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Man carjacks, shoots at victim in Titusville, police say

K-9 helps capture culprit on Burning Tree Drive

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he carjacked a victim in Titusville at gunpoint and then fled.

Just after 2 p.m., police responded to the armed carjacking and shooting at Queen and Elizabeth streets.

Police said the assailant shot at the carjacking victim but missed.

Commander Jeff King said there is no known motive at this time on why the suspect attacked the victim.

“It sounds like he was there to help out maybe an elderly citizen, drop off some meals. When he stepped in the yard he was attacked by the suspect,” Commander King said.

The culprit fled in the victim’s Nissan Altima but then bailed and ran away, police said. With the help of K-9 Draco, the man was captured on Burning Tree Drive after a short search, police said.

The victim suffered minor injuries, police said.

Brian Demond Farmer, 35, of Titusville is facing charges of robbery with a firearm, carjacking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and discharge of a firearm in public.

Investigators said he was booked into Brevard County Jail without bond.

Check back for updates on this developing story.