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Driver accused of shooting at repo man in Brevard

Kevin Clayborne fired multiple shots at victim during chase, police say

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – A man was arrested after a shooting incident Saturday in Melbourne, police said.

Authorities responded to a report about the occupant of one vehicle shooting at the driver of a pickup truck as the shooter chased the truck.

Police said the suspect, identified as Kevin Clayborne, 48, chased the victim from the Caribbean Isle Apartment complex on the 2700 block of Cozumel Drive to 1430 South Babcock St.

During the chase, Clayborne fired multiple shots at the victim, who was driving a silver Dodge Ram, police said.

Both vehicles were stopped. Police said at least one bullet hole was noted in the truck the victim was driving.

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An investigation revealed that the victim had executed a lawful repossession of Clayborne's truck, and Clayborne was trying to prevent him from taking it, police said. Probable cause was developed for Clayborne's arrest.

Police said a 9mm handgun was recovered from Clayborne's vehicle. Forfeiture proceedings had been started on Clayborne's red 2003 Dodge Ram.

Clayborne faces charges that include aggravated assault with a firearm, shooting into an occupied vehicle and fleeing or eluding.

He was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex, according to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. His bond was set at $10,000.