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UPDATE - 12/01/17 -12:01 p.m.
Detectives are still actively investigating this homicide, which occurred in the 900 block of South Florida Avenue. The victim was identified as Bryant Ball, 26, a black male with no known address.
We are still conducting interviews and looking for anyone with information about this investigation. In addition, a reward of up to $5,000 is available through Crime Stoppers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 386-254-1537. Or call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIP (8477). Tips also may be submitted by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers web site (http://www.westopcrime.com/). Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.
UPDATE: 12/01/17 - 9:35 a.m.
The victim in Wednesday night’s fatal shooting in DeLand has been identified as Bryant Ball, 26, transient.
This is still an active criminal investigation.
2 MEN DETAINED IN INVESTIGATION OF FATAL DELAND SHOOTING
Sheriff’s deputies have identified two men as persons of interest in a fatal shooting Wednesday night that occurred on South Florida Avenue, DeLand.
One man is being interviewed about the incident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m. and was reported when residents heard gunshots being fired and saw the victim lying in the road. The 26-year-old man, who is not being identified until his family is notified, was airlifted but was pronounced dead at an area hospital.
Today as investigators executed a search warrant in the 900 block of South Florida Avenue, a second man was arrested on unrelated charges.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood said detectives aren’t naming the men yet because the investigation remains active.
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