Deputies Investigating Osteen Death, Suspect Shot By Deputies

Sheriff to address media at 3:00 P.M.


UPDATE: (April 22) - According to an update from the Volusia Sheriff's Office, the victim has been identified as 28-year-old Amy Desiree Layne Humphries of Orange City and the suspect has been identified as 32-year-old Brandon McLean.

An email from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office (SCSO) says McLean was spotted with another individual leaving a Sanford laundromat when he spotted detectives from SCSO. From there, investigators say McLean opened fire on detectives during a foot pursuit. Detectives—who were not injured—fired back and struck McLean multiple times. He was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

According to SCSO, however, that sequence of events is still under investigation.

“I am so proud of these deputies, who without regard for their own safety, brought this dangerous and violent offender into custody,” said Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also been called in to investigate the deputy-involved shooting.

UPDATE: Sheriff Mike Chitwood held a brief press conference and gave an update on Volusia County's involvement with the ongoing investigation. At this time, the woman remains unidentified.

Earlier reporting below.

Osteen, FL - The investigation into the death of a woman in Osteen continues as deputies say a suspect vehicle connected to the case was involved in a shooting in Sanford.

The body of the deceased woman—who remains unidentified—was found by a passerby along the trail off Osteen Maytown Road around 7:00 Tuesday night (April 20).

Investigators from the Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO) say the investigation into her death led to the identification of the suspect vehicle, which was spotted in Seminole County on Wednesday (April 21).

According to VSO, that suspect vehicle was involved in a shooting incident in Sanford. No Volusia County deputies were involved in the shooting, but some are assisting in the investigation. It is not known at this time if any suspects or deputies were injured in the shooting.

Per an email from VSO, Sheriff Mike Chitwood plans to brief reporters on Volusia's aspect of the investigation on Wednesday afternoon. News Daytona Beach will monitor for updates and pass them along as they are made available.


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