18-year-old gunned down in drive-by shooting in Palm Coast, deputies say

A Palm Coast teen was gunned down in front of his friend's home and left for dead just four days before Christmas.

PALM COAST, Fla. — A Palm Coast man was gunned down in front of his friend's home Friday, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said.

The drive-by shooting happened outside a home on Bressler Lane around 10 a.m.

Deputies said someone pulled up to the home and opened fire on Kevont’e Lamar Gillislee, 18, who was at the home visiting some friends.

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Deputies said Gillislee was standing outside near the driveway when he was shot in the stomach. He was taken to Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach for treatment.

Officials said Gillislee is undergoing surgery and remains in critical condition.

Maurice Tyron Moultrie, 21, of Palm Coast was arrested in connection with the shooting later Friday.

Investigators said Moultrie was meeting Gillislee to buy marijuana.

"The victim was able to identify the shooter and (give) a description of the vehicle prior to being transported to the hospital," said Brittany Kershaw, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.

Officials said a deputy located Moultrie at a Mobil gas station.

Moultrie was charged with aggravated battery and will be booked into the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility, where he will be held without bail.

The shooting remains under investigation.