VCSO: Shooting That Left Deltona Man, 26, Dead May Have Been Accidental

By on April 22, 2018 in WNDB News

Deltona, FL – 4/22/18 Update: The 26-year-old Deltona man killed Saturday in what appears to be an accidental shooting has been identified as Dalton Kinkaid of 2692 Corrigan Drive.

Witnesses who were at the home at the time of the incident said a roommate had gone to the shooting range earlier that day and complained about a problem with his handgun. He put the weapon on a kitchen counter and watched Kinkaid pick the gun up to inspect it. The roommate turned around to open the refrigerator and that’s when he heard the gunshot.

The roommate and two other people who were in the house rushed to Kinkaid to try and help while one called 911 at about 5:45 PM. The victim, who was shot in the head, died just moments later. Investigators at the scene said the shooting appeared to be an accident.

Earlier Reporting:

According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office (VCSO), a Saturday night shooting in Deltona, which left a 26-year-old man dead, may have been accidental.

Investigators say that the fatal shooting occurred sometime before 8 PM at a home in the 2600 block of Corrigan Drive in Deltona. It is believed that the 26-year-old resident of the home suffered a gunshot wound to the head while he was inspecting a small handgun. The man died at the scene soon after.

The investigation revealed that three of the victim’s friends were at the home when the shooting occurred. Detectives believe the shooting was an accidental as the gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted, however, witnesses are being interviewed.

At this time, the case is still under investigation. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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