On July 23, 2020, at 9:36 PM, the Vero Beach Police Department received a 911 call regarding a shooting at 1228 24th Street, Lot 12. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and located the victim, Samuel Foster, age 29, of Vero Beach. Foster advised officers that he had been shot in the abdomen by Michael Lloyd during a domestic argument inside Lot 12. Foster was subsequently transported by paramedics to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers issued a “be on the lookout” for Lloyd after learning that he had fled the scene in a white van immediately after the shooting.
Detectives responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and secured Lot 12 pending a search warrant. Through investigative means, Detectives learned that Michael Lloyd was currently at a residence in the 4900 block of 65th Street in Vero Beach. With assistance from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, officers were able to confirm that Michael Lloyd was at the aforementioned residence. On July 24, 2020, at 0240 hours, Lloyd was taken into custody by the IRCSO and turned over to VBPD Detectives. A firearm matching the description of the firearm utilized in the shooting was secured as evidence. Lloyd’s van was secured and towed to the Vero Beach Police Department pending a search warrant.
Michael Odis Lloyd, DOB 12/24/1980, of 1228 24th Street, Lot 12, Vero Beach, FL was arrested by Vero Beach Police Detectives and charged with the following offenses:
· Attempted First Degree Murder
· Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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