- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

COCOA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida man has died after three people burst into his home and began shooting.

Florida Today reports 19-year-old Jaleen Malik Howard was killed Tuesday at his Cocoa apartment. His girlfriend and child where present, and it’s unclear if they were injured. Howard fatally wounded one of the men when the four exchanged gun fire, killing 22-year-old Rahkwon Shiem Yarveez Oquendo. Police say the attack wasn’t random and that Howard knew Oquendo. Both were taken to hospitals and pronounced dead.

A woman called 911 and can be heard screaming Howard was shot and that “they just ran in my house shooting.” The caller continues on to say she “can’t live without him.” Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez says they are working to identify the other two men.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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