Matthew Nicol, 25, of Merritt Island Identified as Shooting Fatality During Armed Robbery Attempt

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BCSO: shooting occurred during what appears to have been an armed robbery attempt at victim’s residence

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified 25-year-old Matthew Nicol of Merritt Island as the victim of a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning on Merritt Island near the 300 block of E. Hall Road. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified 25-year-old Matthew Nicol of Merritt Island as the victim of a fatal shooting early Wednesday morning on Merritt Island near the 300 block of E. Hall Road.

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tod Goodyear said the investigation thus far has determined that the death of Nicol occurred during what appears to have been an armed robbery attempt at Nicol’s residence.

“Deputies responded to a home on East Hall Road after receiving a call from a resident advising that he had heard what was he believed to be gunshots or possibly glass breaking and upon investigating the noise found Nicol injured in the residence.

Deputies arrived at the residence and discovered Nicol dead. The scene was secured and agents from the Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigators began the investigation.

“The investigation is ongoing as agents continue to conduct interviews and examine evidence from the scene,” said Goodyear.

“Based on the information thus far obtained it appears that this was an isolated incident where the residence was specifically targeted. No arrests have been made at this time. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.”

Anyone who may have information about this death investigation is asked to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413.

This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.

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