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UPDATE -- Wednesday, Nov. 15:
The victim of this Oct. 23 shooting incident in Deltona, 18-year-old Stevie Knight (DOB 12/14/1998), was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of a weapon/ammo by a delinquent/felon.
Detectives arrested Knight after the shooting investigation led them to recover images of Knight holding an AR-15 rifle and a revolver. Because Knight was adjudicated as a juvenile delinquent from a prior felony arrest as a juvenile, he was not legally allowed to possess a firearm and ammunition.
The 18-year-old Deltona resident was arrested without incident Wednesday. No firearm was located during a search of his house. However, in a search of the Ford Focus that Knight was driving when he was shot, detectives and crime scene technicians recovered a magazine for an AR-15 rifle, loaded with nine Remington .223 caliber bullets.
The investigation of the shooting remains active and ongoing, and additional arrests of anyone involved in the incident are possible.
Original news release -- Monday, Oct. 23:
DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING AFTER 18-YEAR-OLD INJURED IN DELTONA SHOOTING
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that injured an 18-year-old male victim Monday evening in Deltona.
Deputies responded to the incident around 5:19 p.m. after an 11-year-old called to report the shooting. The victim said it occurred minutes earlier in the area of Fort Smith and India boulevards.
The shooting left the victim with gunshot wounds to his arm and shoulder. He was transported via Air One to a hospital, where a deputy went to meet with him. The investigation is ongoing, no further information is being released at this time, and updates will be provided as they’re available.
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