DBPD: Dead Suspect Had Warrant, Extensive Criminal History

Chief Provides Update On Injured Officer


CORRECTION: The deceased's last name is Lansang, not Lansing.

UPDATE: Body camera footage of this shooting is now available.

Daytona Beach, FL - Police say the man killed by Daytona Beach police on Wednesday had a loaded gun in the car at the time of the shooting.

The suspect in question is Randy Lansang, who had a warrant out for his arrest in relation to a shooting that took place at the Fairway Estates earlier this month. Officers were conducting surveillance on Lansang before the fatal shooting took place Wednesday night (Feb. 9). 

According to Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young, officers followed Lansang as he rode in a car towards the intersection of Beville Road and Ridgewood Avenue. Near that intersection is where officers decided to conduct a traffic stop as an attempt to arrest Lansang, but he refused to leave the car.

After trying a number of less-lethal tactics, including the use of Tasers and a K-9, officers watched as Lansang reached for a loaded weapon in the car. That’s when four officers opened fire and shot Lansang, who later succumbed to his injuries at Halifax Health Medical Center.

"The suspect's actions dictated our tactics," Young said at a press conference on Thursday (Feb. 10).

Young added that Lansang has an extensive criminal history which includes charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and burglary, and has served time in prison.

A woman was in the car at the time of the incident, but she was not injured and isn’t facing any charges at this time. Investigators are unsure of her relation to Lansang. Police also plan to release body camera footage of the shooting sometime soon. The names of the officers will be released once the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s investigation into the shooting wraps up.

Also at that press conference, Young provided an update on a DBPD officer who was seriously injured by a drunk driver just an hour after the shooting took place. The officer, who Young identified as Elijah Wekony, was investigating a crash at LPGA and Clyde Morris Boulevards when Aubree Juergens slammed into his marked police SUV, pushing it into him. 

Young said he spoke to Wekony, who continues to recover in the hospital as of this morning. It’s unclear when he’ll be back on duty.

A report from Florida Highway Patrol says Juergens allegedly had a BAC level of .187, which is well over double the legal limit. She bonded out of jail Thursday morning.