Sheriff's Office seeking information on fatal DeLand shooting

Bryant Ball, 26, of DeLand, was the victim of a fatal shooting Wednesday night.

Bryant Ball, 26, of DeLand, was the victim of a fatal shooting Wednesday night.

PHOTO COURTESY VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies have identified two men as persons of interest in a fatal shooting Wednesday night that occurred in the 900 block of South Florida Avenue in DeLand.

One man is being interviewed about the incident, which occurred at about 8:30 p.m. and was reported when residents heard gunshots being fired and saw the victim lying in the road, according to Laura Williams, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.

The 26-year-old man, Bryant Ball, was airlifted but was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Investigators executed a search warrant Thursday in the 900 block of South Florida Avenue, and arrested a second man on unrelated charges.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood said detectives aren’t naming the men yet because the investigation remains active, according to Williams.

No charges related to Ball’s fatal shooting have been filed as of Friday morning.

“We are still conducting interviews and looking for anyone with information about this investigation,” Williams said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 386-254-1537, or to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, toll-free, at (888) 277-TIPS (8477).

Tips also may be submitted by downloading the smartphone app from the Crime Stoppers website, www.westopcrime.com. Callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous and can qualify for a reward of up to $5,000.

— Anthony DeFeo, anthony@beacononlinenews.com

 
Rate this article: 
Average: 4.3 (3 votes)