Shocking Christmas Vandalism Turns Violent

Two individuals, a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old, are facing some serious charges, including attempted murder, after allegedly vandalizing Christmas decorations outside a home in Titusville, Florida. The 19-year-old, Vance Michael Shannon, has been charged with Attempted murder, discharge of a firearm from a car, aggravated battery, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting a firearm into a car, and criminal mischief.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old accomplice has been charged with attempted homicide as well as aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when shots were reported near Fuji Drive.

According to the authorities, Shannon vandalized the victim’s Christmas decorations before fleeing the scene in a car. Immediately following the incident, Shannon’s vehicle was discovered parked down the road. When the victim confronted Shannon, he allegedly brandished a firearm and threatened to kill him. In an attempt to escape, Shannon reversed his car at high speed into the victim’s front yard. The victim intervened by blocking Shannon’s car with his own vehicle.

During the altercation, the 17-year-old suspect charged the victim with a knife, causing a cut on the victim’s hand. Shannon also exited the vehicle and continued to threaten while firing multiple shots at the victim. Eventually, law enforcement located the two suspects at a residence in Mims, Florida. Shannon was subsequently booked into the Brevard County Jail, while the 17-year-old was taken to the Brevard County Juvenile Justice Center.

Law enforcement officials said that the two were easy to find. A piece of the grill from Shannon’s car was located nearby, as well as the 17-year-old purse. Police say that both of the suspects’ IDs were found in that purse.

The focus now, however, remains on the legal proceedings and the recovery of the victim. The charges against Vance Michael Shannon and the 17-year-old suspect highlight the serious consequences individuals may face for their actions. Shannon has not yet posted the bond. According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, his bond is set at $173,000.00

The discovery of vandalism during the holiday season is disheartening for many communities. While the precise reasons for the targeted destruction are unknown, incidents like these can have a lasting impact on the affected individuals and the community as a whole. The authorities encourage residents to report suspicious activities and take steps to protect themselves.