Daytona Beach Police arrested an 18-year old Holly Hill man and a 20-year old Daytona Beach man this week on murder charges, after a 17-year old died from a shooting on Tuesday. According to documents on the Daytona Beach Police website, the 18-year old - as well as 20-year old Enrique Chapman of Daytona Beach - were charged with 1st Degree Murder Premeditated after the 17-year old died at Halifax Hospital from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. In the Charging Affidavits submitted by Daytona Beach Police, the 18-year old is alleged to have shot at the red Ford the 17-year old was in, from the passenger side of another car, during a car chase said to be over a stolen vehicle
Police say they were called on Tuesday, March 5, to Florida Street and Georgia Street shortly after noon, after callers reported that people in a red car and a gray Charger were shooting at each other. However, the cars had left the area when officers arrived at the scene.
Three minutes later, police were called to the 1300 block of Phillips Street, for reports that a male had “…jumped out of a red car” at that location. Officers at the scene found a red Ford Five Hundred in front of 1304 Phillips Street, and also discovered a passenger in the car had been shot. Police reported that the youth suffered a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The 17-year old male was taken to Halifax Hospital where police said he was in “grave condition” and that his injuries were “life threatening.” The teen died of his injuries later.
Meanwhile, Daytona Beach Police, Volusia County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter located the other car, a gray Charger, and a pursuit followed. Officers used stop sticks to end the pursuit on Wesley Street, just north of Jimmy Ann Drive and LPGA Boulevard early Tuesday afternoon.
Tuesday evening, Daytona Beach Police reported that three persons of interest in the case were interviewed Tuesday afternoon at Daytona Beach Police Headquarters, and that the three had all been in the gray Charger. However, information from the Charging Affidavits also alleges that there were other parties involved in the incident in both vehicles, who had exited the cars after the shooting. Some of those individuals have since been located by police, while others are still being sought.
Daytona Beach Police add that people with information to offer can text “CRIMES” (274637) with a cell phone, or log on to www.dbpd.us and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.” When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “DBTIPS.” Police say tipsters remain anonymous.
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