Daytona Beach Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a 17-year old Tuesday. A report on the Police Department website says officers were called to Florida Street and Georgia Street shortly after noon Tuesday, which is near the intersection of Mason Avenue and Clyde Morris Boulevard. Callers reported that people in a red car and a gray Charger were shooting at each other. However, the cars had left when officers arrived at the scene.
Three minutes later, police were called to the 1300 block of Phillips Street, which is near Clyde Morris Boulevard and Dunn Avenue, 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.”
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.
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. Police also announced that some arrests had been made, but no one was charged with the shooting as of that time.
Police say an 18-year old male was charged with Resisting Arrest without Violence, and on warrants for Failure to Appear “...reference to Battery, Grand Theft and Burglary.” 22-year old Justin Nelson was charged with Grand Theft Auto and Violation of Probation. Another 18-year old was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams, and Trespassing.
Police emphasize that no one has been charged with the shooting, and that their investigation is ongoing. They also say it is not known how many people had been in the red car, or if people in both of the cars had been shooting.
Daytona Beach Police add that people with information 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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