Gunman in deadly 30-person Titusville fight arrested, Brevard deputies say

Shikeem Mallett, 30, faces murder charge

Shikeem Mallett, 30, of Titusville, who was booked by Brevard County deputies Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office)

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Brevard County deputies have booked who they believe is responsible for shooting and killing a man in Titusville on Jan. 9 during a 30-person brawl.

Shikeem Mallett — 30, of Titusville — was in a fight with 31-year-old Anthony Lamar Berry shortly before retrieving a gun from an apartment on Rock Pit Road and shooting into a crowd of people, striking Berry and killing him, according to an affidavit.

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Mallett, who deputies said was known to live at the apartment, was seen by witnesses shooting into the crowd while standing in his doorway, records show. On surveillance video, six shots could be heard before Mallett was recorded entering a car that left the scene, deputies said.

According to the Titusville Police Department, the car was being driven by Michael Jones, 28, of Mims. Jones was arrested on Jan. 10 after detectives identified him from surveillance footage and obtained a confession from him, police said. He faces a felony accessory charge.

Mallett was apprehended on Jan. 31 following a vehicle pursuit by Alachua and Putnam County deputies, according to Titusville police. He was transported and booked into the Brevard County Jail on Thursday, police said.

Mallett faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Friday at 1:15 p.m.

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