Daytona cops investigating report State Rep-elect Patrick Henry's son seen with a gun too when he was pistol-whipped in front of his home

Patrick Henry, son of State Rep. Patrick Henry, was pistol-whipped / Headline SurferDaytona cops confer with State Rep. Patrick Henry in front of his home after his son was pistol-whipped / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / At far left, Patrick Henry, son of State Rep-elect Patrick Henry, showcases a pic on his Facebook page of a young Snoop Dogg with a gun (as shown above).
Witnesses have told police the younger Patrick Henry, too, was armed when he was pistol-whipped and shot at at least five times (but not struck with bullets) in a Nov. 30 display of violence in front of his family's home. No such firearm has yet been recovered. 
Shown here left in the inset, State Rep.-elect Patrick Henry confers with cops in front of his residence.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- State Rep-elect Patrick Henry's son was reportedly armed with a handgun when he was pistol whipped in front of his own home, according to police, based on a witness account.

However, no gun has been found with police having searched the front yard after the younger Henry was accosted.

Though several shots were fired by a gunman accompanied by a woman in a car, Patrick Henry was not struck by any bullets. He was treated at Halifax Health Hospital for a slight gash to his face from being pistol-whipped.

One witness told cops the younger Henry pulled a handgun from his backpack and appeared to fire it during the Nov. 30 gun violence, then got rid of the backpack with his skateboard and the gun at 1018 Thunderbird Drive. That's where he lives with his father and others in a home owned by the elder Henry's brother, Mayor Derrick Henry.

And Dannette Henry, the youngest of the three Henrys, elected to the city commission in the Nov. 8 general elections, replacing Patrick Henry, called 9-1-1 the day of the violence, in sheer terror after hearing the gunfire. She lives in the same neighborhood with her children.

Daytona Beach Police Capt. Capt. Jakari Young told the Daytona Beach News-Journal in a story published today that investigators have not found a gun, despite the hype in the newspaper about the younger Henry having one on him and brandishing it, according to chatter among cops on body camera videos at the scene with the elder Henry that day. 

And while Patrick Henry has been cooperative with cops -- even if shown to be agitated on the police videos in front of his residence, the News-Journal has reported the younger Henry has not spoken to detectives about what happened.

Messages sent via social media for father-and-son Patrick Henry went unanswered this evening as have messages left with Commissioner Henry and Mayor Henry. 

The incident was initially reported in the News-Journal two days after it happened that Wednesday, about 3 p.m. when cops started receiving 9-1-1 calls from thew neighborhood, including one from Dannette Henry.

"Oh my God, he's (the suspect) going to shoot him in my yard. Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh My God!" Dannette Henry said, with labored breathing while telling her kids to stay down in the bathroom. "I do not believe this. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, holy crap."

Dannette Henry apparently didn't recognize the younger Patrick Henry as her nephew, telling the 9-1-1 dispatcher she had never seen either man, describing them as having "dreads."

And she got upset even as she was informed cops were surrounding the neighborhood, she felt they weren't responding fast enough: "They need to come to my damn house," Dannette Henry says. "Oh my God, I got to call the chief because you all take too long."

But the call that has far-reaching implications criminally for the Henry Family is another call placed that day that puts a gun in the younger Patrick Henry's hand and has him firing it.

A neighbor who called 9-1-1 said both the victim, who was wearing a black T-shirt, and the suspect had guns. The unidentified 9-1-1 caller told the dispatcher the victim was on a skateboard and pulled out a gun from his backpack. 

"They started beating the mess out of him in the Henry's front yard," the neighbor told the dispatcher. "The guy who was holding onto the tree pulled out his gun and started shooting at him (the suspect)."

But the call that has far-reaching implications for the Henry Family is another call placed that day. 

A neighbor who called 9-1-1 said both the victim, who was wearing a black T-shirt, and the suspect had guns. The unidentified 9-1-1 caller told the dispatcher the victim was on a skateboard and pulled out a gun from his backpack. 

"They started beating the mess out of him in the Henry's front yard," the neighbor told the dispatcher. "The guy who was holding onto the tree pulled out his gun and started shooting at him (the suspect)."

Interim Police Chief Craig Capri told the News-Journal he could not comment on the investigation. Inquires from Headline Surfer were not returned, though PIO Jimmy Flynt did provide the incident report to Headline Surfer via email.

The incident report did not explain why the younger Henry was being chased southbound by the driver of a Nissan. But Commissioner Henry's under-age son told cops that he heard one gunshot and saw the car going after the man in the black T-shirt. The suspect then got out of the Nissan and punched the victim in the face, the teen said. Commissioner Henry did not respond to a message for comment.

Neither Patrick Henry nor his son have returned messages for comment.

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