UPDATE: Titusville Man Shot Tuesday Afternoon While Driving Vehicle Has Died, Police Say
By Space Coast Daily // December 31, 2020
Victim identified as Gary Anthony Thomas Jr. from Titusville
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A man in Titusville who was shot on Tuesday, causing him to crash into a commercial truck in the area of Singleton Ave. and Iris St. on Tuesday, has died.
Police first received a report around 11:15 a.m. about a call of shots fired in the area of Singleton Avenue and Garden Street.
Minutes later, officers were then notified of a traffic crash involving multiple vehicles at that same intersection.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Gary Anthony Thomas Jr., 23, of Titusville, was traveling south on Singleton Avenue in a black 2016 Kia Soul, when occupants in a dark grey sedan with dark tinted windows pulled along side the victim and began shooting bullets into his vehicle.
The victim lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the side of a commercial truck in the intersection.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene immediately after the incident as witnesses describe shooter as a black male.
The suspects are still at large.
The preliminary evidence indicates the victim was specifically targeted by the suspects and it was not a random act of violence.
Detectives are working all leads in this homicide investigation. The preliminary evidence indicates the victim was specifically targeted by the suspects, and this was not a random act of violence.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 321-264-7800 or can remain anonymous and they be eligible for a reward up to $5000 by contacting Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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