VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Two men from Sanford were arrested Saturday after fleeing deputies and crashing after shooting at other cars on Interstate 4, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said Kobe Hunter, 23, and Deon Brown, 26, are facing charges after a high-speed chase with law enforcement.
Officials were called Saturday at around 4:24 p.m. for reports of a shooting that happened on Westbound I-4 between mile markers 124 and 127.
The victims pulled off the interstate and met with a Lake Helen police officer, who confirmed their windshield had been shot, officials said.
Deputies said the vehicle that was shot at had four people inside at the time, and no one was injured.
The suspect’s Toyota Camry was later spotted in Deltona, where the driver drove recklessly after he was spotted by law enforcement, deputies said.
Volusia County sheriff’s helicopter gave chase and followed the driver until he lost control, leading to a rollover crash.
The car spun out, flipped and came to a stop near Pepperwood Avenue, where both suspects bailed out and ran into thick brush.
Deputies moved in, and the two men inside the car were later arrested.
Deputies said Hunter is charged with aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement, and Brown is charged with shooting into an occupied conveyance and four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
“The scumbags who want to engage in idiotic gunplay on our roads can be sure they’ll receive the full attention of law enforcement and the justice system,” said Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “Fortunately, no one was killed today, but the morons sitting in jail tonight did just about everything they could to tempt fate and cause a tragedy.”
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