DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The man who was shot in returning fire by Daytona Beach police officers on Monday morning has died, according to authorities.
- Gunman was shot multiple times by officers
- A homeowner was shot in the neck; expected to make full recovery
Suspect that fired at a pair of Daytona Beach Police officers this morning has died from gunshot wounds. Officers are ok. Chief Capri said, “You pull a gun on a police officer expect to get shot back. As far as return we don't get paid to die out here.” @MyNews13 #News13Volusia pic.twitter.com/zPC3Quc444— Spectrum News Asher Wildman (@AsherWildman13) December 2, 2019
Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said the two officers involved were investigating a seperate shooting on Hollywood Street.
Capri said two men at the location were arguing, which led to the suspect walking into the victim's house and allegedly shoot him.
Then the suspect walked across the street to the house where police believe he lives, according to Capri.
The victim was shot in the neck and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Capri said the victim is expected to make a full recovery.
While officers were investigating the scene, someone pointed out the suspect to law enforcement.
Police say the suspect ran and the two officers ran after him.
The man allegedly pulled out a gun and fired several rounds at the officers, the police chief said.
"Thank God, by the grace of God, none of the officers were struck or hit," he said, adding that the officers are OK.
Officers returned fire and the suspect was hit "multiple times" on the 800 block of Wildwood Street and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center.
However, he later died from his wounds.
Capri said the police recovered the suspect's gun.
However, the police do not even know who the suspect is. He did not release the identity of the victim.
We are currently working an officer-involved shooting investigation off Mason Avenue near Hollywood Street. Please avoid the area at this time. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/1si8XE25dt— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) December 2, 2019