Roommate Found Shot Dead In Home, Police Say He Was Killed During A Burglary

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Source: Unsplash; Brevard County Sheriff's Office

Jun. 14 2022, Published 9:40 a.m. ET

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A man was shot to death during a burglary at his home and police say a suspect is behind bars.

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Around 9 p.m. on June 9, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in Merritt Island, Florida. They were called after the victim’s roommate returned home and found the victim dead.

Deputies arrived and found Joseph Hall with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators determined the victim was shot during a burglary at his home.

Deputies identified Cory Lyle, 49, as the suspect and he was arrested in recent days.

Lyle was charged with first-degree felony murder, armed occupied burglary and two counts of grand theft of a firearm. He is being held in a Florida jail without bond.


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