Melbourne, FL (March 3, 2019) - The Melbourne Police Department has made an arrest in a shooting that took place outside of the U-Mart Convenience Store on Monday, February 25th.
The incident happened around 9:00 a.m. when one person was shot outside of the store. Police say that the two men had a long-running feud with one another. The victim was shot in the leg, according to officers, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Later that morning, several officers arrived on scene and arrested the shooting suspect following a 90-minute standoff. The suspect's name has not been released at this time. In addition, two other people were handcuffed by officers for safety reasons but were not arrested.
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