DeLand Police looking for teen wanted in deadly shooting

16-year-old accused of killing 40-year-old man, records show

K’Veon Asun Jiles, 16 (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

DeLAND, Fla. – DeLand police say they are looking for a 16-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing a 40-year-old man on Wednesday.

Officers want to find K’Veon Asun Jiles. They believe he shot and killed Laroyce Covinjton in the victim’s home along the 700 block of E. Walts Ave.

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The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, records show. Police said the victim was shot multiple times.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the department.

Investigators have not said what led up to the shooting or whether the teen and the victim knew each other beforehand.

Anyone who knows Jiles’ whereabouts should call DeLand Police or to make an anonymous tip, click here.

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Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.