Titusville Police Detectives are currently investigating the shooting death of local teen that occurred on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 around 1 PM.
Arriving Officers found Mercutio Nicholias Burford, 17, of Titusvile, with an apparent gunshot wound lying beside the bike trail near 1100 North Washington Avenue just across the highway from Parrish Medical Center.
The preliminary investigation has revealed the unknown suspect, who shot the victim and fled south on foot from the crime scene and still at large, is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, slim build, with short hair, wearing a grey long sleeve hoodie sweat shirt, and dark colored shorts.
The Burford was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries was pronounced deceased at 3:40 PM.
Detectives are working all leads and request that if anyone with information call police at (321) 264-7800 or in this case can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $5000.00 by contacting CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS.