Woman shot, killed in Daytona Beach by boyfriend who tried to shoot her ex, police say

Chad Keene, 37, arrested after hourslong manhunt

Police said Chad Keene, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday in the fatal shooting that happened at 11:56 a.m. near 315 Glenview Boulevard. Officers found Karli Elliott who was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend during a confrontation with the woman’s ex-boyfriend in Daytona Beach, according to the police department.

Police said Chad Keene, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday in the fatal shooting that happened at 11:56 a.m. near 315 Glenview Boulevard. Officers found Karli Elliott who was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young said during an update on Tuesday that Elliott had an argument in front of a 7-Eleven on Oleander Avenue with an ex-boyfriend and when she left, she called her boyfriend, Keene.

Young said Keene confronted the ex-boyfriend and fired a gun.

“So we don’t believe that Karli was the intended victim. We believe the ex-boyfriend was the intended victim,” he said.

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old woman in Daytona Beach has been arrested after an hourslong manhunt, according to the police department.

The chief said police learned Keene was possibly inside a residence on Halifax Avenue and SWAT team members made their way into the apartment and did not find Keene there. He said Keene was picked up and taken to another location, prompting a lockdown of three schools in the area while police searched for him.

Body-worn camera video released by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shows law enforcement arresting Keene, who was found in his vehicle around 6 p.m. at Nova Road and US-1.

A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old woman in Daytona Beach has been arrested after an hours-long manhunt, according to the police department.

Keene faces charges of second-degree murder not premeditated and possession of a weapon/ammo by a convicted felon.

Halifax Avenue was closed between Seabreeze and University boulevards but later reopened as police searched for the suspect.

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Clarification:

A previous version of this article reported information obtained in a police report. It has since been updated with information provided by the Daytona Beach police chief during a news conference.


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