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UPDATE: VCSO OFFERS $10,000 REWARD LEADING TO CAPTURE OF 2 WANTED SUSPECTS
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrests of two juveniles wanted in the weekend shooting of an Oak Hill resident.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood said $5,000 will be offered for information about the location of each teen – James Powell and Sylvano Leslie II – who are suspects in the shooting that left the victim critically injured. “You don’t have to tell us your name. Just tell us where we can find these suspects,” Chitwood said.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of these teens is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office via 911. Or call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS) or online: www.northeastflorida.crime stoppers web.com regarding Case #19-3758.
The Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking the two suspects as the investigation continues. More information will be provided when it becomes available.
UPDATE #1 and Original News Release Appear Below:
*UPDATE #1: (See original news release below).
2 JUVENILES WANTED IN OAK HILL SHOOTING
Warrants Issued for Attempted 2nd-Degree Murder
Sheriff’s detectives have obtained arrest warrants for two teens in a shooting early Sunday in Oak Hill that left a man seriously injured. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Joel Tatro. He was shot early Sunday at his home during a confrontation with four juveniles and was airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. He remains in stable condition.
Two suspects, James Powell, 15 (DOB 3/26/2003), also known as “Budha” and Sylvano Leslie II, 17, (DOB 1/17/2002) are being charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting.
Anyone who knows their whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office by calling 911. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS) and you could receive a cash award. Case #19-3758.
Please help us find these individuals. This continues to be an active criminal investigation. More details will be released when they become available.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019
VCSO SEEKS SUSPECT IN OVERNIGHT SHOOTING
Oak Hill Man Airlifted to Halifax With Critical Injuries
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in an overnight shooting that left a man critically injured.
The shooting occurred just aftert 1 a.m. today in the 100 block of East Church Street in Oak Hill. A confrontation occurred when four juveniles arrived uninvited to a home where the adult victim was hosting a party for his high school children. The four were told to leave but one juvenile refused.
An altercation occurred and shots were fired at the victim, hitting him in the neck. The juveniles fled the scene.
The victim has been airlifted to Halifax Health Medical Center where he is in critical but stable condition.
This is an active criminal investigation. This incident is not considered a random act. More details will be shared when they become available.