Micco Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder for Deadly Shooting on Pine Ridge Trail

suspect identified as Leonard Crosta from Micco

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 68-year-old Leonard Crosta in connection with a shooting death of Robert Kennedy that occurred on Sunday in Micco.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 68-year-old Leonard Crosta in connection with a shooting death that occurred on Sunday in Micco.

The shooting victim is identified as 67-year-old Robert Kennedy of Barefoot Bay.

Crosta was arrested on Friday after a warrant was issued by the Honorable Judge Nancy Maloney, charging him with Second Degree Murder with a Firearm.

Crosta was transported to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a No Bond status.

The investigation began on July 26 at approximately 8:30 p.m., when deputies responded to a report of a shooting on Pine Ridge Trail in Micco.

When deputies arrived, Kennedy was found inside a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Kennedy was transported from the scene to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputies located Crosta at the scene and found out he was in possession of a handgun.

The investigation determined that the two men had returned to the location after drinking at a local establishment.

While parked, a disagreement took place that ended with Crosta allegedly shooting Kennedy.

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