LATEST: Woman killed in Lake Worth was mom, had lived in Brevard


The 26-year-old woman shot and killed outside a Lake Worth convenience store Wednesday was the mother of a 3-month-old girl who previously lived in Brevard County and spent more than two years in state prison on drug and burglary convictions, records show.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman Thursday as Nicole Marie Novak. It did not disclose a recent Palm Beach County address for her or for Hugo Steven Selva, the father of their daughter.

Authorities say Selva fatally shot Novak at a shopping center on the 1600 block of South Dixie Highway. Selva was fatally shot by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy later Wednesday morning during a confrontation in Lantana after Selva drove the wrong way on Interstate 95 and had head-on collisions with three cars.

According to police records, Novak was arrested in 2011 by Brevard County sheriff’s deputies for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit grand theft. She was arrested in 2012 when police in Cocoa accused her of unlawfully possessing a weapon, violating the terms of her probation and drug possession.

She was released from prison in May 2016 after serving two years, according to Florida Department of Corrections records. Upon her release, an address in Merritt Island was listed as her place of residence.



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