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Titusville Police Arrest 14yr old for death of 17yr old

Titusville Police say the have arrested 14-year old Laneitri L. Rollins, from Mims, for the homicide of 17-year old Mercutio Burford that happened on February 9th on the bike trail near Parrish Medical Center. Police say the two teens knew each other and that this was not a random shooting.

Investigative evidence resulted in the subsequent arrest of Rollins who was located near the 400 block of North Dixie Highway this afternoon, February 11, 2022 at approximately 1:30 PM.

Based the initial evidence, detectives believe this was not a random crime and Rollins knew the suspect. 

Rollins was taken into custody by police and transferred to the Brevard County Detention Center.

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This remains and open and active investigation and further details will be released upon its conclusion.

The tragic shooting happened just after 1pm on February 9th near Parrish Medical Center. A 911 caller said that they saw the 14-year old suspect leaving the scene southbound on the bike trail.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Mercutio Nicholias Burford with a gunshot wound.

Mercutio was taken the the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries

I’ll update this post when Police release more info.

WATCH: Titusville Crime News was live from the scene

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