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Police identify man found dead in Melbourne front yard

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Police have released more details about a recent homicide in Melbourne.

Detectives identified the man they found dead Sunday night as Bobby Lewis, 50, of Melbourne.


Lewis died from a gunshot wound, according to investigators.

Police responded to a call about gunshots near the intersection of Lipscomb Street and W.H. Jackson Street.

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When officers arrived, they said they found the Lewis dead in a front yard on Canal Street.

Neighbor Howard Harden said he didn’t hear shots Sunday night, but did hear the ambulance and fire trucks arrive.

“I think it’s a tragedy that things happen in our neighborhood where we can’t talk and resolve our issues without violence, without guns coming into play,” he said.

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Within five minutes of finding the body, Melbourne police officers said they responded to a suspicious vehicle call inside the Manatee Cove Apartments complex in the 700 block of Madelyn Way.

Officers said they found three people dead inside a car. Click here to read more.

Police said the two incidents are not related.

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Melbourne police said they are still seeking more information about Sunday night’s shooting.

Anyone with a tip is asked to call Melbourne Police Department at 321-608-6371.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.