Possible murder incident near Diamondback @ Grissom in Cocoa

** UPDATE **

We do not see anything in the AM news cycle, this MAY have been a hoax call, it originated from a Google Voice number and is untraceable to it’s originator at this time. We will update here if anything comes to light.

Police activity in the area of Diamondback on Grissom in Cocoa was heard on the scanner tonight. Police are searching for a suspect.

A call came into dispatch from a male that said he was gong to kill his wife and then himself and gave an address that came back as Diamondback. Officers on location suspect gunfire from the building on arrival.

The original call was found to come in from a Google Voice number, and is very hard to trace.

At this time, we are unaware of the outcome of this call. No closing details were broadcasted on the scanner or found in the AM news cycle.

Man found dead after shooting inside home in Titusville, police say

  • TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A man was found dead inside of a home in Titusville on Thursday after officers responded to reports of gunshots being fired, police said.

Officers said they tried for more than an hour to make contact with the man, at the home on Coconut Drive near Cheney Highway.

Despite a large police presence for a few hours, there was never any threat to the surrounding neighborhood, police said.

Traffic Crash Occurs While Woman Rescues Turtle

A two-car crash occurred after a driver stopped her vehicle in the travel lane of Grissom Parkway to assist a turtle crossing the two-lane roadway, just after 11AM on Friday, June 28th 2019.

Patricia Diane Dillard, 65, of Titusville, driving a 2018 Nissan Rouge southbound on Grissom Parkway, stopped her vehicle in the roadway to move a turtle from the street –which she did.

Christina Lynn Campbell, 41, of Cocoa, driving a 2017 GMC Terrain SUV southbound on Grissom Parkway, struck the rear of the stopped vehicle.

”We strongly urge against driver’s stopping their vehicles in the middle of a travel lane because it creates a significant risk to public safety”, said Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson. “Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in this incident”, added Hutchinson.

This traffic crash remains under investigation.

Cocoa police respond to reports of gunfire heard along Clearlake Road

Cocoa police are investigating a report of gunfire on Clearlake Road Friday morning. 

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Clearlake Road just after 9 a.m. after reports of shots fired in the area. 

No injuries or victims have been reported, according to Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez. 

SWAT officers arrived at the apartment complex where the shooting occurred after witnesses saw a man shooting at a vehicle with a rifle, according to police reports. 

Soon after the vehicle sped away from the scene, police obtained a search warrant for the apartment where the shooter was last seen. Police did not release any information about the victim or a possible arrest in the case. 

Richard Driskell has lived in the Clearlake Villas apartments where the shooting was reported since February. He said he’s never felt unsafe there, even after the shooting and police presence earlier this morning. 

“They had the crime scene unit out here and they asked me if I heard gunshots around 8:30 this morning, but I was asleep,” Driskell said. “I did hear the helicopter overhead, but I didn’t go outside.” 

“You might think this would be a rough place,” he said. “It might be for people who are disrespectful to each other, but me and my dogs are well-received.” 

Martinez said officers are continuing to investigate. Cocoa police are asking anyone with information related to the case to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-8477.