Man Shoots Man Over Girlfriend In Volusia County
DELAND, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man early Sunday morning after a shooting incident that sent another man to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
33-year-old Keidrick Barnes faces several charges related to the shooting that happened in front of his home near DeLand, Florida. Volusia County Sheriff’s Department officials say that it is believed that the confrontation resulted from a conflict between the two men over the 42-year-old victim’s girlfriend. Barnes was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on $80,000 bond.
Deputies responded to the 300 block of West New Hampshire Avenue at about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday and found the victim behind his home bleeding and in pain from a gunshot wound to his leg.
The victim’s girlfriend was there as well and directed deputies to the scene of the shooting located at 1225 South Parsons Avenue, which is Barnes’ home. The girlfriend had been at Barnes’ house when the victim went there to get her and take her back to their West New Hampshire house where they live together.
However, as the victim approached Barnes’ house, Barnes allegedly came outside armed with a handgun. The victim told deputies that Barnes appeared intoxicated and was very aggressive. Deputies say that Barnes demanded that the victim leave and the victim told deputies that he responded by backing away on the street.
Barnes then allegedly fired a shot, striking the victim in the leg and causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim tried to crawl away, Barnes allegedly walked up, pointed the gun at him and yelled that he would kill the victim. The victim’s girlfriend intervened, pleading with Barnes not to shoot the victim. The victim was then able to get back to his house.
Barnes was found at his home and arrested. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. The victim was transported to Florida Hospital DeLand by EVAC ambulance to be treated for his injury.