Melbourne, FL (March 26, 2019) – Melbourne Police were called to the scene of a shooting incident on University Boulevard in the area of Stone Middle School and made one arrest.
Police arrested Michael D. Postell for charges of aggravated assault, use of a firearm during a felony, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
An investigation into the incident revealed that Postell had been driving a white BMW and pulled his vehicle in front of the victims, causing them to stop their vehicle. He then got out of the BMW and started shooting into the victim’s vehicle, taking aim at her passenger.
The passenger and driver both sustained gunshot wounds that were not considered to be life-threatening. After the shots were fired, the victims sped away from Postell, who followed them in his vehicle.
The victims said that they knew Postell before the shooting. Melbourne Police continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident.
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