TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A 17-year-old was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon on a bike trail in Titusville, according to police.
The fatal shooting occurred just before 1 p.m. near 1100 N. Washington Avenue, across the highway from Parrish Medical Center, investigators said.
Police on Thursday identified the teen as Mercutio Nicholias Burford, of Titusville.
Titusville police said Burford was found lying near the trail with life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he died a couple of hours later.
The suspected shooter ran south and is still at large, according to the police department.
Police described the shooter as a man, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with a slim build. Investigators said he was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeved hoodie and dark shorts.
Detectives announced Friday a juvenile shooting suspect is in custody.
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