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Argument over woman may have led to fatal shooting at Daytona Beach park, police say

Victim ID’d as 19-year-old John Phillips; Arrington Turner sought

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 19-year-old man was killed Sunday in a shooting on a basketball court in Daytona Beach, police said.

The fatal shooting was reported around 3:19 p.m. at Derbyshire Park.

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Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young identified the victim as John Phillips, who was shot at least three times. Phillips died at an area hospital less than an hour after the shooting.

Records show Phillips was playing basketball when Arrington Turner, 21, approached him and fired multiple rounds then ran away. There were no words exchanged between the two men before the shooting, according to a news release.

The shooting may have stemmed from an argument over a woman, Young said.

Police on Monday said Turner, of Deltona, is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm in connection with Phillips’ death.

Young said there will be a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Midtown Cultural Center to address the spree of shootings in the community lately.

“This meeting is for the community to come out and help be a part of the solution,” Young said. “(Police) can’t be everywhere all the time.”

Officers described the shooting at Derbyshire Park as an isolated incident that was not connected to other recent shootings.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective David Dinardi at 386-671-5219 or email him at DinardiDavid@DBPD.US.