Two Dead In Daytona Beach Shooting

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The scene at Wildwood Drive, parallel to Hollywood Street, where the first shooting took place.
(News Daytona Beach)

UPDATE (3:48 PM): The Daytona Beach Police Department has identified both deceased males in this morning's shooting.

Police report that 21-year-old Jamauri Burks was the victim who was shot and killed by 21-year-old Jerric Harris. Both men have no prior arrests and no record in Volusia County. Harris had a warrant out for his arrest, but it was for driving with a suspended license.

Both men also lived across the street from each other.

Officers also report that both Burks and Harris died soon after arriving at Halifax Health Medical Center this morning. The initial reports said that Burks was awake and aware, but his condition soon deteriorated.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri says that the gun used was a handgun and there is no report yet on whether the gun was stolen or not. This is the fifth shooting Daytona Beach has suffered this week, with a total of seven people dead.

Chief Capri also commented on the shootings, saying that none of them are related and the investigations are still active.

Earlier reporting below.

Daytona Beach, FL - An officer-involved shooting this morning (December 2nd) results in the death of the suspect.

Daytona Beach Police Public Information Officer Messod Bendayan said officers responded to a person shot at a home in the 800 block of Hollywood Street at about 8:45 a.m.

Officers arrived to find that the victim, who'd been shot in the neck, had been transported to Halifax Health Medical Center. He is reported in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation shows that the victim was shot by another man after a disturbance between residents in the area. Officers discovered the shooter soon after they arrived.

He ran from them and officers gave chase. The suspect was armed and fired multiple shots at the officers chasing him. Two officers returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times, on the 800 block of Wildwood Street.

The suspect died of his injuries soon after arrival at the hospital.

Neither officer involved in the shooting was injured. They are both on paid administrative leave, which is standard operating procedure with this type of situation.

The names of those involved will be released after all identities have been confirmed.

News Daytona Beach's Patrick Murphy contributed the update for this report.

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