Arrest Made In Neighborhood Shootout

Marcus Gabriel Mathis, 28, of Titusville, was arrested on Wednesday, February 11th 2020, and charged with; 

Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon,

Possession of Ammo by Convicted Felon

Discharge of a Firearm in Public.




On February 6th 2020, at approximately 1:00 PM, Titusville Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Grannis Avenue and Pine Street. The preliminary investigation revealed that a verbal altercation occurred initially at 445 South Park Avenue between two male suspects.




A few minutes later, the altercation turned violent at a nearby dirt parking area when Mathis exited a late 1990’s green Chevy Lumina, met up with an unknown accomplice driving a 2015 grey Toyota Camry, and began firing bullets at the other suspect, whom he was previously arguing with at 445 South Park Avenue. The unknown suspect returned gunfire, and Mathis fled the scene with the unknown accomplice in the grey Toyota Camry. Many innocent bystanders were dangerously close and witnessed the crime. There were no injuries. Detectives used investigative leads, including surveillance footage showing the suspects exchanging multiple rounds of gunfire, to identify and locate the arrested suspect, who was booked into the Brevard County Jail. The unidentified gunman and Mathis’ accomplice are still at large. “We were truly horrified when we saw the gravity and the volume of bullets being fired in broad daylight”, said Titusville Police Chief John Lau. “We will be working with the community and the state attorney's office to hold the proper people accountable”, added Lau. Detectives are encouraging anyone with information to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS, where they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1000.00.