VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Volusia County detectives say they have arrested the suspect in a New Smyrna Beach shooting.
Detectives said they obtained a warrant for 68-year-old Stephen Allen and had been searching for him throughout the weekend. They took Allen into custody at a 7-Eleven at 100 N. Atlantic Avenue Saturday night.
Deputies say Allen was involved in a shooting and carjacking around 10:15 a.m. on Friday on the 1300 block of Findlay Street, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
UPDATE: Stephen Allen was taken into custody around 8:40 p.m. Saturday at 7-Eleven, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach. His arrest was a result of coordination between deputies, detectives, the Volusia County Crime Center, U.S. Marshals and @NSBPolice https://t.co/MUGQOwiqoB— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) July 26, 2020
Witnesses told investigators said they saw a 50-year-old man come out of a wooded area with gunshot wounds, according to deputies.
The Sheriff’s Office said the victim had multiple gunshot wounds and his blue Toyota Solara was spotted leaving the area.
Investigators said the victim told deputies Allen recently moved into his home, shot him and stole his car.
Detectives said the victim underwent surgery and is expected to survive.
Allen is now being held in the Volusia County Jail without bond. He’s facing carjacking with a firearm and attempted second-degree murder charges.