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Police ID Melbourne Murder Victim & Wanted Suspect

Jared Shane Braun
Jared Shane Braun

MELBOURNE, Florida — At 12:16 a.m. this morning, the Melbourne Police Department responded to a call regarding a shooting incident with one victim on Circle Avenue in Melbourne, Florida. 

Upon arrival, officers located a white male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  The victim was transported to the Holmes Regional Medical Center Emergency Room where lifesaving efforts were performed.

However, police say that the shooting victim, identified as 21-year-old James Andrew Bly, did succumb to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.

Police say that the investigation has led to the identity of a suspect identified as 21-year-old Jared Shane Braun.  Melbourne Detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Braun for first degree murder with a firearm.  Police are now underway on a manhunt for Braun.

If anyone has information, police ask that you please contact the Criminal Investigations Unit at 321.409.2200.

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