Deltona mother said her children were frozen in fear during carjacking

Suspect shot, killed by deputies

DELTONA, Fla. – A Deltona woman said her children were frozen in fear during a carjacking Thursday.

The incident happened on the 2500 block of Ludlow Street.

At first, Nancy Aguiar thought the man in her truck was a neighbor playing a joke on her.

Aguiar said she realized it was not a joke after a man waved a gun and demanded her truck.

"I was just scared cause he was pointing the gun at me and I thought he would shoot at me or something like that. So I was just very nervous," Aguiar said.

Her kids were in the back of the truck while this was going on.

“He had the gun and waved it at me to get out. So I said ‘It’s OK just let the kids get out the car,’ so the kids got out of the car and he took away with the car,” the victim said.

Aguiar said the incident happened in less than two minutes.

After the incident, deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office tried to catch the suspect.

Investigators said this turned into a chase ending on State Road 44 near Interstate 4.

Sheriff's officials said deputies chased the stolen pickup and at some point shots were fired.

A Volusia sergeant was grazed on his forehead by a bullet during the chase. The sergeant has been released from the hospital.

The suspected carjacker suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital where he died, according to Chitwood.