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24-year-old driver killed in Daytona Beach drive-by shooting.

Wed, May 31, 2023 at 11:20PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News



In a devastating turn of events, a 24-year-old man who sustained injuries in a drive-by shooting in Daytona Beach around 2 p.m. on Wednesday has tragically passed away, as confirmed by the local police department. The incident occurred near the Bellevue Avenue and S. Nova Road intersection.

According to reports, the shocking incident unfolded when suspected assailants targeted a blue vehicle in traffic with the victim and a female passenger inside. Without warning, the perpetrators opened fire from a black Kia, which was reported to have swiftly left the scene following the shooting. Authorities have emphasized that the suspect should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Following the shooting, emergency services transported the victim to a nearby hospital. However, the victim succumbed to his wounds a few hours later. The female passenger did not sustain any injuries during the incident.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting should contact the Daytona Beach Police Department at (386) 671-5100.


*** Update 5/31/23 10:53 p.m. ***

An arrest has been made of a person of interest on unrelated charges. Further details are forthcoming. 


Update 6/1/23 10:19 a.m.

A person of Interest, Devonte Smokes "Nookie", has been arrested in this case.


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