Daytona Beach, FL – An off-duty police officer was shot at during an altercation in Daytona Beach today, but was not hurt.
“There was some type of altercation,” said Public Information Officer Jimmie Flynt. “The officer was off duty, not in uniform, but apparently these people knew that she was a police officer.” During the altercation the suspect, described as a black male in his mid-20s, pulled out a gun and fired at least once at the officer. That happened near Progress and Fulton Street around 4AM this morning. The off-duty officer returned fire.
Police are looking for the suspect’s vehicle, described as a maroon color Chevrolet Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis vehicle, early 2000’s model with a FL license plate that begins with a “U” and ends with “V33”.
The vehicle was leaving The Villages at Halifax. The vehicle was occupied by a black male driver, a heavy-set black female and a heavy-set white female. The driver was armed and should be considered armed and dangerous. At the time of the shooting that vehicle was accompanied by a newer model Ford Taurus occupied by a black male driver and skinny black female passenger with a short pony tail. That vehicle was dark, possibly grey.
Anyone with information should contact Detective James Maher at 386-671-5239 or MaherJ@DBPD.US
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