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One Dead In Titusville Taxicab Shootout

TITUSVILLE, Florida — Titusville Police Department received a report of a shooting which occurred in the area of 1165 Mockingbird Lane in Titusville, Florida at 1:55 a.m. this morning. 

A cab driver with Global Cab had picked up a passenger, later identified as 19-year-old Marize Simone Brooks, in the area of South Deleon Avenue and Maxwell Street in Titusville and was directed by the Brooks to an isolated area near 1165 Mockingbird Lane.
Police say that the Brooks then shot the driver in the back of the head with a small caliber firearm.  The driver then armed himself with a handgun and returned fire, shooting and killing Brooks.
Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene.  The cab driver was transported by helicopter to a hospital trauma center for treatment and is in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.
Titusville Police have reviewed the case with Florida’s 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office in Brevard County.  No charges are pending.
Police are asking anyone with information on who Brooks obtained the firearm from is asked to contact the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800 or Crime line at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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  • This punk had a huge rap sheet and was only 19 years old. So glad the cabbie armed himself with a gun big enough to finish the job. Hurray to this cabbie for taking out some Brevard county trash. Get better soon driver!

  • read the article...he wasnt just a monster, he was a filthy savage who should have gotten his just deserts long ago.justice was served, although much too lategood riddance. burn in hellto the taxi driver: deserve a medal. good luck with your recovery

  • I love my brother and everybody trying to make him as a monster and he was about the most sweetest person you would ever know R.I.P Marize

  • no another american who respects his country and his president and does not judge him by the color of his skin GO OBAMA 4 MORE YEARS

  • because this guy was armed and shot first not 17 and unarmed maybe we should not stoke the racial fires any more than has already been done

  • Where's Al Sharpton? Why isn't he down here condemning this guy and demanding justice?

  • So strange, what the guy only had one bullet. It weird someone sitting behind you can fire a weapon, and then the person who was shot get a gun aim and fire back without the person firing again.

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