Man Killed In Overnight Shooting On Washington St In NSB; Shooter In Custody

By on February 10, 2017 in WNDB News

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New Smyrna Beach, FLUpdate: Police have identified the suspect in a fatal overnight shooting that took place in New Smyrna Beach around 1 AM this morning.

Ruben Watson, 32, New Smyrna Beach, was seen walking away and into a nearby residence. Police summoned Watson to come out and he complied. He is currently in custody of the Police Department. Charges will be pending the outcome of the on-the scene investigation and interviews.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Diffin at 386-424-2248 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.

Earlier Reporting: 

A 26-year-old man is dead and a suspect is in custody after a fatal overnight shooting in New Smyrna Beach.

Police found James Jackson on Washington St west of North Dixie Freeway with multiple gunshot wounds just after 1 AM on Friday. He was brought to FL Hospital New Smyrna where he died from his wounds.

Police say the suspected gunman is in custody and is being questioned. Investigators believe the 2 men knew each other.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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