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Shooting Incident

Post Date:11/11/2019 10:26 AM


Updated Information:

Members of the Melbourne Criminal Investigations Division developed probable cause to arrest Fermin Cruz for the shooting that occurred on the 900 Block of Footbridge Drive. Friday evening, at approximately 8:40 p.m., Fermin Cruz turned himself in at police headquarters.

Cruz, Fermin w/m 02/03/1971
Aggravated Battery w/firearm, Aggravated Assault w/firearm, and Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon


CASE# MP190069824

Event: Shooting Incident

Date/Time of Event: November 8, 2019 / 11:46 a.m.

Location of Event: 900 Block of Footbridge Dr., Melbourne

On Friday November 8, 2019, just before 12 p.m. (Noon) Melbourne Police Officers responded to a call reporting a shooting with a victim in the 900 block of Footbridge Dr. in the Meadows.

Upon arrival it was discovered there had been an argument between neighbors that turned physical. One adult male pulled a handgun and shot the adult victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is reported to have non-life-threatening injuries at this time.

This investigation is still ongoing. If you have information related to this case – you are asked to call CrimeLine 1(800)423-TIPS or Melbourne Police Department (321)608-6731. Lead Detective is Det. Johnny Bynum.

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