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1 dead during a shooting in New Smyrna Beach

1 officer is wounded

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According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting on Saturday afternoon left a man dead and a New Smyrna Beach police officer wounded.

during a shooting in New Smyrna Beach

The reports say the man shot the officer and fled from the police. A New Smyrna Beach police officer and Volusia County deputy returned fire on the fleeing man and he died from the gunshot.

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Records show the shooting happened around 4 p.m. when a Port Orange police officer tried to stop the man for a traffic violation after he was driving recklessly at a high speed. Deputies said the man crashed outside a storage facility in the area of Turnbull Street and Industrial Park Avenue. The man then fled on foot and started firing at police from the roof of a storage facility.

The wounded officer is expected to recover soon. Records say the man had been arrested 25 times. His identity is not released.

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Written by Charles Stillwater

Mr. Charles has worked with BBC for several years before joining as chief editor for Orlando Solution. He is a father of two beautiful daughters and currently living in the beautiful city of Orlando. He likes to play basketball in his free time.

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