Deputies: Man shot while delivering groceries; 2 arrested

48-year-old in critical condition after Ormond Beach shooting


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Two Daytona Beach men were arrested after a man was shot late Wednesday while delivering groceries to a woman's home, deputies said.

Zachary Holloway, 23, was arrested on attempted murder charges and John Headen IV, 18, faces a charge of principle to attempted murder in the shooting of 48-year-old Ernest Minton, who is in critical condition.

According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Minton went shopping with his girlfriend and then drove to his girlfriend's mother's house in the 1300 block of Par Avenue in Ormond Beach.

Deputies said it's believed that three people in a van followed the couple to the home and demanded that Minton get out of the car.

"I know the car went by my house, doing 60 miles an hour, speeding down the road here," said neighbor Bill Butts.

According to deputies, Headen pushed Minton's girlfriend, who was unloading groceries, out of the way and she ran toward the house and heard gunshots.  She turned around and saw that Minton had been shot, deputies said.

The woman called 911 and the suspects' van was located by authorities, who said three people ran away. 

It's not clear if the couple was followed for a particular reason.

"It's scary because you're never really safe no matter where you are," said neighbor Amy Trebbe.

Holloway and Headen were arrested and booked into the Volusia County Jail.  The third person got away. Records show Holloway and Headen have lengthy criminal records. Holloway has been arrested six times since 2003 and Haden has been arrested twice in two years.

Deputies said the suspects are cooperating. Investigators said the key to the case may be Minton, who still can't talk because of his injuries.