MERRITT ISLAND, Florida – Two separate shootings occurred within 72 hours of each other at Tropical Manor Apartments located at 1165 Jordan Road in Merritt Island, Florida.
According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Morgan Booth told deputies that she went to Tropical Manor Apartments with her boyfriend to buy some ‘weed’ around 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 28, 2018.
While at the apartment complex, Booth had an argument with an unknown female in front of the ‘K’ building. Booth then sat in the passenger seat of a black Chevrolet Impala rental car driven by her boyfriend. Just before the Impala left the parking lot, Booth allegedly exited the vehicle to obtain a silver handgun from the Impala’s trunk.
Deputies say that Booth then returned to the passenger seat but left the car door open and fired several rounds at the ‘K’ building. An unknown person also fired rounds at the Impala, striking the vehicle’s rear driver’s side.
Booth was later arrested on the charges of Discharging a firearm from a vehicle, Shooting into an occupied dwelling, and violation of felony probation.
Less than 72 hours later, a separate shooting occurred at Tropical Manor Apartment around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
One man suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the second shooting. So far, no arrests have been made related to the second incident.