Suspect in clown mask shoots, kills man at Daytona Beach shopping plaza

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A man was fatally shot at a Daytona Beach shopping plaza early Monday, police said.

Police responded to a report of a person shot at 854 Orange Avenue just before 12:30 a.m.


According to an incident report, a witness told police she, the victim, and another man were hanging out in a car in the parking lot of Jet Set when another group of people passed through the area.

According to the report, one person in the group, described only as a black female stopped and watched the victim’s group as a man armed with a revolver walked up to the victim and shot him in the head without saying a word.

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The male witness told police the suspect then walked to where the female witness was sitting in the car and pointed the gun at her. The male witness told police he stood between the suspect and the other witness, asking him not to shoot her.

At that point, police say both the male and female suspects ran away from the scene, headed north on Reva Street.

Officers canvassed the area but weren’t able to find the suspects.

The victim, identified only as an adult male, was taken to Halifax Hospital and pronounced dead just before 1 a.m.

The suspected shooter was described as a 6 foot 1 inch tall black man with a thin build, wearing a white T-shirt, denim jeans, and a clown mask.

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The witnesses were only able to describe the second suspect as a black woman, but said she was also wearing a clown mask.

Police said late Monday they were able to develop to persons of interest in the case within 24-hours of the shooting.

They’re asking anyone with information on the shooting or the people involved to contact Detective Nate Williams at (386) 671-5209 or by e-mail at WilliamsNathaniel@DBPD.US

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.