Multi-Jurisdiction Burglary/Theft Spree, Vehicle Pursuit, and Officer Involved Shooting
The driver of the vehicle and his charges:
Rashaune M. Hylick
Charge: Fleeing/Eluding Law Enforcement
The occupant shot by the officer:
Anthony D. Davis
Officer involved in the shooting:
Officer Peter Dolci
Almost 9 moths with MPD – Assigned to Uniform Operations - Patrol
All 5 occupants are being criminal charged in one, or more, of the following jurisdictions: Palm Bay, West Melbourne, Brevard County. Please reach out to the PIO in those respective agencies for information regarding those arrested/charged.
Early this morning (September 12, 2019) around 2 a.m., Melbourne Police officers were alerted by members of the Orange County Sheriff’s office that they were following a vehicle occupied by multiple suspects who had just committed several commercial burglaries in Palm Bay and West Melbourne.
The suspect vehicle was followed to the area of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Sarno Road where the suspects exited their car. Officers from the Melbourne Police Department approached the suspects as they were trying to open several cash boxes they had just stolen.
The suspects ran back to their vehicle and fled. Officers in marked police vehicles gave chase and pursued the suspect vehicle. An officer deployed stop sticks, which took effect and deflated the tires on the suspect vehicle.
The suspect vehicle continued fleeing to the parking lot of 1279 Houston Street. Officers followed the vehicle into the parking lot, and one of the officers exited his vehicle and gave multiple warnings for the suspect vehicle to stop. The suspect vehicle drove toward the officer when he fired one shot from his handgun, striking the front seat passenger. All 5 adult suspects, in the vehicle, were taken into custody. The individual was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for a non-life threatening injuries.
The officer has been on the department for approximately 9 months. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is conducting the investigation into the officer’s use of force.
The Melbourne Police Department is actively investigating this case. If you have any information regarding any of these cases, you are encouraged to call CrimeLine at 1 (800)423-TIPS – or call the Melbourne Police Department at (321) 608-MPD1 (6731).