BREAKING NEWS: Man dead in deputy-involved shooting on Christmas Eve in Deltona

Photo for Headline Surfer / Sheriff Mike Chitwood, right, is shown walking with one of his investigators at the scene of a deputy-involved shooting homicide on Gaucho Circle Tuesday night in Deltona. 

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DELTONA, Fla. -- A man was shot and killed by a Volusia Country Sheriff's deputy on this Christmas Eve on Gaucho Circle in Deltona, near Deltona Bouvard.

VCSO officials said no deputies were shot in the 9 p.m. incident with yellow crime scene tape cordoning oft two neighboring homes.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood told TV news camera crews from Wesh Ch. 2 and WFTV Ch 9. on the scene that he wanted to review body cam footage and go over with his investigators what prompted the shooting before providing any details as to what prompted the shooting and the names of the deceased and the deputy. Headline Surfer is the the third media outlet to report on the fatal shooting. 

Sheriff Mike Chitwood told TV news camera crews from Wesh Ch. 2 and WFTV Ch 9. on the scene that he wanted to review body cam footage and go over with his investigators what prompted the shooting before providing any details as to what prompted the shooting and the names of the deceased and the deputy. Headline Surfer is the the third media outlet to report on the fatal shooting. 

No other information was released by the VCSO except to say no deputies were injured.  

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.