Teenagers Wanted For Shooting Man During Party

By on February 18, 2019 in WNDB News

UPDATE (02-18-19):  The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the arrests of two juveniles wanted in the weekend shooting of an Oak Hill resident.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said $5,000 will be offered for information about the location of each teen – James Powell and Sylvano Leslie II – who are suspects in the shooting that left the victim critically injured.

“You don’t have to tell us your name. Just tell us where we can find these suspects,” Chitwood said.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of these teens is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office via 911.

VCSO also issued a correction on the victim’s age. He’s 45, not 47.

Earlier reporting below.

Oak Hill, FL – The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two teenagers for their roles in a shooting during a party over the weekend in Oak Hill that left a man in critical condition.

Arrest warrants are out for 15-year-old James “Budha” Powell (left) and 17-year-old Sylvano Leslie II (right), with each facing attempted second-degree murder in that incident from early yesterday morning (February 18th).

The victim – who was hosting that party for his high school-aged children – was airlifted in serious but stable condition to Halifax Health Medical Center after confronting four juveniles during a party at his home in the 100 block of East Church Street.

Detectives believe those juveniles were not invited to the party and one of them refused to leave when told to do so, leading to a fight where the victim was shot in the neck. All four fled the scene soon afterward.

VCSO is asking anyone with information on Powell or Leslie to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 to remain anonymous and possibly qualify for a cash reward.


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