Arrest Made for Rickie Gilbert's Death in February

Updated: Apr 4

An arrest has been made in connection to a February shooting that left an innocent motorist dead in Titusville.


According to Titusville Police, Quantay Demaurie Byrom, 21, was arrested Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.



The investigation has revealed that Byrom was driving the Hyundai Sonata that shots were fired from during a violent shooting between two rivals in two different vehicles back in February. Mr. Gilbert was an innocent victim who had nothing to do with the feud, and was simply driving down the street when he was shot through his windshield and killed. “We are continuing to work strong leads, and expect more arrests in this despicable crime”, said Police Chief John Lau. “Our Detectives are committed to bringing justice for the Gilbert family”.


Police said in February that officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired near Queen Street, Elizabeth Avenue, South Deleon, Sprout Lane and 500 Rock Pit Road, all within seconds of each other.


Investigators said gunshots from an unidentified vehicle were fired at a 2018 white Nissan Altima, and Rickie Gilbert, 62, who was driving a Toyota Rav4, was struck by a bullet.


Byrom is being held without bond on the following charges:

  • Flee/Elude LEO With Lights/Siren

  • Murder 1st Deg Premeditated

  • Shoot/Throw Missile In Dwell/Veh/Bldg/Aircraft-Agg Asslt


Anyone with further information on this crime is urged to contact the Titusville Police Department, and can remain anonymous by calling CRIMELINE at 800-423-TIPS