Palm Bay police fatally shoot man suspected of killing his mother
Palm Bay police on Sunday shot and killed a man linked to the death of his mother, who had been shot earlier in the day in South Florida, according to authorities. AdAfter a tip from a resident later in the day, officers located Christopher Ruffin on Karney Avenue near Dogwood Street. AdThe incident marks the second officer-involved shooting in Palm Bay in the past week. Last Sunday, a man shot at Palm Bay police during a traffic stop, then ran off. On Tuesday, Palm Bay police released the names of the four officers involved in the shooting: Officer Christopher Morris, Officer Ryan Van Note, Officer Christina Martin and Officer Joseph Moreno.
Palm Bay police arrest individual in connection with homicide investigation
An armed suspect who is a person of interest tied to a homicide investigation in Martin County was arrested on Sunday, according to the Palm Bay Police Department. Following a tip from a resident, officers made contact with the individual who was shot by officers after failing to comply with police orders, police said. The individual, who was captured in the 400 block of Karney Avenue near the intersection of Karney Avenue and Dogwood Street, was then transported for medical attention, police said.