Newly released surveillance video shows lead-up to hospital shooting

Owens was found not competent to stand trial

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

TITUSVILLE, Fla. - Newly released surveillance video shows the moments that led up to a double fatal shooting inside a Titusville hospital in July.

The video obtained by News 6 shows a suspect police identify as 29-year-old David Owens walking into Parrish Medical Center at approximately 2 a.m. on July 17.

The video shows Owens walking through the hospital, passing a child and her mother waiting in one of the hospital's waiting areas, and going by an empty nurse's station.

Titusville police say Owens made it to the third floor of the hospital's west wing, where the video shows him turning left into room 320. That's where investigators say he shot a gun twice, killing 88-year-old patient Cynthia Zingsheim and 36-year-old hospital worker Carrie Rouzer.

The video shows hospital workers panicking and running away from the area where they heard the shots fired.

Parrish Medical Center security officers then tackled Owens, kneeling on top of him to hold him until police arrive with their guns drawn.

The video also shows Owens' interview with Titusville police investigators. He appears incoherent and he sits down for his discussion. He fidgets and partially loses his hospital gown. He's heard answering questions he wasn't asked. "Do you remember having a gun?" the investigator is heard asking. "Are you a magician?" Owens responds. "No, I'm not a magician, but I'll show you how I do it later after we talk," the officer responds.

Owens was found not competent to stand trial on capital murder charges in Brevard County last week.

A judge ordered him to psychiatric care. Another hearing has been set for April.

Families and friends of Zingsheim and Rouzer have set up accounts to raise money for their burial costs and living expenses for Rouzer's son.

You can find Zingsheim's page here.

You can find Rouzer's page here.

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