Man found dead in West Melbourne backyard

Published On: Nov 24 2013 12:01:16 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 24 2013 05:34:37 PM EST

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. -

West Melbourne police are investigating an early morning homicide, officials said.

Police said they were called to the 1000 block of Hollister Drive around 3:14 a.m. Sunday.

Police said someone called 911 after shots were heard in the area.

Police said Brevard County Sheriff's Aviation Unit was already up and spotted a potential victim behind a home.

Police said they found a man in his 20's laying down in the backyard and he was pronounced dead.

Police are not releasing the victim's identity and the Medical Examiner will confirm the cause of death.

This case remains under investigation.

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