Brevard deputies identify man killed in Mims shooting

Incident occurred Saturday afternoon near Gray Lane

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Brevard deputies identified the victim of a Saturday shooting incident in Mims.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said 30-year-old Ashton Geiger, of Mims, died at the scene of the shooting on Gray Lane shortly before 3 p.m.

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Deputies arrived after receiving a 911 call a person had been shot. They later learned a second victim had been shuttled from the scene to a local hospital as well.

Neighbors told News 6 on Monday that Geiger’s family made a memorial outside his home.

Donetia Posley said Geiger was a father.

‘’He was basically working, taking care of the kids, walking his dog in the neighborhood,’’ Posley said. ‘’He didn’t deserve that.’’

Honeysuckle Restaurant and Catering, the Titusville restaurant where he worked, shared a picture on social media the company described as Geiger with his children.

’’Aston was the smiling face, infectious laugh, and clever jokester of the kitchen,’’ the Facebook post read.

No details about the second victim have been released at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made at this time, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident.

Deputies urge anyone with information on this death investigation to call Agent Vince Bustillo of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or the anonymous CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).


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Samantha started at WKMG-TV in September 2020. Before joining the News 6 team, Samantha was a political reporter for The Villages Daily Sun and has had freelance work featured in the Evansville Courier-Press and The Community Paper. When not writing, she enjoys travelling and performing improv comedy.