Man found shot to death at Merritt Island home identified

Deputies ID victim as Matthew Nicol

A death investigation is underway after a person was found shot to death Wednesday in a home on Merritt Island, according to authorities.

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. – Brevard County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday identified the victim of a shooting death on Merritt Island as a 25-year-old man.

Deputies said Matthew Nicol was found dead Wednesday morning in a home on Hall Road.

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The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said someone at the home reported a shooting and deputies found Nicol dead.

Sheriff’s officials said it appears the shooting stemmed from an armed robbery at Nicol’s home.

BCSO said it appears the shooting was an isolated incident and the home was specifically targeted.

No arrests have been made at this time, and an investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting is asked to please call Agent Don Reynolds of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633- 8413.