Two Detained in Spring Hill After Brooksville Shooting
UPDATE: 6/1/2016, 11:22 A.M. – The following statement was provided the Brooksville Police Department regarding yesterday’s shooting incident.
At 2:45 pm, Officers responded to a reported shooting at 820 Village Drive, Brooksville, Florida.
Officers discovered that the suspect, Marcus Pickrell and victims were involved in a verbal argument over money own to Pickrell.
During this argument Pickrell pointed a firearm at the victims before firing one round into the air. After the shooting, Pickrell fled the scene in a motor vehicle.
The vehicle description and incident details were relayed over our county-wide communications system and shortly thereafter deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle and Pickrell in Spring Hill.
The suspects were stopped in the vehicle and detained and later transported to the Brooksville Police Department for questioning.
While still on scene, investigating officers were notified that a citizen in Spring Hill had observed a subject in a vehicle matching the Pickrell throw an item from the vehicle.
A 25 caliber semi-automatic handgun was located in a plastic bag. The recovered weapon matched that of evidence located at the scene of the shooting.
Pickrell was interviewed and subsequently confessed to pointing the gun at the victims, shooting the gun and later throwing the gun out the vehicle window.
As part of the investigation a check of Pickrell’s criminal history revealed that he has several prior felony convictions.
Pickrell was transported to the Hernando County jail without incident and charged with the following.
2 counts of Aggravated Assault with a firearm: Total Bond $4,000 and 1 count of Felon in Possession of a firearm: Bond $10,000
BROOKSVILLE – Less than two hours after a shooting occurred in Brooksville, Sheriff’s Deputies located the suspect vehicle in Spring Hill and detained two occupants.
Details are still sketchy at this time but according to our sources, around 2:30 p.m. Brooksville Police responded to a residence on Village Drive after at least one shot was fired.
There were no reports of injuries or damage to property at the scene.
While en route to the alleged shooters address on Meade Drive, Deputies spotted the vehicle driving eastbound on Spring Hill Drive from Commercial Way.
A felony traffic stop was conducted at Kass Circle in the Hungry Howie’s Parking, where deputies detained a male passenger and female driver without incident.
Deputies were unable to locate the firearm inside the vehicle, but thanks to a witness, the firearm was discovered a short distance away in the yard of a residence on Malone Ave.
Deputies recovered the weapon and transported the suspect back to the Brooksville Police Department for questioning.
It is not known at this time what charges the suspect may be facing.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
Video of the dramatic takedown will be available at a later date.
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