Two Charged After Shooting On I-4 Then Fleeing Deputies


Deltona, FL -  Two men are charged after fleeing at high speed from deputies and crashing in a rollover wreck. That's after one of them shot through the passenger window at a passing vehicle carrying four people on  I-4. Charged are 26-year-old Deon Brown and 23-year-old Kobe Hunter, both of Sanford. 

The Volusia Sheriff's Office (VSO) says the shooting was caught on camera. It left a bullet hole in the windshield of a passing vehicle carrying four people but did not injure anyone. They were able to provide dash camera footage and a tag number that allowed deputies to track down the suspect vehicle, which took off fleeing recklessly when a deputy spotted it traveling through Deltona.

The shooting was reported at 4:24 p.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes of I-4 between Mile Markers 127 and 124. The victims pulled off to meet with a Lake Helen police officer, who confirmed their windshield had been shot.

After the suspects vehicle fled from a deputy, Air One tracked the vehicle as it wove through traffic on I-4 and through Deltona. Hunter, who was the driver, lost control of the Toyota Camry while speeding through the Deltona Boulevard intersection on Enterprise Road. The car spun out, flipped and came to a stop near Pepperwood Avenue, where both suspects bailed out and ran into thick brush.

Hunter was taken into custody without incident moments later; Brown stayed in the brush and was apprehended by a K-9 unit shortly after that.

Hunter is charged with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement. Brown is charged with shooting into an occupied conveyance and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.

The investigation continues and other charges are possible. Both Hunter and Brown have already bonded out of the Volusia County Jail.

Sheriff Mike Chitwood commended the victims and responding deputies on their quick work identifying, tracking down and arresting the suspects in today’s case, and was extremely thankful no one was injured or worse. “The scumbags who want to engage in idiotic gunplay on our roads can be sure they’ll receive the full attention of law enforcement and the justice system,” Sheriff Chitwood said. “Fortunately, no one was killed today, but the morons sitting in jail tonight did just about everything they could to tempt fate and cause a tragedy.”