Daytona Beach arrest suspect in shooting outside grocery store

Victim was shot multiple times while in car, police say

Byron A. Malone (Image: Daytona Beach Police Department) (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department has arrested a man suspected in a shooting outside a grocery store where a person was shot several times in their car.

Byron A. Malone, 26, was arrested Sunday night on several charges, including attempted first-degree murder.

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Officers last week responded to a neighborhood in the 700 block of Georgia St. after the victim called for help. The victim told police he was buying items from Seven Star Food Store at 632 Mason Ave. and was confronted by Malone, who then pulled out a gun, according to the incident report.

The victim said he got in his SUV and tried to drive away, but Malone opened fire, hitting him several times in the hip as he drove off, according to police. The victim was taken to a hospital and later identified Malone from a photo lineup.

Police said Malone ran away after the shooting. Details of his arrest have not been released.

Investigators said they found .40-caliber shell casings in the parking lot of the grocery store.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.