Arrest made in fatal shooting at Derbyshire Park basketball court

Arrington Turner arrested in Port Orange

Man shot, killed at Daytona Beach park
Man shot, killed at Daytona Beach park

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The suspect accused of fatally shooting a 19-year-old man as he was playing basketball at Derbyshire Park last month has been taken into custody, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Police said Arrington Turner, 21, was arrested Monday in Port Orange.

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Turner had been wanted since the shooting on Nov. 30. Records show the victim, John Phillips, was playing basketball at the park when Turner approached, fired multiple shots at him then ran away.

Multiple witnesses said they were playing basketball with Phillips when Turner and another person arrived at the park. The witness said Turner and the other person walked up to the victim and Turner shot him.

The witness who was walking with Turner said they went for a walk and Turner followed to the basketball court. When they both arrived Turner shot the victim.

Phillips died at Halifax Hospital not long after the shooting.

The men didn’t exchange any words before the gunfire but Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said the shooting may have stemmed from an argument about a woman.

Turner is facing a second-degree murder charge.

Records show Turner is a convicted felon.


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