Victim in Deadly Shooting Outside Circles of Care Identified as Employee, Suspect Charged with First-Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // December 2, 2020
shooting victim identified as Travis Knight
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The victim who was found shot outside a parking lot of the Circles of Care in Melbourne has died, according to police Wednesday night.
The arrest of the suspect, and the investigation, has now turned into a homicide case.
The suspect has been identified 29-year-old Robert C. Quackenbush from Melbourne.
Quackenbush is now facing the charge of first-degree premeditated murder, according to Melbourne PD.
After further investigation, police say Quackenbush arrived at the facility intending to speak with the victim, Travis Knight.
Quackenbush previously received treatment at the facility and interacted with Knight, who was an employee at Circles of Care.
Knight met with Quackenbush outside of the building where they engaged in what appeared to be a mutually calm conversation.
The conversation lasted several minutes and Knight was observed walking away in a casual manner.
However, moments later, Quackenbush followed Knight across the parking lot and ultimately drew a firearm, which he used to fatally shoot Knight.
Quackenbush attempted to discard the firearm near the scene and staff members successfully distracted him until officers arrived.
Police are asking anyone who may have information on this case to call Detective Thomas Cahalan, who is the lead investigator.
Anyone with information about this case are encouraged to contact him at 321-608-6453. If you have information and wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeLine at 800-423-TIPS (8477) to speak to a live call taker.
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