$10K reward offered after man dies in shooting at Eustis home, police say

Police believe there was a confrontation between the victim, someone else

EUSTIS, Fla. – A $10,000 reward is being offered after a man died following a shooting at a Eustis home Monday evening, police Chief Craig Capri said at a news briefing.

Officers said they responded to a home on Palm Avenue around 8:20 p.m. and found a man suffering from several gunshot wounds.

[TRENDING: Boy undergoes emergency 9-hour brain surgery during vacation in Orlando | Wild Florida workers shoot, kill white rhino after it escapes its enclosure | Become a News 6 Insider]

The man, identified as Wseni Laguerre, 39, was taken to an area hospital, where he died of his injuries, according to police.

Laguerre was shot three times at close range before the shooter fled the scene, Police Chief Craig Capri said at a news briefing on Tuesday.

“This is a cold, calculated murder by a coward that walked up to an unarmed person and shot him in front of his residence where his family was inside,” he said. “I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done. Nobody deserves to be shot and killed.”

Capri described the suspected shooter as a tall, thin man wearing all-black clothing and a hoodie.

Officers said an initial investigation found there was some kind of confrontation between Laguerre and the suspected shooter, but no arrests have been made yet.

Capri also said the shooting is considered an isolated incident.

“I wanted to let the community know more importantly, that this was not a random attack. This was a targeted attack,” said Capri, adding this was the first homicide the city has seen in about four years. “The community is very safe.”

If you have any information on this case, please call Sgt. Grieves at Eustis Police Department at 352-483-5400 or Crimeline to leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-423-8477. A Crimeline tip that leads to an arrest could be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000.


Get today’s headlines in minutes with Your Florida Daily:

About the Author:

Christie joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021.