Titusville Police are investigating the attempted murder of a local woman that occurred at approximately 11:15 PM on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Officers responded to a domestic incident at a residence located in the 300 Block of Willow Street. As officers arrived on scene, the suspect was holding a rifle and fired at the victim. As officers approached the armed suspect, he immediately dropped the the rifle and fled from officers.
“While officers chased the suspect, two officers stayed with the victim and applied a tourniquet until EMS arrived”, said Titusville Police Department Commander Matt Demmon.
The fleeing suspect was quickly located and taken into custody by officers.
There were no other injuries.
ALTERIC MARQUISE WANYAN JOHNSON, 22, of Titusville, was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Johnson and the victim were in a domestic relationship. Johnson attacked the victim with a machete. The victim ran to a neighbor’s residence in an effort to escape the attack and was shot with a rifle by the suspect.
The victim sustained apparent edged weapon wounds and a gunshot shot wound.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Johnson was booked into the Brevard County Jail without bond.
This is an active ongoing investigation and more details will be released.