• Alleged gunman in Daytona Beach retaliation shooting denied bond


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Daytona Beach police are still looking for a man they said has ties to two separate shootings.

    Police have been looking for Justin Williams since Monday, when they said he opened fire on a car full of adults and children.

    They said the incident led to another shooting down the street from Bike Week activities Friday afternoon, when two people were shot outside a business on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

    “I was getting my shop ready and I heard a gunshot,” said business owner Mary Harrigan.

    An innocent bystander with her 11-year-old son was shot in the leg and another man, Quordre Wiley, was shot point-blank in the chest by a man named Deandre Peterson, police said.

    Police said Peterson shot Wiley because he was cooperating with law enforcement in regard to Monday’s shooting.

    “This is basically a retaliation for [the prior] event,” said Daytona Beach Police Chief Mike Chitwood. "The most wanted person in Daytona Beach right now is Justin Williams.”

    Peterson was with Williams during Monday's shooting, police said.

    After a quick search Friday Peterson was arrested.

    He faced a judge Saturday morning and is now in jail on a no bond status.

    Williams is still at large, and considered armed and dangerous.

    Wiley died at the hospital Friday evening.

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