VSO arrests Ormond Beach 18-year-old for Fourth of July shooting

Deputies report that Dylan Preis used his grandmother's gun to shoot at a vehicle full of people after having a "falling out" with the driver.

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  • | 10:35 a.m. July 8, 2024
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Volusia County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested an 18-year-old Ormond Beach man after he fired several shots at an occupied vehicle on the Fourth of July. 

Dylan Preis was arrested the following day on Friday, July 5, after detectives identified him as the shooter of the incident, which took place in the 1000 block of George Anderson Street in Ormond Beach. VSO reported on its Facebook page that the " bullet holes in the vehicle indicated the occupants narrowly missed being struck at head or chest level."

Preis, according to VSO, had a recent falling out with the driver of the vehicle. He initially denied involvement, but deputies report he later said he used his grandmother's 9-millimeter handgun to shoot at the car. Detectives recovered the gun, ammunition and shell casings at the scene. 

Preis was charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, four counts of firing into a vehicle and one count of criminal mischief. He was also charged with a violation of his juvenile probation. 

He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he is being held without bond.


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