NR 17-24 Arrest Made in Cape Canaveral Stabbing
“The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 54-year-old Ibrihim Garcia- Hernandez, (transient), in the stabbing that occurred today at 8959 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral. The suspect was taken into custody earlier today after being located in the area of Lake Drive, Cocoa, by agents from the GAMEOVER Task Force. Gabriel-Hernandez was formerly arrested after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with Attempted Murder (Domestic Violence) and Aggravated Stalking (Domestic Violence). He was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on No Bond.”
“Deputies responded shortly before 9:00 a.m. to the Residence Inn Marriot in Cape Canaveral after an emergency 911 call was received advising that a female was found in the parking lot bleeding from a possible stab wound. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the 40-year-old victim, who advised that she had been stabbed by a previous boyfriend. The victim was airlifted to a local hospital where she is currently in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.”
“The investigation has determined that the victim and suspect were involved in a prior relationship for approximately ten years. The victim left the relationship in March 2017, moving from Mississippi to Florida to get away from the suspect. The suspect learned of the victim’s recent employment location and travelled to Florida, arriving in Brevard County last night.”
“This morning, the suspect traveled from Cocoa to Cape Canaveral to confront the victim over issues with their relationship. The suspect observed the victim outside the hotel and began a conversation with her. During the conversation the victim attempted to make a call on her telephone at which time the suspect took the telephone from the victim, produced a knife, and stabbed the victim. After the stabbing, the suspect ran from the area disposing of the knife and made his way back to the Cocoa area where he was taken into custody. Investigators did recover”
“a knife from a dumpster at a nearby convenience store.”
“This investigation is ongoing as members of the Crime Scene and Homicide Units are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews.”
Anyone who may have information about this Homicide is asked to please call Agent Carrie Pyne of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit at 321-633- 8419 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and the caller may remain anonymous.
For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.