“No hay duda de que K-9 Axe y K-9 Endo recibieron balas que estaban destinadas a mis ayudantes., porque si los diputados se hubieran ido al bosque, la primera persona en entrar en contacto con [el sospechoso], without a doubt, would have been shot,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood dijo a a press conference Saturday afternoon.
A Lyft driver told police that shortly before midnight on Friday, he picked up a passenger and drove him to a remote area north of Orlando. The passenger allegedly forced the driver out of the vehicle at gunpoint then fled. The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Shedrick Singleton Jr.
The stolen Kia Sedona minivan was located a short time later and the suspect bailed into a wooded area.