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Deltona Man Charged With Attempted 2nd Degree Murder In Shooting

Date Added: March 03, 2022 9:22 pm

Andrew Gant
Office of Public Affairs & Media Relations


A Deltona man is charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder in a shooting Thursday morning that critically injured his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Todd Powers, 46 (DOB 1/7/1976), was charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in public.

Deputies responded to 3049 Waterman Street around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after the shooting was reported. The victim, a 23-year-old DeLand man, had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was lying in the driveway when deputies arrived.

The victim was transported to an area hospital and detectives began investigating what led to the shooting. It was determined that the victim came to the house to see his ex-girlfriend, because the two were still friends. When he arrived in the driveway, though, he was first met by her father (Powers) and brother, and a verbal altercation started.

The brother told detectives the argument became physical when the victim punched him and he punched back, and they ended up fighting on the ground on the driveway. (Detectives did not find any signs of injuries to either person, and no other signs of a struggle or evidence of a fight were evident.) The brother explained when the physical fight ended, the two separated, and he went inside while his father stayed out in the garage area.

Shortly after that, several gunshots were heard, followed by a 30- to 45-second pause, and then more gunshots. Some of the shots could be overheard on the 911 call reporting the shooting, followed by a male voice yelling: “I don’t know what he thought was going to happen.”

In addition to interviewing the parties involved, detectives interviewed neighbors and reviewed audio recordings captured in the area. The investigation indicated that Powers fired at the unarmed victim several times over the span of several minutes, an extended timeframe during which Powers was not under threat.

Powers was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail with a bond of $126,000. He was additionally charged with violation of probation on a prior charge of possession of a controlled substance, and held without bond for his VOP.

The victim was still listed in critical condition Thursday evening.

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