Volusia deputies searching for man shot in backside during attempted motel break in

Man, woman sought by Volusia County Sheriff’s office

The two photos on the left show the man deputies say was shot during an attempted break in at a Motel 6 in Daytona Beach. The woman on the right is also sought.
The two photos on the left show the man deputies say was shot during an attempted break in at a Motel 6 in Daytona Beach. The woman on the right is also sought. (WKMG 2021)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man trying to break into a Motel 6 room Saturday was shot in the rear end by the room’s occupant, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Volusia County Sheriff’s Office public information office Andrew Grant said a man and a woman attempted to break into an occupied Motel 6 room in Daytona Beach on West International Speedway Boulevard around 3 a.m. The pair were trying to enter the room through a window and woke up the occupant who responded by firing a gun at them.

The man trying to get into the room was shot in the buttocks, deputies said.

The pair fled toward the Tomoka Farms Road area and detectives are attempting to locate them.

Detectives released images of the pair captured on surveillance video later on Saturday in an attempt to identify them.

The man is described as 6 feet tall, in his 30s and was wearing a teal shirt and shorts along with a yellow hat. He is also suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks, deputies said.

The woman is 5 feet 6 inches and carrying a black backpack. She was wearing dark clothing and has long hair.

Anyone with information about the individuals is asked to call 911.

No other information was immediately available. Check back for updates on this developing story.


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