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September 16, 2016 4:12 pm

Chris Graham
Community Information Specialist
grahamc@deland.org
Office: 386-626-7117
Cell: 386-872-0821
Release: 2016-44

UPDATE: 09/22/16

A fourth suspect – Steven Gardner (DOB: 2/21/1987) – was arrested today by the DeLand Police Department along with the help of the USMS Florida/Caribbean Regional Task Force and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. He has been charged with second-degree felony murder in connection to the Walts Avenue shooting that occurred in June. He has been booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond.

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THREE CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER IN CONNECTION TO JUNE SHOOTING 

Three men have been arrested in connection to a shooting that left a 19-year-old man dead.

Police responded to a June 20 shooting at 236 Walts Avenue where a man, later identified as Tyrique Seamster, had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He later died at Halifax Health Medical Center.

According to the investigation, Dervonte Somers, 24, Keith Johnson, 21 and Ralpheal Brown, 27, entered a house uninvited and confronted someone over a stolen gun. A shootout ensued, resulting in multiple injuries and the death of Seamster.

Somers, Johnson and Brown have all been charged with second-degree felony murder.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Jacob Hudson at 386-626-7422.

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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