Stalking Suspect Dead After Confrontation with Police
Port Orange, FL - A 32-year-old Port Orange man is deceased this morning after a shooting overnight which involved a Volusia County sheriff’s deputy and Port Orange police.
According to a release from VCSO, the officers, “fired at an armed suspect outside a Port Orange 7-Eleven on Wednesday night after the suspect pointed a gun at his head and at law enforcement.”
The suspect was discovered to have a gunshot wound to the head and was transported by helicopter to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he was later pronounced dead.
The shooting happened around 10:45 p.m. at the 7-Eleven at 1632 Taylor Road. The suspect was spotted there by law enforcement following up on a report that he had threatened a woman who was the victim in his recent arrest on a charge of aggravated stalking. The suspect first fled from Holly Hill police shortly before he was spotted in Port Orange.
According to sources, the alleged stalking victim had been tracking the suspect’s whereabouts using his cellphone location services and notified police when she was aware that he was in the parking lot of her apartment complex.
In the case of most shootings involving local law enforcement, FDLE has started an investigation and the deputy is on administrative leave, which is also standard.
The suspect’s identity has yet to be released. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
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