Alleged gunman in Daytona Beach retaliation shooting denied bond



DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police are still looking for a man they said has ties to two separate shootings.

Police have been looking for Justin Williams since Monday, when they said he opened fire on a car full of adults and children.

They said the incident led to another shooting down the street from Bike Week activities Friday afternoon, when two people were shot outside a business on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

“I was getting my shop ready and I heard a gunshot,” said business owner Mary Harrigan.

An innocent bystander with her 11-year-old son was shot in the leg and another man, Quordre Wiley, was shot point-blank in the chest by a man named Deandre Peterson, police said.

Police said Peterson shot Wiley because he was cooperating with law enforcement in regard to Monday’s shooting.

“This is basically a retaliation for [the prior] event,” said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood. "The most wanted person in Daytona Beach right now is Justin Williams.”

Peterson was with Williams during Monday's shooting, police said.

After a quick search Friday Peterson was arrested.

He faced a judge Saturday morning and is now in jail on a no bond status.

Williams is still at large, and considered armed and dangerous.

Wiley died at the hospital Friday evening.