- January 3, 2023
A car chase that started in Daytona Beach ended with an 18-year-old man accused of shooting a woman in the face with a with a pellet gun.
The incident began on a roadway in Daytona Beach Feb. 24 when the man, a Springhill resident driving a silver Honda, allegedly almost hit a Ford F-150.
The F-150’s passengers called 911 and followed the man onto northbound Interstate 95, according to his arrest report.
The Honda pulled over at mile marker 268, in Ormond Beach. The Ford’s driver pulled over as well, hoping to get the man’s tag number for law enforcement.
But the 18-year-old got out of his car and walked toward the Ford, holding one hand behind his back, according to the report.
As the Ford’s driver pulled back onto I-95, the Honda driver fired a pellet gun at the two occupants.
One pellet came through an open window and hit a female passenger on the forehead just above her eye, leaving a large bruise, and several others hit the side of the truck, the report said.
The Honda driver got back in his car and passed the truck, exiting onto State Road 100 eastbound.
The victims in the Ford followed the man again while on the phone with emergency services, but lost the Honda at S.R. 100 and Oceanshore Boulevard,.
Dispatch directed the two victims to the Flagler Beach Police Department, where officers took statements and photographed the truck and the woman’s injury.
Later the same day, the suspect called Flagler County Sheriff’s Office, telling them he was involved in the incident.
The victims to identified the man as the one from the road rage incident.
The 18-year-old was arrested by the FCSO and turned over to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and one aggravated battery charge.