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February 11, 2018 2:10 pm

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING DEATH OF 14-YEAR-OLD KILLED BY GUNSHOT

Relatives reported gunshot wound was self-inflicted

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that took the life of a 14-year-old boy Saturday night in Oak Hill.

Deputies responded to 287 Wood Avenue in Oak Hill around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on a report of a juvenile with a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim, Ernesto Sierra-Plummer of Oak Hill, was transported to Florida Hospital New Smyrna, where he succumbed to his wound at 8:44 p.m.
Relatives of Sierra-Plummer were in the residence at the time of the shooting but said they did not witness the incident occur. Two of his cousins reported hearing a gunshot and finding Sierra-Plummer shot in the neck. One cousin reported Sierra-Plummer had a handgun in his hand, and the other reported that the 14-year-old said he'd shot himself.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation and additional details are not available for release at this time.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Administrative offices: West Volusia 386-736-5961 Daytona Beach 386-254-4689 New Smyrna Beach 386-423-3352

Non-emergency dispatch numbers: DeLand 386-943-8276 Daytona Beach 386-239-8276 New Smyrna Beach 386-409-8276 Osteen 407-323-0151

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