Man arrested in love triangle shooting in DeLand, police say

No injuries reported

Police crime scene tape (WDIV)

DeLAND, Fla. – A man was arrested not long after he shot at his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend as a result of an ongoing feud between the two men, according to the DeLand Police Department.

Police said the shooting happened shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday on Franklin Avenue. Records show the victim, who was not injured, was cooperative and was able to help officers identify 29-year-old Daniel Troutman as a suspect.

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The victim said he was outside speaking on the phone when he heard yelling and saw Troutman in the road standing next to a brown Toyota Camry, according to the affidavit. The men argued until Troutman pulled a gun out of the car and fired two shots toward the victim, records show.

The victim, who wasn’t injured, said he and Troutman have been involved in an ongoing dispute because Troutman is dating his ex-girlfriend, the report said.

Troutman claimed the victim has been harassing, threatening and following him and his girlfriend because of their relationship. Police said he admitted to shooting at the victim because he was “tired of all the (expletive).”

Troutman was taken into custody with a gun nearby, a news release said. He’s facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and using a weapon during a felony.

“We are thankful that no one was hurt and that we were able to put a criminal behind bars,” police wrote in a news release.