Man found slumped over in vehicle after fatal shooting in Cocoa

Officers find body in car on Vagabond Street

COCOA, Fla. – A man found dead Sunday night in Cocoa after a caller reported seeing a person slumped over in a vehicle has been identified, police said.

A death investigation was launched around 9 p.m. after the man's body was found in a four-door Infiniti car at the end of Vagabond Street. The man was identified by police Monday as 22-year-old Dimitric Bailey.

Police said Bailey died from a gunshot wound and his death is now being investigated as a homicide.

Detectives said they were interviewing witnesses and potential suspects in the case to determine what may have led up to the shooting.

Cocoa police said dispatchers originally received an anonymous call about a man slumped over in a vehicle.

“Hopefully, we can get the person responsible for this homicide into custody,” Yvonne Martinez with Cocoa police said.

A friend and neighbor of Bailey’s family said he was a student at Eastern Florida State College.

“He was really nice. He’d give you the shirt off his back,” Betty Allen said.

Allen said she knew Bailey and his family for seven years, including his father who he lived with just two blocks away from the crime scene.

Allen said Bailey‘s father passed away recently due to a heart attack.

“They just lost his dad, couple months ago. Now, they have to bury his son,” she said, giving her condolences to the family.

“When I heard about it last night, I cried. He will be missed,” Allen said.

Police said they do not believe the shooting was random.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates.


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