Attempted Stabbing Stopped By Convicted Felon With Gun

By on February 18, 2019 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL –A man who was stabbing at people and vehicles while shouting racial slurs was stopped after being shot in the arm.

Daytona Beach Police responded to a call yesterday (February 17th) after a witness reported the incident.

Sergeant Kelsey Harris with Daytona Beach police says when officers arrived they found a man, 36-year-old Alfredo Maldonado, with a gunshot wound on his arm.

The incident report shows that Maldonado walked into a Stop N’ Save convenience store on Mason Avenue, brandishing a knife.

He eventually left the store and tried to stab anyone that got close to him, before stabbing at cars in the parking lot.

According to the report, witnesses say Maldonado then tried to stab 42-year-old Kervan Reed, when Reed pulled out a firearm and shot Maldonado in the arm.

All of this occurred without the participants realizing police were already on the scene.

When Maldonado was shot, he fell to the ground, then got up and started walking toward the officers.

They ordered him to drop the knife and took him into custody.

Sgt. Harris also said that as Maldonado was being taken into custody, he kicked officers, causing a laceration on the wrist of one officer.

While Maldonado was being treated at Halifax Health, he spit in the face of one officer, and made multiple threats towards hospital staff, at one point saying “I’m going to shoot all of you.”

Police also eventually tracked down Reed to speak with him about shooting Maldonado.

A quick search of his person yielded a black .38 Taurus Revolver with five round.

DBPD also check Reed’s criminal history and found that he was convicted of a third degree felony for drug possession back in May of 2010.

However, because Reed helped subdue Maldonado, Daytona beach police did not take him into custody. But, he still ended up being charged.

“He could have been transported to the jail that night,” said Harris. “We instead filled out an affidavit and forwarded it to the State Attorney’s Office.”

Reed was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

Maldonado was booked into Volusia County Jail earlier today (February 18th), charged with two counts of criminal mischief, aggravated assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Maldonado is being held on $20,000 bond.


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