• Neighbors home riddled with bullets during Volusia County standoff, repairs delayed


    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Volusia County family told Channel 9’s Jeff Levkulich that their home was riddled with bullets as deputies tried to arrest a man during a standoff.

    The family said they called Eyewitness News when they said they couldn't get answers as to when their home would be repaired. The family said their home was hit with bullets and bean bag bullets during the standoff.

    Westley Daum, 47, was killed during the standoff with Orange City police and Volusia County deputies.

    “He used to come over to our house every single night,” said Donna Oliver.

    A month later, repairs to the home have not been completed. The glass door was repaired a few days ago.

    “Did you think the process would be faster?” Levkulich asked.

    “Definitely. Definitely, it’s a constant reminder just to look at everything,” Oliver said.

    Photos: Neighbors home shot up during Volusia County standoff

    Eyewitness News asked the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office why it took so long for some of the repairs to be made.

    "Reports have to be generated. They have to document the damage cost. Estimates have to be obtained so that everything is properly documented,” said Gary Davidson with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

    Davidson said the investigators completed their report Dec. 28 and it was then forwarded to county risk management to evaluate the damage.

    "The county is going to take responsibility for all the damage,” Davidson said.

    Oliver must get an estimate next and the county will write the homeowners a check.

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