Homicide may be result of stray bullet; investigators interviewing possible gunman

Fatal shooting scene in Deltona on Christmas 2013 / Headline Surfer®Headline Surfer® locator / 3220 Cadehill Drive in Deltona as shown in this snapshot graphic is the locale of a fatal shooting this Wednesday morning.

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after gunfire this Christmas morning that claimed the life of a 69-year-old man shot in the chest. His name has not been released.

"Deputies are investigating to determine whether a stray bullet may have caused the death," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer®.

Deputies were dispatched to 3220 Cadehill Drive after the Sheriff’s Office’s Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call at 10:02 a.m. that a man had been shot.

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Rich Gailey, Fred Lowry, perceived frontrunners to succeed term-limited Pat Northey

Deltona County Council candidate Andy Ferrari / Headline Surfer®Rich Gailey running again for County Council Deltona / Headline Surfer®Fred Lowry, Jr. running for County Council Deltona / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer ® / Andy Ferrari, far left, is the newest announced candidate for the Volusia County Council representing Southwest Volusia county. Rich Gailey and Fred Lowry, Jr, (l to r) and Donald Mair (not shown) are the others.

DELTONA -- A fourth candidate has entered the field to run in the 2014 elections for the district 5 seat on the Volusia County Council representing the Deltona area with incumbent Pat Northey term-limited and instead challenging at-large Council member Joyce Cusack of DeLand. 



DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a mother and her two children who are considered missing and endangered under suspicious circumstances stemming from a domestic violence situation in Lake Mary involving her husband who has since been apprehended and jailed in Daytona Beach.


Deltona man shot in home / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / A man living at 3222 Roland Drive in Deltona, as shown here in this locator map, was shot inside his residence and two men suspected in the shooting are at large.

DELTONA -- A Deltona man was airlifted by helicopter to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with a non-life threatening bullet wound to his head after he was confronted by two men inside his residence just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a Volusia County Sheriff''s official said.


Man with knife robs 7-Eleven in Deltona, FL / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / A man with a large knife held up the 7-Eleven, 839 DeBary Ave., in Deltona, as shown in this locator map. 
DELTONA -- The 7-Eleven store on DeBary Avenue was robbed late Sunday night by a man with a knife. No one was injured during the incident, which is under investigation by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

The clerk told deputies that he was in the back room washing dishes and when he turned around and saw a man with two shirts covering his face standing behind him and pointing a large kitchen knife pointed at him.

"The robber ordered the clerk to open the cash register," Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson told Headline Surfer, and when the clerk complied, "the suspect grabbed money from the register and then ran out the door and headed southbound."


Baltazar Maldonado is reported missing from his Deltona home / Headline SurferPhoto for Headline Surfer / If you come across this 80-year-old Deltona man, Baltazar Maldonado, then please contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office as he's reported missing by his family and suffers from Alzheimer's.

DELTONA The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help this morning in locating a 80-year-old man who has Alzheimer's.

Baltazar Maldonado left his home in Deltona Wednesday afternoon without his cell phone.

"He was last seen at his home on Blackstone Avenue wearing a blue plaid shirt and black pants," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer.



Vehicle found abandoned in Sanford

Taxicab carjacked in Orange City / Headline SurferHeadline Surfer graphic / An alert cab driver used a little trickery on Sunday to escape from a gun-toting customers, but had his taxi stolen at the intersection of Volusia and Graves avenues in Orange City 8 a.m. Sunday as shown at left.

ORANGE CITY -- A taxi driver was held up at gunpoint early this morning and ordered to drive a man and woman to Orange city before he escaped at the intersection of Volusia and Graves avenues, A Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.

The 2002 Dodge Caravan was later recovered abandoned in Sanford and the duo remain at large.

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Whereabouts unknown since Monday

Missing Deltona mom Tonia Schurman / Headline SurferMiising Deltona kids / Headline SurferMissing Deltona kids with fleeing mom / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Be on the lookout: If you see this Deltona woman, Tonia Schurman, or her three young children, an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl, all shown here, or her youngest, a 4-month-old baby girl, then please call Volusia County Sheriff's deputies at 386-736-5999. If you can't remember the number, then dial 9-1-1. The mother is believed to be traveling in a black, 2003 Isuzu Ascender SUV, with Florida tag BKM195. 

DELTONA -- A 27-year-old Deltona mother who was court-ordered to relinquish parental rights to her three small children -- ages 8, 6 and 4 months -- and hand them over to DCF, instead has fled and Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding her and her kids, an agency official said this afternoon.


VCSO: Suspect driver and vehicle located this morning, but no charges yet

Murder locale in Deltona / Headline SurferDELTONA -- An apparent drug deal in Deltona went horribly wrong late Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man who was dragged down the street by a fleeing motorist, an official with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.

The victim was identified as Tristan De Joy, who witnesses reported walking late Sunday afternoon to the end of Sonnet Court, the same Deltona road where he lives. Next, a pickup truck was spotted driving to the end of the street, where De Joy was.