On March 17, 2013 at approximately 8:30 PM, Vernon Augustus Bell was attending a party in the area of the 800 block of N. Fiske Blvd in Cocoa, Florida. Police received calls of shots fired. Upon arrival, police located Bell, who appeared to have been shot and was pronounced dead on scene. Several subjects were reportedly observed running from the scene. A short time later, police received a report that the victim’s residence was also being burglarized.