Palm Bay man arrested on charges including second-degree murder in Halloween shooting

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A 33-year-old Palm Bay man was arrested Monday on multiple charges, including second-degree murder, in connection to a deadly shooting on Halloween last year.

Frank Glover, 19, of Rockledge was shot to death Oct. 31, 2021, outside Hive Lounge in Palm Bay, where more than 100 people had gathered for a costume party at the venue off Arlington Lane. Glover's friend and another person from Merritt Island were wounded in the shooting, police said.

More than six months later, Latrawn Servant of Palm Bay was arrested and charged in connection to Glover's death.

One person was shot to death and two others wounded during Halloween party at a Palm Bay nightspot
One person was shot to death and two others wounded during Halloween party at a Palm Bay nightspot

Palm Bay police located Glover outside a gray two-door Chevrolet Camaro at Arlington Pine Apartments, which is behind Hive Lounge, according to an arrest affidavit. He was unresponsive and died at Holmes Regional Medical Center.

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A friend of Glover's, who was shot in the leg, was found in the driver's seat of a black Nissan Maxima that had crashed into a tree in front of an apartment building, the affidavit said.

He told police Glover called him shortly after he arrived and said that someone had pulled a gun on him. The man saw Glover's Camaro parked in front of Hive Lounge with Glover in the driver seat and two men approaching the vehicle.

The friend armed himself with his Glock .40-caliber handgun and went to stand beside the two men outside Glover's Camaro, the affidavit said. When he asked what was going on, one of the other men pressed a gun against his face and chest, then shot him in his left leg.

Glover's friend said he ran back toward his Nissan Maxima for cover and returned fire, the affidavit said. He saw one of the men hopping as though he was injured and witnessed Glover drive out of the plaza and toward the apartment parking lot.

Glover's friend got in his vehicle and drove toward the apartment parking lot, where he lost control and crashed into a tree, the affidavit said. He was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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The friend's Glock .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found on the floorboard of the front passenger side of the Nissan Maxima, as well as several spent .40-caliber casings just south of Hive Lounge, the affidavit said.

A third man told police he was standing in the parking area for Hive Lounge when he heard gunshots and felt a shot in his groin area. He said he did not see the shooter. He went to Holmes Regional Medical Center by private transportation, the affidavit said.

That man told police he arrived at Hive Lounge in a dark colored pickup truck with Servant, the affidavit said. Police located a black Ford pick-up truck behind the plaza with a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun on the front passenger seat.

Palm Bay police were working to piece together details on the Halloween shooting that left one dead.
Palm Bay police were working to piece together details on the Halloween shooting that left one dead.

Numerous witnesses told police they saw Servant and the third person shot acting as though they were security for the lounge, the affidavit said. The two men were attempting to move people from the parking lot to inside Hive Lounge. At least two people at the party witnessed Glover being shot.

When police interviewed Servant, he confirmed he arrived at Hive Lounge with the third person who had been shot, the affidavit said. He said he did not see or hear anyone arguing at the event and that a friend picked him up after 30 to 45 minutes. He said he was not at the event when the shooting occurred.

Police reviewed the video captured by the surveillance system at Arlington Pines Apartments, the affidavit said. They found footage of Servant and the third person shot parking at Arlington Plaza, Glover driving into the apartment parking lot followed by a Nissan Maxima and Glover attempting to leave the complex while Servant stood in the middle of the road.

The video showed Servant shooting into the Camaro, causing the Camaro to crash into a tree.

Servant was charged with second-degree murder with a firearm, shooting into an occupied motor vehicle, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Second-degree indicates the killing was not planned.

He is being held in Brevard County Jail without bond. Servant's attorney, Andrew Reed with the public defender's office, declined to comment.

Finch Walker is a Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Walker at 321-290-4744 or Twitter: @_finchwalker

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This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Halloween 2021 shooting: Palm Bay man charged with 2nd degree murder