Daytona man convicted in murder over drugs, rap music sentenced to life

Police said Kevin Stokes was 17 years old when he opened fire from a BMW in July, hitting and killing Cam as he ran from another vehicle.


A man convicted of the 2019 shooting death of another man in Daytona Beach was sentenced to life in prison Monday.

Now 20-year-old Kevin Simons-Stokes was just 17 in July 2019 when police say he opened fire from a BMW, hitting and killing 19-year-old Daemon Carn.

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Stokes was captured two months later with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, and in October 2021, a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a delinquent.

Daytona Beach Police have said they believe the motive for the shooting was part of an ongoing feud between gangs over drugs and rap music.

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At the time, it was one of six gang-related shootings that took place in Daytona Beach over a period of two days.

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