Convicted felon charged with murder for deadly shooting in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took just over 24 hours for Daytona Beach police to track down their suspect in a shooting that left a man dead Monday afternoon.


Officers were called to the 800 block of Magnolia Avenue for a reported shooting just after 1 p.m.

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Police say they received several 911 calls reporting multiple gunshots in the area followed by the sound of a woman screaming.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim, identified as 26-year-old Timothy Seamore Jr., on the sidewalk dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

After interviewing witnesses, police were pointed towards 22-year-old Zion Counts as their suspect.

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According to police, one witness told them Counts went to the Magnolia Ave. location where he got into an argument with Seamore.

The witness said they tried to separate the two men but couldn’t before Counts shot Seamore.

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Counts has been charged with first-degree premeditated murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to his arrest report, Counts has a previous felony conviction in the state of Florida from 2020 for resisting an officer with violence.

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