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Deputies Searching For Suspect Identified In DeLand Shooting

Date Added: July 25, 2020 8:11 am

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Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


Volusia sheriff’s detective have identified a suspect in a Friday afternoon shooting in the DeLand area and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Deputies responded to the shooting around 12:50 p.m. Friday on the 1000 block of South Clara Avenue, where the adult male victim was shot in the lower legs. The victim told deputies he was asleep when the suspect came into his house, sprayed him in the face with pepper spray and then shot him.

Detectives identified the shooter as 21-year-old Desean Gillislee (DOB 6/25/1999) and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with armed burglary with battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Deputies are actively looking for Gillislee today.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford.

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