Homicide suspect, 18, arrested after multi-county pursuit ends with crash into Mount Dora synagogue

MOUNT DORA, Fla. — A pursuit that spanned three Central Florida counties ended with an 18-year-old being arrested.


It all started in Seminole and Volusia counties after an 18-year-old suspect was involved in a domestic shooting at a home in Volusia County.

After the shooting, he was spotted in the Tavares area. The suspect had been driving a white Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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The sheriff’s office’s helicopter then chased him to Mount Dora, where he is accused of firing shots at deputies then crashing his truck into a synagogue at Ninth Avenue and Donnelly Street.

A deputy shot the suspect, and he was taken to the hospital, where he remains tonight. No officers were hurt in the gunfire exchange.

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The suspect faces three attempted murder charges in addition to the homicide charges Volusia County deputies wanted him for.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.