Shooting Suspect and Victim Identified (Peachtree)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 6:26 AM

Shooting Suspect and Victim Identified

(Cocoa, FL)—The victim and suspect in an overnight shooting have been identified. The victim is identified as Jaleen Malik Howard, a 19-year-old black male born in 1999. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The suspect is identified as Rahkwon Shiem Yarveez Oquendo, a 22-year-old black male. Oquendo was also pronounced deceased at the hospital.

 At 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, police dispatchers began receiving multiple 911 calls from residents reporting a shooting at the Peachtree Apartments, 150 Peachtree Street. When officers arrived they located two individuals with gunshot wounds. Both were sent to the hospital where they were later pronounced deceased.

 Detectives are currently gathering evidence, and interviewing witnesses and attempting to locate other individuals that are believed to have been involved. The shooting is not believed to be a random act. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $5,000 in this case.