BREAKING NEWS: New Smyrna Beach Cops: Known drug peddler gunned down on front porch under cover of darkness

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A known drug peddler was gunned down on a porch under the cover of darkness and cops had little, if anything, to go on in way of suspects or a motive in this popular tourist-driven beachfront city known for its charm.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred in the 11:30 p.m. incident in response to a series of 9-1-1 calls as described in an email merdia alert to Headline Surfer by New  Smyrna Beach Police Lt. Shane Riggle: "When police arrived at the home at 1100 Julia Street, they found a male, Andre Overstreet, laying on the front porch. He was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head."

Riggle said paramedic units from the New Smyrna Beach and Volusia County fire departments administered CPR to Overstreet before he was rushed to Florida Hospital New Smyrna Beach, but he was "pronounced deceased a short time later." 

Riggle said cops scoured the area, talking to neighbors, learning in the process a gunshot was heard just moments before they arrived. "As of now, there are no witnesses or suspects in what appears to be a homicide," Riggle said.

Here is a synopsis of what occurred as deswcribed in an email merdia alert to Headline Surfer by New  Smyrna Beach Police Lt. Shane Riggle: "When police arrived at the home at 1100 Julia Street, they found a male, Andre Overstreet, laying on the front porch. He was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. Aid was rendered by the police as well as Volusia County and New Smyrna Beach Fire Departments just before Mr. Overstreet was transported to Florida Hospital by EVAC. He was pronounced deceased a short time later." 

Riggle said cops scoured the area, talking to neighbors, learning in the process a gunshot was heard just moments before they arrived. "As of now, there are no witnesses or suspects in what appears to be a homicide," Riggle said.

New Smyrna Beach Police are looking for anyone with information on this incident. They are asked to call Investigator Gonzalez at 386-402-7765 or Crime Stoppers. All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous. Call Crime Stoppers tip line, toll free, at (888) 277-TIPS (8477). Tipsters may be eligible for a reward up to $1000 for information leading to an indictment. 

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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 narly eveenly 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 Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.