NR 17-10 Homicide Investigation Leads to Arrest
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit has arrested 25–year-old Bobby Lamar Malcom Jr., of Cocoa, in connection with a shooting death. Malcolm was taken into custody today after a warrant was issued for his arrest charging him with 2nd Degree Murder. He was transported to the County Jail where he is being held on a No-Bond status.
The investigation was initiated early this morning when an emergency 911 call was received from a female who stated a man had been shot. Based on information from the caller, deputies searched a remote area off Satellite Blvd in unincorporated Cocoa where they located the body of 33-year-old Princesullman Gana Mohammed, of Merritt Island.
The investigation revealed that the victim and suspect were at a residence in Cocoa ingesting drugs. After taking the drugs, the two left the area in a vehicle driven by a female witness. While they were riding as passengers, the suspect pulled a firearm and pointed it at the victim. The suspect then forced the female to drive. As they drove west over the Eau Gallie Causeway in the city of Melbourne, the suspect fired once, killing the victim. After the murder, the suspect forced the female to drive to the area of Satellite Blvd., where the suspect disposed of the body. The female was able to talk the suspect into letting her drive to an area in the city of Cocoa, where she was able to escape the vehicle, seek shelter, and call the police.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone who may have information about this Homicide to please call Agent Nick Walker of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.
Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated, “I would like to thank everyone involved in successfully closing this senseless crime. Our Deputies, Homicide Agents, Crime Scene Investigators and the members of the Cocoa Police Department worked throughout the day to interview witnesses, serve Search warrants, process crime scenes and collect the evidence needed to arrest the suspect.”
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.