Teen turns himself in after Volusia man shot in neck; 2nd suspect still sought

Juveniles showed up uninvited to party, officials say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A teenager turned himself in to authorities Monday night after deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff's Office issued search warrants for him and another juvenile for fleeing the scene of a shooting that left one man in critical condition.

Officials said Sylvano Leslie II, 17, turned himself in at the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Deputies said they continue looking for James Powell, 15. Both he and Leslie are being charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of 45-year-old Joel Tatro on Sunday.

Tatro was taken to Halifax Health, where he is in critical but stable condition, according to deputies.

The shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. in the 100 block of East Church Street in Oak Hill, where authorities said a man was hosting a party for his children, who are in high school.

A confrontation arose when the juveniles, who were not invited to the party, arrived and then one refused to leave, according to officials. Deputies said that, during the altercation, Tatro was shot in the neck.

A witness at the scene told authorities that Powell told Tatro he was going to kill him before firing the gun, according to the incident report.

According to a news release, the juveniles fled the scene. 

Authorities said the shooting was not random and that the investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of each suspect and $10,000 is being offered if both are arrested, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on Powell's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-277-8477.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the victim in the shooting is 45 years old. Deputies originally said Joel Tatro was 47.

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