• ‘They're not dead?' gunman asks when he learns 2 survived Daytona Beach shooting, police say

    By: Kelly Healey , Michael Springer

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A man was arrested Thursday, seven hours after a fatal shooting at Daytona Beach motel, police said.

     

    Police said they arrested Marcus Pinckney, 40, in connection with the shooting. He was found at an Ormond Beach hotel, police said.

     

    The shooting happened at about 3 a.m. at the Best Southern Sun Plaza Motel on South Ridgewood Avenue.

     

    A 57-year-old man died at the scene and two other men were injured. The survivors were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center, where they are in stable condition, officials said.

     

    “This is an isolated incident. Suspects and victims all knew each other,” Daytona Beach police Chief Craig Capri said during a news conference. “His targets were intended targets. Almost like an execution, if you want to call it (that).” 

     

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    Police said the shooting started in the parking lot of the motel, where a feud ensued because the gunman felt he had been cheated during a drug deal.

     

    “The deceased male and one of the injured males are father and son. The third male may be partially blind,” police said in a news release.  

     

    Witnesses told officers they looked outside when they heard gunshots, police said. Capri said there have been some narcotics complaints at the motel. 

     

    The manager showed WFTV reporter Sarahbeth Ackerman surveillance video of the incident. The video shows a man getting out of a silver Honda and opening fire on three other men.

     

    Three men were shot, one was killed outside a Daytona beach motel early Thursday, police said.
    Three men were shot, one was killed outside a Daytona beach motel early Thursday, police said.
    Gunman sought after man shot ‘execution style’ outside Daytona Beach motel, police say
    Gunman sought after man shot ‘execution style’ outside Daytona Beach motel, police say

     

    Police said Pinckney kidnapped his girlfriend, who was in the car at the time of the shooting. Investigators said he left her tied up but unharmed in a car on Tennessee Street.

     

    Officers received several tips that Pinckney was at the Ormond Beach motel. They found him armed with a gun at the hotel with his ex-girlfriend, police said.

     

    “He got right into the hands of the police,” police said.

     

    Police said when Pinckney was arrested, he asked officers, “They're not dead?” in reference to the victims.

     

    The motel’s manager, Charles Urban, said the three men had been living there for 2½ years and knew the shooter. Urban said they had caused problems at the motel before.

     

    “Nothing like this. It's just that there's a lot of traffic coming in and out. You'd have to live here to understand, but there's a lot of homeless people. There's a lot of prostitutes, and they seem to always gravitate to (room) No. 4," Urban said.

     

    Pinckney was arrested on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a slew of other charges, police said. He is expected to face a judge Friday.

     

    "There's only one innocent person in this (expletive), and that's Kristy," Pinckney said. "(Expletive) them (expletives). I'll go to my grave with that. They deserved it."

     

    Court records show Pinckney has prior arrests on charges of battery and drugs.

     

    The names of victims have not been released.

     

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