DeLand, FL - Volusia Sheriff's detectives say they have a suspect in two drive-by shootings that stem from a homicide in DeLand. He's identified as 18-year-old Kamari Elliott of Daytona Beach and they are asking for the public's help in finding him.
Investigators say that Elliott should be considered armed and dangerous. “We think he and a group of people from Daytona Beach came over here on two separate occasions and we believe, opened up on innocent people,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “All this we believe is connected to the murder. So we’re trying to round up all the players.”
The homicide was reported early on September 28, when the body of 18-year-old Jamarkis Frazier was found near South Delaware Avenue and Green Street, near Spring Hill Park.
Just a block from that incident and hours later, two residents of separate homes were shot after witnesses reported seeing a van carrying four to five males and shots being fired from the van. Neither victim suffered life-threatening injuries.
Earlier this week, two males, ages 17 and 46 were shot in the 1200 block of South Delaware Avenue. Neither victim's injuries are considered life-threatening.
Elliott is wanted on two counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.
Anyone with information about Elliott is urged to call our non-emergency dispatch number: (386) 248-1777. Or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida, 1-888-277-8488 (TIPS), or online to NEFCrimestoppers.com . You could be eligible for a cash reward.