BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A Sharpes man is behind bars accused of shooting and killing his neighbor over an argument regarding his dog.
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said Kalab Bradford was behind the gunfire heard near MacArthur Circle Tuesday night. The victim, Mark Hurst, was rushed to the hospital where he died.
Investigators said the two were neighbors arguing over Bradford’s dog running loose in the neighborhood. The argument escalated into a physical altercation, according to a BCSO news release.
After the two men were separated, Bradford got a gun from his home and returned to the yard and shot Hurst, deputies said.
Bradford's friend said the allegations are out of character.
"It's crazy hearing that because Kalab, he was a good guy," Joe Eurante said.
Hurst's roommate and close friend Keith Smith said it started when Bradford and another person were fighting and Hurst's 14-year-old son went across the street to see what was going on.
Smith said Bradford’s dog bit the teenager and then a dog from Hurst’s home jumped a fence and joined in, too.
Smith said Hurst then came over to check on his son.
“And Kalab ran back in the house and got his gun,” Smith said. “As Mark was walking away to walk back over here, he shot him in the back.”
Bradford is now being held in the Brevard County Jail on no bond. He’s facing a second-degree murder charge.