110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Shooting occurred on South Parsons Avenue Tuesday
posted Jan 2, 2013 - 11:04:41am
The victim of a Jan. 1 fatal shooting near DeLand has been identified as 25-year-old Antwan Harris of Deltona. Very little information is available about what happened to him.
The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said officers from the DeLand Police Department originally were dispatched to Florida Hospital-DeLand Tuesday night, Jan. 1, after being notified that a gunshot victim had been taken there.
Harris was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday.
From two witnesses who had driven Harris to the hospital, the DeLand officers learned the shooting had occurred in the 900 block of South Parsons Avenue, outside city limits, the Sheriff's Office said.
The DeLand Police Department turned the case over to the Sheriff's Office at about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday. The Sheriff's Office set up a crime scene on South Parsons Avenue, from Green Street to West Beresford Avenue.
The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 386-736-5999, or to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS.
Residents can also text tips by texting “TIP231, plus the message” to CRIMES. Tipsters who provide information to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.
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