Police Investigating Shooting Death in DeLand


DELAND, Fla. - A middle aged man was shot and killed in DeLand Saturday evening, according to a release Sunday from the Volusia Sheriff's Office. As of Monday afternoon the VSO is still investigating the incident to find out what led to the fatal conflict.

The VSO was alerted to the shooting by a 911 call placed at around 10:45 pm on Saturday. The caller said they'd found an adult male unconscious on the ground in the front yard of a residence on S. Massachusetts Ave. Initial detective work determined the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was 50-year-old Hector Hernandez Pasquale.

As of Monday afternoon the VSO still does not have a suspect in custody in connection to Pasquale's killing. Those who have information that may be useful to detectives are asked to contact the Volusia Sheriff's Office at (386) 248-1777, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS, or submit a tip through the P3 tips app.