Curtis Murray Jr. Killed after Attempted Robbery, Suspects held Juvenile at gunpoint

Titusville Police are investigating the shooting death of a local man that occurred during an armed home invasion.

On Monday, May 10, 2021, at approximately 6:30 PM, Titusville Police responded to a report of shots fired at a home located on the 500 block of Rock Pit Road.

Officers secured the crime scene, and located the victim, Curtis Murray Jr., 34, of Titusville, in the residence with an apparent gunshot wound.

The preliminary investigation revealed the suspects, described as two unknown black males wearing hoodies, entered the residence and held Murray and a juvenile at gun point in an effort to steal their belongings. Evidence indicates the victim was shot during a physical altercation with the suspects.

The suspects fled the scene immediately after the incident and are still at large.

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Curtis Murray Jr. was transported to a local hospital and succumb to his injuries at approximately 1 AM.

The juvenile was not injured.

Detectives are working all leads, and the initial evidence indicates the victims were specifically targeted by the suspects, and this was not a random act of violence.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at (321) 264-7800 or can remain anonymous and they be eligible for a reward up to $5000 by contacting Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

(for transparency, we do not change any wording from official police press releases. what is stated above is how TPD issued the press release)

911 Audio of Victims neighbor calling for help

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