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Torched vehicle of Clermont Publix shooting victim found in woods

New leads in deadly Clermont Publix shooting

CLERMONT, Fla. – Clermont police announced on Monday that investigators have located a vehicle seen driving away from a deadly shooting earlier this month.

Andrew Da'Von Jones was found dead in the parking lot of a Clermont Publix on Feb. 5.

A newly released 911 call describes the moments the man was shot.

"This kid is laying on the ground out here bleeding. It looks like he got shot," a witness told dispatchers. "I think I, I'm at the Publix at 455. I think I just saw a kid get shot. He's laying there in the middle of the road, and he's bleeding."

Jones was driving a 2012 white four-door Volkswagen at the time of the shooting. Clermont police said that Oakland Police located the car on Sunday evening in a wooded area near a park. The vehicle was severely burned and covered with graffiti.

Jones' family described him as a respectful young man who was very close with his family.

"If you were a parent out there, or anything out there, y'all would want to know, what happened to your son," said Steven Jones, the victim's father. "It's my son. He's been by my side since he was a little boy. You know, I mean put yourself in our shoes. How can you feel? We have a lot of friends coming to us, family members, friends."

Investigators said they are using surveillance video and attempting to recover evidence from the torched sedan to help narrow down a suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS or police at 352-343-2101


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