Sunday, November 24, 2013

Man Found Dead In West Melbourne After Shots Fired

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida -- At about 3:15 a.m. Sunday morning, West Melbourne police responded to a anonymous caller who reported that several shots were heard in the area of the 1000 block of Hollister Drive in West Melbourne, Florida. 

When West Melbourne police arrived, they were advised by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office STAR helicopter of a possible victim location.  West Melbourne police then located the body of man believed to be in his early 20’s behind a residence in the 1000 block of Hollister Drive. 

The man has been identified by a family member but police are not releasing his identy at this time. WMPD and BCSO Investigators and Crime Scene Units remain on scene and are treating this incident as a homicide.  The preliminary cause of death will be determined by the Brevard County Medical Examiner.