Man Shot in Area of Bayberry and Old Dixie Highway: It Was Self-Inflicted
FlaglerLive | June 16, 2016
Update: The Sheriff’s Office Friday released the following: “After re-interviewing the 20-year-old Flagler County man who was shot Thursday night, detectives have now learned the man accidentally shot himself at his residence. As soon as the investigation is completed, detectives expect to send a charging affidavit to the State Attorney’s office for review.”
June 16–The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old Flagler County man near Bayberry Village Road and Old Dixie Highway.
The sheriff’s office, according to a brief release issued late tonight, received a call from Florida Hospital Flagler at 7:04 p.m. about a man who was brought to their emergency department by his mother with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, below the rib cage. The man has since been transported to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach for the treatment of his non-life-threatening injury. He was alert, conscious and in stable condition.The man was later identified as Dyllan A. Peters (with two l’s) of 100 Bayberry Village Road. In late 2014, he was arrested and charged for cultivating marijuana, and was placed on 18 months’ drug-offender probation last December. A June 2015 battery charge against him was later dropped.
Detectives were interviewing Peters around 10 p.m. Additional information was to be provided by the department as the investigation continues, likely early Friday morning.
There is sketchy information–unconfirmed–that Peters had gone out to get his mail when he was shot by someone in a car driving by.
“We’re not certain,” a sheriff’s spokesman said about that detail. “It’s been a little complicated to try to get everything from him that we need.” He said the circumstances of the shooting were “absolutely” suspicious, but that there were odd circumstances, too. “He didn’t call 911, his mom didn’t call 911, his mom drove him to the hospital, so we’re looking at the facts very carefully.”
The spokesman said there was no danger to the community, “nothing that we know of.”
In late morning Friday, the sheriff’s office released the following: “FCSO detectives have received limited information about the shooting and plan to interview [Peters] again today. Based on the facts obtained from the victim, he claims he was shot by a black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build and short hair. The vehicle that was used by the suspect is described as a black four-door sedan with white on the sides. The incident is considered possibly drug-related.”
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services Division at 386-313-4911. As with any crime in Flagler County, callers can remain anonymous and contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 1-888-277-8477 (TIPS).
Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.