DELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – A suspect wanted on attempted murder and other charges in a recent Volusia County shooting was shot and injured Monday afternoon.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, Dillon Parker, 33, drove head-on at one Volusia County sheriff’s deputy, opened fire on a second deputy and was met with return fire from another deputy and a DeLand police officer.
The sheriff’s office said Parker was wanted in a shooting that left a victim in critical condition.
Around 3:08 p.m. Tuesday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office notified the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office that Park was headed into their jurisdiction in a gold sedan.
Moments after a deputy spotted the vehicle, it veered toward his patrol car, forcing him to swerve out of the way.
As Parker continued, deputies were able to use stop-sticks, forcing the car to slow down and roll off into a ditch.
The sheriff’s office said that’s when Parker started shooting at another responding deputy, who radioed that he was taking fire.
Another deputy moved in and fired back at Parker, as well as a DeLand police officer who stopped to assist.
Parker threw away a firearm when the law enforcement officers approached him to render aid.
No law enforcement officers were injured and deputies and police immediately rendered first aid to Parker at the scene.
He was later flown to a hospital in Daytona Beach, where he is listed in critical condition, but expected to survive.