Victim, suspect ID’d in Brevard deadly shooting

Ashley Perala was found shot to death inside a home on Oriole Circle in Barefoot Bay

Ashley Perala, 35, was found shot to death inside a home on Oriole Circle in Barefoot Bay. (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Investigators in Brevard County released the names Friday of a 35-year-old woman who was shot to death and the 41-year-old man accused of pulling the trigger.

Deputies said Ashley Perala was found shot to death inside a home on Oriole Circle in Barefoot Bay on Tuesday.

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Perala shared the home with William Chambless who claimed he was in another room when he heard voices and a gunshot, according to a news release.

Deputies said as they searched the property, they found a gun outside the home that matched the caliber used in the deadly shooting.

William Chambless, 41 (Copyright 2022 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

They added that Chambless was seen in the area where the gun was located following the shooting.

Chambless is locked up without bond facing charges of second-degree murder with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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