A Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy and a DeLand police officer shot and injured a suspect during an armed encounter recently. The suspect, 33-year-old Dillon Parker, attempted to drive head-on at one Volusia County deputy before opening fire. Dash cam footage shows one officer engage the suspect by firing through his own cruiser’s windshield.
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Two officers returned fire, shooting Parker in the chest and the leg. Deputies and police immediately rendered first air to Parker at the scene, and authorities airlifted the suspect to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Parker was listed in critical condition but expected to survive, according to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. All officers involved avoided injury in the incident.
Authorities already wanted Parker in connection to a Nov. 10 shooting in DeLeon Springs. Parker faces attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and felony battery charges.
The incident took place after a deputy spotted Parker’s vehicle, leading the suspect to drive toward the law enforcement officer’s cruiser, seemingly to ram it head on. Deputies pursued and forced Parker’s vehicle into a …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life