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Man, 61, shot dead while working on car in Titusville

Police search for clues in homicide

A man was found shot inside a car parked at the Forest Park Apartment Complex in Titusville, according to police.

Titusville police found the gunshot victim around 3 p.m. Sunday inside a maroon 2003 Saturn Ion parked at the apartment complex on Rock Pit Road.

Authorities said 61-year-old Arthur Elbert Starks was found after they responded to a call about shots fired.

A preliminary investigation found that Starks was making repairs to the vehicle and was shot by the unknown suspect, according to authorities. They said the suspect or suspects fled the scene.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead, according to police.

Records show at least two residents called 911 to report the shooting.

“It was a gun. There was a lot of kids outside playing and a whole bunch of grown people out there and all of a sudden I just heard pow pow pow and I ran to the door and locked my door up,” one woman said.

Police said the suspect or suspects are still at large. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 321-264-7800 or to remain anonymous, call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.