• Deputies: Man found fatally shot, another man arrested in DeLand

    By: Chip Skambis


    DELAND, Fla. - Tuesday update:

    On Tuesday afternoon, Volusia County detectives said they located the body of Carlos Manzanares in a field near the intersection of South Grand Avenue and West Euclid Avenue in DeLand. They said he appeared to have been shot in the torso.

    Investigators said Reinaldo Jesus Martinez, 69, has been charged with second-degree murder in Manzanares' death.

    Detectives said Martinez shot Manzanares early Sunday following an argument at a home on Margaret Street in DeLand.

    Blood was discovered on Martinez's clothes and his van, investigators said.


    Original story from Sunday:

    Volusia County detectives are looking for a victim and a person of interest who both went missing after a shooting in DeLand early Sunday morning, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

    The shooting occurred around 3:40 a.m. at 611 Margaret St. after a fight, deputies said. 

    Deputies said the shooting victim, identified as 44-year-old Carlos Manzanares of DeLand, was not there when deputies arrived. 


    Detectives said they interviewed one person of interest, 69-year-old Reinaldo Martinez, in relation to the shooting, but they are still seeking additional information. 

    Investigators said they are looking for another person of interest, 45-year-old Reinaldo Martinez Jr., who they have not yet interviewed and believe may be in the New Smyrna Beach area. 

    Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Manzanares or Martinez Jr. is asked to call 911.

    No additional information can be released at this time, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

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