Deputies surrounded a Vann Park woods in Deltona and a Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter continued to round as an armed deadlock stretched into prolonged hours Wednesday morning.
“Probably 150 deputies, from mixed counties” are involved, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson told internal media.
A Sheriff’s Office K-9 suffered a deadly gunshot Tuesday dusk after chasing down an armed think who fled and dismissed during deputies in Deltona, according to reports.
K-9 Forrest was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital after a sharpened though couldn’t be saved, a Sheriff’s Office news recover said. Forrest was shot during 7:16 p.m. circuitously Vann Park after a think non-stop glow on deputies acid for him in a wooded area between Whitewood Drive and Normandy Boulevard.
The recover settled that deputies were in a area questioning a Crime Stoppers tip about a wanted refugee during a home on Wing Terrace.
While they were outward a residence of a tip, a male gathering by fast on a white mud bike. When a emissary attempted to stop him, a think fled, a recover stated. Deputies did not pursue him. Shortly thereafter, he gathering by fast again and left again. The mud bike was after found deserted nearby.
Later, as deputies were contacting a people inside a residence where a refugee was believed to be staying, they listened someone jumping over fences in a area, according to a release.
Deputies set adult a perimeter, and a Sheriff’s Office Air One helicopter speckled a think in a circuitously wooded area, a recover stated. K-9 Forrest had started tracking to him when a think non-stop fire, call both deputies to lapse fire.
“We have eyes on him with a helicopters, in really thick woods,” Johnson told internal media. “At this time we’re perplexing to find a approach to safely get him out.
“We don’t know if he’s harmed or not,” Johnson said. “We’ve been examination him from a air. They feel like he competence be though we don’t know.”