parking lot where he and Poitier began fighting,” said Commander Claycomb.

Poitier ultimately brandished a firearm and began shooting at Johnson, striking him multiple times. Poitier then fled the scene prior  police arriving at the scene.

Johnson also fled in a vehicle, driven by Randolph Johnson of Palm Bay.

Moments later, the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed at the intersection of Dairy Road and New Haven Avenue.

This is an active investigation and the Melbourne Police Department encourages anyone with additional information on the incident to contact Detective Frost at 321-608-6459. If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, please call CRIMELINE at 800-423TIPS (8477).

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