Man Runs Over Family At DeLand Gas Station


DeLand, FL - A mother and her two children are recovering in the hospital after being run over by the mother’s boyfriend.

The driver, Nicholas Shaw, was arrested by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office on-scene Thursday (March 3) at a DeLand gas station.

According to deputies, the family—consisting of Shaw, the mother, two young daughters and an infant son—were headed to their home in Stuart when they stopped at a BP station on East New York Avenue. The mother told deputies that she and Shaw had been arguing during the trip, which carried on when they stopped in DeLand.

As the mother was holding her 3-year-old daughter and her 10-year-old daughter stood next to her, the mom tried to take her infant son from their vehicle. Shaw yelled at the woman, “You’re not going to take my son,” and shifted the vehicle in reverse and accelerated, striking all three victims with the back passenger door, knocking them to the ground. After knocking them down, Shaw continued to accelerate and ran over the younger girl with the tire.

Shaw fled from the scene with the infant in the car, but he eventually returned to the scene after deputies arrived. The girls sustained scrapes and possible spinal injuries. They were eventually transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, along with their mom and the baby. The injuries are considered non-life-threatening, according to the VSO.

Shaw is now charged with three counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, neglect of a child and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. He remains in the Volusia County Jail with no bond, pending his first appearance in front of a judge.